Buxton is a quiet country town located close to many of the greatest attractions in Southern Maine. In a mere 15-20 minutes you can be shopping or dining in the Old Port of Portland, relaxing on the beach or having fun at the arcade in Old Orchard Beach, sailing or fishing on Sebago Lake, paddling or tubing down the Saco River, skiing at Shawnee Peak in Bridgton or gazing at the White Mountains in NH. It’s about 1.5 hours drive to Boston. The median income is $60K and there are a little over 8000 residents in town. Buxton is bordered by Standish, Gorham, Saco, and Hollis. Residents are primarily year-round; there are some seasonal residents who own property on Bonny Eagle Pond.
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Buxton is a place where you can still get to know your neighbors and people are friendly and helpful. The air is fresh and sweet and the birds are always singing! The town is dotted with working farms big and small where you can get fresh produce, eggs, plants and shrubs and maple syrup.
There is a small museum at the Buxton-Hollis Historical Society in Bar Mills on Route 4A. Chaps Saloon on Long Plains Road has live music and dancing on the weekends. Skip’s Lounge and Pool Hall on Narragansett Trail has a loyal follower of motorcyclists.
Residents travel to Westbrook or Saco to see movies and Portland, which is only 10 miles away, for concerts and nightclubs.
Tory Hill Café located at 15 Pinkham Drive is an excellent breakfast and lunch restaurant.
Timberline Store has takeout and a few booths and serve great sandwiches and pizza. If looking for “fancy” restaurants, residents go to Portland or Saco.
Flanagan Farm, a beautiful event venue, occasionally hosts special dinners with Portland Chefs by reservation only.
One of the most attractive aspects of Buxton is the great outdoors! Recreation includes hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, hiking, and swimming. Buxton has several parks including one on Bonny Eagle Pond where there are picnic tables, a small beach and a boat launch. Pleasant Point Park is the largest and is located on the Saco River. There are benches, trails, and a place to launch kayaks or canoes and to fish.
There is still a lot of wooded area in Buxton popular with game hunters and there are abundant snowmobile trails. Buxton borders Standish which has Sebago Lake, one of the largest in Maine.
There is a gym just over the Gorham line on Route 202 for exercise and tennis. Salmon Falls Golf Club is just across the river in Hollis.
Buxton Elementary is known for having an excellent special education program. Buxton, Limington and Standish middle and high school students go to MSAD 6 Bonny Eagle Middle School and Bonny Eagle High School.
The University of Southern Maine has a campus nearby in Gorham, ME, and Saint Joseph’s College is in the neighboring town of Standish on Sebago Lake. The University of New England is in nearby Biddeford.
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