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Waterville is located on the banks of the Kennebec River in Kennebec County, Maine, USA. It is easily accessed by two exits off Interstate-95 as well as Route 201, a national, historic byway. Within our City limits you will find a unique mix of shops and restaurants, department and specialty stores, medical facilities and colleges.
Towns bordering Waterville are: Fairfield, Oakland, Sidney and Winslow. Waterville’s other closest neighbors are: Albion, Augusta, Belgrade, Benton, China, Clinton, and Vassalboro. The State’s capital, Augusta, is approximately 23 miles south of Waterville and is about a 15 minute drive on Interstate 95.
Learn more about: Arts & Entertainment, City Departments, Education, Children’s Services & Elder Services, Hospitals & Medical/Ambulatory Services, Housing, Utilities and Transportation below.
Arts & Entertainment
Waterville offers numerous arts & cultural amenities, including the magnificent Waterville Opera House, Colby College Museum of Art, Redington Museum and the Railroad Square Cinema, which was recently touted as one of “The Best 5 Cinemas in New England” by Yankee Magazine. The Flagship Cinema is located in the Shaw’s plaza on Kennedy Memorial Drive.
Waterville also hosts a year round calendar of outstanding events, such as the Maine Open Juried Art Show, Maine International Film Festival, Taste of Greater Waterville, HarvestFest, the Parade of Lights and the Downtown Waterville Farmers’ Market.
Many of Waterville’s downtown restaurants offer daily/weekly evening events such as live bands, karaoke, trivia night and more.
Waterville Parks and Recreation, the Waterville Public Library, Quarry Road Recreation Area and Inland Hospital also frequently offer programs and events for families and individuals of all ages. Enjoy family-friendly golfing at the Pine Ridge Golf Course and check out the many boat landings, playgrounds, walking trails, parks and ball fields within the City.
City Hall is located in the center of the City of Waterville next to Castonguay Square. This building has been designated a national historic site. Built in 1902, City Hall houses City offices including: Administration, Assessing, City Clerk, Finance, Health & Welfare, Pine Grove Cemetery and Technology (I.T.). On the second floor is the famous Waterville Opera House which has a seating capacity of 1,000.
Next door, on the third (3rd) floor of “The Center” building at 93 Main Street, are the City’s Code Enforcement, Community Development/Engineering and Planning offices. City Council Chambers are also located in this building. The Center building is connected to the second floor of City Hall by a skywalk.
The Waterville Fire-Rescue Department is located at 7 College Avenue and the Waterville Police Department is at 10 Colby Street (between the Social Security Administration building and the Waterville District Court).
The City also offers a general aviation airport, Robert LaFleur Airport. Private aircraft owners can land and take off from the airport at any time of the day or week.
To learn more about each department and the services they offer, please click on the hyperlinks above or, check out our printable Who to Contact pages.
Waterville public schools include: George J. Mitchell School, Albert S. Hall School, Junior High School, Senior High School. The main office for Waterville Public Schools (AOS 92) can be found at 25 Messalonskee Avenue.
We are proud to be home to Colby College, a liberal arts college consistently ranked among the top colleges and universities in the nation, as well as Thomas College, a business and liberal arts college, specializing in business, education, and technology.
Children’s Services & Elder Services
The Alfond Youth Center/Boys & Girls Club, located on North Street in Waterville, offers programs and services for children and adults alike. Waterville Parks and Recreation, the Waterville Public Library, Quarry Road Recreation Area and Inland Hospital also frequently offer programs and events for families and individuals of all ages. Enjoy family-friendly golfing at the Pine Ridge Golf Course as well as the many playgrounds, parks and ball fields within the City.
Spectrum Generations, located in the Muskie Community Center in Waterville, is an independent not-for-profit organization that provides information, advice, solutions, referrals, programs and activities for seniors and adults of all ages.
Hospitals & Medical/Ambulatory Services
Poison Control Center: 1-800-222-1222 |
The Maine State Housing Authority maintains a searchable listing of rental properties at: www.mainehousingsearch.org. Apartments and homes for rent can also be found in the classifieds section of Waterville’s newspaper, the Morning Sentinel.
Listings of homes for sale can be found through individual realtor sites, the official Maine Statewide MLS website: www.mainelistings.com as well as other sites such as realtor.com, Zillow.com, trulia.com, etc.
The City currently provides curbside rubbish (using pay-as-you-throw bags) and recycling pick-up service to its residents through the Public Works Department. Sewer and water service are provided by entities separate from, and not managed by, the City of Waterville. Water service is provided by the Kennebec Water District (KWD), sewer service is provided by the Waterville Sewerage District (WSD), 353 Water Street, (207) 873-5191.
Electrical service is provided through Central Maine Power (CMP). The residential telephone service providers for Waterville are: Fairpoint Communications and Time Warner Cable. Waterville’s cable television service provider is Time Warner Cable. There are a variety of Internet and Satellite TV service providers for the area. To search for an Internet or Satellite TV service provider, please visit http://www.superpages.com/.
Information regarding public transportation (by bus) can be accessed using the following link: http://kennebecexplorer.com/. There are several taxi cab companies that service Waterville and the surrounding area. Uber services are also available, FMI visit: uber.com.
Aside from the City’s Robert LaFleur Airport for private aircraft owners, the closest Airport’s to Waterville are located in Bangor and Portland.
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