Scarborough

Welcome to Scarborough

A close-knit coastal community with picturesque estuaries.
 
Scarborough is one of Maine's most beautiful ocean communities, located six miles from Portland. The coastal resort town is also close to South Portland and Westbrook, giving locals easy access to the best of the state's amenities. 
 
Scarborough is one of Maine's fastest-growing communities and a premium neighborhood for families and businesses. The picturesque estuaries, exceptional sandy beaches, and summer resort attractions make Scarborough an ideal seaside destination for outdoor enthusiasts. 
 
Real estate in Scarborough is plentiful, with options for everyone on the ocean or in the rural inland. Green pastures and rolling hills in the interior paint a classic New England scene among upscale early Colonial homes and luxurious modern homes. 
 

What to Love 

  • Picturesque estuaries
  • Numerous sandy beaches
  • Scarborough marsh
  • Sparse suburban feel

Local Lifestyle 

The friendly neighborhood of Scarborough has a sparse suburban feel. It is a close-knit community that offers a nice mix of rural and larger suburbs. Scarborough is an excellent place for children to grow up. 
 
The residents of Scarborough have easy access to some of the best amenities in Maine. Scarborough is only 10 minutes away from Portland and has several sandy beaches. It's also close to the turnpike for easy commuting.
 

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping 

The Maine Mall and many other upscale stores, theaters, and restaurants are only a short drive from Scarborough. There are also plenty of local businesses for convenient shopping and great dining options to satisfy your taste buds. 
 
Try out a high-end dining experience at Black Point Inn with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and Saco Bay. You can check out Clambake Restaurant for some fantastic Maine seafood. The Garage BBQ offers a more informal outdoor setting and serves BBQ meats, seafood, and beers on taps.
 
You can relax at Pat’s Pizza and enjoy great pizza, pasta, and sandwiches. If your taste buds are yearning for Chinese food, head to Happy Garden for a long menu of classics. Pine Point Grill is the place to go for tasty American dishes.
 

Things to Do 

There are plenty of outdoor options for visitors and residents of Scarborough. You can take full advantage of the outdoors from Memorial Park, Prouts Neck, and the Scarborough River Wildlife Sanctuary. These parks are good for relaxing, strolling, picnics, and other fun activities.
 
Another recreational area is the Scarborough Marsh, 3,100 acres of preserved land home to various wildlife. The state's largest marsh is critical to Maine's ecology. The tidal estuaries create a maze of waterways in the marsh. You can go kayaking and canoeing on the waterways as you explore the extensive marsh with lots of birds and waterfowl.
 
You can head to the sandy beaches to sunbathe and dip your toes in the water. Pine Point Beach, Higgins Beach, Scarborough Beach State Park, and Ferry Beach are all nearby.
 
Scarborough boasts several festivals, including the Memorial Day Parade and Summer Fest Heritage Day. These two are must-attends with lots of family-fun activities and entertainment.
 

Schools 

Scarborough Public Schools serves students from kindergarten to adult education, adhering to the school's philosophy of providing quality education to all eligible community members. Public schools within the community include three primary schools (K2), two elementary schools (grades 35), one middle school (grades 68), and one high school (grades 912).
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