South Portland Real Estate
South Portland Maine is located in Cumberland County on Portland Harbor across from the city of Portland via the Casco Bay Bridge. During World War II, South Portland was the site for building many Liberty cargo ships due to its working waterfront location. Now, Maine’s fourth largest city is most known for its strong retail presence in Millcreek, a waterfront market, and the Maine Mall, the largest shopping mall in Maine.
Due to the close proximity to Portland and convenient access to Interstate 295, South Portland real estate continues to experience strong demand of single family homes and condominiums. The area has been a wonderful alternative for those looking to purchase an affordable home set amidst a quiet neighborhood feel.
South Portland’s oldest neighborhood Ferry Village, the area along the waterfront across from Portland, earned its name as a ferry was used to transport goods and the residents to and from Portland before the Million Dollar Bridge, now Casco Bay Bridge was built. Ferry Village is one of the strongest neighborhood associations in Southern Maine and continues to be an area where South Portland residents look to buy homes and the demand for real estate is apparent.
Willard Beach and Meetinghouse Hill real estate continue to experience great demand thanks to the prime location near the ocean with sandy beach access, the convenience to Portland and surrounding area, and a strong neighborhood association which continues to maintain a close-knit community sense.