Westbrook

Welcome to Westbrook

A small town with a city feel and a river flowing through its center.
 
Westbrook is a historic city between Portland, Gorham, and Windham. Often considered part of the greater Portland area, Westbrook is both a lively and accessible city. The Presumpscot River, an essential feature in Westbrook's history, runs across the city, filling the atmosphere with nature's calm.
 
Westbrook is one of Maine's fastest-growing areas, with downtown businesses interspersed with arts, shopping, entertainment, and dining experiences. The welcoming downtown area and charming style feature scattered waterside parks along the Presumpscot River. 
 
What started as a "mill town" has evolved into the lively city of Westbrook. The town is now a flourishing artisan-based community with lower real estate prices than Portland. Westbrook is both a small town and a city in size.
 

What to Love 

  • Great sense of community
  • Bustling downtown area
  • Waterside parks along Presumpscot River
  • Proximity to Portland

Local Lifestyle 

Living in Westbrook feels like the city without actually being in the city. You are only a 10-minute drive from downtown Portland and a half-hour drive from Scarborough Beach. This suburb, with a city feel and beautiful land areas, has excellent restaurants and shops on Main Street where locals and visitors interact. The Westbrook community is welcoming, with a great sense of community.
 

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping 

Westbrook is a Main Street community with various local businesses, including shops, studios, and eateries. Casa Novello is a cozy neighborhood staple located on the main street for Italian favorites, thick-crust pizza, and pasta.
 
Try some Thai delicacies at Veranda Kitchen & Bar or get an upscale version of American comfort classics at The Frog & Turtle. Be sure to get some tasty burgers at Blazes Burger and yummy baked goods at The Baker's Bench. Other spots to try out include Lenny's at Hawkes Plaza and Roots Cafe.
 

Things to Do 

With the Presumpscot River running through the city and many outdoor spaces, Westbrook offers endless activities all year round. The river is ideal for canoeing, kayaking, and fishing as you take in the beauty of nature. A stroll along the pet-friendly Westbrook River Walk takes you through the city's heart, past historic mill buildings and a waterfall.
 
The Mill Brook Preserve is another favorite for nature lovers. The preserve, located in 130 acres of quiet forest with a five-mile trail system and one of the largest alewife migrations each spring, never disappoints.
 
At Smiling Hill Farm, you can enjoy petting farm animals and participating in seasonal activities while enjoying the beautiful scenery. Golfers can practice their swing at the Sunset Ridge Golf Links, featuring a charming nine-hole course.
 
Festivals in Westbrook are always fun, with the locals coming out in large numbers. Your family will enjoy the Westbrook Together Days, Riverbank Park, Rockrow, and Memorial Day Parade.
 

Schools 

Children in Westbrook attend public schools in the Westbrook Public Schools district, which has a state-of-the-art performance center. The community has three elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school.
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