Official Tourism Site for the Greater Portland Region of Maine


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Relocating to Maine

Greater Portland’s safe environment, beautiful landscapes, and vibrant arts and food culture combine to create a treasured quality of life for residents and visitors alike. Portland consistently makes top-ten lists of best places to vacation, and is also appearing on "best of” lists for families, outdoor lifestyle, and business startups, even earning the #1 Happiest City in the Eastern US (2014) from Green Living Magazine. We’re not surprised. An old seaport city on a fresh new trajectory fueled by the creative economy, Greater Portland has been attracting young entrepreneurs who find the progressive region large enough to be interesting, yet small enough to develop a supportive community.

Live and Work in Maine

You can connect with some of the creative, energetic people who are planting roots in our region on Creative Portland’s website,, an invaluable source of information and resources for current residents and those considering a move. From neighborhoods and housing to investment and business incubators, the site provides ideas on ways to fit your interests and talents within our community. Live and Work In Maine helps job seekers engage with Maine's employment community with extensive information on employers, career events, and the rich and balanced lifestyle enjoyed by those who call Maine home.

The Portland region is growing and diversifying rapidly. In addition to the old-time Mainers and their Down East humor, you’ll find new communities of residents from Eastern Europe, Africa, and Southeast Asia, as well as transplants from other US regions. Portland’s small size encourages community involvement and makes for a quicker transition once you decide to resettle. The Economic & Community Development divisions of towns and cities in Greater Portland can aid you in transplanting your business and family to Maine; find contact info at

If you’ve already decided to relocate, or you’re contemplating a move to the Greater Portland area, our local service professionals will make your transition smoother.


Our local service professionals will help make your transition to Greater Portland and Southern Maine seamless. Get information about short and long term rentals, home buying, insurance, and a host of other services that can help you once you've moved here. Many of our hotels and accommodations specialize in long term stays to make the transition to Maine for your business or family easier. You'll also find local realtors and real estate listings to assist you in finding the ideal home in the Portland area.

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