Wells Real Estate Information

Wells is a relatively small community situated in the southernmost portion of the state of Maine. Wells has a population of approximately nine thousand four hundred residents, at least as of when the last census was conducted in the year two thousand. The population of Wells varies substantially between the seasons, since most individuals prefer to experience the beauty of New England during the months of fall and summer. During summer, the beaches around Wells are particularly popular and filled with tourists, and during fall the colors of the seasonal trees are especially beautiful. Wells is situated in York County, and has a cheerful, upbeat motto of the “Friendliest Town in Maine.” Wells encompasses a total area of approximately fifty eight square miles, including about half a square mile of surface water.

Wells is governed by a Board of Selectmen along with a Town Meeting and a Town Manager, who is currently Jane Duncan. The first inhabitants of Wells were the Abenaki Indians, who gave the town the name “Webannet”, which literally translates to “at the clear stream”. Wells was first explored and settled by non-Native Americans during the first half of the seventeenth century. Wells was officially incorporated in the year sixteen fifty three, and was in fact the third incorporated community in the state of Maine. Wells takes its name from the city of Wells in the United Kingdom, which is most notable for being home to a cathedral in Somerset County.

Some important residents of Wells throughout the community's long and storied history include clergymen George Burroughs and John Wheelwright as well as politicians John Fairfieldd Scamman and Nathaniel Litlefield, both of whom served as United States Congressmen. Wells borders the towns of Kennebunk, North Berwick, South Berwick, and Ogunquit, and is considered a part of the Portland-South Portland-Biddeford Metropolitan Statistical Area. The educational needs of Wells are met by the Wells School District among other institutions, including Wells High, Junior High, and Elementary Schools. Points of interest in and around Wells include the Colonial Inn Resort, the Sea Vu Campground, and Pindersosa Camground.