9.3 out of 10

Plymouth

Ranked 2nd best city in Minnesota
45.0157212386063 -93.4493308042824
Great for
  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Singles
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Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
2yrs+

"10 things that make Plymouth a great place to live!"

Plymouth is a western suburb of Minneapolis that straddles I-494 on the west and is bordered by Hwy 169 on the east. There are many reasons that make it a great place to live, including the ten listed below.

1. Best Place to Live - Plymouth is consistently chosen as one of America’s best places to live by a variety of list makers - it ranked #1 on Money magazine’s list of best small cities for families in 2008 for its sense of home and community, and quality of life

2. Location, Location, Location - only 12 miles from downtown Minneapolis, with easy access to I-494, I-394, Hwy 55 and Hwy 169 making it readily accessible to the whole metro

3. Parks and trails - with 1,200 acres of parkland and nearly 150 miles of trails, picturesque open space is a priority for the City of Plymouth

4. Home of the second largest lake in Hennepin County - Plymouth has more than a half dozen sizeable bodies of water including Medicine Lake, the second largest lake in Hennepin County

5. Clifton E. French Regional Park - part of the Three Rivers Park District, this fabulous park is located at the north end of Medicine Lake, the site of the original inhabitants of the area... the Dakota - it is a great family destination with activities year round

6. Highly regarded school districts - Plymouth has an impressive 96% graduation rate, with the western part of the city in the prestigious Wayzata school district, and the eastern section in Osseo, Robbinsdale and Hopkins school districts

7. Jobs - not just a popular place to live, many businesses also choose Plymouth which has a low unemployment rate of 4.8% - there are nearly 50,000 jobs in its thriving commercial-industrial base

8. Nearby shopping, restaurants and entertainment - ideally positioned between Maple Grove regional shopping/entertainment district on the north and Ridgedale regional shopping center on the south, Plymouth also has various smaller shopping/entertainment districts within its borders

9. Strong community - community sponsored activities reflect the many families that live in Plymouth, and include team sports, several large community festivals and art shows, and free outdoor summer concerts at Parkers Lake Park and at the Hilde Performance Center

10. Good supply of family homes and townhomes - at the time of this writing, there are 312 single family Plymouth homes for sale, with an average of 4BR/3BR built in 1989 with 3,164 finished sq ft and an average price of $469,491 - there are 77 Plymouth townhomes for sale with an average of 2-3BR/2-3BA built in 1996 with 1,921 finished sq ft and an average price of $251,022 - there are only 3 condo listings
Pros
  • Close to everything
  • Parks and green spaces galore
  • Tons of trails and quiet neighborhoods
  • Large Commercial Base & 50,000 Jobs
  • Over 1200 acres of Parks
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
2yrs+

"Plymouth Rocks!"

Like many of the Twin Cities’ suburbs, Plymouth has a history that began in farming and added tourism at the turn of the century as the cities grew and city-livers sought retreat at nearby lakes.

Today nearly 72,000 people call Plymouth home, and it is still growing. Located about twelve miles northwest of Minneapolis, it has a large commercial base and offers more than 50,000 jobs. Plymouth has 1200-plus acres of park land, 136 miles of trails and it is a strong sports and rec community.
Pros
  • Large Commercial Base & 50,000 Jobs
  • Over 1200 acres of Parks
  • Stong Sports & Rec Community
4/5
2yrs+

"Plymouth Real Estate"

Plymouth


One of the most populated as well as one of the most affluent suburbs of the Twin Cities, Plymouth is home to nearly 69,000 residents, making it the seventh largest city in the state of Minnesota. This extremely desirable area boasts some of the most spectacular real estate in all of the Twin Cities, so if you are in the market to purchase your dream home, I highly encourage you to consider Plymouth real estate.
Plymouth is certainly among the wealthiest cities in the greater Metro Area. Its median household income is over $82,000 and its median income for a family is over $100,000. Because of this, Plymouth is able to provide a large amount of funding into public interests, such as their excellent public school district and comprehensive park systems. The excellent economic conditions in Plymouth allow for some of the best homes in the entire state. While some of the most spectacular multi-story homes reach into the higher end, there are many reasonably priced single-family homes as well as condominiums available for those potential buyers who are looking for a starter home. Whatever your need, I encourage you to contact me to set up an appointment to discuss your options.

Because of its close proximity to the Twin Cities, many residents of Plymouth work in either Minneapolis or Saint Paul, but prefer the tranquility of living with some distance away from city life. Still, Plymouth is easily within driving distance to be able to enjoy all of the entertainment amenities the Twin Cities has to offer. For those who prefer to stick a little closer to home on the weekends, Plymouth has a terrific selection of restaurants, as well as the beloved Plymouth Playhouse. This top-notch local theater company has been entertaining audiences for 33 years, and continues to delight the Plymouth community.

If you are even considering buying a home, or simply want to see what your options are, do not hesitate to contact me. In the current buyer’s market, the time has never been better to invest in your dream house, and Plymouth has a wide range of options that will suit a variety of needs.
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
2yrs+

"Superb Location, Great Schools!"

Plymouth is another sought after Minneapolis suburb that is very popular with relocation buyers. It is slightly northwest of Minneapolis with the majority of it being in the Award Winning Wayzata School District. Wayzata is one of the premier Districts in Minnesota with outstanding academics and sports programs. Plymouth also boasts great developments and family neighborhoods that people love. An easy commute downtown or to any of the northern suburbs continue to maintain Plymouth's popularity. It also has incredible parks and trails that Minnesota is known for. Lot's of shopping, dining and entertainment nearby.
Pros
  • Close to everything
  • Parks and green spaces galore
  • Tons of trails and quiet neighborhoods
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
2yrs+

"A great place to raise a family"

The proximity to downtown and availability of public transportation are two huge positives to living in Plymouth. The cost of living is reasonable and there is a wide variety of home styles and sizes. The City has a number of successful companies and a huge variety of places to eat, shop and be entertained. The trail system and park access is very appealing to families and larger lot sizes cu-de-sacs and quiet neighborhoods also draw families in. The only negative things I've heard about Plymouth recently is that part of the city is located in the Robbinsdale School District and the other in the Wayzata School District. The buzz in the community is that the Wayzata School district is much more desirable.
Pros
  • Close to everything
  • Parks and green spaces galore
  • Tons of trails and quiet neighborhoods
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
2yrs+

"Great location, great people, a fine place to call home."

Plymouth is conveniently located in relation to Minneapolis & all of the western Twin Cities metro and is loaded with great neighborhoods. Mature neighborhoods with big beautiful lots to the south and many beautiful newly constructed neighborhoods to the north. Throughout this city you'll find wonderful parks and trails, great schools and every retail convenience you could need.

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