Cathance River Nature Preserve & Ecology Center

March 10, 2020 by lpanfil

Nature and Ecology is the “real thing” at Highland Green. As part of the initial development of the community, a third of Highland Green’s vast 635-acre campus was preserved for permanent conservation through the Brunswick Topsham Land Trust. The 230-acre Cathance River Nature Preserve abuts the beautiful Cathance River and has five miles of maintained trails. Now that Spring is on the horizon you are going to want to explore all that CREA has to offer. Click the title link to learn more. Spotlight:

December 27, 2019 by wpengine

Residents at Highland Green, Topsham’s 55-and-up residential community, are active and enthusiastic volunteers — as the folks at Maine Maritime Museum can tell you. When Pat Friedman, manager of corporate relations at Bath’s Maine Maritime Museum, met recently with a representative from Highland Green, the two talked about the high number of volunteers that come to the museum from HG, as residents affectionately call their community. Dozens of HG residents help out at the museum as docents, tour guides, board members, and benefactors. Of late, many have been working on the restoration or interpretive program of the Mary E, the oldest Maine-built fishing schooner still afloat. Originally built in 1906, the Mary E was officially Read More

Maine Magazine Spotlight:

October 22, 2019 by whonan

A well-traveled couple finds a way to live large while downsizing in the vibrant community of Highland Green. July, 2018 By: Katy Kelleher Photography: Erin Little  Initially, David Mosley only visited Highland Green to rule it out. He had heard about the 55-plus community and his first impression was a strong one. “We used to play Topsham in high school sports,” says the Norway native. “Why would I ever want to live there?” He and his husband, Andy Masland, were seeking a place to relocate. The couple had traveled all over the world, and as they readied themselves for the next stage of life, they thought about all the possibilities available Read More

Must Watch HG Video!

May 13, 2018 by whonan

If you are considering retiring in Maine, retiring in New England, or are working and want to live in a real 55+ Active Adult community, you must watch this HG video. It is 12 minutes long and you won’t regret the time spent! What started as a simple gathering of some longtime and some new Highland Green residents has become a spectacular testimonial from several HG people. You will find out about all of the unique features of the community and how people feel living here. Spontaneous…sincere…beautiful scenery…wonderful people….so REAL!!   If you really enjoyed this video and want to read much more about the community of Highland Green and Read More

Five New Unique Highland Green Home Sites

June 26, 2018 by whonan

The Finest in Maine 55+ Communities New Construction The “Rabbit Ears” Urgent: You will not want to miss out on one of these five unique Highland Green home sites! Nicknamed the “Rabbit Ears,” they not only abut the 230-acre Cathance River Nature Preserve at HG; they are surrounded by the Preserve. If you want to move in 2019 or 2020, it is now time to reserve one and become involved in our new construction process. You will cross a naturalized bridge across a scenic stream to reach this spacious cul-de-sac that is bright, open and ensconced in wooded Preserve Land. There are one-of-a-kind beautiful site lines and direct access to miles Read More

New HG Lifestyle Newsletters

December 5, 2017 by whonan

Highland Green Lifestyle Newsletter | 55 Plus Active Community | Maine

Demand for HG Lifestyle Newsletters By popular request, we have ordered reprints of the four most recent issues of our award-winning newsletters called HG Lifestyle Newsletters. Interested Highland Green enthusiasts from across the country tell us it is one of their go-to HG resources because it offers in-depth insights into this one-of-a-kind community through portraits of its residents. New friends from 31 U.S. states HG Lifestyle won a prestigious National Association of Home Builder 50+ Housing Council Award for Best Direct Mail Piece at the International Builders’ Show. And Highland Green recently reached another national milestone when Ben and Maruta from St. Cloud, Minnesota made the decision to move here, Read More

The Red House: Highland Green Living

June 1, 2018 by whonan

Lower-maintenance Living in the Best 55+ Community in Maine The Red House has a fresh coat of paint on the outside courtesy of cooperative ownership at Highland Green, the best 55+ community in Maine. Nowhere else can you enjoy lower-maintenance living yet reside in such a well-sized customized free standing home like the Red House. Fresh, Open and Bright Inside, the Red House features freshly painted bright space. A gourmet kitchen is open to a large great room with dramatic vaulted ceiling, central natural gas fireplace, and built-in bookshelves. One-floor Living with Two-car Garage 2030 square feet of one-floor living with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, including a unique master sweet Read More

Garden Loft: Custom Home for Sale

December 13, 2017 by whonan

Maine | 55 Plus Retirement | Brunswick

Unique Highland Green Landscape This Highland Green custom home for sale sits on a much-admired bright corner lot. To call Garden Loft’s setting as “park-like” is not a cliche. The expertly designed landscape is distinctive, diverse, and focused on native plantings. The beds and trees are strategically placed away from the house to create privacy without sacrificing light inside the living space. Maine Audubon and Highland Green Garden Loft backs onto a special common garden area. “Chick-a-Finch Woods” creates a communally maintained buffer between four HG homes. It is designed with native plantings to support biodiversity and attract native insects and birds. It has been toured by Maine Audubon and touted Read More

Spacious Style: Highland Green Home

February 12, 2018 by whonan

Privacy within the best of Maine 55 Plus Communities This Highland Green home is brightly elevated. With a full walkout daylight basement, the back half of the house feels up high. The breakfast area, screened porch and deck have a private tree-house like feel as you look out over the spacious backyard to beautiful woods. It is at the end of the cul-de-sac of Goldfinch Drive, a prized street in Highland Green, the best of Maine 55 Plus Communities. Stylish Space This home offers 2,310 square feet of sophisticated one-floor living space with defined rooms and stylish touches. An entry with columns offsets a study with pocket french doors and Read More

Soaring Elegance: Custom Built Home for Sale

January 25, 2018 by whonan

Highland Green | Soaring Elegance | Custom Built Home for Sale | Retiring in Maine | Best 55+ Communities

55+ Neighborhood This custom built Highland Green home with spectacular vaulted ceiling sits beautifully on Finch Drive, one of HG’s most sought after neighborhoods. The changing elevations, the diverse combination of signature Highland Green colors, and the friendly people put this street in demand. Custom Built Home Soaring Elegance incorporates all the possibilities available at Highland Green. Expansive one-floor living includes both formal and open space, and two bedrooms and bathrooms. Numerous custom touches including but not limited to built in desks, crown crown moldings, and two fireplaces add to the elegance. An expansive office/study/library has french doors and chair rails.   Spectacular Second Floor An additional bedroom, bathroom, two an Read More

Highland Green Holiday Spirit

December 19, 2017 by whonan

55 Plus Retirement | Maine | Brunswick

Milestone Years for HG We wish you a joyous holiday season, and a very happy New Year. 2017 was a momentous year here at Highland Green. Team HG is proud that we will reach over 200 single family custom built homes in 2018.   Since 2013 alone 112 new households have signed agreements to make HG home. In that same period the number of states from which new customers have relocated to HG has swelled to 31, with new states such as Texas, Colorado, Michigan, North Dakota, Montana, Indiana, Minnesota, and Washington State added to the roster. Highland Green Holiday Spirit With so many community-minded residents from near and far, organized Read More

HG Food Blog #6: Maine’s Got Moxie!

June 19, 2017 by Will Honan

I sent two of my more erudite foodie friends some Moxie soda to try and asked them to send me their impressions of the flavor. Predictably, the reviews were mixed. One of them raved about it: “An understated sweetness with soft notes of cardamom and smooth undertones of vanilla which give way to a pleasantly lingering birch bark finish.” The other was not so kind: “Like a combination of cough medicine and syrup of ipecac.” So there you have it. People either love or hate Moxie. Among the first mass produced soft drinks, Moxie was created in Lowell, Massachusetts in 1876 by Union, Maine native Dr. Augustin Thompson. He claimed Read More

House For Sale: Private Access at 9 Junco Drive

December 7, 2017 by whonan

Private Access Highland Green House for Sale

Friendly Location; Private Access to Nature Preserve This exceptional house for sale is on a short, friendly Highland Green street with just five homes. Junco Drive abuts the 235-acre Cathance River Nature Preserve at Highland Green, and is steps from the main community entrance to the Preserve.  Even better, this home is called Private Access because its secluded back yard connects to the Preserve with its own private trail.       Bright Open One-Floor Living A generous entry gives way to a central kitchen with unique granite counters that overlooks a bright open layout. Dining area, living area with fireplace, and open sun room combine to form banks of extra tall windows Read More

HG Food Blog #5: Get Your Red Hot Dogs Here!

June 13, 2017 by Will Honan

Every region of the country has its favorite hot dogs. Each version can be a nostalgic comfort food for the denizens of the area. When I lived in New York City, standing on a busy corner wolfing down a couple of Sabrett “dirty water dogs” from a cart with mustard and kraut was a rite of passage. Nathan’s Famous is overrated in my opinion. I think Gray’s Papaya on 72nd and Amsterdam are the best in NYC and live up to their tagline “Better than Filet Mignon”, though I’d get a vehement argument from those who prefer rival Papaya King. But I am from Maine. And bright neon red hot Read More

Summer 2017 Newsletter: Highland Green Flourishes and Gives Back

September 1, 2017 by Will Honan

Highland Green Flourishes and Volunteers HG residents live a unique active lifestyle with a community minded spirit   Gene and Barbara Grove from Whitefish, Montana will move all the way to Highland Green in late July. This boosts the remarkable tally of states from which new Highland Green residents have relocated to 30! In the first half of 2017 alone, new friends from near and far have come to Highland Green or are in the process of doing so by commitments to existing resale homes or the execution of new construction plans. Within this segment, Maine folks hail from Harpswell, Augusta, Windham, Winterport, Diamond Island, and Surrey. Others come from Read More