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Shopping and Dining

Shopping and Dining

Eastern Montgomery County’s wide variety of specialty shops and restaurants attract tourists and residents from far and wide. The county features a multitude of community and neighborhood shopping centers and distinct shopping districts, which offer an unending list of products and services and cater to the small-town feel that is evident here.

Developed on the original site of a well-known Victorian-era amusement park, Willow Grove Park came to life as a large-scale, indoor retail center. The mall is a true shopping haven, drawing in consumers from all over the Philadelphia suburbs. Anchored by Bloomingdale’s, Sears, Macy’s, Nordstrom Rack and JC Penney, Willow Grove Park features more than 130 specialty shops and eateries, plus plenty of family friendly entertainment with the popular Carousel and a calendar year of special events.

Jenkintown’s shopping hub can be found along its “Golden Mile,” an area that is lined with unique boutiques, relaxing spas and salons, charming restaurants and events such as the annual Jazz Festival of the Arts featuring art, music and a brewfest.


Downtown Ambler is fast becoming the place to be for shopping, dining and entertainment. The lively district is supported by the endeavors of the Ambler Main Street organization, a nonprofit organization made up of mostly volunteers, and showcases distinct, independently owned shops and restaurants, along with movies at the recently restored Ambler Theater and exciting performances by the professional actors at Act II Playhouse. Downtown Ambler has year-round events that can be enjoyed by everyone.

Another retail attraction found in Eastern Montgomery County, Keswick Village, is host to fantastic restaurants and shops line its streets, while the nationally acclaimed Keswick Theatre lights up the district with concerts and productions by a wide range of nationally and internationally known performers. Keswick Village also hosts activities on the first Friday of every month, appropriately labeled “First Fridays,” including bargains from shops and restaurants offering specials normally not found on the menu.

Hungry shoppers don’t have to look far to satisfy those cravings, as the county is teeming with an eclectic mix of restaurants and menus to suit even the most particular of diners. Casual eateries are ideal for gatherings of family and friends, while fine dining establishments make that special night out a memorable one. Whether it’s a meal within a shopping center or a fine dining experience in one of the county’s many acclaimed restaurants, diners can’t go wrong with the vast culinary selections found in Eastern Montgomery County.

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