Greater Portland comprises several surrounding communities, each offering unique opportunities for work, play and fulfilling lifestyles.
Portland itself is a vibrant, eclectic city that offers the sophistication of much larger cities in a smaller, more livable scale, while still retaining a down-to-earth character.
South Portland offers a neighborhood-like feel and close proximity to Portland, but also features beaches, spectacular views of Casco Bay, Maine’s most well known lighthouse, and great food in local haunts. Just 10 minutes from Portland, Cape Elizabeth offers beautiful beaches, marshlands and picturesque lighthouses, and great schools. And Scarborough (also just 10 minutes from Portland) is itself is a center of business and home to a world-class bioscience companies.
To the north, the coastal community of Falmouth offers small town charm with sophistication and easy access to Portland. Due west of Portland, Westbrook is home to many of the region’s major employers, and a vibrant downtown situated on the picturesque Presumpscot River.
With its unique blend of vibrant arts and culture, Greater Portland makes Top 10 lists from Forbes to Outdoor to Bon Appétit, with an eclectic mix of businesses categories that include research, technology, design and marketing, fashion, finance and more—all in a region that offers easy access to pristine nature.