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Biddeford, Maine: A Mill Town on The Rebound:Community Spotlight

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Biddeford, Maine: A Historic Mill Town with Lots to Offer Today.


Like many New England Mill Towns, Biddeford once had a booming textile industry, vibrant community and beautiful scenic beauty. At the turn of the century these mills were booming engines of the region and country. A century later, Biddeford Maine struggled like many mill towns in New England to provide jobs, maintain a vibrant downtown and combat urban blight. One thing that separated Biddeford from the pack was a rich Franco American culture which shines through today, highlighted with the Franco American La Kermesse Festival. Today, Biddeford has embraced it's rebirth with a vigor not seen by other communities. With an active and organized grass roots effort. Many groups in unison with local government has worked tirelessly to attract business, cultural activity and life back to Biddeford City TheatreMain stret and beyond. Biddeford has many wonderful family neighborhoods, apartment buildings and renovated mill buildings hosting restaurants, artisans and local business on the scenic and meanering Saco River. With the recent departure of a trash to energy plant from the downtown, the future looks and smells brighter for the Downtown with apartments, luxury waterfront condos and restaurants slated to be developed in the near future. Along with it's sister city of Saco,Maine. The region is an easy commute to Portland, Maines largest city, Easy access to the Turnpike and less than 90 minutes to Boston.

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