Head southwest from Portland, Maine, down Interstate 95 and you will run into the charming city of Saco. Nestled in the Saco Bay in the heart of New England, the beautiful location alone is enough to give any Maine resident a reason to find themselves in Saco apartments for rent. With its historical downtown, industrious and hardworking attitude, and warm and welcoming atmosphere, Saco is a great place to call home.
Saco is also a community that many people long to be part of, as the city has seen a near 10 percent jump in population from 2000 to 2010, according to City-Data. With the area's nine properties that are individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places, people may think that they are taking a step back in time when they are here, but the city is eager for the future.
Saco had been occupied by native people for many centuries, but the first European settlers didn't come to the area until 1617 - making it one of the country's oldest settlements. Saco has always had an industrious past, since the city's first corporation - a nail factory - was established in 1811. Although the city would welcome other manufacturing ventures like cotton mills, machine shops, cigar factories, and iron foundries over the years, Saco was always able to move along with the times, even to this day.
The population of Saco is more than 18,500, according to a 2011 estimation from the U.S. Census Bureau. With its high quality of life and median household income, Saco is sure to grow well into the 21st century.
As if plucked from the pages of a novel, the beaches in Saco are among some of New England's most beautiful places. Saco offers two community beaches, Bay View and Kinney Shores, both of which are popular destinations during the summer months. Ferry Beach State Park is also located here, and offers plenty of outdoor recreation including fishing, hiking, and swimming.
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