In the late 1600s, a group of Quakers arrived in Philadelphia. They named their town Plymouth after their hometown in Devonshire, England. They worshipped at the Plymouth Friends Meetinghouse, which was built in 1708. The area around this house, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is called Plymouth Meeting.
Plymouth Meeting is a suburb of Philadelphia. It is an affluent community located in Montgomery County. It is home to the US headquarters of Ikea and a large shopping mall called Plymouth Meeting Mall. La Salle University has a satellite campus in the community.
Plymouth Meeting is located within Plymouth Township. Plymouth Township maintains several parks, including East Plymouth Valley Park, home to four baseball fields, two basketball courts, and four lighted tennis courts. The Greater Plymouth Community Center features two gymnasiums, a fitness center for kids ages 7-14, an aquatics center with a lap pool, a leisure pool with zero-depth entry, spray features, and a water slide.