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Overview of Yarmouth Maine
When you picture a typical coastal Maine town, odds are you are imaging the quintessential downtown of Yarmouth, Maine. The charming New England main street is dotted with small businesses, a port, and lovely homes that fill its village center. If you're looking for Yarmouth on a map, it’s located on the southern coast of Maine, about 11 miles northeast of Portland. It’s also conveniently located just south of the well-known town of Freeport, a shoppers heaven. Those looking to buy in Yarmouth should also consider real estate in Freeport.
The coastline of Yarmouth is a beautiful place to spend the day, or even call home by finding new a house in one of the many lovely neighborhoods. Even more options for real estate can be found on the towns coastal isles, Cousins and Littlejohn Islands. Yarmouth has around 10,000 permanent residents, though many people come just for the summer months. The people of Yarmouth continue to make it a warm and welcoming place to live.
Yarmouth has historical traces of human habitation since the first century AD, and has been settled by Western people since before 1640. A long history of colonial living has permeated Yarmouth's history for the past four hundred years, including some periods of unrest that left the area deserted in the late 1600's and early 1700's.
The area had first been called Westcustogo after the name given by the Native Americans. After being run out, some settlers returned to their dwellings in 1679, and within twelve months the region became incorporated as North Yarmouth, the eighth town of the province of Maine. Around the same time, saw and gristmills at the first falls were rebuilt. People also started to build homes in Cumberland and the surrounding land.
If you wanted an example of Yarmouth’s charm, look no further than the town’s story of ‘Herbie’ the tree. Herbie was an elm on the corner of Yankee Drive and Rt. 88, getting its claim to fame through his large stature. Measuring 110’ in height, 20’ circumference, and a 93’ at its crown, Herbie was the oldest and largest of its kind in New England. Perhaps the most interesting part about the tree was in fact its caretaker, Frank Knight, who looked after Herbie for over fifty years before his passing in 2012 at the age of 103.If the housing markets in Yarmouth is not exactly what you are searching for definitely take a peek at the real estate values in Phippsburg, Maine as they offer some excellent inventory to choose from. Homes in Kennebunkport also might be worth exploring. Either way thanks for looking around the real estate markets of Yarmouth Maine.
Yarmouth Historical Housing Statistics
The Yarmouth housing market saw 88 residential real estate transactions transpire in 2009 at a median sales price of 342K. In 2008 ironically the same amount of homes sold, but at a median price of 331K. This runs contrary to the regional trend of decreasing prices and can perhaps be attributed to the what most consider the strongest school district in Maine.
The Yarmouth, Maine Real Estate market for residential real estate saw a total of 113 residential homes and condos sell in 2012 compared with 101 in 2011. The median sales price in 2012 was $408,000 compared with $373,000 in 2011 which shows that prices are stable, though real estate in nearby Windam comes at a lesser cost.
Yarmouth Schools and Education Overview
Yarmouth Public High School is also known as one of the best schools in the state. Yarmouth High is situated in a new building that features a large auditorium, with modern classrooms and administrative facilities. The school recently received the Blue Ribbon School award, and was ranked in Newsweek's top 300 best Public schools in the country. First time home buyers should take a look at our relocation section to recieve a infomation packet.
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Recreation in Yarmouth, ME
The Yarmouth Clam Festival is a three-day party that Yarmouth throws for almost 120,000 people every July, and has been since 1965. The event is hosted by the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce, and raises funds for forty local non-profit organizations, schools groups, and churches. A festival celebrated by many generations, isn't rare to see whole families, from children to great-grand parents congregating on Main Street to see the parade and displays. Whether it be a first roller coaster ride or a first kiss, residents of Yarmouth attest to the heritage of the Clam Festival as central to its community history. Those looking for real estate in Yarmouth should also take a looking at real estate in Freeport, or Cumberland.