Portland is routinely named one of the country’s best places to live. It’s a busy hub of scenery, culture, art, shopping, and cuisine. This charming mini-metropolis is the place to be!
Overlooking the Atlantic with views of promenades and islands, Portland is home to some of the best restaurants in the country; world-class museums, theaters, and architecture; countless quaint shops; with equally easy access to the Maine coast, Boston and beyond.
The Heart of Portland
Stevens Square at Baxter Woods is located in the Deering Center neighborhood. Just two miles outside the hustle and bustle of downtown, at the geographical center of Portland, it offers the convenience of urban life with all of the charm and pace of a historical small town.
In addition to access to lush green spaces, trails, and parks, Deering Center offers walkability to its diverse local eateries and quaint shops plus a library, a college, and many numerous other businesses.
In addition to the 30-acre Baxter Woods, Stevens Square is just across from the vast Evergreen Memorial Park, an Audubon bird watching mecca, and just up the street from Presumpscot and Baxter Pines parks.
It’s also just a stone’s throw from Deering Oaks Park, Payson Park, Baxter Boulevard, and Portland’s Western and Eastern Promenades. Unique among over 55 communities, Stevens Square offers ample access to nature in the city!
The Motherhouse is located next door to the Stevens Square 55 Plus Active Adult community. It’s the centerpiece of the campus, an enduring historic feature of Portland, it’s gold dome visible from throughout the city.
Constructed in 1906 and home to the Sisters of Mercy until 2005, the Motherhouse has recently been preserved to its original architectural glory. It now contains 66 affordable and 22 market priced rental apartments for seniors and a vibrant sense of community.