Plymouth: The Place for Families

Nationally recognized as one of the best places to live, Plymouth is an ever-expanding suburb whose real estate attracts many growing families and new businesses. Its public school district, Wayzata, is one of the best in the metro. Though Plymouth is only 12 miles outside of Minneapolis, there is plenty of open land and vast lakes that provide residents with never-ending outdoor adventures.

Home Styles in Plymouth

Traditional ranch-style and two-story homes are available in the southern and central parts of Plymouth. These single-family homes, built between the 40s all the way through the 90s, range from $450,000–$700,000. They typically have four bedrooms and two baths, and large windows provide fantastic views of the nature in residents’ own backyards.

For newer homes and neighborhoods, families typically seek real estate in northern Plymouth. Two-story, custom-built homes are available with five bedrooms and five baths. These homes feel even more spacious with their high ceilings, and many include screened-in porches, so you can comfortably sit outside most of the year.

Things to Do in Plymouth, MN

With countless parks and trails, Plymouth offers endless outdoor fun for everyone. There are even plenty of dog parks for your pups to run free: Plymouth Dog Park, 4 Paws Dog Park and Happy Tails Dog Park. Nature Canyon Park has several walking trails and a playground, so you can become one with nature while the kids burn off all of their energy. At Millennium Garden, smell the beautiful flowers and find your way in the labyrinth. Over the summer, have fun at the beach and swim in the largest lake in the county at East Medicine Lake Park.

Plymouth Ice Center is open to the public for ice skating and hockey. For other sports such as soccer, softball, baseball, lacrosse and rugby, there’s the Fieldhouse. The arena has quality artificial turf, and during the winter months, a dome protects it (and you) from harsh weather.

During warmer months, attend concerts and other events at Hilde Performance Center, an outdoor amphitheater. The Grammy Award-winning Minnesota Orchestra performs there every year.

Local Flavor

Every day of the week, you can enjoy food and drink specials at Cowboy Jack’s Saloon and Restaurant. This country western-style chain offers a late-night happy hour with signature cocktails, such as the Bullwhip. Make sure you also try the popular Cowboy Burger with their house barbeque sauce. The company prides itself on serving only local, naturally raised meats and fresh ingredients.

For extensive bar food options, go to Lucky’s 13 Pub. Whether you’re craving a tender flat iron steak, juicy burger, or spicy mac and cheese, you can’t go wrong at this homegrown hotspot. Order a flight of their infamous Bloody Marys and pick your favorites.