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Overview of Scarborough Maine
One of Scarborough’s highlights is its numerous beaches to choose from. Among them are Crescent Beach State Park, Scarborough Beach, and Ferry Beach. Crescent Beach State Park is a sandy oceanfront beach, dotted with saltwater coves, and picnic areas. The name comes from its mile long crescent shaped shoreline. Scarborough Beach State Park offers some of the coasts best swimming with its water temps in the high 60’s during the summer months. Ferry Beach State park is nestled right between the Saco River and Pine Point. Its miles of shoreline are outlined by the rare Tupelo (black gum) trees. Buying a home in Scarborough is suggested for those who enjoy the outdoors, and seek out adventure. Own a piece of Scarborough real estate is an exciting opportunity that is sure to bring about a new chapter. Also, check out our new listing system to find real estate in Saco and other surrounding communities.Some other great regional neighborhoods to find good value in your real estate search might be the Scarborough or Real Estate in Topsham. Scarborough is a vibrant and exciting community thus if not the right hopefully one of these other communities will be.
Scarborough Historical Housing Statistics
The real estate markets in Scarborough offer many options from waterfront homes to rural farmhouses.The inventory of residential properties is currently around 130 units. Pricing held its own in 2009 compared with 2008 statistics dropping to just 302K from 304K. Volume for the community clocked in with 223 homes and condos selling compared with 207 in 2008. Those searching for real estate in Scarborough should also think about buying home in Cape Elizabeth or even Biddeford.
Scarborough Schools and Education Overview
Located on the scenic coast of southern Maine, the Scarborough school system provides education from kindergarten through adult education. The towns philosophy is to "...provide quality education for all eligible members of the community." Within the Scarborough schools, the teachers strive to provide a positive work environment and give each child the space to learn and develop in their own unique way. Useful School Links Scarborough School Department Scarborough High School Scarborough Middle School Blue Point Primary School Wentworth Intermediate School Pleasant Hill Primary School Eight Corners Primary School
Recreation in Scarborough, ME
Ferry Beach and Western Beach neighbor each other, making up about 5,000 feet of beachfront land. Pine Point Beach is also located in Scarborough, and can be seen from across the bay from Ferry Beach. Scarborough has many parks and recreation areas. Some of these include Memorial park, Scarborough River Wildlife Sanctuary, Springbrook Park, Jennie and Issac E. Wiley Recreation Area, and Peterson Field. The Scarborough Marsh provides yet another spot for recreation. It is 3,100 acres of preserved land is home to various forms of wildlife. Scarborough Marsh Pine Point Scarborough Beach State Park Scarborough is just a short drive away from the Maine Mall and with many opportunities for recreation and entertainment, there is no reason to ever be bored. There are also a number of parks, beaches and protected land in Scarborough for endless outdoor activities. In addition to Scarborough's close proximity to Portland, there is a variety of venues for entertainment in Scarborough. Play in the arcade, go to the café, and go go-karting all at Maine Indoor Karting. See a play at Good Theater, or enjoy a game of golf at one of four courses in the town. Dine-out at Clambake Seafood Restaurant, Anjon's Italian Restaurant, Dimitri's Restaurant for Greek inspired food, and atmosphere, or head down to Bayley's Seafood Restaurant. Find more information at the links below. Town Resources City of Scarborough Official Website City Council Assessor’s Office