About Plymouth, Massachusetts
The Chamber of Commerce refers to Plymouth as "America's Hometown," and most schoolchildren know the story of the Pilgrims and the landing at Plymouth Rock. However, Plymouth is more than a destination. It's a community where 56,468 people live and work, according to the 2010 census.
The town is located approximately 40 miles south of Boston in the area known as the South Shore. In addition to its primary industry, tourism, the town's economy emphasizes healthcare, technical and scientific research, real estate and telecommunications. The biggest employer in Plymouth is Jordan Hospital.
Plymouth is a southern terminus of the Old Colony line of the MBTA commuter rail. Seasonal ferries operate to Provincetown. There are scheduled buses to Logan Airport, downtown Boston, Hyannis, and other points on Cape Cod. There is scheduled air service to Nantucket. Major highways include Route 3 and U.S. Route 44.
In 2007 money Magazine included Plymouth on its 100 Best Places to Live list.