Cape Elizabeth

Classic New England town with coastal grandeur in spades.

Welcome to Cape Elizabeth

Cape Elizabeth is a coastal sanctuary with tranquility and charm, a place where the scenic beauty of rugged shorelines seamlessly melds with picturesque landscapes. One is immediately immersed in its captivating aura, where each corner feels like a postcard coming to life. It embodies Maine's allure, presenting residents and visitors with an enchanting blend of maritime serenity and traditional elegance.

What to Love

  • Premium real estate market
  • High property demand
  • Iconic, rugged Maine coastlines
  • Vast tracts of preserved land

Local Lifestyle

Cape Elizabeth has majestic Main coastlines, abundant preserved landscapes, and luxurious real estate. This is where nature's grandeur meets architectural beauty, offering a lifestyle that is opulent and rooted in Maine's rich heritage. Cape Elizabeth boasts an array of coastal residences, from charming seaside cottages to elegant waterfront estates. The town is characterized by classic New England architecture, featuring colonial-style homes, Cape Cod designs, and other traditional structures that add character to the landscape. Some properties in Cape Elizabeth offer larger acreage, providing a sense of privacy and connection to nature.

Dining and Entertainment

C Salt Gourmet Market greets patrons with shelves adorned with specialty foods, fine wines, fresh produce, and handcrafted goods. The onsite cafe makes C Salt suitable whether you're in the mood for a leisurely brunch, a quick coffee, or a gourmet sandwich. Its cozy and inviting atmosphere makes C Salt a must-visit in Cape Elizabeth.
The rustic charm of The Well at Jordan's Farm is an experience unto itself. Set against a backdrop of verdant fields and serene landscapes, it offers an authentic farm-to-table culinary adventure. Beyond the sumptuous food, the farm offers myriad activities, making every visit memorable.
Lastly, a coastal Maine experience wouldn’t be complete without a visit to The Lobster Shack at Two Lights. Perched on the very edge of the Maine coastline, it offers patrons a dining experience set against the backdrop of the vast Atlantic. The tantalizing aroma of fresh lobster, coupled with the rustic authenticity of the shack, ensures an unforgettable dining escapade.

Things to Do

Higgins Beach is a haven for beach lovers. Its golden sands and azure waters present the perfect backdrop for sunbathing, building sandcastles, or simply soaking in the coastal vibes. The beach embodies the relaxed, serene ambiance Cape Elizabeth is so loved for.
Crescent Beach State Park and Fort Williams Park symbolize the town's rich history and natural splendor. While the park offers lush green landscapes, perfect for picnics or hikes, Fort Williams stands as a testament to the area's historical significance. No visit to Cape Elizabeth is complete without a stop at the iconic Portland Head Light, which stands sentinel by the coast. Lastly, Inn by the Sea promises an unmatched blend of comfort and Maine charm for those wanting a luxurious retreat.


The Cape Elizabeth School Department comprises three public schools sharing the same campus in the town center. Students may attend:
  • Pond Cove Elementary School
  • Cape Elizabeth Middle School
  • Cape Elizabeth High School


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Overview for Cape Elizabeth, ME

9,445 people live in Cape Elizabeth, where the median age is 49 and the average individual income is $71,768. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

49 years

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Around Cape Elizabeth, ME

There's plenty to do around Cape Elizabeth, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Modestman Maine, Gorgeous Gelato - Fort Williams Park, and Masala Mahal.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 4.23 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.78 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.36 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.93 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.93 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.88 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Cape Elizabeth, ME

Cape Elizabeth has 3,890 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Cape Elizabeth do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 9,445 people call Cape Elizabeth home. The population density is 5,170.29 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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46.12 / 53.89%

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Schools in Cape Elizabeth, ME

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The following schools are within or nearby Cape Elizabeth. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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4th - 12th
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Cape Elizabeth Middle School
5th - 8th
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9th - 12th




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