10 miles west of Portland is Gorham - voted second best town to live in Maine, is a quaint small town with plenty of historical architecture and lots of culture. Gorham is home to a University of Southern Maine campus.
The Scarborough Marsh encompasses 3,000 acres of the thriving wetlands. As the largest marsh in the state, it is not only just a great place to explore; it is also vital to Maine’s ecology. The tidal estuaries create a labyrinth of waterways which people are free to explore by either bringing a kayak or canoe of their own or renting from the Maine Audubon Society. Thousands of birds and waterfowl flock the area every day. Scarborough is also home to miles of beautiful public beaches: Scarborough Beach State Park, Higgins Beach, and Ferry Beach.
- Population: 17,651
- Median Income: $78,251
- Population Density: 323.6
- Median Age: 40.2 years
Housing Stats 2019
- # of Sold Properties: 275
- Median Sold Price: $329,900
- Median Days on Market: 10
- Price Change over 2018: 9.97%
Gorham’s public school system provides education for K-5 with three elementary schools: Great Falls Elementary, Narragansett Elementary, and Village Elementary. Gorham Middle School and Gorham High School serve grades 6-12. Being a university town that values education, the community has a strong tradition of supporting public schools.