Bridgton : Maine

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What it's Like to Retire in Bridgton

As the hub of the Greater Bridgton Lakes Region area, Bridgton, Maine, is located about 35 miles west of Portland. The resort town has close to 5,000 year-round residents but the population swells in the summer as it offers town beaches, boat launches, and many festivities. Bridgton is also a popular place for childrens' summer camps. Picture of Benejamin Cleaves House home to many murals painted by Rufus Porter, an American painter and founder of Scientific American Magazine, and picture of South Bridgton Congregational Chuch courtesy of Wikipedia and Magicpiano; picture of The Dalton Homes Davis Memorial Library courtesy of Wikipedia and Doug Kerr.

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Where to Retire in Bridgton and Home Prices

The median sale price of a home in Bridgton was about $214,000 in early 2016, according to City-Data.com.

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What is special about Bridgton

Bridgton is a resort community with lakes, parks, and outdoor recreation for all seasons.

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What is not special about Bridgton

Long, very cold winters; it's a small town and if you don't enjoy the outdoors, you may not find much to do.

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Who will like retirement in Bridgton

Those who like fishing and lake living, along with experiencing all four seasons and lots of outdoor activities would enjoy retiring in Bridgton.

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Local economy is driven by

Tourism and Construction

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Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature is 18 degrees, July's average is 68 degrees.

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Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Brighton has many parks and public beaches, a ski slope and ice arenas, museums, art galleries and many town events and festivals.

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Crime

The crime rate in Bridgton is low.

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Medical facilities

Bridgton Hospital services the town.

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Transportation

The closest airport is in Portland, about 40 miles away.

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Facts about BRIDGTON
  • State: ME
  • Environment: Lake,Small Town,Boating Community,
  • City Population: Less than 10,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 0 -20
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 20,001-40,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $200,001-$300,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Culture Index: 81-90 (low)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
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