Cape Elizabeth, an affluent town on the coast of Maine, is located at the entrance of Casco Bay. If you are thinking of buying a home in Cape Elizabeth or Maine in general, this beautiful coastal town is one to consider for any home buyer who enjoys tranquil living and the smell of the salt air. Its residential and commercial movement is close to the edge of the Bay. Cape Elizabeth is 12 miles into the Atlantic Ocean, commanding the rejuvenating spirit by being surrounded by both tranquil and energizing waters with beautiful sunshine throughout the year. At 9,400 acres or 15 square miles of territory, the town has white sandy beaches, saltwater marshes, rocky cliffs, and dunes. With a population of around 10,000, it is five miles southeast of Portland at an elevation of 62 feet. Cape Elizabeth real estate tends to be a little pricier and the residents find lucrative employment in the larger cities.
Within five miles of Cape Elizabeth is a buffet of educational delights in history, culture, and gratifying explorations. Two Lights State Park,, Fort Williams State Park and Crescent Beach State Park are areas of natural beauty and discovery through hiking, fishing, and the occasional picnic. Portland Head Light is the oldest and most photographed lighthouse in America. Check out the museum and gift shop for additional information. For those who appreciate community theatre, the Portland Players are ready to put on a show. For families and children, the Children’s Theatre of Maine provides interactive activities and exhibits. History enthusiasts can go back in time through the Goddard Mansion, one of the first majestic houses built along the shore of Cape Elizabeth. The Victoria Mansion, also referred to as the Morse-Libby House may also be a contender for lavish pre-Civil War-era homes in America. Cape Elizabeth is mostly comprised of resales and lacks new construction because the town sits on the bay, there is not much room for expansion.
There are great neighbors all around Cape Elizabeth. To the west, you have Maine’s largest city, Portland. To the south, you have South Portland and Scarborough and to it’s north the towns of Falmouth and Yarmouth. With these great neighbors, you have everything at your fingertips. Shopping, the Arts, restaurants, colleges and more.
Cape Elizabeth has something for everyone, whether you are looking for a great residential home, or perhaps a beautiful luxury waterfront home. We look forward to helping you transition into your new home, contact us today and one of our experienced Maine real estate agents will help you begin your journey to buying a home in Cape Elizabeth.