At Home In Maine

York is one of the nation’s oldest cities and is located in the heart of Southern Maine.

Nestled near the top of New England, it’s comprised of four small communities; York Village, York Harbor, York Beach and Cape Neddick, but is typically referred to as “The Yorks” as a whole.

York resides in the middle of Maine’s scenic coast and the Mt. Agamenticus region, boasting incredible views and endless opportunity for outdoor adventure. Its convenient location is just over an hour from Boston and 25 minutes from Seacoast New Hampshire, making it one of the state’s premiere vacation destinations.

Experience the charm of this quaint New England city and in no time living in York will make you feel at home in Maine.

York County Statistics

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POPULATION
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MEDIAN AGE
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MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
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EMPLOYEES IN YORK COUNTY
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MEDIAN PROPERTY VALUE
Places Population Median Home Cost Median Income

 

Eliot

 

6,594

 

$293,272

 

$73,384

 

Berwick

 

7,676

 

$195,193

 

$77,500

 

Biddeford

 

21,413

 

$211,800

 

$49,812

 

Kennebunkport

 

1,178

 

$419,400

 

$78,917

 

Kittery

 

4,733

 

$281,000

 

$66,211

 

Ogunquit

 

921 (2017)

 

$410,383 (2016)

 

$66,578 (2016)

 

Old Orchard Beach

 

8,745

 

$204,700

 

$50,663

 

Portsmouth, NH

 

21,745

 

$383,163

 

$69,096

 

Sanford

 

20,789

 

$202,397

 

$59,224

 

South Berwick

 

6,594

 

$293,272

 

$73,384

 

Wells

 

9,589

 

$315,162

 

$65,056

 

York

 

12,529

 

$447,936

 

$73,400

THINGS TO DO

You’ll never have a shortage of things to do while living in York. A taste of all of the four seasons will keep you active year-round.
Select your favorite time of year below for the area’s best experiences and activities!

WINTER

Skiing / Snowboarding

Skiing/Snowboarding

Are you ready to hit the slopes? Maine is home to some of the northeast’s best skiing/snowboarding resorts.

  • Powderhill House – South Berwick, ME
  • Sugarloaf Mountain – Shapleigh, NH
  • Sunday River – Bethel, ME
  • Sugarloaf Mountain – Carrabassett Valley, ME

Ice Skating

Ice Skating

A classic New England winter activity, ice skating brings friends and family together. The area has several outdoor ice rinks available for public recreation! Just 45 minutes north of York in Portland, Maine, you’ll find The Rink at Thompsons Point. Also popular, Puddle Dock Pond, located at Strawberry Banke American History Museum in Portsmouth, NH, is just a short drive away.

Kennebunk’s Christmas Prelude

Kennebunk’s Christmas Prelude

Looking for a holiday activity that the whole family will enjoy? During the weeks leading up to Christmas – Kennebunk, one of Maine’s most cherished towns, turns into New England’s version of the North Pole. Don’t miss out on this highly recognized local tradition!

SPRING

Golf

Golf

York draws golfers across the whole state to come play it’s popular courses. You’ll find some if the finest greens in the area, like the 18-Hole The Ledges Golf Club or York Golf and Tennis Club. Not to mention the various mini golf courses in close proximity as well!

Biking

Biking

Take a ride around York Harbor! Catch views of some of Maine’s most beautiful views on a ride that’s considered a “cyclists paradise.” Don’t own a bike? No worries – York has plenty of rental shops for your convenience!

York’s Wild Kingdom Zoo and Fun Park

York’s Wild Kingdom Zoo and Fun Park

A well-known staple in Southern Maine, York’s Wild Kingdom Zoo and Fun Park is an adventure for the whole family. The facility offers a variety of rides, paddle boats, miniature golf course, a petting zoo, picnic grounds, concession stands that make for a full-day of fun.

SUMMER

Beaches

Beach

Are you a regular beach goer? If so, you’ll love York. Home to Long Sands Beach, you’ll have a 2 mile stretch of beautiful white sands and prime surfing waves right at your fingertips. Alternatively, you’ll also want to check out Short Sands Beach for it’s amusement park/boardwalk atmosphere!

Fishing/boating

Fishing/boating

Being so close to the coast, there’s ample opportunity for deep sea fishing and boating. Whether you have your own boat or want to plan a trip with the G Cove charters – you won’t want to miss your chance to get out on the water!

Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse

Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse

Do you want to see one of the most photographed lighthouses in the country live in person? Even better, when you’re living in York it will be right in your back yard. Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse is the perfect day trip destination to pack up the car and have a picnic.

FALL

Hiking

Hiking

Experience Maine’s natural beauty! Visit Mount Agamenticus to hike, bike, horseback ride or picnic. Make your way all the way up to the summit for views of Boston, Cape Elizabeth and even Mount Washington.

Foliage Tours and Apple Picking

Foliage Tours and Apple Picking

A fall favorite in Maine, foliage tours and apple picking are activities that gets everyone excited for fall. Pick fresh apples and enjoy beautiful fall scenery at various woods and orchards!

Museums

Museums

Ready to go back in time? As the nation’s first chartered city, York has a fascinating history. York is lined with museums that include old New England artwork, original architecture and antiques dating back to as early as the 1600s.