Rent to Own Homes near South Portland, ME

Don't Let Its Name Fool You -- South Portland, ME is Unique

  • Yes, it is geographically south of Portland, but it is its own place in all ways - historically, in personality, and in attitude. First settled as an agricultural community in the 1600s, South Portland was a part of its southern neighbor, Cape Elizabeth, for a time and is separated by Casco Bay from Portland. It is known for its working waterfront, rocky coast, Fort Preble and two historic coastal lighthouses.

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3 Beds, 1 Bath in South Portland, ME 04106
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South Portland, ME 04106

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School: Waldo T Skillin Elementary School
Grocery: Puffin Stop
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2 Beds, 2 Baths in South Portland, ME 04106
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South Portland, ME 04106

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School: Waldo T Skillin Elementary School
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2 Beds, 1 Bath in South Portland, ME 04106
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3 Beds, 2 Baths in South Portland, ME 04106
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2 Beds, 1 Bath in South Portland, ME 04106
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School: Daniel F. Mahoney Middle School
Grocery: Legion Square Market
Restaurant: Thornton's J P
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2 Beds, 2 Baths in Portland, ME 04103
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Portland, ME 04103

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School: The Children's Center
Grocery: Banadir Market
Restaurant: Susan's Fish & Chips
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5 Beds, 2 Baths in Portland, ME 04101
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Portland, ME 04101

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3 Beds, 3 Baths in Scarborough, ME 04074
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3 Beds, 3 Baths

Scarborough, ME 04074

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4 Beds, 2 Baths in Portland, ME 04103
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4 Beds, 2 Baths

Portland, ME 04103

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School: Spurwink-Cummings School
Grocery: Liban Market African Shop
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  • Home to the Mall. In southern Maine, if you're going to the mall, It's the South Portland Mall. Shoppers love it; Maine residents couldn't do without it. It is built on land that was formerly a pig farm, and it has served the area well since the 1960s. South Portland is also filled with local, independent shops and the 25,000 residents love to support the home-grown merchants, from thrift shops to the hardware store. Long lines attest to the popularity of Beal's Ice Cream. It's a summer tradition.
  • See the Sea! The water, especially the harbor, has influenced the city and shaped its history for hundreds of years. Shipbuilding was once a major occupation, employing 30,000 people. More than 250 "Liberty Ships" were built locally during World War II. Visit Bug Light Park, see the restored lighthouse, and learn the city's impressive military and maritime history. Walk along the rocky shore -- Willard Beach is known as the coldest beach in Maine -- before enjoying a lobster roll at a local eatery.
  • Varied Neighborhoods. Historic homes are everywhere, from large houses to small bungalows, but there is relatively little new construction and only a few modern apartments. Restored and remodeled rent to own houses are popular in Ferry Village, Meetinghouse Hill and Willard Beach, all near the water. Values have risen over the past few years, and availability is slim, but you might find a home for sale by the owner. As you look for a place to live, try muffins from Scratch Baking Co. or Little Bigs. They'll make the search much sweeter.
  • Four Seasons. Mainers love to joke about their short summers and cold winters, but residents take the weather in stride. If you like winter sports, skate, snowshoe, ski and follow miles of snowmobile trails. Or, settle in to comfortable seating for a first-run movie at Cinemagic Grand.
  • Rental Opportunities. Fall is a good time to look for a rental house, as some owners who leave for the winter don't want to leave their homes unoccupied. Rental prices are reasonable, hovering around average for the state of Maine. Look for rentals along Cottage Road or Broadway.