Portland, MaineĀ 
Real Estate and Community Information

When you are looking for a place to call home that offers you a serene environment while being close to shopping and entertainment venues, check out the homes for sale in Portland, Maine. Originally settled in 1786, the town of Portland was created by the citizens of Falmouth, who wanted to separate themselves from British rule. The new town became the capital of the state of Maine in 1820 and remained that way until 1832 when the people voted to make the city of Augusta the new capital. Portland ME has endured four fires during its history that have almost decimated the town, but each time it grew back. The Victorian architecture of the 19th Century is prominent throughout town.

When you want to get outside in your new home town, there are plenty of parks and recreational activities for you to enjoy. The city offers everything from Little League Baseball and Summer Camps to Adult Social Recreation and gardening clubs. You will also find opportunities for skating lessons, historic day trips, basketball teams, canoe trips and a whole lot more. For more about the parks and recreational opportunities, go to: www.portlandmaine.gov.

When your ready to explore more activities and attractions after exploring all the properties and homes available, check out the local golf courses. The Riverside Golf Course offers everything from a First Tee Program for kids to a complete 18-whole course and pro shop. The American Red Cross provides lifeguard instruction and water safety classes for those who enjoy swimming. If you love camping, there are even some overnight camping trips that are organized by the city recreational office. When you want to learn more about the nature around you, there are plenty of guided hiking trips to show you the natural beauty of your new home.

If you are looking for special events or outings, the city has plenty to offer you. There are many bands and musical artist that come through town throughout the year as well as special venues where you can catch a movie or live stage play. A few more local events in town include Trivia Night at Elements nightclub, the Mill Creek Summer Concert Series, Portland Summer Films Festival and much more. The city hosts a number of special tours and workshops for local citizens to enjoy. For more about local events, go to: www.visitportland.com.

When you are ready to check out properties in the area and look at purchasing a new home, contact John Hatcher. He serves the real estate needs of the community and knows how to find you just what your looking for. When you are ready, contact John Hatcher at 207-775-2121.
John Hatcher
John Hatcher
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