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Living a Outdoor Oriented Lifestyle in Damariscotta, Maine

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Where to Retire in Damariscotta and Home Prices

Zillow reports the median home value to be $373,184 in early 2022. There is an active adult community here-see link at top.

What Is Special about Damariscotta

Damariscotta is a small coastal town known for its oysters and mussels, and features historic buildings, shops and art galleries. There is also a bookstore, a performing arts theater, library, and a YMCA. 

What Is Not Special about Damariscotta

The town may be too small for some, and too cold.  Winters can be brutal and averages 6 feet of snow.

Climate and Physical Environment

The average Janurary temperature is 23, July's average is 68. Damariscotta gets about 70 inches of snow annually.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Damariscotta is located at the heart of Maine’s Mid-Coast region and serves as the gateway to lakes and areas of protected land. The town is popular with summer visitors, and hosts several festivals including the Annual Oyster Festival, and the Pumpkinfest and Regatta. The town is also home to the Lincoln Theatre which presents plays, musical productions, and events, and the library is award-winning and was recognized as a top library by Laura Bush at a White House ceremony.


The crime rate here is below the national average.

Medical Facilities

LincolnHealth is located in Damariscotta.


Portland International Jetport is about an hour away.

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