Our Area

Kittery, the southwesternmost town in Maine, offers breathtaking vistas of the shore and beautiful beaches. About 11,000 people live here. Kittery was settled about 1623 and incorporated in 1647, making it the oldest town in Maine. Kittery is famous for its shipbuilding. During the Revolution, the first vessels of the U.S. Navy were constructed on Kittery’s Badger’s Island, including the 1777 Ranger commanded by John Paul Jones.

Home to the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, a major U.S. Navy submarine construction and depot level repair facility employing more than 7,500 , the town’s economic base includes a working waterfront, light industry, and tourism .

Currently, along U.S. Route 1, the old Boston Post Road, you will find the very popular factory outlet shopping district with more than 120 stores.

The Kittery School Department provides a strong educational program to 1,100 students in its three schools. Mitchell Primary School in Kittery Point serves students in grades K– 3; Shapleigh School grades 4-8; and, R.W.Traip Academy those in grades 9-12. Co-curricular offerings include a wide variety of intermural competitions, academic and athletic, with Maine Class “C” schools.

The Kittery School Department also offers adult and community educational opportunities to all Kittery residents.

Equally historic neighboring communities of York, Maine and Portsmouth, New Hampshire offer many opportunities for education, medical care, shopping, employment, and leisure-cultural activities.