Portland is a city located in Maine, United States.
Portland is quiet, as the streets tend to be peaceful - however noise can be bothersome around the airport (Portland International Jetport), Maine Turnpike, Interstate 295 or one of the railway lines.
Portland experienced its main housing boom prior to the 1960s, so most of the available housing stock is from this time period. In this city, about one third of the dwellings are single detached homes, whereas the remainder are mainly large apartment buildings and small apartment buildings. The proportions of renters and home owners are about even. This city has a good variety of housing size options, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
A supermarket is typically accessible within a rather short walk from most properties for sale in Portland. There are over 100 grocery stores in Portland, and the best variety can be found on streets like Forest Avenue. There are also over 400 restaurants and coffee shops in this city. With respect to education, it is a reasonably short walk to get to primary as well as high schools from any location in Portland. Besides public schools, there are private elementary and high schools.
The preferred method to move around in this city is usually a car. It is very convenient to find a parking spot, and the majority of properties for sale are a reasonably short drive from the closest highway, such as Maine Turnpike. In contrast, Portland is not especially well-suited for walking because few daily errands can be run on foot.