South Berwick, Maine Community Info

South Berwick, Maine
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South Berwick is a vibrant mid-size Maine community located on the New Hampshire border. With a population of 7,000 plus, South Berwick has experienced almost a 50% growth in population since 1980, making it one of the fastest-growing towns in Maine. With its rural New England flavor and proximity to Boston, MA, Portsmouth, NH, Portland, ME, and the stunning Maine coast, South Berwick is truly a great place to call home.

South Berwick, Maine Things to Do

Golf The Links at Outlook, for a unique golfing experience on a true links course. "Built in the Scottish Tradition", The Links at Outlook Golf Course has the flavor of traditional courses reminiscent of Scotland and Ireland. Hike Vaughan Woods, one of the best woodsy river walks in all of Southern Maine, with smooth trails in pine forests, and one path leading to the 18th century Hamilton House that stands majestically above the Salmon Falls River. Listen to the Hot Summer Nights Concert Series, weekly in the center of town. The South Berwick Strawberry Festival is a yearly event with over 20,000 visitors, offering entertainment, food, artisans and best-of-all, strawberry shortcakes. For the endurance driven, the annual Pumpkinman Triathlon is sure to thrill and challenge.

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Municipal Services

Office/Department Phone Number
Clerk 207-384-3011
Code Enforcement Office 207-384-3011
Fire Dept. (emergency) 9-1-1
Fire Dept. (non-emergency) 207-384-2731
Police Dept. (emergency) 9-1-1
Police Dept. (non-emergency) 207-384-2254
Public Works 207-384-3017
Parks and Recreation Dept. 207-384-3306
Powder House Hill Ski Facility 207-384-5858
Sewer District 207-384-2760
South Berwick Public Library 207-384-3308
Tax Assessor 207-384-3300 ext. 110
Transfer Sation 207-384-3309
Water District 207-384-2257


  Town Hall Code Enforcement - Walk-in Hours
Appointments required for individual questions.
Inspections as scheduled (primarily in the afternoon).
Transfer Station
Monday 8:00-4:00 8:00-12:00 Closed
Tuesday 8:00-4:00 8:00-12:00 Closed
Wednesday Closed Closed 7:00-6:00
Thursday 9:00-6:00 9:00-6:00 Closed
Friday 8:00-1:00 8:00-12:00 Closed
Saturday Closed Closed 7:00-6:00
Sunday Closed Closed 7:00-12:00

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Public School Information

Office Phone Number
School Superintendent's Office (SAD 35-Eliot and So. Berwick) 207-439-2438
Adult Education 207-384-5703


Name of School Grades Covered Phone Number
Central School Pre-K-3 207-384-2333
Great Works School 4-5 207-384-4010
Marshwood Middle School 6-8 207-439-1399
Marshwood High School 9-12 207-384-4500

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: 7,433 (2016 estimate)
Land area: 32.6 square miles
County: York
County Seat: Alfred
Tax rate: $19.00 / thousand for 2017-2018
% of Value: 100%

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Other Contact Information

Office, Dept., etc. Phone Number
Greater York Chamber of Commerce
(serving Kittery, Eliot, So. Berwick, York, York Beach, York Harbor and Cape Neddick)

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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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