Cumberland

Coastal elegance meets rural tranquility in coastal Maine.

Welcome to Cumberland

Located between Yarmouth and Falmouth, Cumberland offers residents the best seaside living and a rich farming tradition. The town is renowned for its idyllic rural landscapes with endless hills rolling inland from the bay. 
 
Regarding real estate, Cumberland features a variety of single-family homes, ranging from charming historic houses to modern constructions. Architectural styles vary, offering options for those who appreciate traditional New England aesthetics and those drawn to contemporary designs. Cumberland’s suburbs especially appeal to those starting families.
 

What to Love

  • Esteemed educational roots
  • Highly coveted real estate
  • Understated elegance
  • Agrarian allure

Local Lifestyle

Cumberland's lifestyle can be summarized as modest sophistication. While it resembles neighboring Falmouth and Yarmouth, it has a more pastoral ethos. Residents of Cumberland appreciate the rolling hills and lush landscapes surrounding the town’s charming residential neighborhoods. The town boasts scenic trails, parks, and open spaces, inviting residents to explore and connect with nature. Whether hiking, biking, or simply enjoying a stroll, the natural beauty of Cumberland enhances the overall quality of life. A balance between tranquility and accessibility contributes to the appeal of Cumberland's lifestyle, making it a sought-after place to call home for those who appreciate a welcoming community and the beauty of Maine's landscapes.

Dining and Entertainment

The few restaurants in Cumberland are clustered near the intersection of Tuttle Road and State Route 9. Rise Pizza & Pub is one of the town’s most beloved institutions. Its eclectic menu covers a lot of culinary territory — you can order savory fried donuts or grilled salmon tacos as appetizers. Their specialty pizzas are choice, and the kids’ menu will satisfy even picky eaters.
 
Dara Bistro is a community coffeehouse by day and a charming dinner space in the evenings. The farmhouse restaurant opened in 2017 and quickly became the go-to gathering place in Cumberland. Its dinner menu occasionally changes (cod chowder is a particular favorite), and the restaurant offers a tasting menu comprising five courses (including dessert).
 

Things to Do

The Cumberland Fair commemorates the town's rich agricultural heritage, bringing together locals and visitors to celebrate rustic traditions and modern entertainment. From carnival rides to livestock shows, the fair is a vibrant fusion of excitement and nostalgia.
 
For those seeking outdoor escapades, Val Halla Golf & Recreation offers a haven for golf enthusiasts, while Broad Cove Reserve beckons with its untouched natural beauty and serene trails, making it a favorite amongst nature lovers and adventurers alike.
 

Schools

Maine School Administrative District 51 serves Cumberland residents. Students may attend:
 
  • Mabel I. Wilson School
  • Greely Middle School
  • Greely High School

 

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Overview for Cumberland, ME

2,956 people live in Cumberland, where the median age is 39.4 and the average individual income is $47,347. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

2,956

Total Population

39.4 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$47,347

Average individual Income

Around Cumberland, ME

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

16
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
41
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Pine Ridge Acres, The Honeycone Ice Cream Social, and Cuppa Jo’s.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.49 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 4.07 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.31 miles 9 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining · $ 2.46 miles 6 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining · $ 3.7 miles 20 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 3.67 miles 39 reviews 4.8/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Cumberland, ME

Cumberland has 1,070 households, with an average household size of 2.76. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Cumberland do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 2,956 people call Cumberland home. The population density is 698.67 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

2,956

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

39.4

Median Age

48.07 / 51.93%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

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10-17 Years

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18-24 Years

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
1,070

Total Households

2.76

Average Household Size

$47,347

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Cumberland, ME

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The following schools are within or nearby Cumberland. 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.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Mabel I Wilson School
PUBLIC
PreK - 3rd
5/5
Greely Middle School 4-5
PUBLIC
4th - 5th
4/5

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