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Retirement Living in Southern Midcoast Maine - Maine

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Area Description

Southern Midcoast Maine has miles of pristine coastline, sandy beaches, ocean vistas, historic lighthouses and fresh lobster. Vibrant downtowns provide endless choices for shopping, dining, lodging, recreation and entertainment. The region offers the ideal environment to create the lifestyle you want...at any phase of your life. Our region boasts high quality medical care, a variety of post secondary education, affordable housing, excellent schools and reliable public safety services.

Includes Cities/Towns: Bailey Island, Bath, Bowdoinham, Brunswick, Edgecomb, Harpswell, Orrs Island, Phippsburg, Richmond, Topsham, Wiscasset.

Region Characteristics

Area Amenities

Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   Welcome to Southern Midcoast Maine, a region comprising 16 towns each with its own character and feel. The Southern Midcoast Maine Region has something for everyone-natural beauty, culture, history, rocky coast, unspoiled rural towns and vibrant downtowns. Drive down scenic peninsulas or follow winding country rods to take in beautiful scenery. Explore quaint shops and galleries or relax with a night of music and stargazing. View osprey and eagles soaring overhead. Wake to a beautiful sunrise. Our Towns: Arrowsic, Bath, Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Brunswick, Dresden, Edgecomb, Georgetown, Harpswell, Phippsburg, Richmond, Topsham, West Bath, Westport Island, Wiscasset and Woolwich.

Cultural Activities

Arts and entertainment are vibrant, year-round parts of the region's cultural life. The area's theaters, concert halls and visual art centers offer countless opportunities to participate.

Public transportation

Interstate 295 leads directly to the Southern Midcoast Maine Region. National and regional bus lines offer daily routes into and within the region. Local taxi services and town/city shuttle buses are also available. Portland International Jetport is just 30 minutes from the region and in the region is the Brunswick Executive Airport. Amtrak provides Boston, MA to Brunswick ME rail service.

Medical Facilities

Mid Coast–Parkview Health is a dynamic healthcare organization addressing a full continuum of community health, wellness, and prevention needs with a full-service 93-bed hospital, a diverse medical group, a senior health center, and home health care services.


Monthly Temperatures / Rain / Snow

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain  Snow
 Jan  10.3  20.4  30.5  3.7 "  19.8 "
 Feb  14.2  24.0  33.7  3.5 "  14.3 "
 Mar  23.2  32.8  42.5  4.3 "  13.7 "
 Apr  33.4  43.5  53.7  4.6 "  3.2 "
 May  43.9  54.5  65.0  4.4 "  0.0 "
 Jun  53.0  63.4  73.8  4.1 "  0.0 "
 Jul  58.9  68.9  78.8  3.9 "  0.0 "
 Aug  57.9  67.8  77.7  3.3 "  0.0 "
 Sep  50.0  59.9  69.7  4.1 "  0.0 "
 Oct  38.5  48.4  58.4  4.8 "  0.1 "
 Nov  30.3  38.5  46.8  5.5 "  2.2 "
 Dec  18.4  27.0  35.7  4.1 "  13.0 "

With its four splendid seasons and Casco Bay on its doorstep, the region's weather is often described as ideal. With an average low temperature of 21 degrees (F) in January and an average high temperature of 80 degrees (F) in July, and a wealth of sunny days throughout the year, the Southern Midcoast Maine Region offers a climate perfectly suited to a wide range of recreational activities.

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Cost of Living for Southern Midcoast Maine, ME

Southern Midcoast Maine, Maine cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Housing Options

Well-planned, walkable, intown neighborhoods and new developments (including retirement communities) offer amenities and conveniences to suit both first-time homebuyers, retirees, and families. There is a wonderful variety of residential housing, from period homes and dramatic waterfront residences to cozy New England Cape Cods and classic rural homesteads.

Senior Assistance in Southern Midcoast Maine, ME

Southern Midcoast Maine, Maine offers the following assistance for seniors:

Job or Volunteer Opportunities

From numerous churches, town committees, schools and private non-profits there's no lack of organizations waiting for you to volunteer your talents and time. With new businesses relocating to the region annually, like Wayfair, and the redevelopment of the former Naval Air Station into a new business hub for start-ups and entrepreneurs, there are many employment opportunities with new businesses, and with our legendary regional businesses like L.L. Bean.

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