Port Property Underscores Far-Reaching Benefits of Live-Work-Play Spaces

As a team dedicated to making home happen, we understand that the definition of “home” varies from person to person. For some, home may be a historic one-bedroom in the West End, and for others, it may be a new townhouse in Biddeford with all the modern conveniences. As our residents search for their ideal living environment and look to realize their own vision of home, more and more they are looking for a place where they can live, work and play.  

Used to describe mixed-use properties, a live-work-play environment is an urban design concept built around the idea of strengthening connection and synergy between the community’s residents and the local area. The concept looks beyond an individual apartment space to the creation of community connections, seamlessly integrating neighborhood offerings and on-site building features for a wider variety of amenities. These environments offer a range of housing options in close proximity to local dining, shopping, recreation and employment opportunities. In many cases, these amenities can be located on site in the form of building amenities – whether it’s a state-of-the-art fitness center, a sprawling roof deck, a coworking space, or all the above – live-work-play properties curate inclusive environments that provide modern conveniences while cultivating a sense of place. 

The local benefits of live-work-play environments are far-reaching. Designed to become urban destinations that simultaneously serve the community while fostering engagement, these residential communities bridge the gap between your “home” and your “neighborhood.” With neighborhood businesses within walking distance from residents, or even located within the property itself, the local economy is supported. Mixed-use properties utilize their footprint more effectively and can even reduce traffic and congestion due to their walkability and focus on pedestrian access. Alongside these benefits, live-work-play communities develop community and social connections through their shared, multi-purpose amenity spaces. Many of these buildings also offer referral concessions, where current residents can refer friends to their building and, in return, receive rent discounts, further shaping their own community.  

More than just a management company, Port Property develops communities that offer a live-work-play environment including: 

132 Marginal Way – The Linden 

Sitting prominently in Portland’s West Bayside area, the property located at 132 Marginal Way has been reconfigured into The Linden – a residential community inspired by its setting and designed to deliver all the amenities of home in the heart of the city.  

Live – The Linden features newly remodeled studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and even a small number of rare four-bedroom apartment homes, complete with in-unit washer/dryers, new appliances, granite countertops, modern finishes, and all utilities included. 

Work – Easily accessible from downtown Portland and I-295, The Linden is within a short driving distance or walking distance to a long list of local employers and businesses. Ideal for remote workers or solo entrepreneurs, The Linden also offers a co-working lounge complete with dedicated workstations and collaboration areas.  

Play – Situated between the bustling downtown and the quiet, scenic Back Cove, The Linden is located within West Bayside – Portland’s most walkable neighborhood and home to the beautiful Back Cove trail. On-site amenities include a fitness center, pet washing station, a landscaped courtyard with lounge areas, storage lockers, a garage workbench area, bike room, and more. 

667 Congress Street – The Hiawatha 

Located in the heart of vibrant Longfellow Square, The Hiawatha exudes the charm of its historic neighborhood, while offering the most modern comfort systems and amenities. 

Live – Thoughtful layouts with oversized windows make The Hiawatha’s studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments open and bright. The Hiawatha’s residences have been built to the highest standards for energy efficiency, sound transmission, and air quality. Select apartments include their own private roof decks. 

Work – Sitting between Portland’s downtown and its hospitals, residents can walk to many of the area’s largest employers from The Hiawatha or comfortably work from home in one of The Hiawatha’s airy and spacious apartments.  

Play – In Portland’s Longfellow Square, The Hiawatha puts residents within steps of the City’s acclaimed restaurants, art & cultural institutions and waterfront. On-site amenities include a fitness room, thoughtfully designed tenant lounge, and dedicated garage parking for ultimate convenience.  

24/28 Pearl Street (Biddeford) – Riverdam 

Riverdam embraces the authentic characteristics of a 19th century industrial building and enhances its unique features with top-tier amenities. Originally built in 1842, it was primarily used as a textile mill and played a significant role in the community throughout much of Biddeford’s history.  

Live – Riverdam offers a wide variety of studio and one-bedroom floor plans, capitalizing on historic building features with exposed brick, beams, and large mill windows. Every unit is pet friendly and select units feature dramatic views of the Saco River falls, private roof decks and private patios. 

Work – Conveniently located just 1.5 miles from I-95, Riverdam is a great option for commuters from any direction. Residents can also utilize their access to high-speed broadband and the building’s modern resident lounge to collaborate or tackle remote work while on-site.  

Play – Just steps away from downtown and with commercial space on the ground floor, residents have local shops, restaurants, and breweries right outside their front door. The RiverWalk – a nearby walking bridge and trail – offers pedestrians quick access to the Amtrak station and other sites along the river. On-site amenities include a shared rooftop deck, fitness center, bike room, and pet washing station.  

To learn more about our communities, and their live-work-play amenities and offerings, explore our full portfolio at www.portproperty.com/our-properties. And – stay up to date on upcoming property news by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram