Freeport is located approximately twenty minutes from Maine's largest city, Portland, along the northern reaches of picturesque Casco Bay. Its 37 miles of tidal coastline include numerous inhabited islands, as well as a mix of rocky shoreline, iconic Maine clam flats, and riverine and estuarine ecosystems. The Harraseeket River serves as the Town's primary deepwater harbor, and is one of the more protected anchorages in Casco Bay.
Pownal is a town in Cumberland County located between the towns of North Yarmouth, Freeport, Durham and New Gloucester. Pownal was settled in 1680 and incorporated on March 3, 1808, from a portion of Freeport. Currently, Pownal has a population of about 1,500.
Lastly, Durham, a quiet rural town of gentle hills, open fields and green forests with a long proud history. Not far from the cities of Portland, Auburn and Lewiston, and only 10 minutes from Freeport and the coast, Durham remains a place where time slows down and life is a little less hurried.
The area is perhaps most widely known as one of Maine's top tourist destinations. A mix of local shops and restaurants, national retailers, lodging establishments, special events, and historic points of interest in the Freeport Village area attract visitors on a year-round basis.
But many residents and visitors know a different side, where the scenic beauty of coastal areas mixes with bucolic farm fields, historic architecture, and small town charm to create a unique community that is equally vibrant and relaxed. Not just a great place to visit, but a great place to live, too.
- Population: 8,510
- Median Income: $80,723
- Population Density: 227
- Median Age: 43.5 years
Housing Stats 2020
- # of Sold Properties: 114
- Median Sold Price: $534,500
- Median Days on Market: 8
- Price Change over 2019: 38.47%
RSU5 is built from the communities of Durham, Freeport, and Pownal, ME. In 2017 US News and World Report ranked Freeport High School as the fifth best high school in the State. Our district is known for its exceptional performing and visual arts. Our highly competitive athletic teams frequently receive sportsmanship awards. “We encourage our students to create and embrace their own learning goals.”