About 20 minutes south of Portland, Old Orchard, Biddeford, and Saco make up a region that’s gaining popularity fast, and for good reason. These towns have been around a long time but with the growth of Portland, they’ve become increasingly appealing for Mainers of all kinds—from young newcomers to growing families.
In Old Orchard, the bell of the ball is Old Orchard Beach, where you can take a step back in time with classic carnival rides and treats by the boardwalk. Biddeford’s claim to fame, meanwhile, is Pepperell Mill Campus, home to 80+ apartments and 90+ businesses. And in Saco, nothing beats a walk down Main Street for a bite to eat or shopping spree among local businesses. Each town also offers its own school system, adored by local families.