Ambler is a borough in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, in the United States, approximately 16 miles north of Philadelphia.
The borough was originally known as the Village of Wissahickon, named for the North Pennsylvania Railroad depot established there in the mid-1850s. The town was renamed to Ambler in 1869 in honor of Mary Johnson Ambler.
Originally opened in 1928 as a Warner Brothers movie theater, the recently restored and renovated Ambler Theater is a non-profit, community owned movie theater that shows independent, art and limited-distribution films. Founded in 1951, the Ambler Symphony Orchestra performs several concerts per year under the musical direction of WRTI program director Jack Moore.
The Borough is served by the Wissahickon School District. Temple University, whose main campus is in nearby urban Philadelphia, has a suburban campus in Ambler which offers an array of undergraduate, graduate, and non-credit programs. Nearby communities include Fort Washington, Blue Bell, Lower Gwynedd, Lafayette Hill, Flourtown, Erdenheim, and Chestnut Hill.
Ambler offers ample access to SEPTA public transportation and is an easy 45 minute drive to Center City, Philadelphia.