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Find Yourself a Great House for Rent in Sanford, ME

Sanford is a city in Maine's York County that sits on the Mousam River and includes the village of Springvale. The city is also near Biddeford and Waterboro. Homes for rent offer residents access to modern amenities, great schools and plentiful recreation opportunities that truly live up to Maine's "Vacationland" nickname.

Historical Facts About Sanford

  • A lumberman named William Phillips purchased land from Indian Chief Fluellin and Chief John Rogomock in 1661. The land included what is now Sanford, and it was called Phillipstown. It was uninhabited until 1739.
  • The town was officially incorporated in 1768. At the time, Maine was a province of Massachusetts, so that state's governor was able to choose a name for it. He chose Sanford in honor of Peleg Sanford, who was the stepson of William Phillips and a former governor of Rhode Island.
  • Agriculture was the main industry in Sanford until the late 1860s. That's when Thomas Goodall built Goodall Mills, which started out making carriage robes and blankets. The company later expanded to produce more goods, and many foreign workers were attracted to the area as a result.

Helpful Resources for New Renters

  • Check out Sanford's official website for more information about what to expect in the city. It has everything that new renters will need to get situated, including department and government contact information, public services and necessary documents.
  • The Sanford School Department's website is a great resource for parents looking to enroll their children in the local schools. There, you can find everything you need to know about Sanford's education offerings.
  • The Sanford Springvale Chamber of Commerce's website can provide more information about the community and its businesses, which could come in handy when you're figuring out where to stock up on supplies.

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🏠 How can I tour properties in Sanford, Maine during times of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Many landlords in Sanford, Maine are practicing social distancing and have started offering video tours of their properties. We recommend contacting landlords of properties you’re interested in and asking if they offer virtual tours over Facetime, Skype or Google Hangouts. Here are some best practices to guide you through finding your next rental home during these times.

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