Augusta, Maine… the city with the small town feel.

Affordable housing to suit every taste. Safe, progressive neighborhood schools. Excellent health care services. The best in recreation, heritage, and cultural offerings. Strong municipal services. All the elements of ‘The Good Life’ are here and waiting for you and your family.

Augusta is comprised of five distinct residential areas that cross all boundaries – traditional in-town neighborhoods, modern housing developments, rural living, lakeside homes, first-class retirement opportunities…they’re all available in Augusta. Here’s a summary of the residential options awaiting you.

Northeastern Augusta – rolling farmlands dotted with several tree-lined ponds. Ideal for the rural, single family home. Extends to reach the northern end of the downtown core, providing convenient in-town options.

Southeastern Augusta – Established in-town neighborhoods, convenient to a major regional medical center and its associated functions. Extends to include more of the pristine rural landscape that dominates the eastern side of the city.

The Capitol Area – Excellent in-town neighborhoods and a variety of multi-family units surrounding the scenic, historic center of Maine’s state government. Easy access to many consumer services.

The West Side – Augusta’s most historic and beautiful in-town neighborhood. Elegant single family homes and multi-family options with easy access to Augusta’s downtown and major transportation corridors. 

Northwestern Augusta – Beginning with the vast in-town "Sand Hill" neighborhood, with its single and multi-family options, and extending westward towards Augusta’s fastest growing commercial district bordered by pristine rural farmlands. 

For more information on neighborhood living in Augusta, download our Community Profile (in PDF). 

Visit these two links to browse currently available homes in Augusta!
Kennebec Journal Classifieds
Home, Work, Live in Maine


Augusta's public schools - offers a traditional curriculum based in the language arts, mathematics, science, social studies and the fine arts.  Other quality academic programs include foreign language (6-12th grades), technology, health and physical education.  These academic areas of study are enhanced by a myriad of student support programs to address the needs of various students.
Cony Middle and High School - serving students from the Augusta area
Capital Area Technical Center - serving students from the Augusta area
Lillian Park Hussey Elementary School - serving K-6 grades in northeast Augusta
Farrington Elementary School - serving K-6 grades in southeast Augusta
Sylvio J. Gilbert Elementary School - serving K-6 grades in northwest Augusta
Lincoln Elementary School - serving K-6 grades in southwest Augusta

The Augusta region also boost diversified post-secondary educational opportunities, including prestigious universities, innovative technical schools and business colleges.  Click on the following links to learn more.
University of Maine - Augusta
Purdue University Global - Augusta
Kennebec Valley Community College - Fairfield
Colby College - Waterville
Thomas College - Waterville

Community Assets

City Government Services – A strong and progressive Mayor/Council/Manager municipal government. A full slate of city and community services, from planning, codes and public works to health and welfare, parks and recreation. And a dedicated public safety team.  

Health Care – A major regional hospital. Family physicians, pediatrics, rehabilitation and senior care. Follow the link to learn more at the MaineGeneral Health web site. 

Culture/heritage/recreation – Jump over to our "Tourism" section to learn more about the many activities and attractions that the Augusta region has to offer. Includes links to other helpful sites.

Maine Yellow Pages – browse for info on stores, restaurants, travel accommodations, and more.
The Kennebec Journal – the daily newspaper covering the Kennebec Valley.
Weather – check on current weather and the extended forecast.

For more information on the City of Augusta, download our Community Profile (in PDF).