Ogunquit village lore
According to legend, Ogunquit means “beautiful place by the sea.” A tradition of fishing and lobstering, architectural and historical appreciation, a vibrant art colony, and a world-class professional summer theatre makes up a large part of Ogunquit’s heritage.
Ogunquit is just 20 minutes to the Wells Transportation Center where you can hop on the train, use the free park and ride lot, catch a bus, board a trolley, or get on the Maine Turnpike. And from there it’s a quick 20-minute ride north to the newly-renovated and time-efficient Portland Jetport (PWM), or a half hour south to New Hampshire.
Ogunquit, ME Homes for sale
The majority of Ogunquit, ME homes for sale are single family dwellings. Rich in history and natural beauty, a visit to downtown Ogunquit reveals a deep commitment to historical integrity. Village architecture has been carefully preserved, showcasing a diverse collection of boutiques, art galleries, museums and restaurants.
As you browse Ogunquit, ME real estate listings, consider the school system
Ogunquit and the neighboring town of Wells share schools from Kindergarten to 12th grade, comprising the Wells-Ogunquit Community School District (CSD), which is very well regarded. The students in Wells CSD excel academically, which is reflected in test scores that come in at above national and Maine State averages. Wells High School is ranked 5th within Maine by U.S. News and World Reports, where 61% of students are enrolled in Advanced Placement (AP) courses.
Ogunquit ME real estate listings tend to highlight the following community assets:
- Ogunquit Performing Arts, an active organization in the town, works to bring musicians, dancers and performers of the highest quality to Ogunquit, at affordable prices.
- The Ogunquit Heritage Museum and Historical Society of Wells and Ogunquit are dedicated to Ogunquit’s heritage.
- Ogunquit Museum of American Art features select works by artists associated with Ogunquit’s famous art colonies of the early 20th century.
- Ogunquit Playhouse, open seasonally, celebrates 85+ years of world-class theater.
- Ogunquit Beach is popular with families for its soft sand and gentle surf.
- The Marginal Way “Cliff Walk” is a scenic 1.25 mile coastal walking path connecting the center of Ogunquit to Perkins Cove.
For even more information on the Town of Falmouth, please click here to read our “Town of Ogunquit, ME Local Guide."