Ambassador I Apartments

851 Red Lion Rd | Philadelphia, PA 19115

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Luxury Apartments in Northeast Philadelphia

In the heart of Northeast Philadelphia, the Ambassador I Apartments features stunning apartment amenities – swimming pool, beautiful lush green trees, flowers, and shrubbery, and beautiful exterior LED lighting.

Our elegant apartments for rent in Northeast Philadelphia feature stunning 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom apartment homes – each with private balcony, open floor plans, eat-in kitchens, walk in closets, central heating and cooling, and ultra-quiet apartment living.

Experience the best in Northeast Philadelphia Apartment living at the award-winning Ambassador Apartments.

Community Features

Interior living room and dining area of Ambassador 1 Apartments

Expansive Apartments

On average, our apartment homes are 30% larger than the typical NE Philly Apartment. We encourage you to tour others and then tour ours.

View from the apartment balcony showing the property grounds

Private Balconies

Every apartment comes with a private balcony. Enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning – and unwind at night.

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Quiet Apartments

With both concrete walls and ceilings, enjoy the serenity and quiet in your own home.

An Award-Winning Community

Ranked among the best apartment communities in Philadelphia and the entire country. From the moment you arrive on your tour, until the time you move-in, experience award-winning service. Learn More.

Best in Nation Top 1% Award
Best in Philadelphia Ranked Number 3 Award

Private Balcony Awaits

Work or Relax from Comfort of your own private balcony.


Compare To Other Buildings

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Ambassador I Apartments Logo Typical NE Philadelphia Apartment
All floors are concrete for sound control and fire safety Available at Ambassador I Not available at standard Philadelphia Apartments
All party walls are concrete for sound control and fire safety Available at Ambassador I Not available at standard Philadelphia Apartments
Private balcony on every unit Available at Ambassador I Not available at standard Philadelphia Apartments
Expansive apartments 1 Available at Ambassador I Not available at standard Philadelphia Apartments
Walk-in closets Available at Ambassador I Not available at standard Philadelphia Apartments
Swimming pool Available at Ambassador I Not available at standard Philadelphia Apartments
Magnificent grounds Available at Ambassador I Not available at standard Philadelphia Apartments
Walking distance to major groceries and more Available at Ambassador I Not available at standard Philadelphia Apartments
High-tech resident accessible surveillance camera system Available at Ambassador I Not available at standard Philadelphia Apartments
Private and semi-private entrances Available at Ambassador I Not available at standard Philadelphia Apartments
24/7 Emergency service Available at Ambassador I Not available at standard Philadelphia Apartments
All exterior lighting is LED for safety and ambiance (parking lot, front and rear common areas) Available at Ambassador I Not available at standard Philadelphia Apartments
State-of-the-art VIDEO intercom system in all semi-private entrance apartments Available at Ambassador I Not available at standard Philadelphia Apartments

(1) The average apartment at the Ambassador Apartments is 30% larger than the median apartment size in all of Northeast Philadelphia. Data analyzed for properties over 10 units in size from one of the world’s leading real estate data tools.

Floor Plans

Aston 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom Apartment 1st Floor Ambassador 1 Apartments


1 Bedroom First Floor

Carlisle 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom Second Floor Ambassador 1 Apartments


1 Bedroom Second Floor
Sheffield 2 Bedroom 1 Bath Apartment First Floor Ambassador 1 Apartments


2 Bedroom First Floor
Charlton 2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom Apartment 2nd Floor Ambassador 1 Apartments


2 Bedroom Second Floor

Videos and Photos

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Security Measures

A Fidelity Management Company Exclusive Property Feature

24/7 Resident Accessible Video-Surround Surveillance Coveraage

Real-Time Camera Feed
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39 Simultaneous Camera Views

HD, Color, and High Resolution

Surveillance of Front and Back of Building and Parking Lots

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Top 10 Neighborhood in America

The Bustleton neighborhood was ranked Top 10 Hottest Affordable Neighborhood in the entire United States by Redfin. This ranking makes it one of the hottest affordable neighborhoods in all of Philadelphia and the entire East Coast. The Ambassador Apartments is in the heart of the Bustleton Neighborhood of Northeast Philadelphia.

Redfin - Voted Hottest Most Affordable Neighborhood

Features and Amenities

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General Features

  • NEW FEATURE: Philadelphia’s FIRST apartment building with a 24/7 high definition Surveillance System covering perimeter of buildings, grounds, and parking lots, accessible through each resident’s smartphone.
  • NEW FEATURE: Paris “the city of lights” comes to Philadelphia. New exterior sustainable LED site and building lighting enhancing beauty and safety.
  • NEW FEATURE: Energy Efficient package including R30 roof insulation and interior lighting
  • NEW FEATURE: State of the art
    VIDEO intercom system in all semi-private entrances
  • NEW FEATURE: Replaced Common Entrance Doors and Windows with high performance bronze windows and triple-pane glass (in progress)
  • NEW FEATURE: (COMING SOON) Brand new state of art keyless entry (fob) in common entrances apartments. Coming Soon
  • All Brick/Masonry Construction for Fire Safety and Sound Control
  • Concrete floors/ceilings for Sound Control and Fire Safety
  • Swimming Pool with beach chairs, umbrellas and tables
  • Intercom and Security System
  • Hard Wired Smoke Detectors and Electronic Sounding Device in each Apartment
  • Beautiful Landscaped Grounds
  • Emergency maintenance service 24/7 with “Hotline” for your safety and convenience
  • On-Site Parking Included in Rent. Park your car and walk directly to your private or semi-private entrance. Many parking zones are assigned at no additional cost.

Apartment Features

  • Real Oak Kitchen Cabinets
  • Eat-in Kitchens
  • Frost Free Refrigerators, Dishwasher, and Disposal each Apartment
  • Large Balcony in every Apartment
  • New: Floating Wood Tile Upgrade Option
  • New: White Shaker Semi-Custom Cabinets with large grey tile backsplash Upgrade Option (VIP Platinum)
  • Extremely Large Walk-in Closets
  • First Floor Apartments all have Washer/Dryers in each Apartment and Private Entrance
  • Upper Floor Apartments have a laundry room conveniently located outside their door
  • Ceramic Tiled Bathrooms
  • Full Window Treatment Package
  • Cable T.V. and high-speed internet available
  • Gas Heat, Cooking, and Hot Water
  • Individually Controlled Central Air Conditioning and Heating
  • 1 and 2 Bedroom Apartment Rentals

Neighborhood Features

  • From out of town or just want to learn more: Check out our expansive Guide to Living in NE Philadelphia
  • Within walking distance of the ACME market, several National Drug Stores (CVS, Walgreens, and Rite Aid), BJ’s Wholesale Store.
  • Short drive to numerous movies and other shopping venues
  • Within walking distance to Churches and Synagogues
  • Located within walking distance of modern “Y” with exercise rooms, indoor pool, organized activities (Plays and Art)
  • Very close to Septa R3 Train line, and bus stops in Front of Building
  • Located in a very quiet established Bustleton neighborhood of Northeast Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
  • Great Access to Center City Philadelphia

Resident Testimonials

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What does the Ambassador I look like in the Spring months?

The Ambassador I Apartments is breathtaking year-round, but particularly beautiful in the Spring. Hundreds of flowers are planted at the Ambassador Apartments each year creating a rainbow of colors. Flowers including tulips, daffodils, irises and hyacinths which welcome residents each spring. The flowers begin to blossom in April, and continue through the Fall. We celebrate our own version of the cherry blossom festival each Spring as dozens of cherry trees awaken from the long winter, with an incredible array of pink and white blossoms. The blossoms last only a week or two, but the memory lasts forever. In addition to the blossoms from the cherry trees, the dogwood trees and azalea bushes blossom in early May. Purples, red and white azaleas fight for attention against the pink and white blossoms of the dogwood trees. This is a competition that every resident enjoys during the Spring.

Does the Ambassador I Apartments have 1 Bedroom Apartments?

Yes, the Ambassador I Apartments has 1 Bedroom Apartments for Rent.

Does the Ambassador I Apartments have 2 Bedroom Apartments?

Yes, the Ambassador I Apartments offers two bedroom apartments for rent.

Where is the Ambassador I Apartments located?

The Ambassador I Apartments is an apartment community in Northeast Philadelhia located at 851 Red Lion Road, Philadelphia, PA 19115. It is located near the intersection of Red Lion Road and Bustleton Avenue. The Ambassador I Apartments is also minutes away from Roosevelt Boulevard (Route 1) and Grant Avenue for easy access to I-95 and the PA Turnpike and other major roads. If you are looking for apartments near Grant Avenue or Roosevelt Boulevard, the Ambassador I Apartments in Northeast Philadelphia is a great choice.

What Neighborhood is the Ambassador I Apartments located in?

The Ambassador I Apartments is located on the edge of the Bustleton/Somerton Neighborhoods of NE Philadelphia, and very close by to the Fox Chase and Pennypack Neighborhoods of NE Philadelphia. If you are looking at apartments for rent in Fox Chase, Pennypack, Bustleton or Somerton neighborhoods of Philadelphia, the Ambassador I Apartments are a must see. The community has great access to public transportation, highways, and is extremely convenient to shopping, restaurants, gyms, and entertainment.

What is near-by the Ambassador I Apartments?

The Ambassador I Apartments is minutes away from many shopping plazas, grocery stores, recreation centers and parks. A few steps away is a Walgreen’s and a bit further down Red Lion Road is an Acme Market, and BJ’s Discount Shopping Club. There are several other grocery stores within minutes of the Ambassador I Apartments including Aldi Market, Giant Food Stores, Net Cost and Petrovsky Market. Across the street is Green Farm Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Store, and there are several other fresh produce stores located within minutes of the community. There are also a number of restaurants to choose from within walking distance or a short drive offering a variety of cuisines. Ambassador I Apartments is also close to several SEPTA train stations, including Bethayres, Somerton, and Fox Chase Train Stations. There are several gyms in the area to choose from including a popular “Y” gymnasium down the street (on Red Lion Road) and many national and regional fitness center chains are located nearby.

What zip codes / areas is the Ambassador I Apartments near-by to?

The Ambassador I Apartments at 851 Red Lion Road is centrally located in the Bustleton Neighborhood of the Far Northeast Philadelphia (19115 zip code), and very close to 19116 zip code. In fact, the Ambassador Apartments basically borders the 19116 zip code of Somerton. Be at the 19116 zip code in a 30 second walk. Additionally, the Ambassador Apartments is very close by to Northeast Philadelphia zip codes of 19152, 19111, 19114, and 19154. Located at the intersection of Bustleton Avenue and Red Lion Road, residents of the Ambassador Apartments can be at any of the aforementioned Northeast Philadelphia zip codes (19152, 19111, 19114, and 19154) in minutes by car. To get to 19152 zip code (home to Nazareth Hospital), just 2.6 miles away by car, simply turn onto Bustleton Avenue and head South. Follow directions to destination. To get to 19111 zip code (Fox Chase/Burholme), about 2.4 miles away by car, just head West down Verree Road. The 19111 zip code is home to additional shopping and also the location of the Fox Chase Cancer Center and Burholme Park (85 acre park). The 19114 zip code (about 2.3 miles away) is home to Northeast Philadelphia airport, Holy Family University, and John F Byrne Golf Club. To get to this 19114 zip code, just head South down Bustleton Avenue, turn left (east) onto Grant Avenue until you arrive to the 19114 zip code. To get to 19154 zip code (home to Philadelphia Mills Shopping, Benjamin Rush State Park, Northeast Skate Zone), head down Road Lion road and cross over Route 1/Roosevelt Blvd (also known locally as the boulevard) go north on Roosevelt Blvd and east on the Woodhaven bypass then north on Knights Road.

Ambassador Apartments has the best zip code as the 19115 zip code is not only the most popular zip code in the Northeast, but nation-wide was ranked by Redfin as a top 10 most affordable, popular neighborhood. It’s also near all of the other zip codes of the Far Northeast.

Does the Ambassador I Apartments have a balcony?

Yes, at the Ambassador I Apartments every apartment has their own private balcony. The balconies are a unique feature of these Northeast Apartment Complexes.

Is Parking Included at Ambassador I Apartments?

Yes, parking is included at the Ambassador I Apartments.

Is there a Swimming Pool at Ambassador I Apartments?

Yes, the Ambassador I Apartments has a swimming pool on-site. The pool is included in rent.

Is a Washer/Dryer Included in the Ambassador I Apartments?

At the Ambassador I Apartments, all first-floor apartments have a washer and dryer inside the apartment*. These same first floor apartments have the added advantage of having private entrances. For those apartments that do not have a washer/dryer inside their apartment, there is a washer and dryer conveniently located (in each hallway) near each apartment that is shared by only three (3) other families.  *see rental consultant for details.

Does the Ambassador I Apartments feature Walk-In Closets?

Yes, most apartments at the Ambassador I Apartments feature at least one walk-in closet, and great storage in general for your clothes, shoes and other items.

Do the Ambassador I Apartments have Private Entrances?

Yes, the Ambassador I Apartments have both private entrances (where you walk directly into your apartment) and semi-private entrances (where you share an entrance with three other apartments). This gives residents the choice of totally private one-story “townhouse living, or semi-private apartment living.

Is the Ambassador I Apartments Quiet?

The short answer is YES! The Ambassador I Apartments is a luxury apartment complex that was built with sound control and fire safety as a primary design component. Unlike most other buildings outside of the City’s downtown, the Ambassador I Apartments have concrete floors/ceilings separating apartments vertically, as well as, concrete party walls between adjacent apartments. While residents in other buildings are constantly complaining about hearing walking sounds from their neighbors, our residents live in an environment that protects them against such nuisance noises. Anyone who has lived in a building that lacks sound control, can testify to the importance of concrete floors and walls. Concrete floors, ceilings, and walls are another feature that sets the Ambassador I Apartments apartment from many others, and makes the Ambassador I Apartments so special.

What Other Features Should I Know About when comparing the Ambassador I Apartments to other communities?

Community Wide Surveillance System

The Ambassador I Apartments recently completed and implemented a state-of-the art surveillance system. We don’t know of any other apartment building’s surveillance system that compares in scope, size and sophistication to the system that is currently installed and operating at the Ambassador I Apartments. There are 39 simultaneous camera images focused on the front and rear of each building, and much of the parking lots. The images are all delivered in HD (high definition) color. The system has miles and miles of underground cable, and each camera is independently connected to a computer system. The hard-wired system is incased in conduit, and not dependent on Wi-Fi signals. The most special feature is the ability to share images. The digital images and videos are available to EACH resident. Residents can literally sit on the beach and view images of the Ambassador I Apartments on their smartphones. Each resident has to ability to zoom into a location and magnify the image live, just as they might do with stored photos on their iPhones or Android based phones. The system is simply amazing. The reason other communities don’t offer such a system is simple it’s very, very expensive to build and operate. Safety is something that the management team of the Ambassador I Apartments doesn’t just talk about. Safety features should be added to every families checklist of features that are important to them when looking for a place to live.

LED Outdoor Lighting

All of the exterior lighting is new at the Ambassador I Apartments. In the evening, the community is brightly lit. The architectural details of the exterior lighting posts match the new wall lights, and are very similar to what one would see on the streets of Paris. The site lighting adds a resort-like feel to the community. The high-tech lighting is a first in NE Philadelphia, or for that matter, a first for any Philadelphia (garden) apartment community. The new lighting extends from the front to the rear of each building for an added safety feature. The new lights double the light output (lumens) of our previous lights (and those found in other apartment communities), projecting and emitting light in an off-white soothing daylight color. The selection of both color and wattage for all of the new lighting was engineered to maximize light and comfort. Safety is something that the management team of the Ambassador I Apartments doesn’t just talk about. Safety features should be added to every family’s check list of features that are important to them when looking for a place to live.

Does the Ambassador I offer virtual tours?

Yes, virtual tours are available. We offer live virtual tours, 3D walk-throughs, video walk-throughs, and other options.

Additional Information

Are you ready to schedule your tour at the Ambassador I Apartments? Want to learn even more about what makes this apartment community so special? Great, keep reading below. Our apartments for rent are in the Bustleton/Somerton neighborhoods of Northeast Philadelphia, centrally located to shopping, entertainment, parks, and more.

Easy Access to Public Transportation

Need to take public transportation to work every day? The Septa Regional Rail West Trenton train is only minutes away and runs as often as every 20 minutes at peak times. If you are driving to work, you have immediate access to highways such as I-95, US-1, and the PA Turnpike. Additionally nearby, and within walking distance, there is an Acme Supermarket, Walgreens and Rite Aid drug stores, the discount store BJ’s Wholesale Outlet, and dozens of smaller retail stores and restaurants. The Y gymnasium, equipped with an indoor track and pool, is also within walking distance. Or, if you’re more of an outdoors person, the bicycle and walking trails of Pennypack Park are mere minutes away.

If you would rather travel by car, you don’t have to drive very far, either. Jump in your car and within minutes you have access to dozens of retail stores and movie theaters. The highways and the West Trenton train connect the Ambassador I Apartments to the cultural, art, and entertainment center of downtown Philadelphia, but at a fraction of the cost of living downtown.

Spacious Apartments

What distinguishes the Ambassador Apartments from any other community? The size of our apartments and the quality of construction. The maintenance and management team works tirelessly to create a relaxed and worry-free lifestyle for the residents.

Our apartments offer the largest room sizes found in an apartment in its price range and almost any apartment outside of its price range, and our apartments also have walk-in closets. The apartments feature an open floor plan for furnishing flexibility and come equipped with an eat-in kitchen (large enough for a table), made from real oak. Our apartments are also fully equipped with ample closet room, including at least one walk-in closet. Each apartment features a massive balcony with nine-foot glass sliding doors allowing for natural light to stream throughout the apartment. When summer comes around, you can enjoy it on your balcony to catch some sun. In the spring and fall, enjoy the fresh breeze that filters through the balcony screen, or eat in a dining room bathed in natural light. This is part of what makes Ambassador I Apartments so special. Speaking of the summer, you will want to take advantage of our beautiful, well-kept pool with chaise lounges, tables, and chairs. Best of all, it’s all included in your rent!

Apartment Utilities

Ambassador I Apartments offers a washer and dryer within select apartments, and those that do not, have a semi-private laundry room conveinantly located outside their door. Want to live in an apartment building, but wish you had the privacy of a separate entrance? We provide just that: a private entrance. Our residential apartments are configured for young and retirees alike. Private entrance apartments are further distinguished by their physical design of being only “one step” above the sidewalk to the apartment level making them nearly barrier-free.

Ambassador I recently went through a major renovation. All of our apartments have been upgraded with energy-efficient lighting, R-40 ceiling insulation*, and insulated windows. For those seeking even more luxury, we offer Select* and VIP apartments*.

*See rental consultant for details

Sound Control

An incredibly important part of what distinguishes the Ambassador I Apartments community is the quality and design of the construction. If you ever lived in other apartments, you certainly understand the importance of sound and fire control. Sound control is perhaps the most important component that affects the quality of life of a resident, and while fire control should be the most important feature in choosing a place to live, it is the most overlooked component. The Ambassador I Apartments fire safety is provided by exterior brick walls, eight-inch concrete party walls, and eight-inch concrete floors which encapsulates all first-floor apartments and separates the first and second-floor apartments. The same systems that offer fire safety work to control sound. The concrete floors and walls at Ambassador I control noise at levels many times greater than any engineered wooden floor (the construction of most other buildings in and around Philadelphia) could possibly provide.

Ambassador I Apartments

851 Red Lion Rd
Philadelphia, PA 19115
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