Saco Maine Real Estate
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Overview of Saco Maine
Saco offers endless possibilities for recreation and entertainment. Its location in the Southeast border of Maine is ideal for traveling to nearby destinations for additional activities. Located just 90 miles north of Boston, 18 miles south of Portland and only ten minutes from Old Orchard Beach, opportunities for entertainment can be found in Saco and its surrounding cities. From the beaches, and Saco Bay, to shopping, and indoor sports, Saco has year round distractions to keep you busy. The real estate market in Saco offers much more affordable options than the homes for sale in Wells, or Ogunquit which are just minutes away.
Saco consists of a population of about 17,000 people. The average age in Saco is 37 and families, or non-single households account for 68 percent of the population. The median household income in Saco is approximately 53,506 dollars. This is higher than the median household income in the United States.
This was territory of the Abenaki tribe whose fortified village was located up the Sokokis Trail at Pequawket (now Fryeburg). The township was granted in 1630 by the Plymouth Company to Thomas Lewis and Richard Bonython, and extended 4 miles (6.4 km) along the sea, by 8 miles (13 km) inland. Settled in 1631 as part of Winter Harbor (as Biddeford Pool was first known), it then included properties in Biddeford and the surrounding land. It offically was reorganized in 1653 by the Massachusetts General Court as Saco.Some other great regional neighborhoods to find good value in your real estate search might be the York or Real Estate in Cape Elizabeth. Saco is a vibrant and exciting community thus if not the right hopefully one of these other communities will be.
Saco Historical Housing Statistics
The real estate markets in Saco, like the rest of the region, suffered a significant loss in value, perhaps a bit more than the immediate Greater Portland markets. Real estate in York County seems to have been hit harder as a result of prices having inflated a bit more in this Southern Maine housing market. Recently markets have stabilized and with short sales and foreclosures slowly working themselves out of the system the Saco housing market is poised for stability and growth.
The Saco, Maine real estate market for residential real estate saw a total of 205 residential homes and condos sell in 2012 compared with 166 in 2011. The median sales price in 2012 was $256,000 compared with $247,000 in 2011 which shows that the real estate market has become quite stable.
Saco Schools and Education Overview
Saco is a part of Maine RSU 23 along with Dayton and Old Orchard Beach. "All students in RSU 23 will have equitable access to high quality teaching and rigorous learning opportunities in a safe and nurturing setting. RSU 23, through partnership with our parents, students, educators and community members, will ensure that all students are prepared for success in college, careers and as responsible citizens in a global society."
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Recreation in Saco, ME
Those with real estate in Biddeford, Saco, or anywhere else in Southern Maine have so many days of fun at their finger tip. Check out some of the ways you and your family can have fun after buying your home in Southern Maine by taking a peek at the information below:
Howard Sports is a 62,000 square foot facility where indoor sports such as soccer, softball, lacrosse, field hockey, and roller hockey can be played. Vacationland Bowling offers 32 bowling lanes and an arcade and billiards as well.
Aquaboggan is New England’s premier water park and is located in Saco, offering a number waterslides and amusments. Another amusement and water park in Saco is Funtown-Splashtown USA. Complete with rollercoasts and adrenaline pumping ride, Funtown Splashtown USA is great place for family fun.
Another option for recreation is at the Mainely Miniatures Mini Horse Farm. In addition to the many other leisure activities in Saco, the Saco Museum is another alternative for recreation. It is the third oldest museum in Maine.
Ferry Beach in Saco is a Unitarian Universalist camp and conference center where people come for spiritual and educational programs along with the beautiful sandy beach.
Saco is conveniently located less than a ten minute drive from Old Orchard Beach where more recreational activities are available.
Dining and Shopping
Shopping in Saco consists of some specialty shops such as The Clay Place and Gallery 27. Other stores include Alphie’s, The Field Mouse Gifts, Stone Soup Artisans, Anita Goudeau Designs, Maine Jewlery, and The Curtain Factory Outlet. There are many options for dining out in Saco, a few of the choices include The Golden Rooster Restaurant, Kerrymen Pub, Huot’s Seafood Restaurant, North Street Steak House, Mia’s at, Pepperell Square, Run of the Mill Public House, Rosa Linda’s Pizzeria and Café, Saco Island Deli or Wormwood’s Restaurant. Catch a movie after dinner at the Cinemagic theater where 12 screens show movies and there is also a concession stand an arcade and a café.