Welcome to Casco
The Town of Casco is ideally located for the person who has varied interests. Casco is located within an hours commute to the coast of Maine, the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and Portland International Jetport. Major shopping areas are a twenty-minute drive.
Down-hill skiing opportunities are but a 17 mile drive and cross-country skiing is available throughout the community. Several colleges and technical schools are located within a forty mile radius of Casco including: Bates College, Bowdoin College, University of Southern Maine, Southern Maine Community College, Central Maine Community College, University of New England, and St. Joseph's College.
Casco's town government is a Town Meeting form of government with an elected 5 member Selectboard and a Town Manager. Many community volunteers staff various planning, environmental, and recreational committees. Volunteers are the backbone of the Town of Casco.
Casco is located in the heart of the Sebago Lakes Region. Casco's 36 square miles contain eight lakes and ponds, which comprise nearly 6 square miles of Casco's area. Opportunities abound for recreational and business opportunities associated with pristine, clear lakes and ponds.
Our year round population of 3,700 swells to 15,000 during the summer, when local youth summer camps and seasonal resorts are filled with visitors. Many of our seasonal residents have made Casco their summer home for several generations.
The local economy is an interesting mixture of businesses such as tourism, including two vacation resorts, a golf course, several restaurants, and bed and breakfast facilities. In addition to tourism, local sawmills and retail building products as well as an active construction industry, help fuel the local economy. Diversity is added to the local economy with many small businesses including crafts, gifts, antiques, machine shops, art galleries, and a variety of other retail and service businesses.