Acton : Maine

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What it's Like to Retire in Acton

Acton is a small town in south western Maine near Portland. The population is less than 3,000. The town includes the villages of Acton, Miller Corner and South Acton. The town is home to the Acton Fairground. Acton is in the Portland Metro area, Sanford is the nearest big town.

Where to Retire in Acton and Home Prices

You can live in the village or in one of the active adult communities in the area (see link at right).

The median sale price of a home in late 2013, was a little under $200,000, according to


What is special about Acton

Acton is a small village in Maine and fairly near the attractions of Portland.

What is not special about Acton

It  is a tiny village with not much going on. Winters in Maine can be long and cold.

Who will like retirement in Acton

People looking for a small town or rural atmosphere in Maine might like it in Acton.

Local economy is driven by

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Climate and Physical Environment

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Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The Acton Fair is the big cultural event of the year.


There is not much crime in Acton.

Medical facilities

Henrietta Goodall Hospital is 15 miles away in Sanford.


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Facts about ACTON
  • State: ME
  • Environment: Rural,
  • 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: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • 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
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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