Welcome to Falmouth
An exclusive and desirable slice of New England charm
Situated along the deep blue shores of the Casco Bay lies Falmouth, one of Maine’s most desirable and high-end places to call home. Exclusive country clubs and day spas are plentiful, and the 150-year-old Portland Yacht Club is famous among the world’s boaters. Despite these high levels of luxury, farms and expansive conservation spaces can be found throughout the area, providing Falmouth residents with a healthy balance of high-end luxury, and low-key simple pleasures.
Falmouth was first settled by natives over 14,000 years ago, with European settlers arriving in the 16th century. The town was officially established in 1718. In modern times, Falmouth has grown into a luxurious paradise for those seeking the finer things in life. Residents enjoy access to private clubs, scenic waterfront views, and an overall elevated standard of living in this haven on Casco Bay.
What to Love
- Falmouth residents enjoy an opulent lifestyle and access to a number of exclusive clubs, golf courses, and luxurious spas
- Locals enjoy a sparse suburban lifestyle and the peaceful privacy which comes with it
- The business district is quaint and enjoys a slower-paced New England vibe
Falmouth residents generally enjoy a very high level of comfort. Simple pleasures are enjoyed throughout the day such as yoga and shopping at locally owned markets. More lux recreation is available as well - beach days at Falmouth Town Landing, tennis at the country club, sailing out from Portland Yacht Club, and attending performances by the Maine State Ballet are all popular ways to spend leisure time in Falmouth. Come nighttime, Falmouth features a wide offering of highly-rated restaurants specializing in modernized New England fare.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
Falmouth residents benefit from close proximity to some of New England’s best seafood, clubs, and shopping. Quaint shops line the streets, 18-hole golf courses overlook the bay and scenic views are enjoyed from yachts along the Foreside.
Since 2013, The Dockside Grill has been Falmouth’s prime location for waterfront seafood and a Sunday brunch menu with the largest variation of eggs Benedict creations in Southern Maine. Lobster, scallops, and crabcakes are enjoyed with unparalleled views through the restaurant’s wall-to-wall glass doors.
More casual dining can be found at Town Landing Market. This homey storefront carries groceries and fresh produce while offering a cozy environment to dine on hearty crab rolls, salmon bagels, breakfast sandwiches, pizza, and more on the front porch. Town Landing Market also sells live lobsters year-round and will prepare them for you, too.
Rosemont Market and Bakery is a Portland-area staple offering seven locations around the region, one of which is conveniently located in Falmouth. In addition to fresh produce and grocery staples, Rosemont features a weekly rotation of baked goods, sandwiches, flowers, and fresh proteins.
A popular option for high-end home decor is Dwellings, a luxury interior design showroom featuring over 3,500 feet of fabric samples, furniture, and accents. Dwellings also offer in-home consultations.
One favorite way among locals to spend leisure time onshore would be at one of the area’s exclusive country clubs. The Portland Country Club features a gorgeous shoreline golf course as well as dazzling amenities, world-class facilities, and a convivial atmosphere. Woodlands Country Club is a year-round family-friendly club featuring a regionally-revered 18-hole course and several amenities such as tennis courts, a 5,000 square foot fitness center, group exercise classes, and indoor/outdoor swimming pools. Located not far away, the Falmouth Country Club is another option with similar recreational activities.
Things To Do
In the midst of the cheerful holiday season, Family Ice Center is the perfect place for figure skating with family and friends. Lee Twombly Pond, their outdoor skating facility, is open from December through February and is free for all visitors. The indoor facility is open year-round to skaters of all ages, regardless of experience. Family Ice offers lessons, membership in a skating club, hockey, speed skating, and more. Falmouth also hosts the annual Maine Marathon. Each fall, residents can run, walk, or cheer on loved ones as they compete in this scenic, 26-mile journey down scenic Route 88.
Falmouth is home to an excellent public school system. Campuses include:
- Falmouth Elementary School, kindergarten-5th grade; students in grades 3-5 have the opportunity to join one of several extracurricular clubs
- Falmouth Middle School, grades 6-8; FMS boasts a very low 11:1 student-teacher ratio
- Falmouth High School, grades 9-12; FHS participates in a CVTE (Career/Vocational Technical Education) program to allow students to gain advanced skills in areas such as visual design, culinary arts, web development, business, and more
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