A Community of Contrasts
Kittery is Maine's oldest and southern-most town, and includes the residential area of Kittery Point. Located in York County, and bordered by Portsmouth, NH, York, and Eliot, Kittery is a community of contrasts with a quiet waterfront community, Naval Shipyard, major retail center, and a variety of cultural and recreational opportunities.
Kittery boasts a rich history. The Naval Shipyard, active to this day, has been building ships since the early 1800's, including the 74-gun ship Washington, launched in 1815, and the Kearsarge, famous for sinking the Confederate raider Alabama during the Civil War. Kittery is bordered by the Piscataqua River and the Atlantic Ocean, providing protected anchorages and unspoiled beaches. With its rural, maritime flavor, Kittery is a peaceful oasis just a few minutes from bustling downtown Portsmouth. The real estate market in Kittery Point, a community within Kittery, offers some of Maine's finest oceanfront, ocean view, waterfront, and other distinctive properties and estates.
"This is going to sound old-fashioned, but everyone takes care of each other...There aren't a lot of places left where people talk to you, and say hello." There's a tangible sense of history in Kittery. The state's oldest town bills itself as the "Gateway to Maine".
To fulfill your shopping desires, visit the Kittery Outlets on Route One. Rightfully called "America's Maine Street for Shopping", the Kittery Outlets offer over a mile of famous name outlet stores filled with great savings every time you shop including Cole Haan, Banana Republic, Lululemon, Movado, Crate and Barrel, Waterford, and J Crew.