Old Orchard Beach is a small beach town less than 20 miles from Portland. The 7-mile stretch of beaches is home to a well toured pier, resorts and festivals, such as the Fourth of July Festival and Bike Fest. Along with other attractions, residents take advantage of water activities that make this town a Livability.com Top 10 Awesome Water City. The city also benefits from a high-performing school system and proximity to the University of New England and University of Southern Maine.
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