Eliot is a lovely coastal town that incorporates natural beauty and a vibrant history with modern amenities. Originally part of Kittery, this New England town became its own thriving city right before the Revolutionary War, and became prosperous through its fishing industry. Modern Eliot has chosen to retain its long history by preserving many different buildings throughout the area, many of which can still be toured today.

Discover the charm and local history of this friendly coastal community!

A Snapshot of the Area



81ºF / 57ºF

Summer Climate

39ºF / 18ºF

Winter Climate

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Eliot at a Glance

Quick Facts

Population: 6,747
County: York
Median household income: $79,835
Median home value: $488,933

Travel & Commute

Kittery: 10 min
York: 15 min
Portsmouth-NH: 15 min
Major Roads: Maine 236, 101, 103

There's So Much to LOVE in Eliot!

A Long History

Originally founded as part of nearby Kittery in the 1600s, Eliot became a separate town years before the Revolutionary War. The town has retained its past with many original buildings being preserved and utilized to this day. To get a peek into the past, visit the Raitt Homestead Farm Museum to experience what life would have been like for the earliest Eliot residents.

Incredible Restaurants

Blending its long history with modern conveniences, Eliot has become a culinary epicenter for New England. Enjoy many beloved local dishes, as well as inventive takes on classics at restaurants in this modern town. I personally recommend the regionally acclaimed Black Birch Restaurant for not just exciting dishes, but fantastic libations as well.

Outdoor Recreation

Eliot is set amid incredible scenery, and both residents and visitors alike love to take advantage of it! Enjoy picnics on the riverbank of the Piscataqua River, or try kayaking and canoeing for a more adventurous take. Venture out to nearby Kittery and Portsmouth for endless hiking trails, or end your day with a relaxing round of golf at York Golf & Tennis Club.

Local Culture

Locals love living in Eliot, and town pride is on full display with events and festivals throughout the year. Be sure to check out the annual Eliot Festival Day for a taste of what life is like in this coastal town. Enjoy live music, races, local food vendors and crafts for a full day of celebrating the New England lifestyle.

Fantastic Location

Eliot is a booming town that beautifully blends modern conveniences with historic charm, but its location is what truly sets it apart. Just moments from neighboring Kittery and Portsmouth, Eliot is also just an hour and a half from Boston, making it the perfect place for a weekend retreat. Escaping from the hustle and bustle of city life is just one of the many reasons Eliot is a great place to retire.

Talk To The Local Experts

Once you're here, this area just makes you fall in love with it, and this just helps to make our job that much more enjoyable!

If you're considering buying or selling a home in Eliot, contact us. As longtime residents and experienced Realtors, we have a wealth of resources about everything from tips to move to Eliot to ways to increase your home's value. Let's talk about your goals.

Call or text us at 603-436-1221.