Portland

Where historic charm meets city vibrancy.

Welcome to Portland

Nestled at the crossroads of history and modernity, Portland effortlessly combines the allure of its storied past with the infectious energy of a bustling city center. Let the enchanting tales of yore beckon you as you walk its cobbled streets, and let its modern-day culinary delights tantalize your taste buds, reminding you of its ever-evolving character.
 
This thriving city effortlessly combines its maritime heritage with a vibrant arts scene, diverse culinary offerings, and a tight-knit community spirit. As you navigate the cobblestone streets, explore historic neighborhoods, and breathe in the salty sea air, you'll discover a place that embraces its rich past and the future with open arms. Whether you're a seasoned foodie or a history buff, Portland's rich tapestry has something to offer everyone.
 

What to Love

  • Highly sought-after real estate market
  • Breathtaking mountain views
  • Ocean proximity and scenic trails
  • Excellent public transportation

Portland Real Estate Market

Portland real estate is diverse. Contact Maine agent & realtor, Lauren Jones to find property, condos, houses, estates, and luxury homes for sale in Portland, ME.
 

Local Lifestyle

Whether you're into exploring historic districts, hitting up local markets, or relaxing at a waterfront café, Portland has it. Its food scene is top-notch — from lobster rolls to craft brews, this city knows how to serve up a good time. It's all wrapped up in that laid-back, coastal lifestyle that makes Portland feel like home from day one. From coastal walks along tranquil coves to strolls past historic structures, every nook of Portland tells a different story. With a vast stretch of oceanfront and trails weaving through nature and history alike, living here is an everyday rendezvous with the soul of the city.
 

Dining and Entertainment

Twelve exudes sophistication in every corner, from its avant-garde menu to its impeccably curated ambiance. Every detail and flavor is a testament to the luxury that Twelve promises. Pai Men Miyake is a heartwarming ode to Japanese authenticity (be sure to try the ramen and sushi). With rave reviews pouring in, Jing Yan Tavern has firmly established itself as one of the city’s go-to gathering places. 
 
Evo Kitchen + Bar mesmerizes with its electrifying ambiance and culinary wonders. An outing here promises vibrant memories and flavors that linger. Looking for a delightful twist? The Friendly Toast blends classic with quirky, offering a menu that’s as charming as its decor. Sitting by the waterfront, Scales promises an epicurean journey rich in flavor and scenic beauty. Health enthusiasts or not, everyone finds a favorite at Bay Bowls. With bowls that are as delightful to the eyes as they are to the palate, it’s a treat in every sense. 
 

Things to Do

Eastern Promenade promises a rendezvous with nature, blending serene ocean views with lush greenery, making every visit a rejuvenating experience. If you're interested in marine life, visit the Portland Science Center to explore interactive exhibits and maritime discoveries.
 
Thompson's Point is not just a place; it's an experience. A hub of recreational activities, it promises countless memories with every visit. Meanwhile, the historic Old Port area offers a delightful mix of shopping, dining, and history, making it a must-visit. For those who love a blend of nature and activity, Baxter Boulevard Trail is a haven. And for a day of relaxation, the tranquil waters and state-of-the-art amenities of Fore Points Marina await.
 
Once you’ve moved to Portland, circle your calendar for the city’s main events — the Maine Brewers' Guild Summer Session, Old Port Festival, and Harvest on the Harbor are great ways to have fun. You can also immerse yourself in art at the Portland Museum of Art, attend live performances at the State Theatre, or explore local galleries.
 

Schools

Portland Public Schools serves the city’s public schools, including Portland High School, the nation’s second-oldest public high school. There are also a handful of postsecondary schools based in Portland. Students may attend:
 
  • Portland Elementary
  • King Middle School
  • Lincoln Middle School
  • Portland High School

 

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Overview for Portland, ME

68,063 people live in Portland, where the median age is 36.9 and the average individual income is $42,960. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

68,063

Total Population

36.9 years

Median Age

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

$42,960

Average individual Income

Around Portland, ME

There's plenty to do around Portland, 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 Moonday Coffee, SKORDO, and Gorgeous Gelato - Fort Williams Park.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.42 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 4.28 miles 19 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.64 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.88 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.89 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.63 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Portland, ME

Portland has 31,237 households, with an average household size of 2.12. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Portland do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 68,063 people call Portland home. The population density is 3,159.41 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

68,063

Total Population

High

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

36.9

Median Age

48.85 / 51.15%

Men vs Women

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  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
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Total Households

2.12

Average Household Size

$42,960

Average individual Income

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Schools in Portland, ME

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The following schools are within or nearby Portland. 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
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
The Maine Girls Academy
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Cheverus High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 5th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Lincoln Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
King Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Peaks Island School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Amanda C Rowe School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
East End Community School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Harrison Lyseth Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Longfellow School-Portland
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Howard C Reiche Community School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Gerald E Talbot Community School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Baxter Academy for Technical & Sciences
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Lyman Moore Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5

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