What to know about CONDOMINIUMS
Vibrant micro-communities offering distinctive lifestyle amenities. - Historic walk-ups, refined waterfront complexes with boat moorings, quiet tree lined townhomes with tennis and golf, or just a landing pad.
Portland, in particular, has a thriving and energized condominium market with several eclectic and walkable micro-communities such India Street, Eastern Promenade, and Western Promenade, offering unique waterfront and historic neighborhood condominiums. Old Orchard Beach and Saco also feature a robust condo market with multiple oceanfront properties and luxurious nearby golf communities to choose from. The strong appeal for these condominiums draws from their versatile lifestyle features and pet-friendly accommodations.
While Portland and Old Orchard Beach are veritably the most popular spots in Maine for high-rise condominiums, there are other condo hotspots throughout the area. Falmouth and Yarmouth provide a more suburban vibe with townhomes that feature clubhouse amenities, such as pools and tennis courts. Bath offers The River Walk which connects residents to the scenic parks along the Androscoggin River and the bustling historic downtown with quaint brick front specialty shops and fun dining. Boothbay Harbor offers exceptional waterfront Townhomes at McFarland Point, walking distance to the shops and restaurants in town, and a stone’s throw away from Hodgson Marina where you can moor your boat.
In addition, the following locations are worth illuminating: South Portland, Saco, and Cape Elizabeth. They offer versatile and relaxing lifestyle options from The Anchorage Condominiums in South Portland to Hobstone Condominiums in Cape Elizabeth.
There is a condominium that fits most specific wants and needs, whether you prefer one-level living, a townhome, highrise, or an eclectic and trendy space near some of the area’s best shopping and dining. Maine is about living your best life.
What to Love
- Exciting culinary options
- Scenic waterfront condominiums
- Pet-friendly and versatile accommodations
- Luxury golf communities
- Easy access to amenities
- Clubhouse amenities
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Portland has a fantastic culinary scene appealing to “foodies” and gourmands from across the country. Bon Appetit previously ranked Portland as the “Restaurant City of the Year,” and it has appeared on “Must Do Destination” lists curated by Condé Nast and Lonely Planet.
Micucci Grocery is a wholesale Portland food distributor and family-owned market dating back to the 1940s, while Harbor Fish is a local landmark and one of the best seafood markets in the town. Portland is also home to several excellent restaurants, such as Eventide Oyster Co., a neighborhood seafood staple making creative New England fare and amazing lobster rolls. Speaking of lobster rolls, you can’t go wrong with a bite to eat at Allagash Brewery. Try a homemade whoopie pie for dessert!
Nestled down a cozy cobblestone side street, you’ll find quintessential Maine lobster shack, Street & Co., a rustic joint that comes highly recommended by locals and visitors alike. Standard Baking Co. is a family-run neighborhood bakery that makes handcrafted artisanal bread and pastries daily. New England destination Fore Street near Portland’s waterfront Old Port District is known for its upscale environment and serving delicious meats, seafood, game, and vegetables from apple wood-burning ovens.
Portland boasts several world-class marinas, such as the Fore Points Marina, a superyacht marina with beautiful views of Casco Bay providing first-class service and hospitality. DiMillo’s on the Water is a Portland hotspot and unique floating restaurant inside an old car ferry highlighting some of Maine’s best seafood and DiMillo’s Old Port Marina is located in the Old Port District.
Other Portland shopping, dining, and entertainment hotspots:
UNION Restaurant: refined restaurant plating New American fare inside the urban upscale Press Hotel
Après: chic cider bar, Portland’s first hard seltzer producer
Seabags: nautically-inspired fashion accessories store in Harbor Fish Market
Chaval: casual brasserie serving Spanish and French-influenced cuisine, al fresco dining
Hugos: sophisticated farm-to-table eatery
Things to Do
The Eastern Promenade is Portland’s largest developed path and features a beautiful two-mile harborside trail leading to East End Beach and Fort Allen Park. Dogs are also welcome, with an off-leash area near the park. The promenade offers visitors an abundance of recreational activities year-round. There are actually many parks and hiking trails to explore in Portland.
Portland hosts several fun festivals each year, such as the Old Port Festival in the vibrant downtown district. This celebration of music, art, food, and culture is entertainment for the whole family. There’s also the Bach Virtuoso Festival, a classical summer event hosted by St. Luke’s Cathedral.
The Portland Museum of Art is the oldest and largest public art installation in Maine. Located in Portland’s arts district, the museum is always worth a visit. Portland has a thriving arts scene, including the Cross Insurance Arena, which hosts concerts, exhibitions, sporting events, conventions, and more. Merrill Auditorium is another local performing arts venue showcasing musicals, symphonies, Broadway shows, and more. The Portland Symphony Orchestra is considered one of the top orchestras of its size.
Portland is home to the private and prestigious four-year art college, Maine College of Art and Design, as well as the up and coming Roux Institute, “Shaping tech talent and innovation in Portland, ME.”
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