The neighboring cities of Biddeford and Saco were once industrial giants. The Saco River, which flows between the cities, powered enormous brick mills – including the largest cotton mill ever built in America. Today, those vast buildings are being restored and reimagined. Both Biddeford and Saco have been designated Main Street Communities for their work in revitalizing their historic downtowns.
With easy transportation via Interstate 95, U.S. Route 1, and as a destination stop along the Amtrak Downeaster, Saco & Biddeford’s residents, visitors, and labor force have easy access to and from the city. Comprised of 39 square miles, with farmland and areas of resource protection to the west, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east -- and a picturesque and historic Main Street at its center -- Saco & Biddeford boast a diverse landscape that has something to offer everyone.
- Population: 19,748
- Median Income: $68,271
- Population Density: 480.5
- Median Age: 42.6 years
Housing Stats 2020 (Saco)
- # of Sold Properties: 260
- Median Sold Price: $341,750
- Median Days on Market: 8
- Price Change over 2019: 5.15%
With two schools serving grades K-2 (Fairfield and Young), one school serving grades 3-5 (CK Burns), one school serving grades 6-8 (Saco Middle School), and one prestigious private school (Thornton Academy) serving grades 9-12, the City of Saco offers students of all ages one of the best educations in the State of Maine. Biddeford’s public school district offers multiple options for K-12.