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Maine Places to Love
  • Published
    June 19, 2020

    Maine Places to Love: Long Island

    Long Island is one of just 15 Maine islands with year-round residents and businesses. Long Island is a 45-minute ferry ride from Portland. Among the inhabited Casco Bay Islands, Long is one of two that are incorporated as their own towns. With essential businesses located at the town landing, Long Island is a charming small town where you can kick back and relax, while finding comfort in being part of a caring community.

  • Published
    September 1, 2019

    Maine Places to Love: Arundel

    The traditionally agricultural town was first settled in the mid-1600s, and incorporated in 1719. Today, Arundel’s historic charm, wooded areas and rolling farmland continue to attract new residents and visitors. Businesses are concentrated along U.S. Route 1, which provides easy access to neighboring towns including Kennebunkport, and to the Maine Turnpike. Small (pop. 4,259) but fast-growing, the primarily residential York County town offers a peaceful lifestyle within its 24 square miles, and was named a 2014 “Best Place to Live In Maine” by DownEast Magazine.

  • Published
    July 7, 2019

    Maine Places to Love: Kennebunk

    “The only village in the world so named,” Kennebunk provides the quality of life that people move to Maine hoping to find. Shipbuilding and agriculture are key components of the small coastal town’s heritage; beautiful sandy beaches, and stunning architecture such as the elegant homes that line Summer Street – the state’s first Historic District to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places – illustrate its appeal to residents and tourists alike.

  • Published
    May 26, 2019

    Maine Places to Love: Kennebunkport

    Formerly a shipbuilding town whose settlement dates to the 1600s, Kennebunkport is a classic Maine coast summer colony and a beloved home to presidents. Celebrated for its natural beauty, the town includes the historic fishing village of Cape Porpoise; gorgeous Goose Rocks Beach; stunning architecture, as exemplified by Greek Revival mansion White Columns; award-winning inns; and a wealth of attractions in and around Dock Square. Truly, Kennebunkport is “the place to be all year” (

  • Published
    April 28, 2019

    Maine Places to Love: Maine

    “So You Think You Know Maine” was a quiz show once broadcast by public TV station Channel 10 in Lewiston. As the title’s challenge to contestants suggests, omniscience regarding our state is probably impossible. Consider Maine’s depth of history, and geographic expanse (35,385 square miles, waters included.) Then reflex on Maine’s boundless natural beauty: One needs a lifetime to explore the state’s wonders properly. To live in Maine is truly a journey of discovery.

  • Published
    September 28, 2018

    Maine Places to Love: Freeport

    A historic coastal town, Freeport offers plentiful opportunities for peaceful, wooded walks and ocean excursions. Quiet residential neighborhoods are set back from the hubbub of the famed shopping area at the center of town, which is anchored by outdoor retail giant LL Bean. There’s always something to do, as the retail center brings vibrancy with concerts and celebrations throughout the year. Freeport’s restaurant selection is extensive, and the arts are alive and well here.

  • Published
    August 17, 2018

    Maine Places to Love: Bowdoinham

    Incorporated in 1762, the pleasantly small town of Bowdoinham (pop. 2,889 in the 2010 U.S. census) offers a relaxed quality of life, and much more: the great physical beauty of its setting on the west side of Merrymeeting Bay; a village center of architecturally distinctive, 19th-century homes; a rich shipbuilding heritage; small, organic farms; and an active community life, from the weekly farmer’s market to the annual Celebrate Bowdoinham event.