CAPE ELIZABETH – Who wouldn’t like to live in Cape Elizabeth? Top-notch schools, great natural beauty, beaches, a golf course, Fort Williams Park. A 10-minute commute to downtown Portland.

Family-friendly, with a quality of life that is all-around superb. The small, peninsular town marks the entrance to Casco Bay, and is handy to the countless attractions of Southern Maine. “Cape” even has the longest growing season in the state.

And here in a serene, established, very walkable and ideal-for-families neighborhood on the east side of town is an affordable opportunity to own in Cape Elizabeth. This classic brick ranch house was quality-built in 1959, and is brand-new to the market, having been listed just this week after belonging to the same family for decades. The asking price: $339,500.

The condition: Move-in (with the exception of needed appliances). Systems are in fine shape. The 1,257-square-foot interior is freshly painted throughout, and hardwood flooring has been refinished. Most buyers will probably deem the baths in need of updating; but as is, they have vintage character and are perfectly functional.

The main living area is very pleasant, and T-shaped, extending front-to-back from the entry / living room into the dining space; on the left-hand wall is a brick, wood-burning fireplace on a tiled hearth. The kitchen is spacious – dine-in, in fact – with lots of cabinetry, and an attached half-bath.

Down the hall are the full bath with tub, and three good-sized bedrooms (two front, one back) each with a double closet, and casement privacy windows.

The full basement has a laundry area, good ceiling height, ample workshop space, and excellent potential for finishing to create a recreation/family room, office, etc.

On its level, .20-acre lot, the home is well screened out front by a pair of mature maples, and out back by tall lilacs and rhododendron. The big garden shed is a great bonus.

The home at 14 Campion Road, Cape Elizabeth, is listed for sale at $339,500 by Brian Linscott of RE/MAX Horizon in South Portland. Annual taxes are $3,596.

For more information or to arrange a private viewing, contact Brian at 767-3366, 329-2915, or at [email protected].

Photos by Diane Maines. The Friday feature home is produced by the Marketing Department of the Portland Press Herald. Send feature home suggestions to [email protected].