Ardmore, Pennsylvania Information
Ardmore, Pennsylvania is a suburb of Philadelphia. It sits on the west side of the city in the far southeastern portion of the state. During the 2010 Census, the town had 12,455 residents living in 5,470 households. The town covers just under two square miles, so there are over 6,000 residents per square mile.
Ardmore, Pennsylvania Details
This is a well-educated town, and 94.1% of the adults there have graduated high school. 63.3% have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher. It is also a fairly young suburb, and the median age of residents is 41 years old.
It is known as one of Philadelphia’s Main Line communities because it sat along what was once the Main Line of the Pennsylvania Railroad. In fact, the town was named after its train station. Today, although the railroad’s Main Line no longer runs, the term is still used to describe the Philadelphia suburbs in this area, which, as a whole, are both wealthy and historical.
This community is just miles from the city of Philadelphia, where there is food, culture, and history in abundance, but the town itself also boasts interesting happenings. Although the area is an established community with historical significance, the overall young population means that there is a trendy vibe here, which can be seen in the town’s shopping, dining, and entertainment options.
The Ardmore Music Hall is a club where both local and national musicians perform. Ice Skating is available at the Philadelphia Skating Club. Local craft beer is served at the Tired Hands Brewery. You can also visit the train station, which, despite being a historical landmark, is still operational.
There is plenty of shopping to be had, such as the many interesting shops along Lancaster Avenue. Plus, Ardmore’s Suburban Square bears the designation of being around longer than any other outdoor shopping center in the nation. Ardmore’s independent shops feature a number of goods that you won’t find in big box stores, and they cover niches like jewelry, home goods, toys, and women’s fashions.
The community is also known for its dining options. From an organic restaurant to a French bistro, there is something for everyone here. In fact, you’ll find cuisine from all over the world. Ethnic restaurant options include Japanese, Mexican, Chinese, and Middle Eastern.
Festivals keep residents busy all year long. Restaurant Week is a summer event designed to encourage folks to try many of the community’s restaurants. Eateries offer special menus and discounts for the festival. Taste of Ardmore in the fall is another opportunity to try out the local eateries. Participants include not only restaurants, but also wineries and breweries. Home cooks and brewers are encouraged to enter contests during the event. Also in the fall is the Oktoberfest and Fall Festival. This one-day happening features German food and drinks. There is also plenty of outdoor entertainment, including family-friendly activities for children. The fun doesn’t stop in the winter. In fact, things really come to life then, thanks to Cricket Cringle. This is an open-air holiday market that is held in December. In addition to vendors, the event features unique food selections and live music.
For even more shopping, dining, and social happenings, Philadelphia is easily accessible. Both Regional Rail and bus services connect residents to the main city. Those who would prefer to drive can get there via Interstate 76 in less than 25 minutes. There, visitors can catch a ball game at Citizens Bank Park, reflect on the sacred at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, and take in American history with a visit to Independence Hall.
Property Management in Ardmore
The median home value in this community is $425,000 as of January 2017. To rent a home with three bedrooms and two baths, the average monthly cost is $2,100. Condos are a popular home option in this metro area.
Both older and modern homes are available in this community. Houses built near the turn of the last century connect residents to the historical roots of the area. For those who prefer a more modern home, there are also plenty of residences that have been built since the second half of the previous century. For the very latest in construction, the market also includes homes that have been built since 2000 plus brand-new buildings.
The median annual income in this upscale town between 2011 and 2015 was $76,301. This is higher than the median across all of Pennsylvania, which was $53,599 for the same time period.
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