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South Portland, Maine

A little bit of everything, right on the coast.

South Portland, ME

About The Area

Overview

Just across the bridge from Portland, you’ll find a place that blends city living and coastal joys all in one: South Portland. The business district and shopping centers satisfy every line on your to-do list, complimented by a long list of restaurants, bars, and cafes for every craving. Meanwhile, a quick drive to the coast delivers ocean views and beach days without any hassle. Willard Beach and Bug Light Park are the city’s keepsakes but hidden gems await elsewhere for those willing to explore.

With a population of 25,000+, South Portland is no small town—lined with streets full of charming homes that deliver a true neighborhood feel. Accordingly, the area offers a large and reputable school system to support kids of all ages. All in all, it’s a beloved place to live, only about 10 minutes over the bridge from the hustle of downtown Portland.

Couple on beach holding baby in air
Map v2 > PORTLAND SOUTH PORTLAND CAPE ELIZABETH SCARBOROUGH OLD ORCHARD BEACH + BIDDEFORD + SACO BRUNSWICK YARMOUTH FREEPORT WESTBROOK + GORHAM CUMBERLAND + NORTH YARMOUTH FALMOUTH MID COAST THE MOUNTAINS + THE LAKES REGION
South Portland, ME

Town Tips

  • Stop into Scratch Baking Co. for sweet and savory bagels, pastries, and more.
  • Lounge out at Willard Beach for a sandy escape right in town.
  • Grab a coffee and a snack at Omi’s and stroll down to the water for every sip and bite.
  • Get your lighthouse fix at Bug Light Park and lay out on the big grassy space with massive views of Portland.
  • Rent your own boat at South Port Marine and spend a memorable day out on Casco Bay.
  • Walk right up to Red’s Dairy Freeze for Maine’s finest soft serve ice cream experience.