Brunswick is a historic and picturesque New England town that serves as a gateway to midcoast and Downeast Maine. A balanced mix of retail, professional and arts-related businesses, along with light to medium industry and traditional farming, foresting, and commercial fishing – can all be found in Brunswick. Downtown Brunswick’s broad Maine Street combines village flavor and city flair. Dotted with specialty shops, open spaces, and fabulous restaurants to satisfy every mood and palate, Brunswick’s pedestrian-friendly downtown attracts shoppers, strollers, and foodies alike.
Nestled on the Kennebec River and offering some of the best housing prices in the region Bath is the quintessential New England community. From the turn of century Greek revivals to private waterfront retreats there is something for everybody in this warm and welcoming community.
Bordered by the Androscoggin River and the Atlantic Ocean with its 67 miles of coastline, Brunswick is a coastal community, offering residents and visitors an array of recreational opportunities. With convenient access to I-295 and Route 1, Brunswick serves as a gateway to Midcoast and Downeast Maine, is located 25 miles north of Portland, Maine’s largest city, and just 30 miles from the Portland International Jetport (PWM). Brunswick’s strategic location has been enhanced significantly by Amtrak Downeaster services, connecting Brunswick to Boston with passenger rail service.
The downtown of Bath evolved as a function of many local, national, and international factors. Foremost among them is the city’s location on the west side of a navigable, straight, 5-mile stretch of the Kennebec River, a site that has proven to be ideal for shipbuilding for more than 200 years. Whether as a means of transporting of lumber for building ships in the 18th and 19th centuries, as a conduit for national and international commerce, as a watery road to the interior, or even as a barrier to land transportation, the Kennebec River played a central role in shaping the city and its downtown.
- Population: 20,329 / 8,329
- Median Income: $54,646 / $50,160
- Population Density: 434 / 935.8
- Median Age: 41 / 44.5 years
Housing Stats 2020
- # of Sold Properties: 247 / 148
- Median Sold Price: $325,000 / $233,000
- Median Days on Market: 7 / 8
- Price Change over 2019: 12.07% / 16.50%
Our students embrace learning with joy, resilience, and empathy, reflecting the support and trust of our community; our staff is trusted, talented, and innovative professionals who work together to support, educate, and inspire our students; and our schools are the heart of our community!
Bath is a part of Regional School Unit 1, which also includes the towns of Phippsburg and Woolwich. The mission of RSU 1 is “To support and challenge students to develop and apply the skills, knowledge, and character to be responsible and productive learners, citizens, and leaders in a global society.”