The Park Danforth shares this section of Stevens Avenue with University of New England, providing access to academic and intellectual opportunities. The UNE art gallery and other events provide an opportunity to experience the arts as well. The Burbank Branch of the Portland Public Library is a local fixture. Public transportation is located conveniently close to The Park Danforth. Cultural, educational and creative institutions are a short easy drive or a quick bus ride down the street. We love to think that we provide a bookend of one of the City's most wonderful residential neighborhoods - Deering Center. Portland Press Herald calls Deering Center the "Geographic center of city with lovely homes and a feeling of togetherness. The longtime bedroom community features tree-lined streets, a high school and time-saving businesses."
Those who live at The Park Danforth can attend church or get specialty coffee, sushi, seafood, pizza, Cajun or Polish food virtually within steps of our front door.
Residents often take advantage of the beautiful lawns, easy walks and fascinating history of Evergreen Cemetery by walking or biking through the beautiful park-like nature of the lawns, roads and walkways. Some drive to the "duck pond" - a hidden gem in the cemetery. If you're fortunate, you'll be witness to a wedding taking place in the beautiful historic chapel located at the edge of the property.
Stevens Avenue is known as the street where "kids can go from pre-school to college" all in a span of about two miles. The various levels of education allow the residents of The Park Danforth to volunteer and mentor the students of these schools.
Beyond the borders of the Deering Center neighborhood exists a multitude of cultural and recreational opportunities in the City of Portland including the Merrill Auditorium, the Cross Insurance Arena and the shopping and eateries of The Old Port.