Welcome to South Portland
A luxurious ocean community with stunning views of Casco Bay.
South Portland is an ocean community just south of downtown Portland. South Portland retains its seaside charm with stunning views of Portland Harbor and Casco Bay islands.
The city is home to the state's largest community college, Southern Maine Community College (SMCC). The vibrant commercial district and tranquil neighborhoods make Southern Portland, locally known as SOPO, a convenient and relaxing place to live. You can find luxurious family homes and condominiums in communities like Loveittes Field and Knightville.
Meeting House Hill comprises condominiums, apartments, and single-family houses. Proximity to eateries, shops, schools, and the ocean are draws to this neighborhood.
What to Love
- Easy access to downtown Portland
- Small-town charm with big-city amenities
- Lighthouses and stunning views
- Spring Point Marina
South Portland offers its residents a small-town charm with city-like amenities. The suburban community has many quiet neighborhoods ideal for anyone looking to live close but away from the bustle and hustle of Portland. Portland is only a short commute away when necessity calls.
SOPO is rich in lighthouses, stunning ocean views, and hidden spots near the beach. The walkable streets offer breathtaking views of various types of architecture and beautiful landscapes. You will discover many green spaces, local shops, and restaurants within the city where locals meet and interact.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
The Maine Mall, the largest shopping mall in the state, is located in South Portland. Major big box retailers, upscale designers, and casual boutiques are within the shopping, dining, and entertainment complex.
South Portland offers countless dining opportunities, including local and international cuisines. You can be sure to get whatever your taste buds are craving. Head to Moe's Original BBQ for in-house smoked pork and other meat or LongHorn Steakhouse for grilled beef.
Things to Do
With a beach, full-service marinas, parks, and the Maine Mall nearby, there will always be something fun for everyone to do in South Portland. Spring Point Marina is the state's largest full-service marina with a charming restaurant. The marina hosts many fishing tournaments throughout the year.
Willard Beach offers swimming and recreational boating activities with breathtaking views of the Casco Bay islands. Those who enjoy running, walking, or biking can get their feet moving on the Greenbelt Walkway.
One can get fantastic views of the woodlands, ponds, and Portland Harbor from the expansive parks in SOPO. Bug Light Park, located across from the harbor and Portland's skyline, features a boat launch, a beautiful promenade, and the historic Portland Breakwater Light.
Hinckley Park is another fantastic local park with a 1.3-mile loop surrounding two ponds. The park is dog-friendly, with well-maintained trails offering something for everyone.
South Portland School district features five elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school.