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In This Issue
Save the Date!
Featured Properties
Summer of Discovery
New! Home Purchase Program
In Good Hands - Highland Green's Strength and Stability
Annual Maine State Music Theatre Luncheon, July 29th
The Genuine Article - Conservation, Ecology Nature at Highland Green


Jim Wilkes prize


Jim Wilkes displays a prize from the nearby Kennebec River.





Rosemary revels at the Kentucky Derby party at the Highland Green Community Center.



eventsSave the Date!


Pre-Theatre Dinner and a Musical Show!

Call now to reserve your seats for dinner at Highland Green and Maine State Music Theatre's Xanadu.  Friday, July 22,  5:00 p.m. 



Annual Maine State Music Theatre Luncheon

Meet Highland Green residents and enjoy a light luncheon under the tent at Highland Green with MSMT singing select numbers from this seasons shows. Friday, July 29, 12:00 p.m.



Annual Highland Green Tennis Clinic

Enjoy community, activity and fun for all abilities featuring Wayne St. Peter's Grand Slam Tennis. Friday, August 12, 11:00 a.m.



Dinner Gathering Featuring Resident Participation

Enjoy an elegant evening in a custom Highland Green home and meet residents who are active in Highland Green's governance and committees.  Friday, August 19, 5:00 p.m.



Meet the Neighbors Open House

View custom homes and learn about strength and stability at Highland Green and meet Director of Operations, John Coughlin.  Saturday, August 20, 12-3:00 p.m.



Dinner Gathering

Enjoy an elegant evening and learn more about Highland Green resident-driven activities. Friday, September 16, 5:00 p.m.



Meet the Neighbors Open House - Road Scholars

View custom homes;  meet Highland Green residents Jerry and Gretchen Davis to learn more about Road Scholars (formerly Elder Hostel). Saturday, September 17, 12-3:00 p.m.



Behind the Scenes Tour

Witness the vastness and open space of the entire 650 acre Highland Green campus with Development Director, Matt Teare.  Friday, September 30, 11:00 a.m.



For more information about our exciting events and to R.S.V.P., please call 1-866-854-1200 or visit our website: www.highlandgreenmaine.com 




 Featured Properties 


1 Grouse

Traditional Charm

1 Grouse Lane  

A highly customized living space with separated guest accommodations and casual study. Designer kitchen, cathedral ceiling with exposed beams, three season sunroom, and a full basement with bulkhead.  A woodworker's dream.






2 pipit

Excellent Views

2 Pipit Drive

Former model home offers an elegant and open floor plan along with views of the golf course and a small pond.  A great feeling of neighborhood and a private oversized deck offers the best of both worlds.






"A tranquil summer sunset

shone upon him as he

approached the end

of his walk, and passed

through the meadows

by the river side.  He had

that sense of peace,

and of being lightened

of a weight of care,

which country quiet

awakens in the breasts

of dwellers in towns."


- Charles Dickens 



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To learn more about our

award-winning community,

please call 1-866-854-1200

or visit our website: www.highlandgreenmaine.com



Coordinate your visit around

one of our special events and experience custom homes,

care-free lifestyle, culture, community and conservation.






















Summer of Discovery


As the spring turns to summer at Highland Green, residents enjoy their custom homes that were built just for them and welcome new friends who share interests.  Together, they benefit from the vast ecology available to them right out their back door and participate in dynamic resident-driven activities at the Highland Green Community Center. 


Excitement and engagement radiates outward from the spectacular 650 acre campus as well.  Highland Green is situated directly at the crossroads of Midcoast Maine, a location which offers rich cultural, recreational and educational opportunities in the nearby college town of Brunswick.  With equally easy access to the diverse cultural offerings of urban Portland and the artful beauty of Maine coastal villages and bold oceanfront. It is the perfect place to live the lifestyle that is uniquely Maine.


"Highland Green...what a great place to live:  the Portland Symphony Orchestra to the south and fly-fishing camps to the north. Pinch me!!" raves Jim Wilkes, who relocated to Highland Green from Ohio with his wife Nancy in 2005.


Residents of Highland Green enjoy the countless cultural and volunteer offerings nearby. They pride themselves on being an experienced and diverse group of individuals engaged in an actively civic-minded lifestyle.


"Highland Green residents have brought tremendous interests and experience from all over the country and contribute to so many worthy organizations," remarks Gordon Brigham, who has lived at Highland Green with his wife Rosemary since 2003, and who volunteers at People Plus, a non-profit organization located nearby.


The Maine School Science Volunteers, a group of retired scientists who volunteer in classrooms throughout Maine and whose executive board meets at Highland Green, is just one of those many organizations.  On Saturday, May 21 a Meet the Neighbors open house was held at Highland Green which allowed guests to learn more about a great volunteer organization, look at Highland Green homes and meet Highland Green residents.


"Highland Green events are wonderful. They are not only well organized and fun, " says Bev Brown who moved to Highland Green from Massachusetts in the spring of 2011 with her husband Paul, "they were extremely valuable to us in getting to know the people of Highland Green and the community itself."


The summer of 2011 is filled with marvelous Highland Green events designed to celebrate community, culture, volunteerism and the unique Highland Green lifestyle.  Please take a look at our event schedule to the left and come experience the endless possibilities for which Highland Green is renowned.  Please call 1-866-854-1200 to learn more or to RSVP.

New! Home Purchase Program

Eliminating Uncertainty


Local founder John Wasileski has long been known for his vision and his innovative, hands-on approach.  In today's challenging housing market, Mr. Wasileski provides a perfect solution for those who want the final obstacle removed from making their new life at Highland Green a reality.


This program will assist in establishing a market driven price

Our unique Home Purchase Program allows you to build your custom home at Highland Green with the peace of mind that your current house is sold.

 of your existing house, provide for you the expertise in selecting the right Realtor and offer staging advice to maximize your house's appeal to potential buyers.  You will begin the construction of your new home at Highland Green and will begin the process of making your new lifestyle a reality sooner rather than later.  And, the best part is that we will purchase your existing house if it has not sold within a year of being enrolled into the Home Purchase Program!

In Good Hands

Highland Green's Strength and Stability


At Highland Green, neighborly values and endless possibilities  include opportunities to participate in the governance of the community.  Cooperative home ownership is designed to offer lasting strength and stability, all of which is ensured through an experienced local professional management team that welcomes its residents to set standards for the collective maintenance of their homes and the protection of the assets of the Highland Green community.


One of the more recent developments at Highland Green was the formation of the Resident Reserves Investment Committee.

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Ken is one of many residents helping ensure the community's future.

Members of this 5 person group, in concert with the cooperative boards and budget committee work to enhance the community's reserve funds to ensure the quality and value of the community now and in the future.  This team brings considerable background, experience and enthusiasm to the table and includes: a current member of LL Bean's International Department; a retired school superintendent and educational facilities planner; a retired insurance manager; a retired accountant; and two seasoned financial managers.
Highland Green Director of Operations, John Coughlin, serves on the committee and adds his extensive property management and budgeting skills to the group.
"A strong reserve study and plan is the hallmark of a strong community," says Coughlin.  "At Highland Green, we have detailed all costs associated with maintaining the community now and into the future.  There are no surprises." he adds.  As Director, Coughlin serves as "coach" to the resident cooperative boards and committees.  "I am honored to work with a community of residents who are dedicated to not only enjoying their unique lifestyle at Highland Green but to maintaining its financial permanence," says Coughlin.


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msmtMeet Highland Green residents and enjoy a light luncheon under the tent at Highland Green with Maine State Music Theatre singing select numbers from this season's shows.


Friday, July 29, 2011

 12:00 p.m.

Under the tent at the

Highland Green Community Center

7 Evergreen Circle, Topsham, Maine 


This event will fill up fast!

Please RSVP by Tuesday, July 19th at 1-866-854-1200 or email info@highlandgreenmaine.com



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The Genuine Article

Conservation, Ecology Nature at Highland Green


Highland Green was locally founded with conservation at its core.  The 235 acre Cathance River Nature Preserve and the 35 acre Heath Sanctuary provide Highland Green residents with more than merely miles of trails and Maine woodlands to explore within their community.  The non-profit Cathance River Education Alliance are stewards of the conservation land and connect the community to nature through volunteer membership, educational programs, and the unique "off the grid" Cathance River Ecology Center on the preserve at Highland Green.

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CREA Ecology Center

Eric Berube "grew up" on the Cathance River Nature Preserve.  He became student liaison to the CREA board in 2005 while attending nearby Brunswick High School.  His experiences on the conservation land within Highland Green sparked a passion for education, the environment and conservation.  "Working with CREA from a young age directly influenced my life's path," says Eric who graduated from the University of Maine in May of 2011 with a degree in Wildlife Ecology.  

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Eric Berube and Highland Green resident, David Eye, explore the Heath Preserve

at Highland Green.


Eric's work on the preserve includes remote wildlife cameras, water monitoring, turtle growth monitoring, trail maintenance and he is an instructor for CREA's Environmental Leadership Program.  "I love sharing my knowledge of ecology with Highland Green residents and guests and am amazed at the diverse natural environments right in the community," says Eric. The Cathance River Preserve has bountiful interesting plants and wildlife, not to mention the river. 

The Heath Preserve, an inland wetland, is also a unique ecological formation.  "The entire conservation at Highland Green happens to be a bird watcher's paradise," remarks Eric, who is also an avid birder, "and I look forward to continue working with Highland Green residents and guests to help them interact with nature at Highland Green."

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