Are you searching for a home in Portland but don’t know where to start? Portland has quite a few neighborhoods, and as someone who isn’t from here, it can be confusing. Luckily, Maine Home Connection has you covered. Here is a breakdown of every neighborhood in Portland.

Portland, Maine

Portland, Maine

Munjoy Hill: Located on Portland’s peninsula, Munjoy Hill and the Eastern Promenade features a thriving tight knit community, offering a number of cozy coffee shops and restaurants that allow neighbors to mingle. Homes for sale include multi-unit, single-family and condos. Here are properties currently for sale.

munjoyhillBack Cove: Circling the Back Bay, this area of older homes offers many views of the Back Bay (also known as Back Cove) and the downtown area. There is easy access to parks, walking trails and city services. There are many older homes in this area that have water and city views. Here are properties currently for sale.

backcoveWest End: Is a well-established neighborhood of stately brick homes, many of which are considered historic, including the Gothic House, Brown House and Morrill Mansion. Today, many of the properties have been converted to condos and townhomes. Here are properties currently for sale.

westendNorth Deering: Many nice homes and tree-lined streets can be found in this area. This area is ideal for families. Driving into downtown can be a little problematic and may take about 10 to 12 minutes. The two main arteries are Washington and Forest Avenues which get fairly crowded during rush hour. Here are properties currently for sale.

Bayside: Centrally located, Bayside is actually comprised of two distinct sections – East and West.  Both provide easy to the heart of the city and is the focal point of considerable renovation and restoration. Here are properties currently for sale.

baysideDowntown: Also known as the Old Port, this area of town includes most of the city’s night life, restaurants and boutique shopping. It is located between the East and West ends along the waterfront. The downtown area offers a wide variety of condos and townhomes – and prices. Here are properties currently for sale.

oldportRosemont: The family-friendly Rosemont neighborhood, with its small streets and older homes, is tucked between Deering Center to the north and Libbytown to the south. Its home to the original Rosemont Market, Spiral Tree Yoga and the Rosemont Artists Guild of Maine. Here are properties currently for sale.

rosemontWoodfords: This in-town enclave (also known as Oakdale) is dominated by small streets and local neighborhoods, and also includes The Highlands community. It is a vibrant and growing area. Here you will find many older properties that have been recently renovated. Here are properties currently for sale.

woodfordsStroudwater: At the southern tip of Stroudwater is the Portland International Jetport, and the neighborhood is home to the Tate House–the oldest building in Portland – and the Stroudwater Historic District, as well as the Stroudwater River and Trail. Here are properties currently for sale.

stroudwaterRiverton: Smaller capes and ranch houses are popular on the tree-lined streets of this neighborhood. Riverside Golf Course, which features the oldest standing men’s golf league in the country, can be found for public play. Here are properties currently for sale.

riversideLibbytown: Convenient to the airport, the Portland Transportation Authority, and outer Congress Ave, Libbytown is fairly split between business and residential. It is also a great location for commuting into the downtown area. Here are properties currently for sale.

Parkside: Located around the University of Southern Maine, this area includes campus housing, older Victorian homes and multi-family properties. Here are properties currently for sale.

parksideNason’s Corner: Similar to North Deering, there is a lot of larger apartment and condo developments, and some quaint little neighborhoods, but some serious bottlenecks to get back into Portland and probably the least resale value/appreciation proposition. Here are properties currently for sale.

nasonscornerEast Deering: Large geographically, this neighborhood features a very nice suburban feel.  It is close to town and there is easy access to the highway. Unlike the East or West end, it is newer and thus values here are lower but could be a good investment over times. Here are properties currently for sale.

Deering Center: Situated between Brighton Ave, Woodford St, Forest Ave and Walton St, Deering Center is home to many schools, including Longfellow Elementary, Lincoln Middle School and Deering High School, as well as the historic Evergreen Cemetery and Baxter Woods nature preserve. Here are properties currently for sale.


We at Maine Home Connection are always here for your home buying needs. Our expert team of agents know Portland inside and out, and can lead you every step of the way in your search. This makes home buying easy and enjoyable!

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By Published On: July 29, 2019Categories: Home Buying, Life and Culture, Maine Real Estate, Portland, Random Musing

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Michael, along with his wife Laura, is co-owner of Maine Home Connection, an independent real estate company located in Portland. Maine. Together they started the brokerage from scratch with a new vision of what a company could look like if it focused completely on the needs of our clients and our agents.

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