Thursday, November 5, 2015

Ambler: The Little Town that Could

Ambler, PA-5557
Table for Two, Bridgette's, Ambler, PA

There was a time when 
I had no interest in Ambler - 
the suburban town near where I live.  
That was 1991. 

Ambler, PA-5601
Trax Cafe, Ambler, PA

But somewhere between 1991 and today
Ambler re-invented itself.

Ambler, PA-5537stacked
Art in the Storefront, The Old Ambler Department Store

and food...
lots of food
and wine.

Ambler, PA-5489
Ambler Theater, Ambler, PA 

And now Ambler is quite a hot little spot 
in the Philly suburban scene. 

Ambler, PA-5588
Coming Home, Ambler Train Station, Ambler, PA

It's a town that has successfully reinvented itself.
Today, you'll find me there pretty much weekly. 


MadSnapper said...

so happy for Ambler and it is beautiful.. i like to see things come back

Tamar SB said...

Beautiful! I just love the small town feel in places like these.

Wayne said...

I lived there from 1980-1985, I have fond memories.

Nancy said...

I love it when small towns reinvent themselves and it looks like Ambler has done a great job with its rebirth...I love the shot of the train station. It looks like something out of Dept 56 at Christmas time....

Latane Barton said...

It certainly looks like a town I'd like to visit.

Linda Kay said...

Our little town of Fredericksburg has done much the same in attracting tourists and creating a wonderful, happy atmosphere. Good for Ambler.

Unknown said...

street lights , wow.

Anonymous said...

romantic setting.

Sarah Huizenga said...

The same thing happened to our town in the early 90's. The mall opened in the late 80's and killed downtown for a while, but one man's vision and money revived our downtown and in turn killed the mall. We are so much better off because of this man.

Molly said...

I love this whole area of Philly suburbs.


Linda W. said...

Fantastic photos. I'm terrible at nighttime photography but it looks like you have perfected it. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! :)

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

It looks like it has just come alive and a lovely place to be now

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NCSue said...

I have family in Ambler and enjoy visiting them. You've given me other reasons to visit - you've made it look so beautiful!
Please come link up at

Kim said...

This looks like a fun little suburb. I know what you mean. Our city is evolving more and more each year. Our area has gone from dullsville to film studio haven. Lots of fun things happening around here due to The Walking Dead being filmed 15 minutes from my house. Now we have Pinewood Studios and lots of happenings. Love these shots!

Anonymous said...

These are really fun... but that third shot is totally cool

you-wee because said...

Great series of photographs!