Welcome to Ardmore, Pennsylvania, a town that showcases the
"Art of Main Line Living." Located in Lower Merion Township,
on the prestigious Main Line of Philadelphia, Ardmore is an
intimate town that 13,000 residents call home. A creative combination
of old estate, modern construction, upscale retail venues, quaint sepcialty shoppes
and fine dining, Ardmore is the place to live for all lifestyles.
Originally named Athensville, Ardmore is rich in history. The business
and commercial district has played a pivotal role in the area's economy
and the downtown core displays architecturally-detailed buildings which evolved
at the turn-of-the century. Several merchants have operated businesses since
the town's inception, and there are even some businesses dating back to the late
1800's that are still open for business in Ardmore today.
Shopping, all kinds, is at a premium in Ardmore. The Township boasts Suburban Square,
one of the country's oldest and most exclusive shopping centers. Set in a "village"
atmosphere, the Square is most known for its upscale and diverse experience offering patrons an array of local and national retailers. Additionally, the Square serves
as the town center, hosting a variety of special community events throughout the
seasons. The Square is also home to Ardmore's train station.
Ardmore, Lower Merion Township, was settled in 1682 by Welsh Quakers who were
granted the land by William Penn. In 1900, the Township was incorporated as
a Township of First Class. Today, Lower Merion Township and its residents remain
committed to preserving the natural beauty and character of this quaint town
located in the heart of the Main Line.