Maine’s Best Retirement Living (2024 Guide)

Written by Lauren Whittier –

Updated March 12, 2024

Below you’ll find Maine’s Best curating a selection of retirement living options. Immerse yourself in a diverse array of choices, many offering varied levels of care on-site, each choice a unique blend of comfort and community.

These listings reflect the essence of Maine’s distinctive charm, promising not just residences but vibrant chapters in your retirement journey.

Explore these handpicked options, where every community becomes a gateway to a fulfilling and enriching retirement experience in the pine tree state.

  • Belfast

    This beautifully maintained assisted-living 55+ community offers cottages and apartments on the shores of Penobscot Bay.

  • Westbrook

    This inviting community is located on a picturesque wooded campus just outside Portland and the chic chalet design feels just like home.

  • Damariscotta

    This tight-knit retirement community offers carefree living, life-enriching activities, and easy access to nearby health care options.

  • Falmouth

    Locally-owned and managed for over 35 years, OceanView provides simply the best worry-free and fun active retirement living in Maine.

  • Bar Harbor

    Enjoy breathtaking ocean and mountain vistas at this retirement village, set in the natural landscape and rock formations of MDI.