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Living a College Town Lifestyle in Lewiston, Maine

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Where to Retire in Lewiston and Home Prices

Lewiston is made up of several neighborhoods and offers many types of housing. Zillow reports the median home value was $163,996 in early 2020. There is a 55+ communities here, see link at left.

What Is Special about Lewiston

Lewiston is a culturally diverse community and has the largest French-speaking population in the United States. The historic college town features parks, golf courses, museums, performing arts, a symphony orchestra, and along with the neighboring city of Auburn has formed a business and cultural center of Androscoggin County.

What Is Not Special about Lewiston

As should be expected, winters here are cold and snowy.

Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature is 21 degrees, with July's average at 68 degrees. Lewiston receives over 65 inches of snow annually.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The Lewiston Public Library plays a major role in the cultural scene and contains the Hartley Cultural Center where it hosts various events; Bates college is home to a Museum of Arts and the Atrium Gallery is located at town's campus of the University of Southern Maine. Lewiston also features a Public Theatre, and a performing arts center. The many festivals include the Great Falls Balloon Festival held each August, a Greek Festival, an Ice Festival and Emerge Film Festival.


The crime rate here is below the national average.

Medical Facilities

Central Main Medical Center and Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center are both located in Louiston.


There is a free downtown shuttle; The nearest airports are in Augusta and Portland, both approximately 35 miles away.

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