Category Archives: Maine

Portland Maine: A City to Sink Your Roots Into

The secret lies in the charm, and small town vibe of this New England destination. Portland’s eclectic downtown areas, and rugged coastline beckons boomers, and retirees to experience its rich history, cultural attractions, and who can forget the infamous lighthouses, and lobster rolls? Named one of the nations most affordable cities by AARP, and featuring twenty six active adult communities, 55+ boomers will find Maine’s largest city to be the perfect place to explore picturesque scenery, enjoy outdoor recreation, and savor a life of leisure in a town designed for all ages.

Adopting its namesake from England’s Isle of Portland, this east coast gem became a member of AARP’s age friendly community roster in August of 2014. With plenty of outdoor space to take a bike ride, enjoy a stroll, or do some shopping, it’s no surprise that Portland is an idyllic location to age in place. The median home listing price is $395,495 according to Trulia, which is surprisingly less expensive than most cities along the east coast, and depending on income, seniors 62+ may be eligible for subsidized housing assistance. ITNPortland is the city’s efficient public transit system serving those 65 and better, or disabled individuals. Providing affordable discounted fares, and door to door assistance, getting around the city is made easy, and accommodating.