Nationally recognized for its quality of life, Plymouth is located 12 miles northwest of Minneapolis. It offers:
- Extensive trails and parks
- Picturesque open spaces
- Strong neighborhoods
- Diverse recreation programs
- Highly regarded school districts
- A variety of local businesses
- Nearby shopping and entertainment districts
Easy access to downtown Minneapolis and its wide array of cultural and sports venues.
Best Place to Live
Plymouth was named Money magazine’s number one Best Place to Live in 2008 for cities with populations of 50,000 to 300,000. The city stayed in the top dozen when the magazine repeated the rankings in 2010.
Location, Location, Location
Many major highways run through or are close to Plymouth, making it readily accessible to all within the metropolitan area. Interstate 494 runs through Plymouth as does Hwy. 55. Hwy. 169 is on the city’s eastern border and I-394 is within four miles from the center of Plymouth.
Plymouth is about 12 miles northwest of downtown Minneapolis.
Plymouth residents also enjoy beautiful natural amenities, including more than a half a dozen sizable water bodies. Medicine Lake, the second largest lake in Hennepin County, is located in Plymouth. It is a magnet for anglers and boaters.
Plymouth voters have gone to the polls twice to authorize the City of Plymouth to issue bonds to buy open space for preservation and parks.
In addition to being a popular place to live, Plymouth is also the choice for many businesses. The city is home to a thriving commercial-industrial base, consisting of more than 53,000 jobs.
While Plymouth’s growth is slowing, the community continues to see population increases. The most recent estimate from the Metropolitan Council puts Plymouth's population at 74,592 as of April 1, 2015. The Metropolitan Council estimates that the number of households in Plymouth is 30,434.
For more information on Plymouth, visit the Community Profile area of the Metropolitan Council's website. The Metropolitan Council is a regional planning agency. The website includes information on demographics, economy and jobs, housing and more.