Plymouth Neighborhood

Plymouth, Minnesota

Plymouth, Minnesota is a beautiful city located about 15 miles west of Minneapolis. It is the fourth largest suburb in the Twin Cities metro area, with a population of more than 70,000. With a rich history, wonderful schools, popular restaurants, and many beautiful parks, Plymouth sure does have plenty to offer everyone!


This land was originally inhabited by the Dakota Indians, who called the area Medicine Lake (derived from the word “Mdewakanton,” meaning “Lake of the Spirit.” Once settlers began to arrive in the mid 1850’s, the city was reorganized and renamed Plymouth. Since then, the vibrant suburb has continued to grow and develop into the community we know and love today. In fact, a recent study showed that 97% of the current residents rated their quality of life as “Excellent” or “Good”. We’d say that’s pretty impressive!


One of the main reasons Plymouth has been able to enjoy continued growth and high levels of satisfaction is the exceptional public school system. The city is currently served by four highly regarded school districts: Wayzata School District 284, Osseo School District 279, Robbinsdale School District 281, and Hopkins School District 270. Education is certainly important when it comes to determining a community’s quality of life, and Plymouth makes sure to provide great learning opportunities for all of its residents – young and old! Make sure to keep an eye out for upcoming adult community education classes taught by our very own broker, Nene Matey-Keke.

Plymouth Transportation

Worried that living in a suburb might put you too far from the center of the big city? Not a problem! Plymouth is well-connected to Downtown Minneapolis, by the freeway system as well as Plymouth Metrolink (made up of 11 different bus routes!).


Plymouth’s convenient location and accessibility make this suburb a budding destination for business, and many companies, such as Smiths Medical and Polaris, have recently expanded here. Currently, the city provides over 50,000 jobs for residents and commuters. Some of the top employers include Abbott Northwestern Hospital, the Twin Cities’ largest non-profit hospital, and Christopher & Banks Corporation, a retailer of women’s specialty apparel.


One of the perks of living in a ‘burb like Plymouth? Residents have access to a ton of green space! Not only does Plymouth have 56 city parks and 145 miles of walking/biking trails, but it is also a part of the Greenway system, which provides space for recreation while also preserving natural resources and wildlife. Anyone who visits Plymouth must check out Medicine Lake and the adjacent French River Park. Other fun family destinations include Plymouth Creek Center and the Millennium Garden. Plymouth is also home to a water park, ice rink and dog park. With so many wonderful outdoor options, Plymouth is definitely the place for summer family fun!


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Plymouth is perfect for every stage of life. There are housing options for large families, small families, couples seeking starter homes, apartments, elderly living – whatever you’re looking for, Plymouth has it! Some areas of the city have more mature neighborhoods, while other areas are brand new and growing developments. But there is no denying that this suburb has something to fit everyone’s lifestyle needs.


1. Latuff’s Pizzeria
2. Creekside Cafe
3. Truffles and Tortes
4. Sakana Sushi and Asian Bistro
5. Sunshine Factory Bar & Grill
6. Ketsana’s Thai
7. Jake’s City Grille

Jake's City Grille - Plymouth, MN


1. Plymouth Playhouse
2. French Regional Park
3. Millennium Garden
4. Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park - Plymouth, MN

Do you live in Plymouth, MN? Let us know your favorite things about living in the sensational suburb in the comment section below!