Maine 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

Maine is a great option for active adults considering a home purchase in a 55+ community. With its picturesque coastal landscapes, the state provides abundant opportunities for outdoor activities like golfing, biking, and hiking. Maine's charming towns and coastal villages offer unique shopping experiences, and popular annual cultural events contribute to a vibrant community. The state's diverse seasons bring a variety of recreational possibilities, making it an appealing destination for those seeking an active and engaging retirement lifestyle.

Maine is a great option for active adults considering a home purchase in a 55+ community. With its picturesque coastal landscapes, the state provides abundant opportunities for outdoor activities like golfing, biking, and hiking. Maine's charming towns and coastal villages offer unique shopping experiences, and popular annual cultural events contribute to a vibrant community. The state's diverse seasons bring a variety of recreational possibilities, making it an appealing destination for those seeking an active and engaging retirement lifestyle.

Maine Climate & Geography

The geography of Maine ranges from mountainous land in the northwest and central portions of the state, to flatter, lower land that is part of the Atlantic Coastal Lowlands in the southeastern portion of the state. Part of the Appalachian Mountains and the Longfellow Mountains are located in Maine, and lakes and rivers are scattered throughout the state. 90 percent of Maine is covered by forest, and the state offers dozens of state parks to its residents, making it the perfect location for nature lovers to retire.

The state of Maine experiences more rain and significantly more snow than the national average. The northern portion of the state receives snowier winters and milder summers in comparison to the warmer summers of the southern portion of the state.

Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment in Maine

The population in Maine is lower than that of most states, creating a serene, laid back environment that is great for those who appreciate the peacefulness of nature. Residents of Maine are lucky enough to have access to scenic views of both mountains and the ocean. The state features plenty of state parks, offering an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities to locals.

Besides outdoor recreation, the state is home to the historic Portland Head Lighthouse, which features a museum and park, with the area dating back over 200 years. The state’s larger cities like Portland and Lewiston are also home to plenty of shopping and entertainment options.

Maine Cost of Living & Taxes

The overall cost of living in Maine is just slightly above the national average. Grocery, health, housing, and utility costs in Maine are all just above the national average, while transportation costs are lower than the national average. 

Sales tax in Maine is lower than average at 5.50 percent as cities cannot add on to the statewide sales tax. Property taxes in Maine are on the higher end of average in comparison to the rest of the country, and income tax in Maine can range from 5.80 percent to 7.15 percent.

Health Care in Maine

Maine scores on the higher end of average on Gallup’s Well-Being Index.

Maine’s top rated hospitals are generally located in the southern portion of the state, where the majority of the state’s population resides. The No. 1 hospital in Maine is Maine Medical Center, located in Portland, which is nationally ranked in one speciality and high performing in three specialties. Tied for the No.2 spot are Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor and Mercy Hospital of Portland. Eastern Maine Medical Center is high performing in four procedures, and Mercy Hospital of Portland is high performing in three procedures.


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9 communities near Maine

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The Village at Cider Hill - Old Orchard Beach, ME

The Village at Cider Hill

For Sale
  • High $400ks - Mid $500ks
  • 176 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2003 - 2007
  • No Reviews
Penobscot Single-Family Rendering

The Village at Great Brook

For Sale
  • Mid $500ks - Low $700ks
  • 90 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2016 - 2023
  • 1 reviews
The Cottages at Willett Brook - Bridgton, ME

The Cottages at Willett Brook

For Sale
  • High $400ks - Mid $500ks
  • 60 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2014 - Present
  • No Reviews
The Villages at Hobbs Pond – Edgewater - Wells, ME

The Villages at Hobbs Pond – Edgewater

For Sale
  • Low $600ks - High $800ks
  • 120 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2019 - 2023
  • No Reviews
Fairway View Village - Wells, ME

Fairway View Village

For Sale
  • Low $500ks - High $600ks
  • 46 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2021 - Present
  • No Reviews
Eagles Trace - Acton, ME

Eagles Trace

For Sale
  • High $400ks - Low $500ks
  • 14 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2005 - 2020
  • No Reviews
Apple Valley Estates - Lewiston, ME

Apple Valley Estates

For Sale
  • Mid $400ks - High $500ks
  • 48 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2010 - Present
  • No Reviews
The Cottages at Stonefield - Gorham, ME

The Cottages at Stonefield

For Sale
  • Mid $500ks - High $600ks
  • 150 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2021 - Present
  • No Reviews
Terrace Estates at Mt. Henry - Bridgton, ME

Terrace Estates at Mt. Henry

For Sale
  • High $400ks - High $500ks
  • 18 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2023 - Present
  • No Reviews

$369,000

1056 Southern Hills Drive, Banning, CA

Meadow Ranch Community

  • 3 bed
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  • 3 bath
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  • 2320 SqFt
MLS CV23099287
Call Us: (800) 928-2055

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