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About Ambassador I
On average, our apartment homes are 30% larger than the typical NE Philly Apartment. We encourage you to tour others and then tour ours.
Every apartment comes with a private balcony. Enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning – and unwind at night.
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.
- 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
- 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.
- Real Oak Kitchen Cabinets
- Eat-in Kitchens
- Frost Free Refrigerators, Dishwasher, and Disposal each Apartment
- Large Balcony in every Apartment
- Extremely Large Walk-in Closets
- First Floor Apartments all have Washer/Dryers in each Apartment
- 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
- 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 Philadelphia neighborhood
It’s smart to compare.
See how Ambassador I compares to other Northeast Philadelphia apartments.
|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|
(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.
39 Simultaneous Camera Views
Dedicated Phone App
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 the Bustleton neighborhood in Philadelphia one of the hottest affordable neighborhoods in all of Philadelphia and the entire East Coast.
NE Philly Guide
What does the Ambassador I Apartments look like in the Fall?
Fall at the Ambassador I Apartments is almost all about color, family resident connections, and cool temperatures with low humidity. Prior to the leaves falling, the many broad leaf trees showcase an array of leaf color including oranges, reds, and yellows. The broad leaf trees are complemented by a rather large number of evergreen trees thereby providing color throughout the year. The temperature in the Fall is mild, typically ranging from 47 degrees to 78 degrees Fahrenheit, making for cool, crisp days to enjoy the serenity of the Ambassador I Apartments.
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 NE Philly 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 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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.