Nationally recognized for its quality of life, Plymouth is located just 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.
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 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 approximately 60,000 jobs.
Plymouth has Minnesota's fourth largest economy, as measured in gross business sales by the Minnesota Department of Revenue. Only Minneapolis, St. Paul and Bloomington show more gross business sales.
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 78,351 as of April 1, 2018, making Plymouth the state's seventh largest city.
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.