Everything You Need to Know About the City of Scarborough Maine

West Scarborough is a zone inside the northwesternmost segment of the town of Scarborough, Maine. It is roughly defined as west of the Maine Turnpike and U.S. Highway 1, west of Dunstan Corner, and southwest of North Scarborough. It is the most country part of Scarborough, with relatively the least measure of private and business advancement; notwithstanding, ongoing years have seen a solid increase in private development and population. It is closely linked with the adjacent neighborhood of North Scarborough – in local perception, the two neighborhoods are often mutually-inclusive.

It borders Scarborough’s neighboring towns of Gorham, Maine; Buxton, Maine; and North Saco, Maine, and is nearer in separation to the midtown center of Gorham than Scarborough’s midtown center, Oak Hill. The area is approximately 10 miles (16 km) from downtown Portland, Maine via Maine State Route 22. The area was once made up of many small farms, and today, a few horse farms are still in operation. It remains heavily forested. Its significant streets incorporate pieces of Broadturn Road, Holmes Road, Burnham Road, Beech Ridge Road, Mitchell Hill Road, and County Road (ME 22). 

The Nonesuch River goes through a huge piece of West Scarborough, and Mitchell Hill is its steepest grade. Fuller Farm, a 220-acre (0.89 km2) property now conserved and managed by the Scarborough Land Trust, is a former family-owned farm that has miles of scenic trails and access to the Nonesuch River.