Portland Maine, Maine

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Old Port

Young Professionals

Old Port is the heart of Portland, and where all the great eating and drinking happens here. The streets are cobblestone and filled with brick bookstores, coffee shops, restaurants, museums and art galleries. If you’re young and want to play a walk from home, then this is your neighborhood. Munjoy Hill is the growth spot for those who want a more “artistic” experience in their neighborhood, galleries and cafes give it a chill vibe. This is the spot for the rising creative class although the actual struggling artists might struggle to find a place they can afford.

  • Old Port
  • Downtown
  • Munjoy Hill



Portland is generally LGBTQ+ friendly so you could choose any neighborhood to live in. Downtown however is the most celebrated LGBTQ+ area with a revitalized warehouse district dominating both the living and social experiences. Plenty of great restaurants, bars and shopping are available as well as galleries and theaters all a short walk from home. https://www.gayrealestate.com/news/usa/maine/portland/portland-lgbtq-city-guide.html.

  • Downtown
  • Old Port
  • West End

West End


West End is a historic neighborhood of Portland, filled with Gothic and Victorian homes, ideal for families. The neighborhood has some of the best parks in the city and great public schools for the kiddos. West End has its own restaurant and bar scene but it’s also just a short walk from Downtown and Old Port so you can chill at the local spot or walk over to the more jumping areas of the city. Deering Center is another interesting option if you favor a more rural, small-town feel from within the city proper. The area has tons of open spaces including Baxter Woods, 32 acres of trails and trees for keeping your head on straight.

  • West End
  • Deering Center
  • Oakdale