Bridgton : Maine


What It Is 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.


Where to Retire in Bridgton and Home Prices

The median sale price of a home in Bridgton was about $376,565 in mid-2022,up over 23% over the past year, according to


What Is Special about Bridgton

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


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.


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.


Local Economy Is Driven by

Tourism and Construction.


Climate and Physical Environment

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


Restaurants & Cultural Scene

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



The crime rate in Bridgton is low.


Medical Facilities

Bridgton Hospital services the town.



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


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