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Bar Harbor – Bar Harbor (population 5,000) is on the Maine coast, 46 miles from Bangor. This picturesque village offers a surprisingly large number of amenities and cultural activities. It was at one time second only to Newport, RI, as a summer retreat from the ultra-rich. It is virtually surrounded by beautiful Acadia National Park, with 50 miles of carriage roads, 120 miles of hiking rails and two sand beaches. It also has three 18-hole golf courses and excellent specialty shopping. (Click here to view full report)

Brunswick – Brunswick (population 22,000) is located on the coast, 25 miles northeast of Portland. It is a picturesque and historic New England community that dates back to 1628. It has many amenities and is within easy reach of Portland, Maine’s largest city, as well as many of the charming coastal communities. The region has a number of artisans and it promotes and celebrates the arts. It is also home to Bowdoin College and the Naval Air Station Brunswick. (Click here to view full report)

Camden – Camden (population 5,300) is a picturesque coastal community in the Midcoast region of Maine. It is about 60 miles north of Portland, one hour south of Bangor, and is nestled around a well-protected harbor on Penobscot Bay. It has a great deal of charm, the arts flourish, and the events calendar is full, which leads to many cultural activities. There is an abundance of natural beauty and outstanding opportunities for outdoor recreation. Its population swells three-fold in the summer months. The cost of living is slightly above the national average. (Click here to view full report)

Eliot – See New Hampshire — Portsmouth report.

Kittery – See New Hampshire — Portsmouth report.

York – See New Hampshire — Portsmouth report.

Retirement Community Directory

Find Maine retirement communities, including active adult communities, independent living, assisted living, memory care, nursing care and more.

Active Adult Communities

Topsham Highland Green (Visit our site)
7 Evergreen Circle
Topsham, ME  04086
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866-854-1200
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Independent Living Communities

Bar Harbor Birch Bay Village (Visit our site)
25 Village Inn Road
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
— E-mail us —
207-288-8014
Boothbay Harbor St. Andrews Village (Visit our site)
145 Emery Lane
Boothbay Harbor, ME  04538
207-663-0920
Brunswick Thornton Oaks Retirement Community (Visit our site)
25 Thornton Way, No. 100
Brunswick, ME  04011
— E-mail us —
800-729-8033
Camden Quarry Hill Retirement Community (Visit our site)
30 Community Drive
Camden, ME 04843
— E-mail us —
207-230-6116
Falmouth Ocean View at Falmouth
52 Falmouth Road
Falmouth, ME 04105
207-781-4460
Hampden Avalon Village (Visit our site)
50 Foxglove Drive
Hampden, ME  04444
— E-mail us —
207-862-5100
Portland The Cedars (Visit our site)
630 Ocean Avenue
Portland, ME  04103
— E-mail us —
207-221-7100
Presque Isle Leisure Village Leisure Gardens (Visit our site)
6 Dewberry Drive
Presque Isle, ME 04769
207-764-7322
Saco Atlantic Heights (Visit our site)
One Harbor Drive
Saco, ME 04072
— E-mail us —
207-283-3022
Scarborough Piper Shores (Click for details)
15 Piper Road
Scarborough, ME 04074
— E-mail us —
888-333-8711
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Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Bar Harbor Birch Bay Village (Visit our site)
25 Village Inn Road
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
— E-mail us —
207-288-8014
Brunswick Thornton Oaks Retirement Community (Visit our site)
25 Thornton Way, No. 100
Brunswick, ME  04011
— E-mail us —
800-729-8033
Portland The Cedars (Visit our site)
630 Ocean Avenue
Portland, ME  04103
— E-mail us —
207-221-7100
Presque Isle Leisure Village Leisure Gardens (Visit our site)
6 Dewberry Drive
Presque Isle, ME 04769
207-764-7322
Saco Atlantic Heights (Visit our site)
One Harbor Drive
Saco, ME 04072
— E-mail us —
207-283-3022
Scarborough Piper Shores (Click for details)
15 Piper Road
Scarborough, ME 04074
— E-mail us —
888-333-8711
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Assisted Living Communities

Bar Harbor Birch Bay Village (Visit our site)
25 Village Inn Road
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
— E-mail us —
207-288-8014
Boothbay Harbor St. Andrews Village (Visit our site)
145 Emery Lane
Boothbay Harbor, ME  04538
207-663-0920
Brunswick Thornton Hall Assisted Living (Visit our site)
56 Baribeau Drive
Brunswick, ME 04011
— E-mail us —
207-729-8033
Thornton Oaks Retirement Community (Visit our site)
25 Thornton Way, No. 100
Brunswick, ME  04011
— E-mail us —
800-729-8033
Camden Quarry Hill Retirement Community (Visit our site)
30 Community Drive
Camden, ME 04843
— E-mail us —
207-230-6116
Falmouth Ocean View at Falmouth
52 Falmouth Road
Falmouth, ME 04105
207-781-4460
Portland The Cedars (Visit our site)
630 Ocean Avenue
Portland, ME  04103
— E-mail us —
207-221-7100
Presque Isle Leisure Village Leisure Gardens (Visit our site)
6 Dewberry Drive
Presque Isle, ME 04769
207-764-7322
Saco Atlantic Heights (Visit our site)
One Harbor Drive
Saco, ME 04072
— E-mail us —
207-283-3022
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Alzheimer’s Care

Bar Harbor Birch Bay Village (Visit our site)
25 Village Inn Road
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
— E-mail us —
207-288-8014
Boothbay Harbor St. Andrews Village (Visit our site)
145 Emery Lane
Boothbay Harbor, ME  04538
207-663-0920
Brunswick Thornton Oaks Retirement Community (Visit our site)
25 Thornton Way, No. 100
Brunswick, ME  04011
— E-mail us —
800-729-8033
Camden Quarry Hill Retirement Community (Visit our site)
30 Community Drive
Camden, ME 04843
— E-mail us —
207-230-6116
Saco Atlantic Heights (Visit our site)
One Harbor Drive
Saco, ME 04072
— E-mail us —
207-283-3022
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Nursing Care

Boothbay Harbor St. Andrews Village (Visit our site)
145 Emery Lane
Boothbay Harbor, ME  04538
207-663-0920
Brunswick Thornton Oaks Retirement Community (Visit our site)
25 Thornton Way, No. 100
Brunswick, ME  04011
— E-mail us —
800-729-8033
Camden Quarry Hill Retirement Community (Visit our site)
30 Community Drive
Camden, ME 04843
— E-mail us —
207-230-6116
Portland The Cedars (Visit our site)
630 Ocean Avenue
Portland, ME  04103
— E-mail us —
207-221-7100
Saco Atlantic Heights (Visit our site)
One Harbor Drive
Saco, ME 04072
— E-mail us —
207-283-3022
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