Willard Square, South Portland, ME

Willard Square Neighborhood Guide South Portland, ME


Willard Square is a charming, vibrant neighborhood located in South Portland, Maine. This community is known for its close proximity to Willard Beach, a popular spot among locals for its breathtaking views and recreational activities. The neighborhood is easily accessible via Cottage Road and lies just southeast of downtown South Portland. With a variety of local shops and restaurants, Willard Square offers a small-town feel while being minutes away from the city's more bustling areas.

What You Will Love about Willard Square, South Portland, Maine

  • You'll love the close-knit community atmosphere in Willard Square, where neighbors often get together for events and gatherings.
  • The neighborhood's proximity to Willard Beach allows for easy access to swimming, sunbathing, and picnicking opportunities.
  • Local gems like Scratch Baking Co. provide the area with a unique charm, offering delicious baked goods right in the heart of the community.
  • Despite its quiet, residential feel, Willard Square is just a short drive from downtown South Portland's numerous attractions and amenities.

What's Nearby

Near Willard Square, you'll find several notable destinations, such as Southern Maine Community College and the historic Portland Head Light. Downtown South Portland, with its variety of shops, restaurants, and cultural attractions, is just a short drive away. Additionally, the neighborhood offers easy access to the local marinas and Bug Light Park, providing stunning views of the harbor and Portland skyline.


Living in Willard Square offers a relaxed, small-town lifestyle that's perfect for families and retirees. With its access to the beach, parks, and local eateries, residents enjoy a high quality of life with plenty of outdoor activities and community events. It is truly a neighborhood where people enjoy the slower pace, while still being close to all the conveniences of city life.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 28 restaurants, 7 grocery stores, and 13 parks within a mile of the Willard Square neighborhood.


    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.9 miles

    50 Cottage Rd

    Hannaford Pharmacy

    Retail, Drugstore, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.9 miles

    50 Cottage Rd

    Stand Farm

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    1.0 mile

    161 Ocean St

    Solo Cucina Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Butcher, Gourmet Store, Grocery Store

    1.0 mile

    161 Ocean St

    Barber Brothers Meat + Provisions

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    1.0 mile

    101 Ocean St

    Shaw's Supermarkets

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    1.1 miles

    180 Waterman Dr

Willard Square Apartments and Rentals

59 Rental properties in Willard Square, South Portland, ME.

  • Summit Terrace at Woodland property


    Summit Terrace at Woodland

    1–2 Beds • 1 Bath

    466–800 Sqft

    Available 8/20

  • Shepley Street property


    Shepley Street

    1 Bed • 1 Bath

    450–500 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • Summit Terrace property


    Summit Terrace

    2 Beds • 1 Bath

    900–950 Sqft

    Available 8/23

  • The Armature property


    The Armature

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    400–1618 Sqft

    10+ Units Available

  • 196 Ocean House Road property


    196 Ocean House Road

    Studio–4 Beds • 1 Bath

    3 Units Available

  • 20 Robinhood Rd property


    20 Robinhood Rd

    4 Beds • 2 Baths

    3237 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

Cost of Living

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Willard Square Demographics

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Willard Square Reviews

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  • Area Has Kids Play Outside


    Say 3 of 3 renters

  • Noise Late At Night


    Say 3 of 3 renters

  • Area Has Litter


    Say 3 of 3 renters

  • Near Grocery Stores


    Say 3 of 3 renters

  • Busy Streets


    Say 2 of 3 renters

  • Mostly Older Buildings


    Say 2 of 3 renters

Willard Square Transportation

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Casco Bay Water Taxi and Charters


1 Spring Point Dr

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Willard Square Schools

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