In our nation’s eastern most Pine Tree State of Maine and its southern most county of York, is the town of Wells, named for the cathedral city of Wells, in Somerset, England. Wells is a seacoast town. From Drakes Island to Moody the majestic marine shoreline sweeps in a crescent, bordering the mighty Atlantic Ocean with sandy beaches and rocky promontories. Behind the dunes, a tidal river flows through the green and gold marshes and is met by many smaller streams, which originate inland among the forests and distant hills.
Perhaps you’ve visited the Kennebunks on vacation – maybe even fallen in love with the area and envision moving here. If so, we welcome you! This part of rural small-town Maine isn’t just a wonderful vacation destination, but it’s also home to thousands of year-round residents. Here, you’ll find a strong sense of community wherever you go – whether you join a church, become involved in community organizations, or enroll your children in our outstanding school system, with its new elementary and middle schools and the only International Baccalaureate program in Maine.
- Population: 10,544
- Median Income: $65,230
- Population Density: 166
- Median Age: 53.4 years
Housing Stats 2020
- # of Sold Properties: 244
- Median Sold Price: $440,000
- Median Days on Market: 11
- Price Change over 2019: 18.95%
There are four educational institutions in Wells: Wells Elementary School (kindergarten through fourth grade), Wells Junior High School (fifth grade through eighth grade), Wells High School (ninth grade through twelfth grade, as well as adult education programs), and York County Community College.