Brunswick Maine Gateway to the Mid Coast
Brunswick, Maine is a historic and picturesque town of 20,000 residents. Known as the gateway to Maine’s beautiful Mid Coast region with its beautiful coastline, walking trails and great seafood restaurants. Vacationers are drawn by the proximity to the ocean, islands and mountains. In town are a distinguished college, two highly regarded hospitals, marvelous restaurants, distinctive retail establishments, and cultural offerings at many wonderful visual and performing arts venues.
Brunswick is more than 350 years old, boasting handsome old mansions. At the head of the town commons, the landmark First Parish Church stands opposite the home, now museum, where Civil War hero and former Governor Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain resided (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once lived there, too). In the same era Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin here while her husband, Calvin Stowe, taught at Bowdoin College. Convenient and congenial
Neighboring Brunswick are the many fingers of the beautiful Harpswell peninsula and Islands. Harpswell is a paradise for the traveler looking for ocean views and magnificent walking trails and beaches. Across the Androscoggin River to the north is the town of Topsham. To the east is Bath, the City of Ships. To the south is Freeport, home of L.L. Bean and another popular shopping destination. We are thirty minutes from Portland, the state’s largest city, and forty minutes from Augusta, its capital. Boston is 2½ hours away by car, bus and … soon, train.
Money Magazine recently ranked the town of Brunswick, Maine among the top “25 Best Places to Retire” in the United States.
Brunswick, Maine nabbed the #19 spot on Money’s renowned list and the magazine cited the presence of Bowdoin College as one of the deciding factors. Other winning features mentioned are the town’s “picturesque but not isolated, bustling but not hectic” feel, as well as its lively downtown area, beautiful coast, and many community events and festivals.