Portland Neighborhoods

| February 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

In many ways Portland is defined by its thriving neighborhoods that provide a greater sense of community within a larger city.

Interestingly enough, most neighborhoods are generally recognized by residents, but in realty have little or no political authority. A unique characteristic is the use of the term “corner” to define various neighborhoods or the streets that intersect them.

Each neighborhood retains its own great attributes, making any one a perfect place to call home. Most have local associations which maintain on-going relations of varying degrees with city government as specific issues affecting the community arise.

In 1899 Portland annexed the neighboring city of Deering and Deering neighborhoods now comprise the northern and eastern sections of the city prior to the merger.

Other Portland neighborhoods include: the Arts District, Bayside, Bradley’s Corner, Cushing’s Island, Deering Center, Deering Highlands, Downtown, East Deering, East Bayside, East End, Eastern Cemetery, Great Diamond Island, Highlands, Kennedy Park, Libbytown, Little Diamond Island, Lunt’s Corner, Morrill’s Corner, Munjoy Hill, Nason’s Corner, North Deering, Oakdale, the Old Port, Parkside, Peaks Island, Riverton Park, Rosemont, Stroudwater, the West End, and Woodford’s Corner.

For additional information about Portland, including properties for sale, visit our primary website at Portland Neighborhoods.

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Along with my wife and partner Laura, we moved to Maine in 2000, after living in many areas of the United States & Europe, including NYC, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta and Belgium. We love Portland and are proud to call it home. Our passion is real estate, and we currently own the company Maine Home Connection, providing personalized online home buying & selling services.

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