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Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania Education and City Information

Located in Montgomery County, PA, Plymouth Meeting is an affluent suburb of Philadelphia. There are no nonprofit postsecondary schools in Plymouth Meeting, but dozens of colleges and universities are located within a short drive.

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Information About Plymouth Meeting

Plymouth Meeting had a population of 6,177 at the time of the 2010 U.S. Census. For the years 2010-2014, the median household income in this community was $75,204 about 40 percent higher than the statewide median of $53,115. This higher income aligned with the area's higher median home prices, which were $313,900 for 2010-2014, versus the state median of $164,900.

Plymouth Meeting is unincorporated, with portions of this census-designated place lying in both Plymouth and Whitemarsh townships. Plymouth Meeting is home to the Plymouth Friends Meetinghouse, a historic Quaker meetinghouse that once served as a hospital for George Washington's troops and is now on the National Register of Historic Places.

Colleges and Universities Near Plymouth Meeting

Within a 15-mile radius of Plymouth Meeting, students will find more than 50 nonprofit colleges and universities, including the University of Pennsylvania, U.S. News & World Report's pick as the ninth best university in the nation in 2016, and Villanova University, ranked the top regional university in the North by U.S. News. Other notable universities in the region include LaSalle, St. Joseph's, Drexel, Temple and Thomas Jefferson.

Students looking for a liberal arts school also have numerous options, including Haverford College, ranked 12th among national liberal arts colleges by U.S. News in 2016, and Bryn Mawr College, ranked 25th. Two-year schools in the area include the Blue Bell campus of Montgomery County Community College and the Community College of Philadelphia.

Plymouth Meeting's Economy

Numerous large office parks and shopping centers, including Plymouth Meeting Mall, are located in this community. Among companies based in Plymouth Meeting are healthcare provider Accolade Inc., which was ranked by Forbes in 2013 as one of the top 100 most promising companies in America, and Expert Technology Associates, a provider of business communication solutions.

Additionally, Plymouth Meeting is an endpoint for both Interstate 476 (known as the Blue Route) and the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The benefit of this location is twofold, allowing residents to easily commute to Philadelphia and other nearby towns for work while boosting retail sales and development in Plymouth Meeting itself.

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