Southern Maine is one of the most livable regions of the nation. You’ll find an incredible natural environment and friendly people, as well as major facilities for clinicals and internships.
A long-time popular tourist destination with its scenic harbors, beaches, and lighthouses, southern Maine also has a vibrant arts and social life. Nearby Portland and Portsmouth, N.H., are known for their cultural offerings, restaurants, nightlife and boutiques.
Greater Portland, for instance, was ranked among the top 20 livable small cities for college students in 2010 by the American Institute for Economic Research, and Outside magazine ranked Portland as the East Coast's best place to live for outdoor sporting and overall quality of life. In 2009 Portland was was first on Forbes.com's list of "America's Most Livable Cities" and was named "America's Foodiest Small Town" by Bon Appetit magazine.
Downtown Biddeford is a 10-minute drive, and the restaurants and shops of Kennebunkport are less than 15 minutes away, while Boston is only 1 ½ hours away.