Living in Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor is a vibrant community on the coast of Downeast Maine, one of the few left with a true town center and downtown area. The town of Bar Harbor is situated on the eastern side of Mount Desert Island, which is also home to the cliffs and sweeping vistas of Acadia National Park.

Bar Harbor is well known for its history as an extravagant summer colony for the super-affluent, with its stately mansions lining the dramatic coastline offering breathtaking water views and exclusive privacy. This small town is bustling in the summer and possesses a quiet elegance in the cooler months. read more...

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Bar Harbor, ME Homes for sale

The majority of Bar Harbor, ME homes for sale are single family dwellings. Many were former summer estates, but most have now been converted to year-round homes. Among Bar Harbor, ME real estate listings, the neighborhoods of Hulls Cove, Salsbury Cove, Bar Harbor, Red Rock Corner, Eden, Indian Point and Town Hill each have distinctive features unique to their area of the island.

Accessibility in Bar Harbor

This little bit of Downeast paradise is a three-hour drive to Portland, and a 40-minute drive into Ellsworth, the closest city. Bangor International Airport is the nearest commercial airport, a 1:20 drive from downtown. For smaller commercial and charter flights, the Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport is just eight miles from downtown, serving the residents of Hancock County and visitors alike with smaller aircraft.

Bar Harbor’s Connected community

Connected community Downtown Bar Harbor is classic, quaint and connected – even Agamont Park and the Village Green have free WiFi. This connectivity is a nod to the town’s growing population of telecommuters and is also just one example of the town’s generous hospitality

Bar Harbor’s School system

The Mount Desert Island Regional School System serves the town of Bar Harbor as well as the neighboring towns of Mt. Desert, Southwest Harbor, and Tremont. Mt. Desert Island High School boasts a 10:1 student-teacher ratio, and according to US News and World Report, 26% of students in the high school are enrolled in Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Students in Bar Harbor have test scores far above state and national average.

Bar Harbor ME real estate listings tend to highlight the following community assets

  • Acadia National Park with its old-timey carriage road infrastructure offers several options for active families, including Sandy Beach, miles of hiking trails, and Cadillac Mountain, where you’ll get the best views of the ocean.

  • Abbe Museum, devoted to preserving and celebrating the heritage of the Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy and Penobscot communities.

  • Kebo Valley Golf Club, offering 18 challenging holes of golf with water views and a well-maintained course steeped in history and tradition

  • College of the Atlantic, a liberal arts college features a campus open to the public and an 86-acre organic teaching farm. Take classes or just enjoy the scenic walking trails

  • Shore Path, a popular walking path that wends its way from the town pier along the bay overlooking the Porcupine Islands.

For even more information on the town of Bar Harbor, please click here to read our Town of Bar Harbor, ME Local Guide."

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