Scarborough

Scarborough

A nature-lover’s dream, with miles of well-maintained trails crisscrossing the town.

Welcome to Scarborough

 

About Scarborough, Maine

If you're considering moving to Scarborough, you'll find a charming and welcoming town with a lot to offer. Just seven miles South of Portland, Scarborough is a nature-lover’s dream, with miles of well-maintained trails crisscrossing the town, a unique salt marsh, and stunning beaches. 
 
Fun Fact: The 3,100-acre Scarborough Marsh is the largest salt marsh in Maine, providing a haven for birds, in particular, as it is a stopping point for migratory birds and a rich hunting and nesting habitat for shore birds. 
 

Scarborough, Maine Real Estate

The real estate market in Scarborough is thriving, offering a diverse selection of properties to choose from. Whether you're looking for a cozy coastal cottage or a modern family home, you'll find plenty of options to suit your preferences
 
Read more about Scarborough, Maine’s Neighborhoods. 
 

Scarborough, Maine Schools

Scarborough has a well-run education system. Scarborough High School is ranked 10th in the state by U.S. News and World Report, graduating 95% of its seniors and achieving well above average proficiencies in science, reading, and math testing. 
 

Things to do in Scarborough, Maine

Restaurants and Breweries
Scarborough is home to a number of great restaurants and breweries. El Rayo makes delectable tacos, made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Another culinary gem is The Cheese Iron, a specialty cheese and gourmet food shop. 
 
If you're a seafood enthusiast, head to Clam Bake and savor their mouthwatering seafood dishes, prepared with the freshest catch from local waters. For an off-the-beaten-path experience, check out Shade. This upscale eatery at Higgins Beach Inn offers a refined ambiance and a menu that showcases the best of Maine's seasonal ingredients.
 
For those looking for pub fare or a good beer, Nonesuch River Brewing is a great choice.
 
Sights and Places to Visit
Scarborough is home to many of the most beautiful beaches in the region. In addition to Scarborough Beach State Park, Ferry Beach State Park, Hurd Park (Pine Point Beach) and Higgins Beach are also worth a visit. Spend your weekends enjoying the sun, building sandcastles, and taking in the breathtaking ocean views.
 
Cost of Living
Though its Prouts Neck neighborhood is home to some of the most luxurious real estate in Maine, Scarborough generally offers a reasonable cost of living compared to many other coastal areas in the region. With a mix of suburban and rural neighborhoods, you can find a wide range of housing options to suit your needs and budget.

Overview for Scarborough, ME

4,727 people live in Scarborough, where the median age is 57 and the average individual income is $46,436. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

4,727

Total Population

57 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$46,436

Average individual Income

Around Scarborough, ME

There's plenty to do around Scarborough, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

38
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
45
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Nellie's Tea, Springboard Pilates, and Maine Escape Games.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.83 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.89 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.18 miles 57 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.08 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.84 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.94 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Scarborough, ME

Scarborough has 2,130 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Scarborough do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 4,727 people call Scarborough home. The population density is 1,115.33 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

4,727

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

57

Median Age

51.11 / 48.89%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
2,130

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$46,436

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
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Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Scarborough, ME

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Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Scarborough. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Scarborough Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
3rd - 5th
5/5

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