Ambridge 83 Exceptional
Ambridge Livability #84 ranked city in Pennsylvania#759 ranked city in the USARanks better than 97% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Ambridge

  • Commute

    High commute scores indicates that public transit should be easily accessible in this area and the average commute time to work is less than average.

  • Cost Of Living

    The overall cost of living in this area is much lower than average. This includes everyday goods and services, as well as housing, utilities and health care.

  • Housing

    This area has received high scores in the housing category. This could be due to a positive home affordability ratio, high appreciation rates or elevated home values.

  • Ratings

    Local residents have positive things to say about the proximity of restaurants, grocery stores, parks, public transit, friendliness of neighbors, sense of community and overall safety of the area.

  • Nothing Found

    No cons were found for this area, as there were no categories that scored well below average.

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What's it like Living in Ambridge?

Located in the state of Pennsylvania, Ambridge is a small city with a population of 6,660 inhabitants. With a population density of 4,478 people per square mile, Ambridge is well above the nation's average density level. If we look at the most recent Census, Ambridge is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Black and Asian. In Ambridge, only 41% of people over the age of fifteen are married. This city could be a good option for singles ready to mingle. The average American spends about 26 minutes on their one way commute to work each day. Lower travel times can increase overall happiness and allow for more time to be spent with family and friends. While living in Ambridge, your commute times will be about average, with a one way commute time of 23 minutes.

Whether you’re moving to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Ambridge could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Pennsylvania if you know where to search. Don't forget to determine what matters most to you in a neighborhood. Consider factors such as safety, proximity to work or school, access to amenities (like parks, fitness facilities, grocery stores, restaurants), public transportation options, community atmosphere and the overall vibe you're looking for. The best areas in Ambridge and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, education, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Pennsylvania and national averages.

With a livability score of 77/100, Ambridge is ranked #2,283 in the United States and #206 in Pennsylvania. Based on this score, Ambridge would be considered a very livable city! This city is also ranked in the top 10 percentile of all cities across the USA. If we examine each of the categories individually, we see that Ambridge ranks well for cost of living (A+) and housing (A). There is at least one category that you should be aware of in Ambridge. The following was graded with a discouraging score: crime (F).

When contemplating a move, job prospects often top the list of priorities. In Ambridge, the outlook for new employment is notably brighter than in many other areas. The low unemployment rate of 2.56% points to a surge in job opportunities, the potential for higher wages, enhanced workforce productivity and increased economic growth. These favorable conditions bode well for individuals seeking career advancement and financial stability, making this area an appealing destination for those prioritizing professional opportunities and economic prosperity.

Finding affordable real estate and housing in Ambridge can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category. A healthy real estate market can lead to wealth appreciation for property owners, as rising property values can contribute to homeowners' equity, financial stability and the ability to build long-term wealth.

Assuming that Ambridge meets all of your requirements like low crime rates, good schools and great local amenities, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Ambridge. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Ambridge are simply unattainable. The median home price for Ambridge homes is $75,700, which is 54.9% lower than the Pennsylvania average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Ambridge, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 1.8, which is 41.9% lower than the Pennsylvania average.

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      Ambridge transportation information

      Statistic Ambridge Pennsylvania National
      Average one way commute23min26min26min
      Workers who drive to work71.1%76.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool14.9%8.5%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit6.5%5.6%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.1%0.5%0.6%
      Workers who walk3.4%3.8%2.8%
      Working from home4.0%4.2%4.6%
      Source: The Ambridge, PA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).