South Berwick, Maine
Right over the border to tax-free New Hampshire, South Berwick is one of the fastest growing communities in southern Maine. Local markets, summer festivals, antique shops, walking trails, farm-to-table restaurants, and convenient access to Maine's beaches are just a few of the reasons these towns are experiencing such significant growth - especially with new construction homes.
North Berwick, Maine
15 minutes to beaches and the city centers of York and Kittery, the small town of North Berwick is home to about 5,000 residents. It's the perfect place for privacy and quiet while still within close proximity to amenities and commuter routes.
Home to one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world, York is also known for its sandy beaches, rocky coastline and its eclectic downtown vibe. With almost 13,000 residents, York is home to many locally-owned shops and businesses.
Founded in 1643, Wells is the third-oldest town in Maine. You'll find more than 7 miles of beaches to explore and iconic landmarks and restaurants.
Known as the gateway to Maine, this southern coastal town is a tourist destination known for its beaches, parks, delicious eateries and outlet shopping. Home to the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, it is conveniently located right over the New Hampshire border (just a 15 minute walk!)
With a population of less than 10,000, Kittery still manages to feel like a small city. Featuring high-end restaurants like Anneke Jans, there's also lots of places to enjoy the delicious locally caught seafood like Robert's Maine Grille and Bob's Clam Hut. Small shops feature coastal decor and local artists. On most weekends in the summer, there's usually a can't-miss waterfront estate sale with lots of treasures at basement prices. And when you're not shopping and eating? Don't miss out on the picnic opportunities at scenic Fort Foster where you can swim, tour old war forts, play a game of frisbee and let the kids enjoy the playground.