The Best Senior Living in Midcoast Maine - The Highlands The Highlands is located in the historic district of Topsham, next door to Brunswick and Bowdoin College, and 25 miles from Portland, Maine's largest city. The Highlands Retirement Community is locally owned and offers independent living with home ownership and rental options. Choose from historic homes and mansions that have been carefully renovated or newer apartments and cottages. Assisted living provides extra support if needed. Come home to a charming historic and natural setting for a 21st century retirement!