unincorporated community in Delaware and Montgomery counties, Pennsylvania, United States

Ardmore, Pennsylvania is in a small town on the border of Montgomery County and Delaware County in the Philadelphia Region.

Understand edit

Ardmore is located on what used to be the Pennsylvania Railroad's "Main Line" west out of Philadelphia. The town was named Athensville in 1853 but was changed to Ardmore in 1873 because the railroad's management believed the name was not distinguished enough.

  • The Ardmore Initiative, 56 E Lancaster Ave, +1 610 645-0540. This is the business district authority for Ardmore. They oversee economic development, business recruitment and retention, streetscape and more within Ardmore's central business district. They can provide all types of information regarding upcoming events, living, shopping, dining, and doing business in Ardmore.

Get in edit

Map of Ardmore (Pennsylvania)

By train edit

See also: Rail travel in the United States

By bus edit

  • SEPTA Buses- Bus lines 44, 103, 105, and 106 all stop in Ardmore. Bus line 44 comes from 5th and Market in Philadelphia and ends at Suburban Square in Ardmore. Bus 103, 105, and 106 all originate at the 69th Street Terminal in Upper Darby. The bus costs $2.25 with cash and $1.80 if you purchased a token ahead of time.

By road edit

U.S. Route 30 runs through Ardmore, so that is the easiest was to get into town. There is an exit for Route 30 on Interstate 476. Also, Route 30 can be reached by taking the exit on Interstate 76 for south U.S. Route 1 then turning right on Route 30.

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The best way to get around is to walk or bike. Driving and public transportation are also options.

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  • Linwood Park, Corner of E Athens Ave and Linwood Ave. Open dawn to dusk. This neighborhood park is just over 1 acre opened in 2010 and provides a small green oasis for neighbors and visitors alike. It was built by volunteers at what was an abandoned parking lot.

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  • Clover Market, 12 E. Lancaster Ave. Open air market with over 100 vendors selling antiques, collectibles, vintage items, crafts, and more. Takes place three Sundays in the Spring and in the Fall. Check the website for exact dates. Be aware this is not a flea market, so do not expect flea market prices.

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  • The Head Nut, 2408 Haverford Rd, +1 610-642-3066. M-F 8AM-9PM, Sa 9AM-6PM, Su 10AM-5PM. This store provides a wide variety of dried fruits, nuts, candies, cookies, crackers and other snack foods. They also have freshly roasted coffee beans and other bulk items.
  • Ardmore Farmers Market, Anderson & Coulter Ave. Closed Mondays, Tu-F 8AM-7PM, Sa 8AM-6PM, Su 8AM-4PM. Buy fresh fish, vegetables, fruit, cheese, meats, etc. There are also prepared food and tables, making it a nice place to grab lunch.
  • Ardmore Business District (Historic Ardmore), Four miles east of Rt. 476 on Rt. 30 (Lancaster Avenue), +1 610 645-0540. Historic downtown showcasing a delightful blend of multi-cultural restaurants and specialty shops, including antique and gift stores. Located on Philadelphia's prestigious "Main Line" just minutes from Philadelphia and Valley Forge.

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  • Tired Hands Brewing Company, 16 Ardmore Ave. Small brewery and restaurant whose beers are inspired by the farmhouse brewers of France, Belgium and the United States. Drinks can be enjoyed with locally-produced cheeses, meats, pickles, and breads.
  • Jack McShea's, 34 Lancaster Ave.
  • McCloskey's Tavern, 17 Cricket Ave, +1 610 642-9280. Small bar that is very popular with the locals and has been in operation since the 1940s. You will find it packed almost every night around dinner with people looking for some good food and drinks. Be sure to stop in for a beer and 50 cent wings on Tuesdays.
  • Ardmore Music Hall, 23 East Lancaster Ave.
  • Rusty Nail Tavern, 2580 Haverford Rd.
  • John Henry's, 98 Cricket Ave, +1 610 726-9193. Relaxed atmosphere, inexpensive and friendly. The food is simple but fresh and there are some good drink specials

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  • Ardmore Free Library, 108 Ardmore Ave, +1 610 642-5187. M Tu 10AM-8PM, W 1PM-8PM, Th 10AM-8PM, F Sa 10AM-5PM. The library is part of the Lower Merion Library System and has all the usual resources one can expect at a library: books, multimedia, computers, printers, etc. The building the library is housed was built in 1924 by the Women's Club of Ardmore. It was an addition to the original building from 1917, which was demolished in 1981.

Sleep edit

There are no hotels in Ardmore. There are many hotels in Philadelphia from which Ardmore can be easily reached.

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Routes through Ardmore
LancasterPaoli  W   E  PhiladelphiaNew York City
LancasterHaverford  W   E  PhiladelphiaAtlantic City
ThorndaleHaverford  W   E  PhiladelphiaEND
NorristownHaverford  N   S  Upper DarbyEND

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