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.