NIH Homes is proud to be building beautiful new custom homes in Plymouth MN and we’re happy that you’re considering living here. You can find our Plymouth community at:
16170 59th Ave N
We thought you might like to know a bit more about this interesting and vibrant community.
Plymouth is known as the 7th largest city in Minnesota and is located 15 miles (24 km) west of downtown Minneapolis in Hennepin County, the city is the third largest suburb of Minneapolis–Saint Paul, which is the fifteenth largest metropolitan area in the United States, with about 3.46 million residents. The population was 70,576 at the 2010 Census.
The history of Plymouth can be traced as far back as the pre-Colombian period, 1400-1500 AD. The original settlers were members of the Dakota tribe.
It was in the year 1855 that Plymouth’s development as a town occurred on the northwest shores of what is now currently known as Parkers Lake. By the end of the civil war the fledgling settlement now boasted a population of 1,074 with farming as the main mode of income.
Plymouth incorporated as a village on May 18, 1955. The city adopted the Council–Manager form of government on August 1, 1968. Plymouth became a statutory city on February 7, 1974. It remained a statutory city until voters opted to make it a home rule charter city by adopting a City Charter on November 3, 1992. The City Charter went into effect on January 1, 1993. The Charter continued the Council–Manager form of government, and increased the size of the City Council. Prior to the adoption of the Charter, the City Council was made up of five members elected at-large. The Charter increased the Council to seven members elected from four wards.
The city features total area of 35.33 square miles (91.50 km2), of which 32.68 square miles (84.64 km2) is land and 2.65 square miles (6.86 km2) is water.
Interstate 494, U.S. Highway 169, and Minnesota State Highway 55 are three of the main routes in the city. Plymouth has 863 cul-de-sacs and 300 miles of city streets, which are maintained by the city’s public works crews.
The city of Plymouth follows the council-manager form of government with a mayor and six council members.
There are 5 school districts that serve Plymouth. Here is a list of public schools in the area.
- Birchview Elementary School
- Gleason Lake Elementary School (Plymouth / Wayzata, MN)
- Greenwood Elementary School
- Kimberly Lane Elementary School
- Oakwood Elementary School
- Plymouth Creek Elementary School
- Sunset Hill Elementary School
- Wayzata East Middle School
- Wayzata Central Middle School
- Wayzata West Middle School
- Wayzata High School
Private Schools and Colleges
- Association Free Lutheran Bible School and Seminary
- Fourth Baptist Christian School
- Central Baptist Theological Seminary
- Globe University/Minnesota School of Business
- Providence Academy
- West Lutheran High School
Here is a list of some of the places of worship in the city:
- Clarity Church
- Mount Olivet Lutheran Church of Plymouth
- Plymouth Covenant Church
- Plymouth Creek Christian Church
- Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church
Business & Economy
Based on Plymouth’s 2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the principal employers in the city are:
|#||Employer||# of Employees|
|1||Wayzata Public Schools||1,505|
|5||St. Jude Medical||800|
|7||City of Plymouth||571|
Cost of Living
Plymouth cost of living index
|In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.|
|Cost of living index||119||103||100|
|Goods & Services index||110||107||100|
|Health care index||103||108||100|
- The cost of living in Plymouth is 16% higher than the Minnesota average.
- The cost of living in Plymouth is 19% higher than the national average.
- The cost of housing in Plymouth is 52% higher than the national average.
Restaurants & Nightlife
Rock Elm Tavern – Exceptional service, great meals. French onion soup is superb.
Pineda Tacos – great Mexican restaurant joint. Salsa bar is notable, freshly made and delicious.
Sakana Hibachi and Sushi – One of the best places to buy sushi in the Twin Cities.
Honey and Mackie’s – good place for ice cream, frozen yogurt and hotdogs.
India Palace Restaurant – Offers lunch buffet 7 days a week, superb Indian cuisine.
Fun Things to Experience in Plymouth MN
French Regional Park – this is a superb family friendly park which offers swimming, fishing pier, lighted trails and a play area. They also rent out kayaks, canoes and paddleboards.
Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park – this is an indoor trampoline park that is fun for people of all ages. There are all kinds of packages available for adults and kids.
Plymouth Playhouse – is a small theater that is famous in the area for producing musical comedies.
Millennium Garden – this garden offers a variety of flower gardens, fountains, brick walkways, trails and a labyrinth.
Plymouth Minnesota truly is a great place to live. If you’d like to talk to us about building your custom home here in Plymouth, give us a call. We can’t wait to meet you.
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