Some retirees choose to live in the beautiful town of Brunswick. There are also active adult and 55+ communities in this part of southern Maine. According to City-data.com the the average sale price of a home in Brunswick was about $220,000, in late 2014. The National Association of Realtors reports that the median home price in nearby Portland was $226,600 in the first quarter of 2016. Prices in Brunswick are probably higher than the rest of the state. Homes closer to the water and those in historic districts will be much more.