The 7th largest city in Minnesota. Land mass is 32.68 square miles, water covers a 2.64 square mile area, population according to the 2012 census is 72928, median home price as of July 2015 is $300,700 up 8% from the previous year according to Zillow. Prices are predicted to rise another 2% within the next year.
This city stands out among Minnesota cities and towns. It is a vibrant community with so much to offer for those who call it home. With its convenient location to Minneapolis, acres of parks, miles of trails, and thriving arts community it is a great place to live and raise a family. But don’t simply take it from me. Money Magazine named Plymouth, Minnesota the #1 best city in American in 2008. It was again featured in the top 12 for 2011.
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The student population is serviced by the 4 highly regarded public school systems of Wayzata, Robbinsdale, Osseo, and Hopkins, with most students from the western and southern areas of the city attending Wayzata schools (64%). There are also 5 private school options available in the community. all districts are close in distance and each offer something a little different so it gives new families in the area a couple of options to choose from.
Dining and Shopping
Nearby Wayzata boasts excellent local shopping with a thriving retail center featuring dozens of high-quality retail shops featuring fashions, art, and antiques. Shop till you drop at Ridgedale Shopping Center in adjacent Minnetonka. And if all that shopping made you hungry there is no shortage of great food in the area.
If your preference is casual family dining or an elegant and romantic dinner for 2, you will find an eclectic assortment of restaurants in and around Plymouth. For that special lunch or dinner, score a table overlooking the sparkling waters of Grays or Wayzata Bay and watch the sail boats or the Steamship Minnehaha as it cruises on Lake Minnetonka.
The Hilde Performance Center is a 45-foot tall open air facility and home of Music in Plymouth, a yearly event that brings the famed Minnesota Orchestra to its raised stage. It also serves as the venue for other summer concerts and performing arts events.
In addition to the Arts Center you can view art exhibits at the Plymouth Creek Center. They also sponsor Primavera, a Springtime Celebration of the Arts, which include a juried art show with musical, literary and dramatic entertainment. They also provide partial funding to the Concert Band Series and the Plymouth Reads programs.
Parks and Recreation
Plymouth is a picturesque community which includes 6 bodies of water, 144.5 miles of trails, open spaces and a premier park system which offers its residents options for both passive and active recreation. Bike, run, or just take a walk through scenic rolling terrain which is honeycombed with paths and trails linking neighborhoods and commercial areas with parks and open spaces.