Maine Places to Love
  • Published
    May 18, 2018

    Maine Places to Love: West End

    With its quiet blocks, wide and walkable streets, parks, historic homes, and stunning architecture, the West End of Portland has long been recognized and sought out as one of the city’s most desirable neighborhoods. This area of the peninsula can be defined as extending from Victoria Mansion on Danforth Street, to the grassy acres and stately homes of the Western Promenade, which offers panoramic views out to the White Mountains and Mount Washington.

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    May 11, 2018

    Maine Places to Love: Yarmouth

    Yarmouth epitomizes the best in Maine communities, with its Main Street Village, a beautiful parkway along the Royal River, a sheltered port, and a diversified commercial base along U.S. Route 1. So many residents contribute to make the town warm and welcoming, its motto is “Our Latchstring Always Out.” Yarmouth has one of New England’s finest public educational systems; a premier private school, North Yarmouth Academy; and many parks, trails and open spaces. (yarmouth.me.us)

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    May 4, 2018

    Maine Places to Love: Ogunquit

    Ogunquit offers a village quality of life, and is a renowned haven for artists. According to legend, it was named by the Abenakis; the word means “beautiful place by the sea.” People who live here agree, and have many reasons for finding Ogunquit beautiful, including the scent of beach roses on sea breezes wafting along the Marginal Way walking path; playing tag with the incoming tide; and the nostalgic feel of strolling among quaint buildings, coves, and pedestrian bridges. (www.ogunquit.org)

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    April 27, 2018

    Maine Places to Love: Cumberland

    Incorporated in 1821, Cumberland was named by Ephraim Sturdivant, a prominent sea captain and the town’s first treasurer. There are three major areas: Cumberland Center (government, education, library, shops); the beautiful shoreline of Cumberland Foreside; and West Cumberland, known for its farms and orchards, and now also home to many small, local businesses (www.cumberlandmaine.com). Top schools (Greely High is ranked fourth in the state – usnews.com/education); and amenities such as the Twin Brook Recreation Facility help make the town one of Maine’s most desirable places to live.

  • Published
    April 20, 2018

    Maine Places to Love: Falmouth

    The coastal town of Falmouth is one of Maine’s most desirable communities.
    It is known for great scenic beauty, from the oceanfront Casco Bay shoreline along Falmouth Flats and the Foreside, to the birders’ haven of the Presumpscot River estuary, to the traditional farmlands on the western side of town. Falmouth is a boaters’ and golfers’ paradise, and is renowned for the excellence of its schools. This year is the 300th anniversary of the town’s incorporation.

  • Published
    March 29, 2018

    Maine Places to Love: Munjoy Hill

    What’s to love? Here’s a short list. Fine restaurants, distinctive architecture. Walkable streets, bikeable trails. Waterfront July 4th fireworks, and first-rate theater. Splendid views far out over Casco Bay and its islands, the shipping channel, the cityscape and the Fore River. The waterfront Eastern Promenade Trail, and the Eastern Promenade, a 68-acre park designed by the Olmsted Brothers.