Featured in Maine: Westbrook

Eat, Work, and Play in Westbrook, Maine

While the process of relocating, near or far, can be stressful, it can also be an enjoyable process and adventure of getting to know a new place. We did a little research and compiled some information on where to eatwork, and play in Westbrook

Westbrook is a 17 sq. mile suburban city outside of Portland that is home to approximately 18,000 people. It's ranked by Niche as the 6th "Most Diverse" place to live in Maine as well as high ratings in "Outdoor Activities", "Health and Fitness", and "Commute". 


Where to Eat?

Here's the Top 3 Restaurants in Westbrook, according to the Yellow Pages. 

  1. Pho Ever Maine- Authentic Vietnamese Food with a touch of Maine located in Westbrook/Portland Maine area. 4.8 stars!

  2. Bakers Bench- A local favorite, the Bakers Bench is known for their baked goods, particularly their cream horns, as well as sandwiches. 4.7 stars!

  3. The Frog and Turtle Gastro Pub- You might be wondering what a gastro pub is.....well according to Yellow Pages, "Gastronomy is the study of preparing and consuming food. A pub is a neighborhood spot for affordable food and good times. When you combine the two you get a neighborhood spot with a focus on food prepared from scratch with fresh ingredients." 4.5 stars!

Where to Work?

According to the U.S Census, Westbrook holds 1,688 companies with a majority of people working in service occupations and sales/office occupations. The average income is $48,000. In 2017, three Westbrook companies made the "2017 Best Places to Work in Maine" list. The program looks at employee benefits and workplace policies, as well as a survey taken by employees to pick the top 80 companies. The Westbrook companies that made the list are:

Where to Play?

For many people, an important part of picking where to live is finding how the culture will fit their lifestyle. Are there events and businesses that cater to your desires? Here are some events that take place in Westbrook. Let's see if you're a good fit! 

Riverbank Park Summer Concert Series
These free outdoor concerts are great for all ages, especially families! They take place weekly at the Riverbank Park and feature a wide variety of musical genres. 

Arts in the Brook
Discover Downtown Westbrook puts on Arts in the Brook, a celebration of the arts in Westbrook, in partnership with Westbrook Arts & Culture, who will host the 4th annual Paint Westbrook, a plein air paint event. The event highlights the culture of Westbrook and brings the community together. 

Local Restaurant Events
Many of the local restaurants, like The Frog and Turtle, mentioned earlier, host Trivia Nights, Live Music, and Board Game nights along with food and drink specials. Downtown Westbrook even keeps them all organized for you on their calendar linked here, that way, you always know what's going on in the Brook! 

 

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Zoë Fluet

Zoë Fluet is the Director of Communications at Gray Fox Real Estate.