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Expert Senior Living Advisors from A Place for Mom can help direct you to Independent Living communities. Together, we will find the perfect fit for your loved one, and we will provide direction and support as needed. We partner with 28 Independent Living communities in Portland and the surrounding area, so there are many options to choose from. A Place for Mom is the largest senior living referral service in North America, and we can help you make a good choice at no cost to you.

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75 State Street

75 State St, Portland, ME 04102

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Located in the beautiful port side city of Portland, Maine, Seventy-Five State Street is an active and vibrant community within a community. Established in 1854, we are one of the oldest not for profits in the city and enjoy a stellar reputation of high-quality care and services for people of all...

Birchwoods at Canco Assisted Living

86 Holiday Drive, Portland, ME 04103

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Birchwoods at Canco Assisted Living located in beautiful Portland, Maine, combines the care seniors need, the convenience they value, and the independence they cherish.Birchwoods at Canco is beautifully designed with spacious common areas to enjoy with family and friends. Our gracious dining room...

The Woods at Canco

257 Canco Road, Portland, ME 04103

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The Woods at Canco provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Nestled in the unspoiled beauty of Portland's rugged countryside, you'll love the elegant grace of our facilities and the convenience of the nearby community. We're just minutes from shopping,...

Ashton Gardens Gracious Retirement Living

830 Ocean Ave, Portland, ME 04103

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The Park Danforth

777 Stevens Ave, Portland, ME 04103

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HarborChase of South Portland (Opening Fall 2021)

25 Country Club Rd, South Portland, ME 04106

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Sable Lodge Senior Resort

74 Running Hill Rd, South Portland, ME 04106

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Sable Lodge Senior Resort is a 55 and over all-inclusive rental community.There is no buy-in and we also have a 30 day money back guaranty during your first month.Your monthly rent includes the following services at no additional charge or gratuity.Live in Managers24/7 Dedicated ConciergesValet...

Foreside Harbor

191 Foreside Rd, Falmouth, ME 04105

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Foreside Harbor is a premier assisted living community modeled after traditional New England style inns. Our 28 private apartments combine the luxury of oceanside living with a level of quality care that provides you with the independence you cherish. Situated on the shores of Casco Bay, Foreside...

The Enclave of Scarborough

18 Black Point Road, Scarborough, ME 04074

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Located just seven miles south of Portland, The Enclave of Scarborough is a vibrant senior living community where older adults can live more independently, with discreet support from a caring, 24-hour staff.Enclave of Scarborough is convenient to local beaches, nature preserves, shopping and...

Ledgeview Assisted Living

92 US Route 1, Cumberland Foreside, ME 04110

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Ledgeview Assisted Living — When living alone is no longer an option and a nursing home isn't the answer. Ledgeview Living — where winter brings the warmth of a crackling fire in our fireplaces and summer evening breezes bring the scent of pint trees and seasonal flowers. —...

Scarborough Terrace

600 Commerce Dr, Scarborough, ME 04074

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Scarborough Terrace is a gracious, comfortable assisted living community where we provide a full complement of supportive services and amenities including 24/7 care tailored to meet the individual needs of each resident. Residents enjoy a variety of social, cultural and educational activities....

Bay Square at Yarmouth

27 Forest Falls Drive, Yarmouth, ME 04096

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Like a grand seaside inn, Bay Square at Yarmouth extends a warm and majestic invitation to all who come its way. Inside, the atmosphere is filled with joy of family, fond memories and proud traditions. Welcome to Senior living 'the way it was meant to be!' Splendidly located just beyond the...

Freeport Place

4 Old County Rd, Freeport, ME 04032

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Freeport Place offers personalized assisted living services to 30 residents in a warm, home-like setting. It is located in a beautiful country setting on Old County Road in Freeport, right next to the Freeport Country Club Golf Course. Located close to Ll.Bean and downtown Freeport, just minutes...

The Shaw House

257 South Street, Biddeford, ME 04005

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We are a geriatric residential assisted living, honoring aging in place, providing end-of-life care, respite care, and adult day care services. We have both private and semi private rooms, with all the comforts of home. It's important our clients maintain the ability to do at they want when they...

Huntington Common

1 Huntington Common Drive, Kennebunk, ME 04043

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Located in picturesque Kennebunk Maine, Huntington Common offers the most sophisticated independent retirement living in York County. Just three miles from the ocean and around the corner from quaint downtown Kennebunk, Huntington Common provides the perfect blend of community living and privacy....

Atria Kennebunk

One Penny Lane, Kennebunk, ME 04043

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Atria Kennebunk is a friendly, upscale senior community nestled nearby the rocky shores of the Maine coast. Residents can enjoy the coziness of the gracious common rooms and choose from over 250 activities each month, including concerts in the park, local theatre, shopping trips, and walks along...

The Highlands

30 Governors Way, Topsham, ME 04086

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The Highlands is located in the historic district of Topsham, next door to Brunswick and Bowdoin College, and 25 miles from Portland, Maine's largest city. The Highlands offers a continuum of care in magnificent natural setting, covering 75 acres complete with meandering walking trails....

Country Village Assisted Living

960 Meadow Road Route 121, Casco, ME 04015

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Schooner Estates Senior Living

200 Stetson Road, Auburn, ME 04210

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A warm welcome starts here. At Schooner Estates, everyone feels at home. It's an easy place to feel settled. The central Maine setting is picture-perfect, the lifestyle first-class. In this welcoming community, retirement is a new beginning. Schooner Estates Retirement Community provides an...

Sentry Hill At York Harbor

2 Victoria Ct, York, ME 03909

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Sentry Hill at York Harbor is the preeminent retirement community in New England beautifully situated on 12 acres within easy walking distance of historic York Village and York Harbor. Designed after the style of the grand hotels of the 1890's; senior living at Sentry Hill offers a retirement...

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Independent Living in Portland, ME

Independent living communities, also known simply as retirement communities in Portland, ME, are geared towards seniors who are able to live on their own, without daily assistance, and prefer to live among people their age. This usually means residents are self-sufficient and do not require hands-on care. Think of Portland retirement communities as age-restricted (typically 55+) complexes, which provide organized activities, meal services, and transportation.


Cost of Independent Living in Portland, ME

The median monthly cost of independent living in Portland is about $2,925 in the city proper and $3,063 within the metropolitan area. The median monthly cost for independent living in the state of Maine is around $2,925.

For this type of senior living, Portland, ME offers many great options, and A Place for Mom can help you find the right one.


Learn More About Portland, ME

Cost of Living

As the most populous metropolitan city in the New England area, Portland is more expensive than other cities in the region and nationwide. All index scores are based on a scale with the national average set at 100.

Cost-of-living indexGrocery indexMedian rentRent burdenMedian home valueMedian family incomeEstate tax116104$1,49821.6% spend over 30% of their income on rent$261,044$51,430The top estate tax rate is 12% with an exemption threshold of $5.6 million

Local Hospitals

The Portland region has several highly-rated hospitals, and the following are often ranked among the best in the area:

  • Northern Light Health – Northern Light Mercy HospitThis community, part of Maine’s most expansive network of hospitals, specializes in orthopedic surgery and spine surgery.
  • Maine Medical Center – This 637-bed community, the state’s largest medical center, ranks highly for treatment in cancer, diabetes, and neurosurgery.
  • Northern Maine Medical Center – This 49-bed care center regularly makes lists of top rural hospitals. Despite its small size, the community offers a broad range of services, including pain management, radiology, and diabetes care. Northern Maine Medical Center also provides home visits for discharged patients at no extra cost.

Weather and Climate

The climate of Portland, ME is considered warm-summer humid continental. Residents can expect four distinct seasons, with warm summers and occasional cold waves in winter. On average, the humidity level for Portland is 68%. This number peaks in September, with 72% humidity.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer tempTypical summer highTypical summer lowAverage winter tempTypical winter highTypical winter low68°F82°F (July)53°F (July)27°F40°F (December)15°F (January)

Air Quality

Average air quality index ratingAverage maximum air quality index rating40 (Good)49 in December (Good)

Precipitation

Average monthly precipitationAverage maximum monthly precipitationAverage yearly snowfall5”7” (October)61”

Demographics and Values

Portland, ME leans liberal, with the majority of the city’s population voting for Democratic candidates in the last five presidential elections. The city is among the strongest for small businesses in the United States, as ranked by the American City Business Journals. Small businesses also boost a higher-than-average survival rate in Portland, as well as notable yearly sales growth. Retail, tourism, and healthcare count among the city’s top industries. Mainehealth, the city of Portland, and the boating retailer Hamilton Marine have established themselves as leading employers. The city is also headquarters to L.L. Bean, which employs approximately 5,000 people.

2016 Presidential Election Results for Cumberland County

Voted DemocraticVoted RepublicanVoted Third Party60.34%33.26%6.41%

Population Statistics

Population densityPopulation trend1,197 people per square mileShrinking at a rate of -0.46% since 2010

Age

Median55+60+70+80+3626%10%6%4%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diplomaCollege degreeGraduate degree19%49%19%

Race & Ethnicity

AsianBlackHispanicNative AmericanPacific Islander or Native HawaiianWhiteTwo or more3.8%8.7%3.6%0.1%0.0%83.9%2.9%

Crime

Property crimes per 1,000 citizensViolent crimes per 1,000 citizens263

Miscellaneous

UnemployedParticipate in the labor forceHave some form of disabilityLive in povertyWidowsVeterans5%71%13%18%5%6%

Portland, ME is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. This means that members of the community are accepted by the general public and can actively participate in public life without fear of bigotry. The Williams Institute, associated with UCLA and studying sexuality, ranked Portland among its “gayest cities.” The city has a small but vibrant LGBTQ+ bar scene, and a host of area organizations devoted to protecting and advancing the LGBTQ+ community. In particular, SAGE Maine focuses on providing social support for LGBTQ+ seniors. With hundreds of members, the group meets weekly and occasionally puts on larger events. Pride Portland, the city’s pride festival, occurs annually, unifying the community and its allies, as well as packing the weekend with high-energy performers and speakers.

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

With more than 700 acres of open space, the city of Portland, Maine is best known for its breezy, maritime charm. The Old Port district invites visitors to stroll through cobblestone streets, stopping at a variety of boutiques, restaurants, and bars. The district also has a bustling, fresh fish market. The city’s historic lighthouses can make for a full-day tour of scenic, panoramic views. Meanwhile, the Portland Observatory is the country’s only surviving maritime signal tower, a designated national landmark known for its telescope and museum tours. The city has 66 parks, 10 gardens, and miles of trails, making it an ideal destination for hikers, birdwatchers, and other nature enthusiasts. Crescent Beach mixes sand and sun for yet another waterfront delight. The Maine Jewish Museum, located in Portland, pays homage to the city’s Jewish history, art, and culture. Past exhibits have showcased the work of Jewish photographers, sculptors, and painters. Housed in the same community, the Etz Chaim Congregation gathers for weekly prayer services, a monthly speaker series, and all major Jewish holidays.

Portland is also on the Maine Wine Trail, which has 24 wineries. Specifically, Portland wine lovers can unwind at Cellardoor Winery, Sweetgrass Winery & Distillery, and Blue Lobster Urban Winery.

Transportation

Greater Portland METRO consists of bus, metro, ferry, and Amtrak services. All buses meet ADA accessibility standards. Seniors, people with disabilities, and Medicare cardholders all qualify for fare discounts. Additionally, The League of American Bicyclists named Portland, ME the second most friendly city in the country for bikers.

Frequently asked questions about Independent Living facilities in Maine

There are 20 independent living facilities near Portland, Maine. See the full list.

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