Saturday, November 9, 2013

Getting to Know Plymouth, Michigan

The historic town of Plymouth offers more than beautiful homes, safe streets, and great schools. Plymouth is all about community.  From the bustling town square to the grocery store, Plymouth feels like a small town with all the amenities of a big city.
Community events thrown by the Parks and Recreation Department, local committees, businesses, and others bring everyone into the heart of Downtown.  Plymouth offers a weekly Farmers’ Market, weekly music in the summer months, an art fair, charity runs, festivals, and carnivals at different times of the year.

Downtown Plymouth

Kellogg Park, at the heart of Downtown, offers many events for every season.  Art in the Park is an annual art fair that brings in hundreds of artists from all over the country.  The whole town comes together to find new and exciting jewelry, sculptures, paintings, photographs, furniture, and more.  Fall Festival is celebrated in early September every year in Downtown Plymouth.  Carnival rides, local artisans, food trucks, a car show, and live music bring excitement and fun into town.
Coffee lovers will enjoy gourmet coffee houses like Espresso Elevado and Plymouth Coffee Bean.  Fantastic restaurants line the Downtown area such as the Sardine Room, Compari’s on the Park, 336 Main, Panache 447, Nico Vali, and so many more.  Other great local businesses offer shopping for gifts, wine, antiques, outdoors equipment, and clothing – from men’s suits to casual women’s wear.
The Plymouth District Library offers a variety of programs for Plymouth residents, as well as an impressive collection of books, movies, music, and other media.  The library offers book clubs for adults (including Books on Tap for those who enjoy books and beer equally), children’s reading challenges and programs, and performances for children and the general community.

Luxury condominiums nestled in the heart of Downtown give residents a chance to enjoy the best of the community.  A wide variety of restaurants feature everything from gourmet seafood to pub food and Coney Islands.

Old Village
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Old Village, a section of downtown, boasts historic buildings, unique local businesses and gorgeous homes and apartments. Whether you are looking for guitar lessons, an art gallery, or a local microbrewery, you're in luck in Old Village.

The train industry is celebrated at the famous Station 885, a restaurant in the former station, which offers weekly specials on Prime Rib and other home-style dinners.  Try a fabulous brunch at Crawford’s, known for its great omelets and French toast.
Liberty Street Brewing Company is a local brewery with many great beers and a fantastic, local atmosphere.  Herman’s Old Town Grill boasts games and fun for kids and grown-ups.
Old Village also boasts many professional services and beautiful homes.

Plymouth Township
Greater Plymouth Township enjoys easy access to the Downtown area, major freeways, shopping centers, and city and state parks.   The Plymouth area offers many amenities to every one of its nearly 10,000 residents.  The area boasts many restaurants and businesses that residents will enjoy.   The Township boasts many parks with walking paths, playgrounds, and public spaces for athletic activities.
Plymouth Parks include:
  • Plymouth Township Park
  • Hines Park
  • Fairground Park
  • Lion's Park
  • Rotary Park
  • Garden Park
  • Starkweather Park
  • K of C Park
  • Kiwanis Park
  • Kellogg Park – The main Town Square
  • Smith Park
  • Pointe Park
  • Caster Park
  • Jack Wilcox Park  

Plymouth Township is also home to the Plymouth Whalers, a major junior hockey and feeder team for the NHL.  Sports fans will love heading to Compuware Arena to watch games.
Many inviting neighborhoods and quality subdivisions are located within Plymouth Township.  Visit for more information today!

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Plymouth-Canton Community Schools
Plymouth Canton Community Schools have excellent ratings and offer a wide variety of opportunities to children from elementary to high school.  The District consists of 15 elementary schools, five middle schools, three high schools, and one alternative school.  Extracurricular activities are offered from athletics to academics and the arts.  Sports include: football, basketball, baseball, volleyball, soccer, softball, track, swimming, and more.  Many language courses are offered.  All of the high schools also offer many college prep and AP classes, which will serve students well as they move on to college careers.  

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