Why Choose Kittery

Located just across the Piscataqua River from Portsmouth is the charming coastal town of Kittery, Maine. Founded in 1623, historic Kittery has the prestigious title of being the oldest town in Maine, having been established over a century before the birth of the United States.

Nestled in between two major waterways , Kittery is home to incredible river views and picturesque harbors. Soak up the incredible sights and quaint architecture of this close-knit Maine community.

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Five GREAT Reasons to Make Kittery YOUR Home:

Kittery Shipyard.

Naval Shipyard Watching

Kittery is home to the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, which has had its share of famous residents and visitors. George Washington visited the shipyard location in 1789 before it was officially built in 1800. Nearly 100 years later, David Farragut, of “Damn the torpedoes – full speed ahead”  Civil War fame, died at the Shipyard in 1870.

Originally commissioned in building wooden warships, the Naval Shipyard is still active today refurnishing and maintaining nuclear submarines.

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Downtown Life

Downtown Kittery is booming these days, with many different unique restaurants and shops.  Experiencing a culinary renaissance, life in this coastal town revolves around food. With a revitalization of the arts and culture, the downtown area is packed full of inventive new dining experiences. Be sure to check out one of my absolute favorites, Anneka Jans!

Of course, everyone has heard of famous Maine lobster! With no shortage of options, get your seafood fix in Kittery.

Maine Lobster


Pictured above is Chris- one of the locals who catch that famous Maine lobster (and is my personal hero!). The traps that Chris is pictured with are what lobstermen to this day use to trap lobster- the logistics of which haven't been changed for the last few hundred years!

The buoys to the right of Chris' pants are attached to the traps and float above the surface and are a common sight in the local harbors. Each local lobstermen has their own colour and pattern to distinguish each other's traps.

Kittery Library

History Captured

One of the most famous buildings in all of Kittery, the Rice Library has served many purposes through the years. Still in use as a public library to this day, the second floor was once a meeting place for generals during the Civil War. Built in 1888, this historic building features incredible architecture and features like an Italian Marble fireplace.

For more living history, be sure to check out the Frisbee Market! Founded in 1828, Frisbee claims to be America's oldest general store. Get a candy bar and a peek into the past in this incredible landmark!

Kittery Store

Shop like a local

Perfect for shopping fanatics, Kittery is home to many different unique boutiques, major retailers, and outlet stores! The city epicenter, Downtown Kittery, is a hotspot for local commerce and features many different shops for residents and visitors alike.

A lively culture is just one of many reasons why Kittery 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 Kittery, contact us. As longtime residents and experienced Realtors, we have a wealth of resources about everything from tips to move to Kittery to ways to increase your home's value. Let's talk about your goals.

Call or text us at 603-436-1221.

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