The City of Portland, Maine

This elegant condominium tower sits on the edge of the city's famed Arts District. Waterview residents are just steps from the Portland Stage Company and only a block from the Portland Museum of Art.

If you're new to Portland, you'll discover that everything from an L.L. Bean outlet store to the Portland Public Market is within walking distance. If you're already familiar with Portland, you know the city is filled with a diverse and award-winning collection of restaurants, which serve everything from steaks and seafood to ethnic cuisine to pub fare.

Recreation opportunities abound in this city crisscrossed by 28 miles of trails and dotted by majestic parks. Deering Oaks Park, designed by Fredrick Law Olmstead, is just a block away. The working waterfront provides numerous ways to get out and enjoy the stunning beauty of Casco Bay, including island ferry trips, scenic cruises and kayak rentals. Sports fans rave about the Portland Seadogs baseball team and the Portland Pirates hockey team, and both play within walking distance of Waterview.

From Portland, it's easy to reach the state's many destinations. Skiing is only an hour away and the outlet shops of Freeport are just 20 minutes up the Interstate. Portland has an international airport, an Amtrak train station and a ferry terminal with service to Canada. So whether it's the city's historic Old Port or Acadia National Park, you'll have no trouble getting there from Waterview at Bayside.