County Offices
One Weston Court
Augusta 207-622-0971

Chamber of Commerce
21 University Drive
Augusta 207-623-4559

Major Highways
Interstate 95; U.S. Highways 201, 202; Routes 17, 104


Encompassing “The Capital Area” of Augusta, Kennebec County is rich in history, culture, educational resources, industry, invention, and art. Divided by interstate 95 and the Maine Turnpike, the region enjoys quick and easy access to employment centers and amenities. Vermont Transit buses serve Augusta, while Kennebec Valley Transit provides local public bus transportation. School systems are strongly committed to the personal development of our most precious treasure, our children. Recognized for their fine academic programs, public and private schools prepare students for some of the nation’s most respected colleges. Colleges and universities in this area include Mid-State College, the University of Maine at Augusta, Colby College, Kennebec Valley Technical College, and Thomas College.

Leading-edge healthcare is available to residents of Kennebec County in major hospitals and medical centers as well as specialty clinics and support services. MaineGeneral Medical Center anchors the network of facilities with its acute-care hospitals, one in Augusta and a two-campus hospital in Waterville. Also serving this area is the smaller Waterville community hospital, Inland Hospital. Resulting from the merger of Kennebec Valley and Mid-Maine Medical Centers, MaineGeneral’s full-service facilities provide emergency care, medical/surgical care, maternal and child health, and diagnostic services for both inpatients and outpatients. Veterans can access state-of-the-art healthcare services at the Togus VA Medical Center in Augusta.


Serving as the governmental, economic, educational, and cultural center of the county, the Capital City of August is surrounded by picturesque small towns and rural communities. Home to a campus for the University of Maine, Augusta boasts first-rate schools, libraries, historic attractions, and cultural events. Aficionados of the arts can enjoy plays at the Theater at Monmouth throughout the summer, concerts at Kennebec Performing Arts, and year-round events at the Waterville Opera House and Johnson Hall.

Welcoming neighborhoods appeal to a wide cross-section of tastes and lifestyles in this area, from well-kept older homes to country manors. Recreational opportunities span the four seasons, supporting golf, tennis, swimming, boating, canoeing, jet skiing, water skiing, whitewater rafting, fishing, hiking, biking, ice skating, and sledding. Public boat landings on the Kennebec River are available in Augusta, Hallowell, Gardiner, and Richmond. Playing nightly “Beano” games in various communities draws together friends, neighbors, and family members in a spirit of camaraderie. Shopping centers, mini-malls, and traditional Main Street settings all play a part in the Kennebec County retail scene, which includes the impressive retailers at the Marketplace at Augusta. For convenience, natural beauty, and quality of life, few regions can rival panoramic Kennebec County.



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The friendly residents of Augusta are proud of their warm, inviting city. While residents enjoy an abundance of outdoor activities, opportunities for art and culture are equally rich.

Encompassing both sides of the Kennebec River, and surrounded by numerous lakes and ponds, the city’s natural environment is well suited for canoeing, kayaking, boating, rafting, and fishing.
The area also features a number of tennis courts, public and private golf courses, parks, athletic fields, and playgrounds. Local attractions include The Blaine House, the Maine State Museum, Monument Park, the Pine Tree State Arboretum, and the Saint Paul Center.

Touted as one of the nation’s most beautiful capital cities, Augusta has served as Maine’s capital since 1827. The seat for both state and Kennebec County governments, Augusta is the employment, education, healthcare, commerce, and transportation hub of central Maine.

Augusta is a city steeped in a rich history that includes rustic early days as a bustling trading post. Reflecting Augusta’s rich heritage and adding to the unique charm of the city, many historic homes and buildings blend beautifully with the city’s more recent commercial developments.
An expansive city in terms of square miles and actual area, Augusta offers a pleasing variety of housing options that are guaranteed to suit every taste and budget.



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Located 12 miles from the capital city of Augusta, Belgrade is a suburban community and resort town. Drawing visitors from across Maine and also the nation, this region offers attractions like Great Pond, Long Pond, Salmon Lake, and Messalonskee Lake. An ideal location for those who enjoy a quiet and relaxed lifestyle, Belgrade is a wonderful, peaceful retreat. Great Pond, the largest of the lakes in the region, was the inspiration for the play and movie, On Golden Pond.

Tourists began to arrive as early as the 1880s to enjoy Belgrade’s balmy summers and scenic natural assets. Today, Belgrade offers its residents lakeside living with fishing, boating, swimming, and canoeing adventures. The local festivities also include craft fairs, music fests, antiquing, and bike tours. While Belgrade residents enjoy the tranquility of their beautiful town, major conveniences and amenities are available in several of the nearby communities including Augusta.



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Relatively small in size but largely urbanized, Waterville is a major center of employment and commerce in north Kennebec County. The city boasts a well-developed city center along U.S. Route 201. With a strategic location at the junction of two Interstate 95 interchanges, Waterville offers easy access to Augusta 15 miles to the south and Bangor 60 miles to the northeast. The Kennebec River is the eastern border. A city rich in culture and traditions, Waterville bears the indelible impression of the Franco-American immigrants who first came to the area from Quebec.

The community is home to Thomas College, founded in 1894 and known as one of the nation’s finest business colleges. Waterville is also home to Colby College, distinguished as one of the nation’s oldest liberal arts colleges. The magnificent Georgian architecture that graces the campus enhances the appeal of the region and blends with many beautiful older homes. Regional entertainment and cultural venues include the Waterville Country Club, the New England Music Camp, a popular golf course, and the Redington Museum. In addition, the Waterville Opera House, a majestic turn-of-the-century building, provides a variety of amateur and professional theatrical performances.

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