Ardmore 19003

What Sets this Community Apart?

Ardmore, a community of 12,500 people and two square miles, has been ranked by as one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. With top-notch public schools, a large selection of retail stores along Lancaster Avenue and in pedestrian-friendly Suburban Square, a nightlife scene rarely seen in the suburbs (Ardmore Music Hall!), and a train station that runs to both Philadelphia and New York City, Ardmore is an ideal location for many people interested in moving to the lower Main Line.

Ardmore Geography

This community ranges from the southwest corner of Montgomery County to the northeast corner of Delaware County. It includes portions of both Lower Merion and Haverford Townships, with public school students attending either Lower Merion or Haverford schools. 

Schools in Ardmore

Families in this area are close to several public and private schools for children in preschool through 12th grade. Public school students in the Lower Merion Township portion of Ardmore attend Lower Merion schools.

Public Schools in Ardmore

Lower Merion public school students here attend Penn Valley Elementary School from Kindergarten through 5th grade, and Welsh Valley Middle School in Penn Valley from 6th through 8th grade.

Public school students in Ardmore are fortunate in that they have a choice of which high school to attend – either Lower Merion High School in Ardmore or Harriton High School in Gladwyne. See the School Choice Map for more detailed information. 

Lower Merion High School, located on Montgomery Avenue in Ardmore, is the larger of the two high schools with over 1500 students attending in grades 9 through 12. 

Private & Parochial Schools in Ardmore

Ardmore Presbyterian Preschool on Montgomery Avenue serves children 2 to 5 years old in a small, Christian-based educational environment. 

The Cambridge Schools, with locations on Argyle Road in Ardmore and Montgomery Avenue in Bryn Mawr, is a private early education provider serving children in infancy through 5 years of age. Kindergarten enrichment and after-school programs are available. 

Lane Montessori School on E. County Line Road is a private Montessori school serving children 3-6 years old in pre-K and Kindergarten.

Mi Casita is a Spanish-immersion preschool with a location on Cricket Lane.

Regina Angelorum Academy on Argyle Road is an independent, co-educational Catholic school serving children in pre-K through 8th grade. 

Ardmore Shopping & Entertainment

This community is probably best known for Suburban Square, a pedestrian-friendly area of restaurants and upscale independent and chain retail stores (Ann Taylor, Blue Mercury, Lululemon, Simon Pearce, Eileen Fisher, and West Elm, among others). The Square includes a grassy courtyard and fountain reminiscent of a public park, although the area is privately owned. Events on the square including pop-up holiday photo shoots and live music. The Ardmore Farmer’s Market, a favorite among locals for its produce and baked goods, Trader Joe’s, and health club Life Time Athletic Ardmore are all located in Suburban Square. 

Lancaster Avenue and adjacent streets in Ardmore feature a number of well-established boutiques, thrift shops, beauty salons, and hardware stores, as well as several car dealerships. A host of well-established bars and restaurants call this area home including Jack McShea’s, Nudy’s Cafe, Iron Hill Brewery, Tired Hands Brewing Company and Fermentaria, El Limon, and Ripplewood Whiskey & Craft

Ardmore Music Hall, an independently owned and operated entertainment venue, is located on Lancaster Avenue. 

Family-Friendly Things to Do in Ardmore

One of Lower Merion’s two public pools is located in Ardmore’s Vernon V. Young Memorial Park, a 5 acre park that also features a children’s playground and basketball, softball, baseball, volleyball and tennis courts. Local residents can apply for yearly pool memberships on the township website

Lulu’s Casita on Cricket Ave. offers an indoor family-friend play space where kids can play and caregivers can relax. 

A bit farther south, in the Ardmore section of Haverford Township, sits Wynnewood Lanes, a family-owned and operated bowling alley.

Elwell Field, in Haverford Township, features a children’s playground and baseball fields, basketball courts, and tennis courts, as well as an entrance to the Haverford College Nature Trail.

The Ardmore Library of the Lower Merion Library System offers children’s story times, book clubs for teenagers and adults, outdoor events, and of course, a large selection of books, electronic media, and other items for check-out. This library also contains a 30-seat auditorium available for public use. See the library’s meeting room policy for more information.

Ardmore Real Estate

In this portion of Lower Merion Township, homes are more likely to be twins, row homes, or townhomes. Twins, row homes, and townhomes average around 1690 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, while single family detached homes in this area average around 2700 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths.

Twin & Townhomes in Ardmore (Lower Merion Township)

  • 42 sold in 2021
  • $394,000 sales price (Median)
  • $248 price per square foot (Median)
  • 10 days on market (Median)
  • 100% Sold price/List price (Median)

Single Family Homes in Ardmore (Lower Merion Township)

  • 36 sold in 2021
  • $770,000 sales price (Median)
  • $290 price per square foot (Median)
  • 11 days on market (Median)
  • 100% Sold price/List price (Median)

Condos in Ardmore (Lower Merion Township)

  • 17 sold in 2021
  • $236,000 sales price (Median)
  • $244 price per square foot (Median)
  • 22 days on market (Median)
  • 97.1% Sold price/List price

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