Plymouth Meeting is a census-designated place (CDP) in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is the northern terminus of the “Blue Route” and the southern terminus of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Northeast Extension (both on I-476). The population was 6,177 at the 2010 census. Plymouth Meeting is considered an affluent suburb of Philadelphia and one of the wealthiest towns in Montgomery County. It is home to the Colonial School District, the recently renovated Plymouth Meeting Mall, and several large office parks and shopping centers. It is home to Ikea’s U.S. headquarters. The confluence of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Interstate 476 (The Blue Route) and the 476 Extension (formerly the Northeast Extension) occurs in Plymouth Meeting. This mid county interchange contributes heavily to regional commerce and was a major driver for business and retail development in the area.
The historic Plymouth Friends Meetinghouse, built in 1708, is located within the town.
Plymouth Meeting is home to the Plymouth Meeting Mall, which has AMC Movie Theatres adjacent to it, as well as dining and entertainment spots such as Benihana, Redstone American Grill, P.F. Changs, and Dave and Buster’s. The largest Whole Foods Market in the Philadelphia area opened on January 12, 2010. Macy’s serves as the anchor store to the mall. (It should be pointed out that historically, Plymouth Meeting referred only to the small village at the crossroads of Germantown Pike and Butler Pike. The present-day Plymouth Meeting Mall is located a mile north on Germantown Pike from Plymouth Meeting, at the locale once known as Hickorytown.)