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Portland Maine Real Estate

A Guide to Local Area Resources

A mixture of city and country, Portland is a place where you can catch a symphony or ballet and cruise down quiet neighborhoods on your way there. With just under 70,000 residents spread out over 26 square miles, there is still enough room for everyone even though more and more people are choosing to relocate here. Portland offers eclectic sights, soothing sounds and the great salt air. A combination of big city life that blends nicely with its cozy appeal.

Only 1½ hours from Boston, Portland has all the amenities of the big city: arts districts, waterfront, museums, parks, elegant hotels, diverse shopping opportunities; but within minutes, one can be strolling through the Maine woods, canoeing down a river, or skiing some of the most thrilling mountains in New England.

Use the resources below to connect to Portland area entertainment, city services, media, utlities and business associations.

Entertainment  Town of Portland  Outdoors & Adventure
 Downtown District
 Portland Symphony
 Restaurant Guide
 City of Portland
 Assessor's Office
 Portland Jetport
 Visitors Bureau
 Visit Maine Today
 Ski Maine
Media Utilities & Services  Business
 Portland Monthly
 Downeast Magazine
 The Maine Mag
 Time Warner Cable
 Central Maine Power
 Water District
 Local Chamber
 Economic Dev
Portland Video View Portland Video 
Download Portland Statistical Profile and Data
Download Discover Portland, Maine - Information Guide
Download Portland Region Business Outlook

Of course there's more to see throughout the state of Maine - from Bar Harbor's Acadia National Park to the excitement of Mt. Khatadin in Baxter State Park. But right here, in Greater Portland, you can experience a bit of what everyone's talking about, a small piece of "everything Maine". From mountains to lakes, city to country, inland to coast, nature to nightlife, welcome to Greater Portland's Casco Bay!

City of Neighborhoods

Portland is clearly a town of small neighborhoods and there are single family homes and condos available in nearly every price range. Intown living, with close access to the downtown waterfront, is a distinct possibility. Learn more about the Neighborhoods of Portland.

TPortland Maine Neighborhoodshe Greater Neighborhoods Coalition provides a forum for residents, neighborhood associations, businesses, government and educational institutions to exchange ideas, communicate, learn, and collaborate on common issues.

The Coalition (GPNC) was founded in April 2003 to unify, strengthen, encourage, and celebrate citizen participation and for the express purposes of convening forums on topics of common interest and concern, exchanging information and providing networking opportunities. GPNC’s educational events and forums are designed to empower residents and neighborhood leaders to build and maintain vibrant neighborhoods.

Portland Demographics

Demographic Statistics Portland National Avg
 Rainfall (inches) 43.2 36.5
 Snowfall (inches) 71.5 25.2
 Precipitation Days 131 100
 Sunny Days 203 205
 Comfort Index 56 44
 Elevation (feet) 41 1,443
 Air Quality 93
 Water Quality 70 55
 Sales Tax 5.5% 6%
 Property Tax Rate (per $1,000) $21.62
 Commute Time (minutes) 17.1
 Cost of Living  116% 100%

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