Kittery Point Real Estate Information
Kittery Point is a relatively small community found in the southernmost portion of the state of Maine. Kittery Point has a population of approximately one thousand one hundred residents, and is technically considered a census designated place, since its boundaries fall entirely within the town limits of the community of Kittery. Kittery Point is considered a part of York County, which is found in the extreme southeast section of the state of Maine. Kittery Point encompasses a total area of just over two and a half square miles, including about seven tenths of a square mile of surface water. Kittery Point is found almost exactly at sea level, a fact easily explained by its location on the Atlantic Coast.
Kittery Point was one of the sites settled the earliest by non-Native Americans. The first European settlers began to arrive around the year sixteen twenty three, and the region was known as Champernowne's, a tribute to Sir Francis Champernowne. Trading posts and houses began to spring up around Kittery Point in the following decades, and the surrounding community of Kittery was officially incorporated in the year sixteen fifty two. The rich history of Kittery and Kittery Point, which includes the American Revolution, shipyards, and fortresses, has left a number of historically and architecturally significant buildings for the enjoyment of modern day residents and visitors, including Fort McClary State Historic Site and the John Bray House.
Some interesting and important residents of Kittery Point throughout the years include musician Daryl Hall, author Celia Thaxter, politician John Treworgie, and artist John Haley Bellamy. Kittery Point is home to the Kittery Art Association, the Kittery Historical and Naval Museum, Fort Foster Park, and the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge. Educational opportunities in and around Kittery Point include the Frisbee School, Shapleigh Middle School, the Robert W. Traip Academy, and Horace Mitchell Primary School. Recreational sites in and around Kittery Point include Chris Colby's Art Museum, the Strawberry Banke Museum, the Seacoast Science Center, Prescott Park, and the Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion Historic Site. Kittery Point also enjoys close proximity to a number of beaches, which are great destinations during the warmer summer months of New England.