Welcome to Cumberland
Spectacular views, fine homes, and short commutes
Cumberland, Maine, offers a small-town feel with exquisite amenities and incredible views of the open bay. As one of the most affluent communities in the state, and home to just over 8,000 people, it offers the quintessential waterfront estates along with farm homesteads that retain their centuries of charm. The short commute into Portland, along with the quiet beauty of Casco Bay, makes Cumberland a highly desirable place to buy a home.
What to Love
- Waterfront access and stunning views
- Recreation from community-led events to all-day golf
Though the community has a quiet, rural feel, it's vibrant, full of life, and welcoming. While many residents may spend lazy Saturdays on the waterfront, those living in this community typically enjoy coming together for festivals, good food, and drinks. People know their neighbors here, and don’t be surprised to see one of the many 19th-century homes under renovation to restore it to its former charm. The lifestyle here is more relaxed, as many people commute to Portland during the week and retreat home for quieter evenings and weekends.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Though smaller, Cumberland sits near major freeways, making it a common stop for those looking for a good meal. The area doesn't have a large number of big-box stores, but it does offer a range of locally owned establishments well worth visiting, noted for their big portions and smiling faces.
Louie’s Grill is one example. The freshest seafood paired with vibrant cocktails and chef-created meals makes this a favorite for many people in the area. Cumberland House of Pizza is a well-recognized establishment here. The family tradition of homemade pizzas and other foods draws people in. Cumberland Food Company is another tradition, which is a historic farmhouse and a former tavern. The scratch-made hot breakfasts are some of the best.
A few small retailers are located in Cumberland. That includes Goose Pond, a locally owned gift shop. Though not in the city, The Maine Mall is the largest enclosed shopping center in the area. It’s a short 20-minute drive away.
Things to Do
Cumberland is perhaps best known for the Cumberland County Fair that takes place each summer. It’s an annual festival that includes live music, rodeos, fireworks, food, and much more. The Twin Brook Recreation Facility in the heart of the city provides some 250 acres of multi-purpose land, perfect for youth sports tournaments, cross country running events, and lots of trails for walking. Numerous events take place here throughout the year.
Broad Cove Reserve is a beautiful, city-owned green space along Casco Bay. There’s over 2,000-feet of water frontage with a beach and a dock that many in town use. It’s the ideal place to spend time on the weekends, with the soft waves rolling in.
The Val Halla Golf and Recreation Center is one of the best in the area. This 18-hole course has exceptionally well-maintained greens, along with putting greens, indoor simulator golf ideal for winter months, and professional lessons. Tournaments happen each weekend.
Maine School Administrative District 51 provides public school access to residents in Cumberland, Maine.
Greely High School, Grades 9 to 12, New England Association of Schools and Colleges Accreditation, National School of Excellence recognition from U.S. Department of Education
Mabel I. Wilson School, Grades K to 3
Greely Middle School, Grades 4 to 8