Real Estate Agent

Charlie Richardson first arrived in Maine in 1980 as a Bates College student. A chance opportunity to spend the summer after sophomore year on Damariscotta Lake in Nobleboro planted a seed that continues to grow. As a summer camp counselor at Kieve Affective Education (now Kieve-Wavus Education, Inc), Charlie fell in love with the waters, forests, mountains, and dark night skies of Maine, and discovered a deep appreciation for the community.

After graduating from Bates in 1984, a love of community and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young people led Charlie to education. He taught and coached in both private and public schools and, in 1991, he earned his MA in Behavioral Studies and Education from Cambridge College. Whether teaching in West Virginia, Massachusetts, or Connecticut, Charlie returned to the shores of Damariscotta Lake every summer.

Charlie and his wife Annie lived in Nobleboro full-time from 1996-2005 as they were raising their children. Always one to dive into a place deeply and support people thoroughly, Charlie served on the local school board and the board at the Central Lincoln County YMCA, earning the Damariscotta Chamber of Commerce’s Community Service award in 2004.

After being pulled away for a few years to provide leadership and vision at the McDonogh School in Maryland, Charlie and Annie moved back to Nobleboro for good in 2010. As the Director of Education and Operations at KWE, Charlie partners with dozens of towns and cities throughout Maine, developing education initiatives that engage young people and build communities. The conversations and relationships that he has built throughout the state have given him a unique inside view of Maine’s rural, coastal, and urban communities.

Working in real estate at the Damariscotta office with Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty is a natural fit for Charlie. It celebrates his true love of Maine, especially the Mid-Coast region, and he has always looked for ways to help people find joy in their work and play. Charlie looks forward to introducing his clients to the scenic spots in the area that he has loved since his days at Bates, from Pemaquid Light House to the Rachel Carson Preserve, Popham Beach, and Morse Mountain.

As he travels, getting to know people and their places, he brings an appreciation and an eye for both the challenges and the opportunities. A life-long learner and a true “people person”, Charlie is always ready with a listening ear and a good story. When he is not walking the Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust trails near his home, you might find him in town, deep in conversation over a cup of coffee.

Designations: Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Charlie Richardson

  • Real Estate Professional
170 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543