Retire in Camden

Best Retirement City - Camden

See why many believe that Camden is the best city to retire

Like the plot of a romance novel, most visitors fall in love with Camden the first time they lay eyes on it. Located at the shore of Penobscot Bay, the small town is both quaint and wonderfully charming. With easy access to the beach, skiing, and excellent hiking trails, lovers of the outdoors will find themselves at home here. Activities such as outdoor Shakespeare plays during the summer in the Camden Amphitheatre do a great job of uniting the town, creating a true sense of community for residents. Overall, the picturesque town has a great deal to offer retirees, and we think it is definitely worth a closer look. Click on the above tabs to learn more about what it's like to retire in Camden.

City Highlights

  1. Beautiful bayside location
  2. Access to beach, skiing, hiking, and other outdoor activities
  3. Small, tight knit community feel
  4. Great cultural offerings for a small town
  5. Highly educated

Potential Drawbacks

  1. High cost of living
  2. Not tax friendly
  3. High number of seasonal homes

At a glance



Median age:


Median Household Income:

$ 55,452

Nearest City with Population of 200k+:

Boston, MA

Population Growth Last 3 Years




Age Breakdown (%)

  • 55 and under
  • 55 to 64 years
  • 65 to 74 years
  • Over 75

Gender breakdown over 65 years (%)

  • Men
  • Women


Closest Airport:

Knox County Regional Airport

Distance to Closest Airport:


Closest Major Airport:

Portland International Jetport

Distance to Closest Major Airport:


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