Located 12 miles northwest of Minneapolis, Plymouth is the state’s seventh largest city with a population of 78,351 as of April 2018. A lot of people are attracted to the area since it offers friendly neighborhoods, excellent school districts, great shopping, and more. With quick access to Interstate 494 and multiple highways, residents can travel to surrounding areas easily, such as downtown Minneapolis to enjoy some big city amenities like sporting events and museums. Back in Plymouth, there are also many natural amenities including parks, trails, and lakes that make the area a great place to live. Since the city has a robust commercial-industrial base, there are plenty of jobs which makes Plymouth an ideal location to work and live.
Throughout the year, Plymouth hosts several popular events and activities. The Minnesota Bluegrass Fall Jam is an indoor music festival featuring nightly stage shows. For those who are looking to break out their dancing shoes, there’s the Bailame Dance Festival which features night parties, dance performances and workshops. You can expect 30+ performances from local and international artists. If you prefer to keep things low key, the Three Rivers Park District is for you. With more than 27,000 acres of space, this district is fun all year round. You can swim, hike, fish, ski, snowboard, tube, and even learn about the local history.
The local real estate market in Plymouth varies quite a bit. The median cost of homes is $411,494, however, about 36% of the homes in the area are valued between $115,001 - $345,000, so it is possible to find something on a budget. Single family homes are the most common type of property in the area, accounting for 55.5%, but there are also smaller spaces available with apartment complexes accounting for 25.71%. Most homes (67%) in the area were built between 1970 and 1990, so many units may have a similar look. If you prefer something a bit more modern, 19.4% of the housing inventory has been built since 2000.