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Known for its well-maintained historic downtown district and stunning seascapes, Saco is a great retirement option for seniors who want to enjoy a laid-back coastal lifestyle. Of Saco’s 20,381 residents, just over 17% are seniors aged 65 and older. 

Retirees who want to settle down in an area that’s filled with iconic beaches, colorful woodlands and a variety of attractions that appeal to all ages should take a look at Saco. Not only does the city have a vibrant, friendly atmosphere, but it also offers a safe environment for residents, with a low violent crime rate of 9.2 compared to the nationwide rate of 22.7. 

According to Genworth’s 2020 Cost of Care Survey, the average cost of assisted living in Saco is $6,583 per month. Although this is higher than the U.S. median, monthly costs in Saco are lower than the $6,650 average that seniors pay in neighboring New Hampshire. The city’s beachfront location and ideal summer weather, which earned it a 9.1 rating on the BestPlaces Comfort Index, help make Saco attractive for those looking to retire in a quintessential New England seaside community. 

Note: Information for Saco was not available, so data from the nearest city, Portland, was used. 

Take a look through our list of the 10 best assisted living facilities in Saco and the surrounding area to learn about the amenities and services these communities offer. 

Atria Kennebunk

Atria Kennebunk provides seniors with a range of care services in a warm, inviting setting. Residents can participate in over 250 unique activities, classes, escorted outings and workshops each month, including holiday parties, concerts and excursions to nearby parks and beaches. On-site caregivers can be contacted at any time through the in-house medical alert system, and there are specialized programs available for those living with memory loss. The tree-lined courtyard features bistro seating, and during the winter months, the fireside living room is a popular place for residents to gather.

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75 State Street

75 State Street is a nonprofit senior living community that was first established in 1854 and completely remodeled over the past two decades. Geared toward seniors who are seeking an affordable, supportive place to call home, this MaineCare-eligible facility provides each resident with a wearable medical alert device they can use to contact on-site caregivers at any time, and offers flexible mealtimes in the restaurant-style dining room. Religious services are held weekly, and there's an on-site general store stocked with treats and small gifts. We featured 75 State Street on this 10-best list because it offers a comprehensive range of services, affordable rates and a location that's handy for downtown amenities.

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HarborChase of South Portland

Located close to the I-95/I-295 interchange, HarborChase of South Portland is a modern senior living community designed to look and feel like an upscale hotel. Staff focus on delivering hospitality-inspired services and care, and residents can enjoy their chef-prepared meals in one of the multiple restaurant-style dining rooms. Daily housekeeping service is available, and pets are welcome.

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  • Patio with fire table
  • Condo-style suites with kitchenettes and private balconies

Huntington Common

Situated on a 37-acre wooded campus along the shores of the historic Kennebunk River, Huntington Common offers assisted living and memory care services. This pet-friendly community features a large landscaped courtyard with plenty of park benches, and a bright activity room complete with a community kitchen. Residents can enjoy light snacks and afternoon tea in the bistro, play a tune on the grand piano, or indulge in some pampering at the in-house beauty salon. Move-in assistance is available, and loved ones can keep in touch through the innovative family engagement app.

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Stroudwater Lodge

Stroudwater Lodge is a large, multilevel independent and assisted living community where residents enjoy around-the-clock support from a team of professional caregivers. Suites range in size from cozy studios to spacious two-bed, two-bath units, and the facility is equipped with an in-house emergency response system. Seniors can spend their days relaxing in one of the many common areas located throughout the community, and those who like to stay active will find there's always a fun field trip, baking class or special event to enjoy.

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Scarborough Terrace

Located just a few blocks south of the Maine Turnpike, Scarborough Terrace is an assisted living facility geared toward seniors who want to enjoy a worry-free retirement lifestyle. Residents enjoy three freshly prepared meals daily plus plenty of snacks, and there are always fun group games, crafting workshops and fitness programs scheduled to help seniors stay active. The facility is equipped with a modern fire suppression system as well as a back-up emergency generator. We included Scarborough Terrace on this 10-best list because this upscale community offers a number of amenities designed to help keep seniors safe and comfortable.

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  • Therapeutic whirlpool bath
  • Wooded setting with gardens and multiple porches

The Landing at Cape Elizabeth

Situated overlooking a beautiful marsh that comes alive with autumn colors, The Landing at Cape Elizabeth is a modern, resort-like community that offers independent and assisted living services. The campus features a number of comfortable courtyards, sun-filled patios and gardens, while common areas include the Salty Dog Pub and a large lobby with a grand piano. We included The Landing at Cape Elizabeth on this 10-best list because it provides seniors with exceptional personalized care in a peaceful seaside setting.

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  • Studio, one- and two-bedroom assisted living suites
  • Local transportation provided in a wheelchair-accessible minibus

Portland Center for Assisted Living

Nestled along a tree-lined street just a few blocks north of I-295, Portland Center for Assisted Living is a comfortable, supportive senior living and memory care community. Each of the facility's 170 residents receive personalized assistance from the team of kind, compassionate caregivers who are on-site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The landscaped lawn is enclosed with a white picket fence, and the property features a number of walking paths and perennial gardens.

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OceanView at Falmouth

OceanView at Falmouth is a comfortable senior living community where care is provided by a team of certified staff and licensed nurses. The facility's Life Enrichment Program includes something for everyone, with activities such as art classes, discussion groups, musical performances and excursions to nearby museums and shopping areas. Spacious, well-appointed apartments provide plenty of space for personal belongings, and there are a number of sitting areas and lounges located throughout the facility.

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Bay Square at Yarmouth

Situated just steps from the Royal River on a quiet residential street, Bay Square at Yarmouth is a stately assisted living and memory care community. Styled in the spirit of a classic seaside inn, this facility features large, beautifully decorated interior and exterior common areas. The culinary team crafts healthy meals using fresh, seasonal ingredients, and modified diets can be accommodated upon request. Weekly housekeeping and personal laundry services are provided, and the full-time activity programmer creates engaging, age-appropriate recreational opportunities for all residents.

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