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  • The Woods at Canco

    The Woods at Canco

    257 Canco Road, Portland, ME 04103
    (25)
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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, healthcare,...

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  • Ashton Gardens Gracious Retirement Living

    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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  • Sable Lodge Senior Resort

    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 Managers 24/7 Dedicated Concierges Valet...

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  • Huntington Common

    Huntington Common

    1 Huntington Common Drive, Kennebunk, ME 04043
    (29)
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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....

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  • The Highlands

    The Highlands

    30 Governors Way, Topsham, ME 04086
    (7)
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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. Residents...

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  • Schooner Estates Senior Living

    Schooner Estates Senior Living

    200 Stetson Road, Auburn, ME 04210
    (17)
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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...

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  • Sentry Hill At York Harbor

    Sentry Hill At York Harbor

    2 Victoria Ct, York, ME 03909
    (14)
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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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  • Wentworth Home

    Wentworth Home

    795 Central Avenue, Dover, NH 03820
    (4)
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    Wentworth Home — Exceptional Care at an Affordable Price Our warm and welcoming environment provides around the clock nursing staff with assistance tailored to each individual; delicious home cooked meals and engaging social activities and events. With the help of our outstanding employees,...

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  • Langdon Place of Dover

    60 Middle Road, Dover, NH 03820
    (20)
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    Please note that the Assisted Living and Memory Care is private pay only. We do not accept Medicaid on either unit. Additionally electric scooters and electric wheelchairs are not permitted. Self propel wheelchairs only and resident must resident on first floor. We have two elevators with three...

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  • Kittery Estates

    Kittery Estates

    220 State Road, Kittery, ME 03904
    (16)
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    Kittery Estates provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Situated in Kittery with easy access to Portsmouth, Kittery Estates is the home you've been waiting for. We're conveniently close to Kittery Outlet Malls, other shopping opportunities and excellent medical...

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  • Maple Suites

    Maple Suites

    30 Holiday Drive, Dover, NH 03820
    (22)
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    Maple Suites provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Nestled within 31 acres of woods, you'll love the peaceful tranquility of our beautiful facility hidden away in the trees. We're just one mile away from downtown Dover, shopping, excellent healthcare and...

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  • The Residence at Silver Square

    The Residence at Silver Square

    100 Sterling Way, Dover, NH 03820
    (3)
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    Imagine finally having the time to do the things that make you happy: Catching up on the best-seller list, getting out to the theater with friends, learning a new language, or just relaxing with the people you enjoy. Imagine life without the worries and stresses of maintaining a home. Imagine you...

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  • Brookdale Spruce Wood

    Brookdale Spruce Wood

    25 Worthen Road, Durham, NH 03824
    (17)
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    The Good Life Tucked into more than 15 beautiful acres in the stunning city of Durham, New Hampshire, your new community will feel like home from the moment you arrive. Known as a continuing care retirement community (CCRC), we provide everything from independent and assisted living to memory care...

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  • All American Assisted Living at Kingston

    All American Assisted Living at Kingston

    193 Main St, Kingston, NH 03848
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    All American Assisted Living at Kingston is a residential community for seniors who are looking for social interaction, personal care services, and leisure pursuits. A subsidiary of Kaplan Development Group, a leader in the field of assisted and independent living, All American offers our residents...

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  • Atria Merrimack Place

    Atria Merrimack Place

    85 Storey Avenue, Newburyport, MA 01950
    (21)
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    Atria Merrimack Place in Newburyport, MA in Essex County is a senior living community for active, independent-minded seniors. Our community resides on beautiful grounds, with lush greenery in a quiet residential area. We're located in close proximity to the Interstate 95 and surrounded by the...

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  • Wingate Residences at Haverhill

    Wingate Residences at Haverhill

    10 Residences Way, Haverhill, MA 01830
    (1)
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    Wingate Residences at Haverhill is a state of the art, private, residential community with 64 apartments, offering 24 hour supportive care for seniors interested in maintaining active lifestyles while planning for future needs. The Neighborhood also includes 20 apartments with support for memory...

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  • Assisted Living at Beaver Lake Lodge

    Assisted Living at Beaver Lake Lodge

    38 N Shore Rd, Derry, NH 03038
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    Assisted Living at Beaver Lake Lodge is a New Facility located on 7 acres overlooking Beaver Lake. Spacious Private Rooms and built with all the latest Life Safety amenities, it is rated as one of The Nicest Small Bed Facilities in New England. Owned and operated by Karen4Elders, LLC, Karen and...

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  • The Residence at Riverbend

    The Residence at Riverbend

    149 County Road, Ipswich, MA 01938
    (5)
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    The Residence at Riverbend is a new rental community that has already established an outstanding reputation on the North Shore and beyond! Our dedication to an impeccable standard of quality in every aspect of the Riverbend lifestyle is evident in all we do; for instance our programs are created in...

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  • Birch Heights

    Birch Heights

    7 Kendall Pond Road, Derry, NH 03038
    (48)
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    Birch Heights provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Situated on beautiful grounds in the scenic town of Derry, you'll love the quiet elegance of our facilities while enjoying the convenience of being in the heart of it all. We may have a small town feel, but...

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  • The Residence at Salem Woods

    The Residence at Salem Woods

    6 Sally Sweet's Way, Salem, NH 03079
    (13)
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    Resting on a beautiful campus in Salem, New Hampshire, The Residence at Salem Woods is a brand new community scheduled to open in the spring of 2016. The community will offer independent living, assisted living, and memory care services to seniors. The Residence at Salem Woods is proudly operated by...

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  • Bentley Commons at Bedford

    Bentley Commons at Bedford

    66 Hawthorne Drive, Bedford, NH 03110
    (20)
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    Opened in 2008 and located in one of the most charming communities in the State of New Hampshire, Bentley Senior Living is a state of the art community that offers a full compliment of amenities and supportive services designed to maximize independence and encourage a healthy, active lifestyle. ...

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  • Briston Manor West

    Briston Manor West

    37 Ridgewood Road, Bedford, NH 03110
    (15)
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    PLEASE NOTE: ALL SCHEDULED TOURS MUST BE CONFIRMED BY TELEPHONE.

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  • Colonial Gardens

    Colonial Gardens

    105 Cherry Hill Drive, Beverly, MA 01915
    (31)
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    We believe that Colonial Gardens Gracious Retirement Living is so much more than walls and windows - it's a place to enjoy home-cooked meals, game night, or a quiet evening with family and friends. It's where you always feel comfortable, safe, and secure. At Colonial Gardens Gracious Retirement...

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  • Atria Marland Place

    Atria Marland Place

    15 Stevens Street, Andover, MA 01810
    (36)
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    For more than 18 years, Atria Marland Place has been the senior living provider of choice for Andover's wisest older adults. Building on this foundation of trust, they've recently completed a thoughtful, thorough renovation to expand and enhance their community — including the addition of Atria...

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  • Landmark At Ocean View

    Landmark At Ocean View

    3 Essex Street, Beverly, MA 01915
    (16)
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    Landmark at Ocean View is a beautifully renovated historic building in the heart of downtown Beverly, close to shops, restaurants, churches, the public library and the town common. A community penthouse offers dramatic views of the ocean and city. One monthly fee includes both personal care and a...

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  • Stone Hill at Andover NOW OPEN

    Stone Hill at Andover NOW OPEN

    141 Elm Street, Andover, MA 01810
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    Stone Hill Assisted Living and Memory Care is located in picturesque Andover, MA is just off I-495 and minutes from the quaint shops and restaurants of historical downtown Andover. This brand new state-of-the-art community is currently under construction and scheduled to open Spring 2019. Stone Hill...

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  • Summit by Morrison

    Summit by Morrison

    56 Summit Dr, Whitefield, NH 03598
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    Built on our commitment to excellence, Summit by Morrison is a first-of-its-kind senior living community in the heart of northern New Hampshire. Located on a sloping hillside with sweeping views of Dalton Mountain, Summit by Morrison is a community that provides a full continuum of care all on one...

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  • Bayberry at Emerald Court

    Bayberry at Emerald Court

    2000 Emerald Court, Tewksbury, MA 01876
    (15)
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    Welcome to a new way of life at Bayberry at Emerald Court. Nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood in Tewksbury, MA, Bayberry is an assisted living community ideally located just minutes from major shopping, entertainment and medical centers with easy access to I-93 and I-495. Bayberry offers...

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  • The Residence at Vinnin Square

    The Residence at Vinnin Square

    224 Salem Street, Swampscott, MA 01907
    (1)
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    The Residence at Vinnin Square is a premier Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care community, coming soon to a quiet, wooded parcel in Swampscott, MA. When you join our family, you’ll thrive in a vibrant community setting, and as importantly, your family and friends will have the...

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  • Riverglen House

    Riverglen House

    55 Riverglen Lane, Littleton, NH 03561
    (2)
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    A locally-owned and managed Senior Community in downtown Littleton, NH. A unique setting on the banks of the Ammonoosuc River with immediate access to Littleton's vibrant Main Street, named one of the Nation's 'Ten Best' Fifty resident apartments, each with kitchenette and private bath. Three...

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  • Heatherwood

    Heatherwood

    1624 Main Street, Tewksbury, MA 01876
    (27)
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    We believe that Heatherwood Gracious Retirement Living is so much more than walls and windows - it's a place to enjoy home-cooked meals, game night, or a quiet evening with family and friends. It's where you always feel comfortable, safe, and secure. At Heatherwood, our management teams live onsite,...

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  • The Residence at Pearl Street

    The Residence at Pearl Street

    75 Pearl Street, Reading, MA 01867
    (23)
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    Conveniently located adjacent to the town center of Reading, Massachusetts and within walking distance to the town common, post office, churches, banks, restaurants and many shops and services found in the thriving town center, our community recently received a $3 million full community renovation....

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  • Ledgewood Bay

    Ledgewood Bay

    43 Ledgewood Dr, Milford, NH 03055
    (30)
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    Ledgewood Bay Assisted Living, Independent Living & Memory Care is nestled in a quaint planned community in beautiful Milford, New Hampshire. This picturesque hilltop, with fantastic views of the White Mountains, community is close to Route 3, 101 and 101A and centrally located near numerous...

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  • Summer Place

    Summer Place

    20 Summer Street, Chelmsford, MA 01824
    (24)
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    Summer Place provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. History comes alive at Summer Place. Located in the heart of Chelmsford, the town square dates back to the 1600's and we're just ten minutes from Walden Pond. Beyond heritage, you'll enjoy the convenience of...

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  • The Residence at Melrose Station

    The Residence at Melrose Station

    158 Essex Street, Melrose, MA 02176
    (13)
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    The Residence at Melrose Station opened the summer of 2017 and offers 65 up-scale rental apartment homes that may be for either Independent (retirement) or Assisted Living, or a combination of both as there is no delineation between apartments. If one is Independent Living, for instance and develops...

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  • Atria Maplewood Place

    Atria Maplewood Place

    295 Broadway, Malden, MA 02148
    (30)
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    At Atria Maplewood Place, you'll find a friendly, family-like environment in a peaceful New England town. Residents are close to shopping, the theater, movies, places of worship and Revere Beach. Atria Maplewood Place combines the convenience of city life with the comforts of country living. Atria...

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  • Atria Longmeadow Place

    Atria Longmeadow Place

    42 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01803
    (17)
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    Atria Longmeadow Place is a welcoming senior community nestled in a wooded area of Burlington, Massachusetts. The community is adjacent to town conservation land and located directly across the street from the world-renowned Lahey Clinic. Residents at Atria Longmeadow Place enjoy the best of both...

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  • The Gables at Winchester

    The Gables at Winchester

    299 Cambridge Street, Winchester, MA 01890
    (9)
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    For almost than 25 years, The Gables at Winchester has been serving the Winchester and surrounding communities. The Gables is a comfortable and elegantly furnished senior living community offering the finest in independent and assisted living apartments, as well as rehabilitation services and...

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  • The Parc at Harbor View Senior Living

    The Parc at Harbor View Senior Living

    46 Lincoln St, Winthrop, MA 02152
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    At The Parc at Harbor View, residents enjoy an active, engaging lifestyle that promotes wellness and independence. It is our goal to keep our residents linked to resources and opportunities that will fulfill their needs and interests in the Winthrop area. Residents have many opportunities to...

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  • Parker Ridge

    Parker Ridge

    63 Parker Ridge Lane, Box 290, Blue Hill, ME 04614
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    The place to retire in Downeast Maine. Just south of Blue Hill, Maine, on a peninsula dotted with gracious summer homes, is a pleasant and welcoming community on 28-acres surrounded by woods and walking trails and commanding stunning views of Blue Hill Bay. This is Parker Ridge. With panoramic views...

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  • Cadbury Commons

    66 Sherman St, Cambridge, MA 02140
    (10)
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    Cadbury Commons is a family owned and operated Assisted Living Community located across from Denehey Park in Cambridge, MA.  Seniors choose Cadbury as a residence that provides an independent lifestyle.  Assisted Living services are offered to foster that independence, not remove it. ...

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  • The Woods at Merrimack NOW OPEN

    The Woods at Merrimack NOW OPEN

    197 Howe Street, Methuen, MA 01844
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  • Community Living for Elderly

    22 Mays Way, West Ossipee, NH 03890
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  • The Berkeley Retirement Home & Skilled Nursing

    150 Berkeley St, Lawrence, MA 01841
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  • Giving Tree Senior Living

    1827 Bridge St, Dracut, MA 01826
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  • VNA Alewife Brook Pkwy

    405 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Somerville, MA 02144
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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.

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.

Cost of Living in Portland, ME

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 index Grocery index Median rent Rent burden Median home value Median family income Estate tax
116 104 $1,498 21.6% spend over 30% of their income on rent $261,044 $51,430 The top estate tax rate is 12% with an exemption threshold of $5.6 million

Local Medical Providers

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 Hospital - This 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.

Climate and Weather

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 temp Typical summer high Typical summer low Average winter temp Typical winter high Typical winter low
68°F 82°F (July) 53°F (July) 27°F 40°F (December) 15°F (January)

Air Quality

Average air quality index rating Average maximum air quality index rating
40 (Good) 49 in December (Good)

Precipitation

Average monthly precipitation Average maximum monthly precipitation Average yearly snowfall
5” 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 Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
60.34% 33.26% 6.41%

Population Statistics

Population density Population trend
1,197 people per square mile Shrinking at a rate of -0.46% since 2010

Age

Median 55+ 60+ 70+ 80+
36 26% 10% 6% 4%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diploma College degree Graduate degree
19% 49% 19%

Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian White Two or more
3.8% 8.7% 3.6% 0.1% 0.0% 83.9% 2.9%

Crime

Property crimes per 1,000 citizens Violent crimes per 1,000 citizens
26 3

Miscellaneous

Unemployed Participate in the labor force Have some form of disability Live in poverty Widows Veterans
5% 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.

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