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Plymouth Community

From great schools to a great nightlife, whether you live in Plymouth, Michigan, or you’re just traveling through, you’ll find plenty to keep you occupied. Taking a drive down one of the roads leading into the downtown Plymouth area leaves you with a jaw-dropping view of amazing houses situated right along the street with sidewalks perfect for morning jogs or dog walking.

The downtown Plymouth area is the epitome of small town charm so much so that a few Hollywood films used it as the backdrop for their productions. There’s a town square where concerts and activities are hosted, a small one-screen theater that shows films both new and old (they often have Alfred Hitchcock month when they show some of the master of suspense’s best films) and plenty of bars to fit the attitude of the evening. Whether it’s drinks with friends at an Irish pub, trendy bars to see and be seen or if you just want to catch some live music, there truly is something for everyone.

Beyond the downtown area, you’ll find a bustling community along with the Compuware Arena where the Plymouth Whalers minor league hockey team play their home games and also where they have drive-in movies during the summer months.

With small town charm and appeal for folks of all ages, Plymouth, Michigan, is a city worth visiting and a place worth living.

Plymouth Geographical Location

You’ll be less than 15 miles from:

• 12 Oaks Mall – luxurious shopping with department stores that include Macy’s, Nordstrom’s, Lord & Taylor, Sears and JC Penney. The 12 Oaks Mall includes Michigan’s first and only Cheesecake Factory.
• Emagine Theaters – the latest movie releases in their luxury “5th Avenue” Seating and 3D theaters in nearby Canton.
• AMC Theaters – 20 screens of new releases including an IMAX screen as well as 3D screens
• Countless restaurants for every appetite – from high end cuisine to local favorites, you’re never far from your next great meal.
• Dozens of golf courses including the St. John’s Golf Course!

Further Out:

As a metro Detroit suburb, you’re in an ideal location from sports, theater, outdoor activities and more!

• Detroit Metropolitan Airport (Approx. 22mins)
• Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park,Detroit Red Wings at the Joe Louis Arena or Detroit Lions at Ford Field (Approx. 28 minutes)
• Detroit Pistons at the Palace of Auburn Hills (Approx. 39 minutes)
• The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Approx. 22 minutes)
• Michigan State University – East Lansing (Approx. 1 hour)
• Mackinac Island (Approx. 4 hours)
• Kensington Metro Park (Approx. 27 minutes)
• More golf courses!

Plymouth Historical Facts

Plymouth’s history starts in 1825 when the land was first settled but it took over 40 years before this settlement was first incorporated. In the late 1860’s, one of Plymouth’s key residents convinced the Detroit and Howell Railroad Company to build through the town. Like most towns in the area, it seems with the development of the railroad, commerce and industry soon took off.
The land development, mills and factories helped to bring more folks to Plymouth. Many areas within the city have historic hints of the past. From free-standing buildings throughout downtown to the homes nearby, you’ll find evidence of Plymouth’s history dating back to its founding.

Plymouth Demographics

• Population: 9,132 (according to 2010 census)
• 52.5% of the population over the age of 25 have a bachelor’s degree or higher
• Median age is 39.2
• Median Household Income is $70,045

Plymouth Schools

The most attractive part of Plymouth is by far its downtown area. It’s here that you’ll find plenty of restaurants and local shops where you can buy antiques to clothing to cupcakes. The town square known as Kellogg Park features events all year round to attract the local people as well as many who live further out. It’s here that you can attend Art in the Park which takes over downtown for a weekend in summer, hosts 400 vendors and attracts 300,000 people. There’s also the Ice Festival in the wintertime where you can stroll around the park and see dozens of ice sculptures. Throughout the summer, Kellogg Park hosts live concerts and movies for young ones.

The median homes cost $212,600 with 82% of its population remaining in the same house year-after-year.

Plymouth shares its school district with parts of other local communities and encompasses 54 square miles. With a student population a little above 6,000, you’ll find lots of schools, teachers and programs to help educate the population which includes the Plymouth-Canton Educational Park – a 305 acre site and is the only educational park in Michigan.

Within the Plymouth-Canton School District there are:
• 21 Elementary School
• 7 Middle Schools
• 4 High School

Plymouth Amenities

• Compuware Arena – catch a Plymouth Whalers hockey game, grab some pizza and locally made brew at CJ’s Brewing Company or check out a movie at the drive-in theater. Compuware Arena also has open skates and youth hockey leagues.

• Downtown Plymouth – As mentioned above, this is the heart of the Plymouth. Its beautiful surroundings are festive in the wintertime and enjoyable in the summer time. Grab an ice cream cone after dinner and walk around the park or just window shop along the streets. With fairs and festivals constantly going on, you’d be hard-pressed to find something that doesn’t appeal to you.

Plymouth – Come to Play, or Stay

Plymouth, Michigan, is a great place with amazing neighborhoods for raising a family. The school system is excellent and the sense of community is unwavering. If you’ve just passing through you’ll have lots of options for food and drinks, you can play golf at the luxurious St. John’s Golf Course (which also has a gorgeous banquet room and hotel) or catch some live music. Plymouth has plenty of small town charm to melt your heart and you’ll admire the architecture of the homes and buildings in and around the downtown area and all throughout the city.

Plymouth City Information:

Plymouth City Hall
201 S Main St.
Plymouth, MI 48170
Phone: (734) 453-1234

Police Department
201 S Main St.
Plymouth, MI 48170
Phone (non-emergency): (734) 453-8600

Fire Department
9955 N Haggerty Rd.
Plymouth, MI 48170
Phone (non-emergency): (734) 354-3221

Plymouth Recreation and Cultural Center
525 Farmer St.
Plymouth, MI 48170
Phone: (734) 455-6620

Plymouth-Canton School District
Address: 454 South Harvey
Plymouth, MI 48170
Phone: (734) 416-7000

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