Title

Scarborough, a 54-square-mile area with six distinct villages, is the fastest-gr

Source

Down East

Date

9-1-2005

Pages

46-53, 88-90

Abstract

Scarborough, a 54-square-mile area with six distinct villages, is the fastest-growing town in the state. Its school system, beaches, proximity to Portland, and the Scarborough Marsh attract young families and retirees alike. In grappling with residential growth, townspeople voted down a "Great American Neighborhood" of 400 new homes, but after legal wrangling, developers are being allowed to build as many as 288 units. The town instituted a cap on residential building permits in 2001. Scarborough is home to Prouts Neck, an exclusive summer community, as well as to Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, a NASCAR-sanctioned track. Residents' homes range from ranches to mansions, making it more diverse than many of Portland's suburbs.

Subjects

Scarborough

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