Portland Real Estate
Portland, located mostly on a peninsula in Casco Bay, is the State of Maine’s largest city according to U.S. Census data from 2010 citing a population of just over 65,000. With a metro area population of over 200,000, Greater Portland represents roughly one quarter of Maine’s total population, and thus Portland serves as the business and financial center of Maine.
Located about 45 miles north of the border with New Hampshire, Portland offers residents and guests a beautiful oceanfront setting, a historical charm similar to a small European city, along with a lively and modern urban feel thanks in part to a vibrant music, art, and social scene.
There is no secret that Portland, Maine is wonderful. Thanks to the likes of Forbes.com, CNBC, and GQ, Portland, Maine has been awarded numerous titles including; “America’s Most Livable City”, #4 in “America’s Top Foodie Cities”, and one of “The Coolest Small Cities in America”.
Portland real estate provides an excellent mix for those in search of a historic home with wonderful architecture and charm, or the more modern downtown condo with water views close to all the cities amenities.
Portland’s West End, a neighborhood on the western side of the peninsula, is well-known for lovely Victorian architecture with numerous homes on the historic registry. The West End is also home to Maine Medical Center, the largest hospital in Maine and the largest employer in Portland. The charm and character of the homes coupled with the fabulous neighborhood and location to the ocean and downtown Portland, make the Portland West End one of the most sought after areas to live in Portland, along with the Portland East End.
Portland’s East End and Munjoy Hill, located on the east side of the peninsula offers water views of Casco Bay and Back Cove. In recent years, the East End and Munjoy Hill have experienced the remodeling and renovating of many single family homes and multifamily investment properties, due to the high demand and great interest of local and out-of-state home buyers. Both the West End and East End of Portland offer a range of luxury homes to affordable modern condos.