Retire in Gorham

Best Retirement City - Gorham

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

Located in Southwest Maine, Gorham is a small town of under 10,000 residents. Those who retire in Gorham can expect all of the amenities of small-town living. While the town itself has limited activities (Gorham House Museum and University of Southern Maine Art Gallery are two of the most popular things to do in Gorham,) Portland is situated a short 12 miles away and offers most anything that you could want or need, from shopping to entertainment to healthcare. Approximately 15% of the town’s population consists of residents aged 65+ and older, although there are many college students around as well, helping the town form a great diversity. Little Falls is one of Gorham’s popular neighborhoods. This neighborhood has many single-family homes as well as apartments, and is considered to be a desirable community. The Town Center features condos, studio apartments, and single-family homes, and provides close proximity to some of the most desirable of locales in town. Click on the tabs to see more about what it's like to retire in Gorham!

City Highlights

  1. Small town charm
  2. Low crime rates
  3. Easy access to Portland
  4. Well educated population
  5. Great healthcare

Potential Drawbacks

  1. High cost of living
  2. Lack of diversity

At a glance



Median age:


Median Household Income:

$ 65,148

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:

Portland International Jetport

Distance to Closest Airport:


Closest Major Airport:

Portland International Jetport

Distance to Closest Major Airport:


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