Cape Elizabeth, Maine is an affluent suburb and small town of 9,000 just 5 miles from Portland. This affluent town has a long, beautiful, and rocky coastline - much of which is visible from coastal roads. Cape Elizabeth is an unusually beautiful place. The downtown is small but compact. Besides providing access to great beaches like Higgins Beach and 3 coastal state parks, much of the attraction lies in its proximity to the up and coming, foodie-oriented city of Portland. Pictured above is the Spurwink Congregational Church, a historic which dates to 1802. Cape Elizabeth was the site of many pre-Revolutionary war battles including King Philip's and Queen Anne's wars.