FOX25 Morning News Zip Trip Comes to Plymouth Massachusetts
Known as “America’s Hometown,” Plymouth was the site of the colony founded in 1620 by the Pilgrims. Plymouth is the largest town in Massachusetts with over 97 square miles of land area.
Plymouth has access to routes 3 and 44, and is about 45 minutes to Boston and 35 minutes to Cape Cod. Plymouth has a stop on the MBTA Kingston/Plymouth commuter rail to Boston. There is seasonal ferry service to Provincetown and The Plymouth & Brockton Street Railway Company offers scheduled service to Logan Airport, Boston, Hyannis, and Provincetown as well.
The average price for a single family home in Plymouth is $312,391. The average price for a condo in Plymouth is $262,616. Year to date there was an 11% increase in the number of home sales and a 2% increase in the average selling price for a home in Plymouth compared to the same period in 2012. The population of Plymouth is 56,468, up 9% since 2000.
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What Makes Plymouth a Great Town to Live In?
Plymouth is a popular destination because of its history, arts and culture, and proximity to beaches and the ocean.
One of the most visited parks in the state park system is the Pilgrim Memorial State Park, where we will broadcast our last Fox 25 Morning News Zip Trip of the summer on August 30th. The park consists of 11 acres that include a landscaped waterfront and a statue of William Bradford, the first governor of Plymouth Colony. You can go on board the Mayflower II, a full-scale reproduction of the original Mayflower. And of course people come to the park to see Plymouth Rock, where the Pilgrims landed in 1620.
Another popular tourist site is Plimouth Plantation’s 17th-Century English Village, a re-creation of the small farming community built by the Pilgrims along the shore of Plymouth Harbor.
Brewster Gardens in Plymouth is a small park for where you can have a picnic, watch ducks in the brook, or go walking along its picturesque pathways. Brewster Gardens was created in the 1920s and is a favorite spot for weddings.
Plymouth has a vibrant arts community that includes The Americana Theatre Company, a non-profit, professional theatre company that provides high-quality, professional entertainment for families.
Shoppers love going to Colony Place, the region’s largest, open-air lifestyle retail center with over 40 stores and restaurants.
There are many top-rated restaurants in Plymouth such as the Blue Eyed Crab Caribbean Grill, which serves fresh seafood and creative cocktails in a casual setting. The newly renovated Rye Tavern offers guests a changing menu that includes ingredients from their vegetable garden just outside the Tavern.
The Plymouth School District operates 12 schools, making it one of the largest town school districts in the state. Schools include Norton High School, South Middle School, Manomet Elementary, and Mt. Pleasant Pre-school.
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