Kennebunkport

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6 Elm St, Kennebunkport, Maine 04046 -

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  • Home Type:
    Condo, Single Family Home
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  • New / Resale: Both
  • Age Restriction:None
  • Gated:No
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History

Kennebunkport was incorporated in the year 1663 as Cape Porpus and was conditional on the Massachusetts Bay Colony government. Because of the Indian havocs, the town was deserted by 1689 and never inhabited by the Europeans until early 18th century. Kennebunkport was renamed as Arundel, and in 1821, it was renamed once more as Kennebunkport, which implies to the town’s economy as a trade and shipbuilding alongside Kennebunk River.

By 1870s, it had grown as a well-known summer destination, having homes and hotels built along the coastline. Goose Rocks, Cape Arundel and Cape Porpoise were a few of the initial summer settlements. Cape Porpoise, however, remains as a working fishing port up to the present time.

Much of York County was greatly affected by the Great Fires of 1947 and had also devastated Kennebunkport, particularly the region close to the Goose Rocks Beach. There were homes in this area that were ruined due to the fire, although the place has since recouped and were reconstructed.

Area and Climate

The town of Kennebunkport is located in York County in Maine. The area within and all over Dock Square is a town center that can be found alongside Kennebunk River, which is roughly a mile from the river’s mouth on Atlantic Ocean. The region of Dock Square features an area of art galleries, bed and breakfasts, souvenir shops, and seafood restaurants. Cape Porpoise preserves its character as a fishing port and has an extremely small community area that has a supermarket, art gallery, small library, church, and a number of restaurants. Kennebunkport holds its name as a summer getaway for the wealthy people and is among the richest communities in Maine.

The town receives 48” of rain every year, and this is higher than the US average of 37”. It also receives 44” of snowfall per year, which is more than what an average US city gets every year (25”). It has 198 sunny days yearly, with July having the highest temperature and January having the lowest temperature.

Real Estate and Cost of Living

The approximate value of a condo or home in 2000 was $237,800 and $495,749 in 2011.

2011’s mean cost for all home units was $604,992, $117,245 for mobile homes, $248,019 for townhomes and attached units, $656,509 for detached homes, $257,038 for 2-unit structures, $265,363 for 3- to 4-unit structures, and $316,847 for 5-unit structures or more.

The town’s cost of living in March 2012 was 118.2, which was higher than the US average of 100.

Lifestyle and Things to Do

Similar to a lot of coastal towns in Maine, Kennebunkport initially flourished as a shipbuilding hub. In late 1800s, the wealthy summer guests would get to this town by train from the city of Boston and settle in over 30 mansions and first-class hotels scattered throughout the coastline. At present, Kennebunkport is a year-round village and continues to be a sought-after place among the wealthy people as a perfect destination during summer.

The town is filled with restaurants, and some of the most excellent places to dine are the modest lobster pounds where you can eat delectable food at a reasonable price. Lining the streets are boutiques with a number of sister locations in Palm Beach, Florida. Tourists will surely love to take a beautiful ride alongside Ocean Avenue that progresses along Kennebunk River to the sea. This direction offers similarly amazing views of the coastline in Maine, as well as the lavish dwellings of the town’s rich and famous, which consists of Pres. George H.W. Bush’s summer hideaway.

Considered to be a historic railway, the Seashore Trolley Museum provides scenic rides that last for 25 minutes on board repaired antique streetcars. This museum is the biggest and oldest museum of its kind worldwide, plus the restoration specialists can be consulted globally. In this museum are numerous historic streetcars from all parts of the globe, shown in exhibit barns.

 

 

Amenities

  • Walking & Biking
  • Fitness Facility
  • Golf Course
  • Medical Clinics
  • Shopping / Grocery
  • Library
  • Picnic Area
  • Parks & Natural Space
  • RV & Boat Storage
  • Boating
  • Marina
 

Lifestyle

  • Charming Seacoast Village
  • Beaches
  • Bike Rentals
  • Boating & Watersports
  • Fishing Charters
  • Great Dining
  • Great Seafood
  • Shopping
  • Scenic Coastal Drive
  • Walking
  • Art Galleries
  • Charming Seacoast Village
  • Beaches
  • Bike Rentals
  • Boating & Watersports
  • Fishing Charters
  • Great Dining
  • Great Seafood
  • Shopping
  • Scenic Coastal Drive
  • Walking
  • Art Galleries
 
Property/Community Type : Condo
Golf Facility(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
Coastal Area(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
Mountain/foot hills area(Within 10 Mile Radius) : No
Lake Property(Within 10 Mile Radius) : No
College Town(College or University Within 15 Mile Radius) : No
Size of Community/Town(25 Mile Radius Estimated) :
Fitness Facility(Within 2 Mile Radius) : Yes

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