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Plymouth is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Known as “America’s Hometown” for its rich history, folklore, and culture. It’s located about 40 miles south of Boston. Retirees that enjoy cold winters and hot summers find their way to this town and learn about American History through the many museums and landmarks.
Climate & Geography
Plymouth has a humid continental climate and the humidity levels tend to be very high year-round due to its location on the Atlantic Ocean. The average annual high temperature is in the low 60s and the average annual low temperature is in the high 30s. The average annual precipitation is around 50 inches of rainfall.
Plymouth has the largest land area of any municipality in Massachusetts. The Atlantic coast is made up of low plains while the western sections are hilly and forested. There are several small ponds scattered throughout the western quadrant. Plymouth Beach is the largest out of the nine beaches throughout the town. A small island also exists called Clark’s Island.
Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment
As one of the oldest towns, the historical landmarks and museums are plentiful. Popular historic sites include the National Monument to the Forefathers, Mayflower II, and Plymouth Rock.
Jenney Museum is a favorite and a great place to learn about the history of Plymouth, the exhibits focus on pilgrims and how they influenced the American way of life. Active adults can enjoy taking a stroll through Brewster Gardens, a large park located in downtown Plymouth filled with groomed lawns, shrubs, and seasonal plants. During the warmer months farmers markets are sprinkled around the town and are a great place to pick up groceries and trinkets.
Cost of Living & Taxes
The median home price ranges dramatically throughout Massachusetts but Plymouth remains higher than the national median. It’s jokingly referred to as “Taxachusetts” because of how high the tax burden is at 10.3 percent. Federal, military, state, and local pensions are exempt. Out of state pensions are not taxed if the state paying does not tax Massachusetts pensions. Social Security income is also not taxed.
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Plymouth is the only medical center and hospital located directly in Plymouth. It’s rated High Performing in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart failure. Pembroke Hospital is less than 15 miles away located in Pembroke, MA.