Living in Damariscotta

is a seaport town of considerable charm, in a region known for its local seafood, boating attractions, historic sites, annual festivals, and Pemaquid Point Lighthouse. The lively downtown area is nestled along the wide tidal Damariscotta River and is the center of town life, featuring local shops, art galleries, and renowned restaurants.

Located in midcoast Maine, historically the town’s fortune was made in the shipbuilding industry. A strong boating tradition persists today as several types of watercraft can be seen on the tidal river nearly more...

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Damariscotta Accessibility

U.S. Route One is the major artery into Damariscotta, running parallel to the town’s vibrant Main Street and downtown area. The downtown area of Damariscotta is about an hour from Portland, and a three-hour drive to Boston. Most residents fly in and out of PWM in Portland, but for smaller chartered flights, Ruby Airport in neighboring Bristol, ME is just 15 minutes away.

Damariscotta, ME Homes for sale

The majority of Damariscotta, ME homes for sale are single family dwellings. Summers in Damariscotta bustle, as there are a fair number of summer homes especially along the rocky coast and on the peninsulas. Increasingly, seasonal homes are being converted into year-round living.

School system for Damariscotta, ME

Damariscotta children attend Great Salt Bay Community School, which serves grades K-9. High school students attend the school of their choice, with the vast majority choosing to attend the highly-regarded Lincoln Academy, a private school in the neighboring town of Newcastle. Lincoln Academy offers several Advanced Placement (AP) courses and a wide range of College Prep classes.

Damariscotta ME real estate listings tend to highlight the following community assets:

  • Damariscotta River and Great Salt Bay, offering endless water activities including boat cruises, kayaking, sailing, stand up paddle boarding, and fishing.

  • The seasonal Farmers’ Market, which features native heirloom vegetables, locally-made organic cheeses, and freshly-baked local bread.

  • Round Top Farm, with its community skating rink and warming hut has free skating where people often gather for pick-up hockey games.

  • Whaleback Shell Midden, a State Historic Site, is the result of the accumulation of oyster shells along the riverbank from long ago settlers. A gentle trail through an historic orchard provides an ideal view of the site

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

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