Community Spotlight: Wells, ME

Posted: April, 17, 2020 | Categories: Seacoast | Lifestyle | By The Gove Group Real Estate, LLC


Wells is a lovely town on the Seacoast of Maine in York County. It features shoreline of the Atlantic Ocean with sandy beaches and rocky outcrops to climb. It encompasses the beaches of Drakes Island, the private Moody beach, and beautiful gold marshes. Wells is home to a little more than 10,000 residents but sees an influx of tourist population especially in the summer.

A restaurant to try: The Maine Diner

The Maine Diner is an award-winning family-owned restaurant, open since 1983. With a slogan like “World Famous Cooking Like Grandma Used to Make” how could you go wrong? This Diner has been featured on “The Today Show” “Phantom Gourmet” and Guy Fieri’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.” Though the big time TV shows will recommend the Seafood Chowder and Codfish Cakes; Locals recommend that you try the classic lobster roll. This diner is full of history and spirit and is a great stop for lunch or dinner while exploring Wells.

A place to explore: Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge

The Wells beaches are an obvious answer, but if you are looking for something a little different you should check out the Rachel Carson Nationals Wildlife Refuge. It was established to protect valuable salt marshes and estuaries for migratory birds. Visitors describe the refuge as peaceful, serene, and photo-ready, so don’t forget your camera. The refuge can be walked in less than an hour and features relaxing views and places to stop along the way for photos or a short break.

Fun Fact: Wells is known as the “Antique Store Capital” of Maine

It features more than 25 antique store fronts with unique offerings including furniture, quilts, rugs, jewelry and much more. Don’t forget to check out these fun shops. If you happen to be in town at the right time you can check out the Wells Outdoor Antique Show & Sale celebrating it’s 20th year of this engaging antique fair & sale.

Wells, Maine is also home to The Gove Group Real Estate Wells Branch and The Villages at Hobbs Pond a new home community featuring amenities like a clubhouse, golf simulator, in-ground pool, walking trails, and many more. This community is built by five-time EPA award-winning builder, Chinburg Properties and features a variety of home plans and types to allow for the style that best suits you. Whether you are exploring Wells for the day and fall in love or if you have been a lifetime resident; The Villages at Hobbs Pond is a great place to live. For more information visit The Villages at Hobbs Pond's website.


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