Ardmore, Pennsylvania was originally settled by Welsh Quakers in
1682. Ardmore, PA was originally named Athensville in 1811 by a
wealthy resident named Dr. James Anderson. The area was renamed
'Ardmore' in 1873 by the Pennsylvania Railroad. 'Ardmore' was taken
from the name of a town in County Waterford Ireland. Ardmore is
Gaelic, which signifies high grounds or hills.
Merion Golf Club was established in Ardmore in 1896, and is
scheduled to host the 2013 US Open.
Suburban Square is located in Ardmore, which is one of America's
oldest shopping centers.
In 2009, Money magazine ranked
Ardmore as the 12th best place for the Rich