10 Reasons to Choose Plymouth

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


Sharlene Hensrud, RE/MAX Results – Plymouth REALTOR

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