Located near the head of the Damariscotta River, twelve miles from the ocean, Damariscotta is a key focal point for mid coast Maine residents and visitors. Damariscotta's fine public and private elementary schools, high school, modern hospital and public library, thriving arts community, and diverse businesses provide residents and visitors with a full range of "modern" conveniences and opportunities in a truly unique historic and natural setting.
In addition to its many beautiful houses and buildings of the Colonial period, a unique feature of interest is the oyster shell middens along the Damariscotta River, which record Indian gatherings dating back more than 2,500 years. The Town of Damariscotta provides its residents with a full range of municipal services including a full-time police force. The town's three-season waterfront offers a convenient boat landing and a large harbor ideal for all kinds of recreational boating.
- Population: 2,158
- Median Income: $53,257
- Population Density: 324
- Median Age: 54.6 years
Housing Stats 2020
- # of Sold Properties: 37
- Median Sold Price: $307,810
- Median Days on Market: 42
- Price Change over 2019: 26.41%
The school district is about an hour’s drive from Portland and 45 minutes from Augusta, Maine’s capital. A region surrounded by water, the towns in the district are defined by their proximity to the ocean, the tidal waters of the Damariscotta River, and a multitude of lakes. These waters as well as miles of public trails are easily accessed throughout the year by local residents and visitors alike.
The community has a long history of valuing and supporting education. Lincoln Academy, which serves 83% of the area’s secondary students, is an independent town academy founded in 1801 and is one of the oldest high schools in the country. This long standing relationship between the academy and the town has set the stage for community investment in elementary education.