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Plymouth, Michigan Real Estate and Local Information

Plymouth is one of Michigan’s oldest communities. It is best known for its charming downtown, which includes a large, quaint residential area and a growing, vibrant commercial district with upscale restaurants and bars. The focal point of town is Kellogg Park and its large gathering fountain, one of the areas most visible landmarks. Kellogg Park also hosts “Music in the Park,” a summer-long series of live musical productions, as well as Plymouth’s famous “International Ice Sculpture Spectacular” which routinely draws over 500,000 visitors and ice-carving competitors from as far away as Japan.

Brief History

Plymouth Township was organized in 1827, and the village incorporated in 1867. One hundred years later, in 1967, when the city observed its centennial, the Lord Mayor of Plymouth, England, accepted an invitation to come to Plymouth and participate in the observance. He arrived with two aldermen and his city clerk. The ties between the two cities have been strong since World War II when the Plymouth Rotary Club sent food, clothing, money, and letters of encouragement to Plymouth, England, during the blitz. In front of City Hall in Plymouth, Michigan, stands a gift from the English city: a small piece of the rock quarry from which the pilgrims embarked from America in 1620. Growing in front of the City Hall in Plymouth, England, is a gift from Plymouth, Michigan: four trees native to this area. The colonial architecture of Plymouth, influenced by its New England counterpart, is exemplified in its attractive public buildings. These include the Dunning-Hough Public Library building which the library has occupied since 1958, the City Hall building erected in 1964, and the Dunning Memorial building which Margaret Dunning presented to the Plymouth Historical Society in 1973.

Geography – Plymouth

According to the United States Census Bureau, Plymouth has a total area of 2.2 mi². 2.2 mi² of it is land and 0.45% is water.

Geography – Plymouth Township

According to the United States Census Bureau, Plymouth Township has a total area of 16.0 mi². 15.9 mi² of it is land and 0.04 mi² of it is water. The total area is 0.25% water.

Shopping

From 19th century antique shops in historic Old Village to its contemporary downtown, along with Ann Arbor Road, Plymouth is a shopper’s paradise. A cornucopia of options await you in Plymouth’s downtown shopping environment where over 100 specialty shops from fine jewelers to candy stores call themselves neighbors.

Restaurants

Plymouth is also home to a number of restaurants including LaBistecca, long rated amongst the finest eateries in Metro Detroit, and several new offerings in the downtown area, including Compari’s.

Recreation

There are 14 city-owned parks and another four municipal parks, featuring baseball diamonds and soccer fields, in the township. The Plymouth Cultural Center and Ice Arena combines meeting rooms with hockey and ice skating, and the Compuware Sports Arena is the home of the Ontario Hockey League Plymouth Whalers. Plymouth Township also features five public golf courses. Spectacular Hines Park, which stretches from Northville all the way to Dearborn, is also a popular recreation destination.

Location

Plymouth is ideally located approximately 30 miles west of the heart of downtown Detroit, and approximately 20 miles east of Ann Arbor, home of the University of Michigan. It is also approximately 15 miles from Metro Airport. It has convenient access to I-275, Michigan’s busiest expressway, and I-96, which connects Detroit to Ann Arbor, Lansing and Grand Rapids.

Schools

Plymouth’s school systems are rated as one of the strongest in metro Detroit. Students are part of the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools district. The combined district is the largest in the state. Currently the district has over 16,000 students enrolled. These students’ MEAP scores run well above the state average.

Plymouth is home to several private schools, including Metropolitan Junior Academy, New Morning School, Our Lady of Good Counsel, and St. Peter’s Lutheran School.

Community Statistics

If you are new to the area, we thought it might be useful for you to see how the communities in our immediate area relate to one another in terms of pricing and how various subdivisions within the same city compare, as well as some other useful statistics and demographics. If you already live here, this information might be useful to help you understand the value of your home.

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School Information

ADMINISTRATION BUILDING

E.J. McClendon Educational Center

Monica Merritt, Superintendent

454 S. Harvey Street, Plymouth, MI 48170

(734) 416-2700 Fax (734) 416-4933

HIGH SCHOOLS

Canton High School 8415 Canton Center Rd., Canton, MI 48187 Hal Heard, Principal (734) 416-2850

Plymouth High School 8400 Beck Rd., Canton, MI 48187 Cheri Steckel, Principal (734) 582-5500

Salem High School 46181 Joy Rd., Canton, MI 48187 Kim Villarosa, Principal (734) 416-7800

Starkweather Academy Alternative 39750 Joy Rd., Plymouth, MI 48170 Kevin Lane, Principal (734) 416-4901

MIDDLE SCHOOLS

Discovery Middle School 45083 Hanford Rd., Canton, MI 48187 Terry Sawchuk, Principal (734) 416-2880

East Middle School 1042 South Mill St., Plymouth, MI 48170 Scott Burek, Principal (734) 416-4950

Liberty Middle School 46250 Cherry Hill, Canton, MI 48187 James Hunter, Principal (734) 416-4990

Pioneer Middle School 46081 Ann Arbor Rd., Plymouth, MI 48170 Kevin Rhein, Principal (734) 416-2770

West Middle School 44401 W. Ann Arbor Trl., Plymouth, MI 48170 Clint Smiley, Principal (734) 416-7550

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Bentley 1100 Sheldon Rd., Canton, MI 48188 Jerry Meier, Principal (734) 397-6360

Bird 220 Sheldon Rd., Plymouth, MI 48170 Catherine Williams, Principal (734) 416-3100

Dodson 205 N. Beck Rd., Canton, MI 48187 April Quasarano, Principal (734) 981-8003

Eriksson 1275 N. Haggerty Rd., Canton 48187 Kevin Learned, Principal (734) 981-5560

Farrand 41400 Greenbriar Ln., Plymouth, MI 48170 Carolyn Washington, Principal (734) 582-6900

Field 1000 S. Haggerty Rd., Canton, MI 48188 Denise Lilly, Principal (734) 397-6330

Gallimore 8375 Sheldon Rd., Canton, MI 48187 Aimee Bell, Principal (734) 416-3150

Hoben 44680 Saltz Rd., Canton, MI 48187 Principal (734) 981-8670

Hulsing 8055 Fleet St., Canton, MI 48187 Principal (734) 416-6150

Isbister 9300 Canton Center Rd., Plymouth, MI 48170 Lee Harrison, Principal (734) 416-6050

Miller 43721 Hanford Rd., Canton, MI 416-4800 Blair Klco, Principal (734) 416-4800

Smith 1298 McKinley St., Plymouth, MI 48170 Dana Jones, Principal (734) 416-4850

Tonda 46501 Warren Rd., Canton, MI 48187 Maureen Molloy, Principal (734) 416-6100

Workman 250 Denton Rd.N., Canton, MI 48187 Dr. James Burt, Principal (734) 582-6701

DISTRICT PROGRAMS

Early Childhood 11100 Haggerty Rd., Plymouth, MI 48170 Peggy Kaczmarek, Coordinator (734) 416-6190

Extended Day 11100 Haggerty Rd., Plymouth, MI 48170 Peggy Kaczmarek, Coordinator (734) 416-6194

Special Education 454 S. Harvey St., Plymouth, MI 48170 Julie Woodhams, Executive Director (734) 582-6801

ELL/State & Federal Programs 454 S. Harvey St., Plymouth, MI 48170 Kimberly May, Director (734) 416-6195

Community Education 11100 Haggerty Rd., Plymouth, MI 48170 (734) 416-2937

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