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Welcome to Plymouth Michigan, home to 8,988 residents located in an area surrounded by Plymouth Charter Township in Wayne County. The town of Plymouth covers 2.22 miles, is 15.6 miles east of Ann Arbor, just over 26 miles west of downtown Detroit, south of the M-14 highway and west of I-75. Citizens from the city of Plymouth and Plymouth Township have worked to create a welcoming community with that perfect mix of small town atmosphere and big city amenities. This charming community is the place to meet friendly people whether you’re planning a visit or you want to call Plymouth your home.

History of Plymouth

The settlers found their way to Plymouth in 1825 and became a village in 1867. In 1932 Plymouth was incorporated as a city. George Starkweather, child born to the first settlers, saw the importance of adding a railroad to the community. The North village of Plymouth became the new center point of the town with a new road built through Mr. Starkweather’s property, allowing room for new stores to prosper. The new road set the stage for the railroad which was built in 1871 by the Pere Marquette Railroad. This railroad is the only railroad in the state of Michigan where the tracks go in all four directions, allowing import/export trade to come and go from all four locations. Before this railroad was built the only means of transportation was known as the “Plymouth Plank Road”, a toll road used from 1850-1872.  The planks were situated on the right side of the road for heavy wagons going to the market. Traveling back from the market the empty wagons were able to use the dirt side, where there was no charge for the trip home.

Job Opportunities

Don’t let the small town charm fool you…there are plenty of job opportunities for hungry job seekers. Plymouth is home to many high-tech research facilities relating to the auto industry market. Companies like Johnson Controls, Isuzu, Tower Automotive, Bosch, Tram, and Freudenberg Nok offer opportunities for employment. Plymouth is home to many manufacturing companies leaving room for growth and jobs for many who plan to reside here. Don’t forget you are only 26 miles from Detroit, the Automotive Capitol of the World!

Plymouth Ice FestivalWhat to do in Plymouth

The cozy town of Plymouth lacks for nothing if you’re looking for something to do. 

Remember; you’re only 20 minutes from the town of Ann Arbor, home of Michigan State University. Ann Arbor is a diverse community offering a range of activities for visitors. Detroit is just over 25 miles if you’re searching for state of the art theaters and entertainment. You don’t need to travel outside the Plymouth community to have fun. Enjoy a day at scenic Hines Park where you can get active with beautiful running and biking trails. Take is some fishing or canoeing for a relaxing time with family or friends. Visit the Plymouth Historical Museum for a trip back in time, or plan to attend “Scarecrows in the Park” each year beginning September19-October 31st. Did you know that Plymouth is home to the Plymouth Whalers?  Plymouth is also home to the Historic Penn Theater- watching a movie will never be the same! Golf lovers have the choice of one of three locations to practice getting a hole in one. For a list of local events visit:

Schools and More….

Plymouth teams up with the Canton Community and consists of over 15 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, and 3 high schools. The Plymouth-Canton School district is the only district with an educational park- the Plymouth-Canton Educational Park. For a complete list of schools visit:

While planning your trip to Plymouth remember you can visit the neighboring cities of Ann Arbor, Detroit, Livonia, Northville, Farmington Hills, Wayne, Canton, South Lyon, and Dearborn Heights.

Welcome to the city of Plymouth, Michigan- your town that rocks!

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