Kennebunk, Maine Community Info

Kennebunk, Maine
Wedding Cake House
Photograph by Robert A. Dennis,

Kennebunk is a coastal town in York County. Incorporated in 1820 from a portion of the town of Wells. Kennebunk is only 90 miles north of Boston and is close to Maine’s cultural, social, and economic capital, Portland. From vibrant villages, to beautiful sandy beaches, Kennebunk is a truly wonderful place to live and visit!

Kennebunk is rich with tradition and history. Rolling hills and a wide array of open spaces make it a truly unique and special place. Originally an agricultural and shipbuilding settlement, it has evolved into a favorite destination for travelers worldwide. From the sea captains' mansions on Summer Street to the beautiful Mousam and Kennebunk rivers, there is something here for every taste.

Kennebunk, Maine Things To Do

Pristine Kennebunk Beaches: Maine has more than 5,000 miles of waterfront and Kennebunk and Kennebunkport are bordered by some of the most beautiful and accessible beaches on the Atlantic. Sunbathers, surfers and those who stroll the shore for seashells will enjoy all that the beaches of Kennebunk and Kennebunkport have to offer. Kennebunk Beach, Gooch's Beach, and Mother's Beach are a few of Maine's best beaches.

Art in Kennebunk: Artisans have flocked to the Maine Seacoast for centuries and some of the finest galleries in the Northeast are found in The Kennebunks. The work of painters, jewelers, potters, weavers, wood workers, boat builders and other crafters is on display and alive in Kennebunk's studios and galleries.

Boating, Biking, Fishing, and Kayaking in Kennebunk: Kennebunk and Kennebunkport are central to numerous boating and fishing opportunities. "Seas" the day aboard the Striper Swiper with Captain Greg Metcalf Charters. First Chance Whale Watch will cruise you 20 miles out to sea to watch whales, dolphins, and other Gulf of Maine marine life. Explore Maine's islands, estuaries, rocky coastline, and beautiful harbors with Harbor Adventures, offering kayaking and biking from York northward to The Kennebunks.

Kennebunk Walking Tours: Kennebunk offers many interesting and educational walking tours. For the lover of architectural history, Kennebunk boasts a large number of beautifully preserved historic homes exemplifying New England’s early architecture, as well as ocean view homes along Gooch’s Beach, waterfront estates along the Kennebunk River, and charming New England cottages in the village. Visit the Wedding Cake House, where romantic legend has it that busy sea captain George W. Bourne House embellished the house to atone not having taken his bride, Jane, on a proper honeymoon. The Brick Store Museum in Kennebunk sponsors guided architectural walking tours of the distinctive buildings in the heart of Kennebunk's National Register Historic District that gracefully demonstrate the many architectural styles and influences employed over the centuries in Kennebunk and Kennebunkport.

Kennebunk, Maine Dining: Savor a unique experience in The Kennebunks, where the accent is on flavor and quality. Enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner or dine at a casual seafood market or lobster shack. Nearly 40 million pounds of Maine lobster are harvested each year, and Kennebunk and Kennebunkport certainly provide some of the best. Kennebunk and Kennebunkport offer numerous dining options.

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Municipal Services

Office/Department Phone Number
Clerk 207-985-2102 ext. 1326
Code Enforcement Office 207-985-2102 ext. 1303
Fire Dept. (emergency) 9-1-1
Fire Dept. (non-emergency) 207-985-2102 ext. 1358
Police Dept. (emergency) 9-1-1
Police Dept. (non-emergency) 207-985-6121
Public Works 207-985-4811
Parks and Recreation Dept. 207-985-2102 ext. 1335
Sewer District 207-985-4741
Tax Assessor 207-985-2102 ext. 1309
Trash Collection (Waste Mgmt.) 800-847-5303
Water District (KKW) 207-985-3385
  Town Hall Code Enforcement
many days open by appointment
Transfer Station & Recycling
Monday 8:00-4:30 9:00-12:00 Closed
Tuesday 8:00-4:30 Closed 8:00-3:00
Wednesday 1:00-4:30 1:00-4:00 8:00-3:00
Thursday 8:00-4:30 Closed 8:00-3:00
Friday 8:00-4:30 Closed 8:00-3:00
Saturday Closed Closed 8:00-3:00

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Public School Information

Office Phone Number
School Superintendent's Office (MSAD #71--Kennebunk and Kennebunkport) 207-985-1100
Adult Education 207-985-1116
Name of School Grades Covered Phone Number
Kennebunk Elementary School K-3 207-985-4402
Kennebunkport Consolidated School K-5 207-967-2121
Sea Road School 4-5 207-985-1105
Middle School of the Kennebunks 6-8 207-467-8004
Kennebunk High School 9-12 207-985-1110

Private/Parochial Schools

Name of School Grades Covered Phone Number
Berwick Academy, South Berwick, ME pre-K-12 207-384-2164
Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH 9-12 603-772-4311
St. Thomas Aquinas H. S., Dover, NH 9-12 603-742-3206
Portsmouth Christian Academy, Dover, NH Pre-K to 12 603-742-3617
St. Patrick School, Portsmouth, NH Pre-K to 8 603-436-0793
Saint Mary Academy, Dover, NH K to 8 603-742-3299
The School Around Us, Kennebunk, ME K-8 207-967-3143
The New School, Kennebunk, ME 9-12 207-985-3745

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Town Statistics and Information

Population: 11,320 (2016 estimate)
Land area: 36 square miles
County: York
County Seat: Alfred
Tax rate: $16.55 / thousand 2017-2018
% of Value: 85%

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Other Contact Information

Office, Dept., etc. Phone Number
Kennebunk-Kennebunkport Chamber of Commerce 207-967-0857
Kennebunk Downtown N/A
Kennebunk Guide N/A

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Area Hospitals

Hospital Phone Numbers
York Hospital (York, ME) 207-363-4321, 877-363-4321
Wells Regional Medical Community (Wells, ME) 207-646-5211, 877-363-4321
South Berwick Medical Services (South Berwick, ME) 207-384-8130
Portsmouth Regional Hospital (Portsmouth, NH) 603-436-5110, 800-685-8282
Wentworth-Douglass Hospital (Dover, NH) 603-742-5252
Exeter Hospital (Exeter, NH) 603-778-7311, 800-439-3837
Southern Maine Medical Center (Biddeford, ME) 207-283-7000
Maine Medical Center (Portland, ME) 207-871-0111
Goodall Hospital (Sanford, ME) 207-324-4310

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