Just What Is It That People Love About Westbrook?

Just What Is It That People Love About Westbrook?

Whether you live or work here, it’s safe to say that there’s a lot to love about Westbrook! So just what is it that people love about our fair city so much? There are a few things!


A Westbrook band performing

Time and time again, if you ask people what they love about Westbrook, they’ll tell you that it’s the sense of community. Whether you’re walking down the street on a warm summer day and see someone you know or you’re donating to a local fundraiser to help someone in need, these are some of the many ways that Westbrook fosters a feeling of community.

There’s something very special about a city or town that makes you feel at home the second you arrive. No matter where you’re from, when you’re here, you’re simply part of the community.

More importantly, this is a community that cares. Times have been tough and it seems like a lot of people may be down on their luck, but you still hear about the community in Westbrook banding together to help those that are less fortunate, like the amazing work that’s done at the My Place Teen Center, or the fact that Brea Lu recently took donations that customers had given them and paid it forward during the holiday season.

Who wouldn’t want to be part of an amazing community like that?


If you’re going to have a flourishing community, it makes sense that the people in Westbrook are pretty great too! Whether it’s your neighbors or the friendly owners of the Daily Grind, Java Joe, people in this town seem so happy to be here. And of course, even if you’re new to Westbrook, everyone goes out of their way to make you feel welcome.

A statue wearing a bandana as a mask

Although Westbrook is only a short drive from Portland, sometimes it feels like it’s so much further away (in a good way) of course! There’s a small-town feel, where people know who you are here and they care about you. After all, if Maine is the way life should be, Westbrook is the perfect epitome of that.

Local Businesses

A drink being held underneath Brook City

Westbrook and our thriving downtown would be nothing without our amazing local businesses. Whether you’re on the go or looking to stop and stay for a while, there’s plenty to do, see, and enjoy thanks to our local businesses.

We’ve got breweries like Mast Landing and Yes Brewing, dining like Big Fin Poke, Westbrook House of Pizza, Casa Novello, the Frog and Turtle, and even a few grab and go options like Brook City Nutrition! The best part is, downtown Westbrook is truly up and coming, meaning that the best is still to come, thanks to the support of the people and community that make Westbrook what it is.

There are a lot of moving parts that make a city work, but in Westbrook, some of the most important things are easily the people and community that make Westbrook as vibrant as it is. Without these crucial pieces of the puzzle, it just wouldn’t work! Let us know in the comments what you love about Westbrook!

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