Ambleside is conveniently located near all essential services in Terwillegar and Riverbend, including shopping, schools, churches, dental/medical services and recreation facilities. The community features ponds that function as storm water management facilities and open park space. The ponds are transformed into natural attractions alongside walking trails, landscaping, benches and viewing areas, and are landscaped with a variety of trees, shrubs, native grasses, and emergent and aquatic plants left to grow in their natural state.
The neighbourhood has a variety of single- and multi-family residential housing. Housing construction has increased in recent years, and Ambleside now has a mix of single-family homes, duplexes, and condominium complexes. Low-density housing (single and semi-detached) accounts for approximately 55 percent of all residential buildings, medium-density housing (row and low-rise) accounts for 30 percent, and 15 percent is high-density housing (medium- and high-rise).
The landscaped 9.8-acre central park has a walkway system, connecting residents to parks, storm ponds, the future school/park site, a natural treed area, adjacent neighbourhoods, and retail options. Three golf courses are located near the community as well.