Plymouth is located just west of Minneapolis within Hennepin County. A popular place to live, Plymouth is a fully developed city with a population of over 70,000 people. Minutes away from Downtown Minneapolis, Plymouth is easy to commute to and from with arterial roads including Interstate 394 and 494, U.S. Highway 12, and MN Highway 55. Plymouth has a strong commercial-industrial base consisting of 50,000 jobs employing residents and other Minnesotans from around the Metropolitan area. Money Magazine named it the #1 Best Place to Live in 2008 for cities with populations of 50,000 to 300,000 and was within the top dozen in 2010.
Plymouth has dozens of first-rate parks, many interconnected trail systems, and diverse recreational facilities available for residents. There are over half a dozen lakes located within the City of Plymouth including Medicine Lake which is the largest lake within Hennepin County. Medicine Lake is a popular fishing and boating destination for residents. Plymouth also offers many different recreational programs for kids to adults helping to build a stronger community for a stronger future.