Ogunquit

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320 Berwick Road, Ogunquit, Maine 03907 -

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  • Builder:Multiple Builders
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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

Known as the “beautiful place by the sea”, Ogunquit was initially a village located in Wells and was inhabited in 1641. The early sawmill was built in this town in 1686. The local shipbuilders constructed dories, schooners and brigs.

Fishing was the main source of revenue at what was previously known as the Fish Cove, which is close to Josias River. The cove, however, was not protected by a breakwater or headland from the Atlantic storms, so the fishermen needed to look after their boats by towing them onto land every night. Deciding to form a secure port, they create   d Fish Cove Harbor Association and excavated a canal across the land that they acquired to join Fish Cove with Josias River. The corrosion helped to expand the passage further when the canal was finished. Perkins Cove was the resulting tidewater basin that was spanned through a manually run draw footbridge. Having 3.5 miles of sandy beach, creating a barrier peninsula and joined in 1888 to the mainland by bridge Ogunquit River, the artists then came across the town and had become a famous tourist area and art colony.

When Ogunquit Art Colony was create   d predominantly after the year 1898, it was common to see fishermen and artists who work around the Perkins Cove. A number of inns and seaside hotels were constructed to accommodate crowds during summer. The Marginal Way runs alongside the coast to Ogunquit Beach from the Perkins Cove. In 1980, the town detached from Wells and welcomes guests who came from as far as Australia.

Area and Climate

A town in York County in Maine, Ogunquit is among the state’s frequently visited resort towns and can be described as family friendly and classy. What draws visitors to this place is the outstanding 3.5 miles of white, sandy beach and the splendid coastline that consists of the well-known Marginal Way.

The artists came across the inspiring panorama of this town more than a century ago. The place is a wonderful destination to gallery hop, plus the Ogunquit Museum of American Art is not to be missed, as it is known as the most charming, small museum all over the world. Ogunquit is also home to the Ogunquit Playhouse, which is an old summer theater that hosts numerous celebrity and VIP entertainment.

Ogunquit receives 48” of rain every year, and this is higher than the US average of 37”. In addition, the town receives 44” of snowfall per year – higher than what the average US city gets yearly (25”). The town has 200 sunny days every year, with July having the highest temperature (roughly 76 degrees) and January having the lowest temperature (12 degrees).

Real Estate and Cost of Living

The approximate value of a condo or house in 2000 was $207,800 and $405,340 in 2011.

2011’s mean cost for all home units was $573,466, $227,787 for mobile homes, $616,607 for townhomes and attached units, $588,694 for detached houses, $488,438 for 2-unit structures, $357,887 for 3- to 4-unit structures, and $677,245 for 5-unit structures or more.

The town’s cost of living in March 2012 was 320.6, which was extremely high than the US average of 100.

Lifestyle and Things to Do

A regional theater, TheOgunquit Playhouse is among the remaining summer theaters from Summer Stock (also known as Straw Hat Circuit) and still produces live musical theatre shows. It is registered on National Register of Historic Places.

Another place of interest is the OMAA or Ogunquit Museum of American Art. It is an art museum that rests on a 3-acre territory on the area’s coast and is home to more than 1,600 pieces in its collection. OMAA is the sole museum in Maine that is exclusively dedicated to American art.

Captain Winn House is the center of Dorothea Jacobs Grant Common, which is a park situated close to S. Judson Dunaway Center. It displays historical works of art and offers educational programs. Furthermore, its programs and the museum itself, as well as the cultural activities, give guests and residents (especially the kids of this town and the bordering communities) the chance to learn about Ogunquit’s early architecture, one-of-a-kind history and culture.

 

 

Amenities

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

Lifestyle

  • Harbors & Marinas
  • Fishing Charters
  • Charming Seacoast Village
  • Shopping
  • Scenic Coastal Drive
  • Bike Rentals
  • Boating & Watersports
  • Walking
  • Beaches
  • Dining
  • Art Galleries
  • Walking
 
Property/Community Type : Condo
Golf Facility(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
Coastal Area(Within 10 Mile Radius) : No
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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