Introduction to Westbrook, Maine
Westbrook, Maine, in Cumberland county, is 5 miles W of Portland, Maine and 97 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Portland metropolitan area with. Westbrook contains a population of approximately 16,142.
Westbrook was originally known as Saccarappa and was named after the Saccarappa Falls on the Presumpscot River. It was incorporated as Stroudwater in 1814. It was renamed Westbrook in honor of Colonel Thomas Westbrook, who was a commander in Dummer’s War. Westbrook was incorporated as a city in 1891.
Westbrook and nearby Attractions
- Bradles Plaza Shopping Center
- Cumberland Mills Historic District
- Children's Museum of Maine
- River Meadow Golf Course
- Smiling Hill Farm
Things To Do In Westbrook
Tourists can enjoy shopping at the Bradles Plaza Shopping Center. The River Meadow Golf Course is popular among local golfers. The Cumberland Mills Historic District offers a number of recreational facilities. Every year the Westbrook Art Festival is held in the city.
Portland International Airport offers air transportation facilities.
Westbrook Higher Education
Institutes offering higher education to the residents of the city include the University of Southern Maine, Saint Joseph’s College, the University of New England-University Campus and the University of New Hampshire-Main Campus.