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Living a Beach Lifestyle in Camden, Maine

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Where to Retire in Camden and Home Prices

There are active adult communities in the area (see link at top of page). There are however many lovely neighborhoods with rambling Shingle Style "cottages", Victorians, and more along High Street, Bay View Street and on Beauchamp Point. There may also be some condo projects in the area.
Real estate is expensive: the median home value was $529,837 in mid-2022, according to Zillow.

What Is Special about Camden

Camden's Public Library is award winning, with its own amphitheatre, famous author lectures and book readings, book fairs, concerts, and movie screenings, among much else. Mt. Battie also provides plenty of outdoor adventure, like hiking and camping. Camden Hills State Park and Moose Park are 2 fun attractions.

What Is Not Special about Camden

There is no public transportation in Camden, and summer tourism may bother some people.

Climate and Physical Environment

Camden has warm to hot summers and cold winters.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Camden has plenty of art festivals, Christmas by the Sea, the prestigious Camden Conference bringing together world leaders in the ampitheatre, and the Toboggan Nationals, among many artistic and event draws of the town. The Camden Public Library is first rate with many programs and resources.


Camden's crime rate is about half the national average.

Medical Facilities

Penobscot Bay Medical Center  is located in nearby Rockport.Portland is not that far away for bigger hospitals.


Public transportation is not available in Camden.

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