Windham ME Real Estate Guide
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Overview of Windham Maine
The Cumberland County town of Windham is located northwest of Portland. It is bordered on the south by Westbrook, and to the east by Falmouth and Cumberland. Windham is part of the area's Lakes Region: it borders scenic Sebago Lake to the west, as well as several smaller lakes and ponds with many
The township was granted in 1734 by the Massachusetts General Court to Abraham Howard, Joseph Blaney and 58 others from Marblehead, Massachusetts. Many of them chose not to build a home in Falmouth (now Portland) and end up living New Marblehead (Windham). In 1737, New Marblehead Plantation was settled by Captain Thomas Chute. By order of the Massachusetts General Court, a fort was built in spring of 1744 on a hill in the southern part of town near the early center of settlement to offer protection during King George's War. New Marblehead Plantation was incorporated on June 12, 1762 as Windham, named for Wymondham in Norfolk, England.
The Cumberland and Oxford Canal opened in 1832 and connected the Portland and Sebago Lake along the Presumpscot River. The Portland and Ogdensburg Railway was completed in 1875 and replaced the canal. The completion of the Roosevelt Trail (now called Route 302) brought even more traffic through Windham and has provided a lot of growth for the community.Windham is a great community to call home but not for every home buyer thus we woudl encurage you to check out the property values for homes and condos in Gorham. Another local Maine community that gets a lot of attention in the region due to its affordable real estate values is the housing community of Ogunquit. We hope either way that our website www.myMaineProperty.com has been informative and provided a good overview housing and real esate guide for Windham
Windham Historical Housing Statistics
About 10 miles north of Portland, Windham is the gateway community to the Sebago Lakes Region. It has an abundance of both local and big-box businesses, great recreational opportunities, and that's just the beginning. The North Windham village was recently named Maine's "best place to raise kids" for its low crime and above average school system.
The Windham, Maine Real Estate market for residential real estate saw a total of 248 residential homes and condos sell in 2012 compared with 186 in 2011. The median sales price in 2012 was $213,000 compared with $214,000 in 2011 which shows that the real estate market has become quite stable with prices more affordable than Falmouth real estate.
Windham Schools and Education Overview
The town of Windham is a part of School District RSU #14, which includes the town of Raymond. Windham is also home to the Windham Christian Academy, which accepts students Pre-K through grade 12. If you are a first time home buyer, check out our new page dedicated to exact that to find out more about local schools and taxes.
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Recreation in Windham, ME
Seacoast Fun Park is located on Route 302 in Windham and provides snow tubing in the winter and rope swings, go-karts, mini golf and many other activities during the warmer months. Seacoast is located less than half an hour from downtown Portland.
There are also many lakes located in Windham, not only to buy waterfront real estate, but also to have fun. Sebago Lake, Little Sebago and Panther Pond are all located in Windham and provide endless entertainment in both the summer and winter months, to just name a few.