Ambler is a Borough 16 miles north of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 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, a local Quaker woman who heroically assisted during The Great Train Wreck of 1856,
As of the census in 2010 there were 5089 people. The borough was 76.5% White, 12.8% black or African American, 3.8% Asian, .02%Native American 0.3%Native Hawaiian, and 3.4% were two or more races, 7.9% were Hispanic or Latino. (An almost four fold increase since 2000)
The Borough of Ambler is served by the Wissahickon School District. In 2004, the Wissahickon School District had 4,535 students., has seven schools: five elementary, one middle (grades 6-8) and one high school (grades 9-12).
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
Ambler Borough Website
Borough Office Phone 215-643-6444.