Its vibrant downtown radiates with life, boasting remarkable shops, architecture.

Welcome to Brunswick

A tight-knit community with an urban ambiance
Settled at the north end of Casco Bay, the Town of Brunswick seamlessly weaves rural appeal with cosmopolitan prestige, offering residents an innovative haven of history, commerce, and spectacular scenery. Dotted with lush parks, trails, and pristine open space, Brunswick is a playground of terrains, and the beautiful coastline offers abundant opportunities for relaxation and recreation. Its vibrant downtown radiates with life, boasting remarkable shops, architecture, restaurants, and the prestigious Bowdoin College ranked among the nation’s best liberal arts colleges. 

What to Love

  • Plentiful preserved green space to explore on foot, mountain bike, or kayak
  • A vibrant culinary catalog, arts-focused community, and a rich local history 
  • A community that strikes the perfect balance between bucolic and bustling 

Local Lifestyle

Brunswick is a community of friendly neighbors brimming with culture and art, diversity, and fantastic academic opportunities. Active living is highly prized; the town boasts a network of trails with quick access to the ocean and parklands. Brunswick continues to attract residents, and it’s not difficult to see why. A robust selection of eateries with global inspirations, breathtaking wilderness, and thriving performing arts appeal to all. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Right in the heart of downtown, explore the epicenter of Brunswick’s retail and dining scene. Foodies will delight in a stop at Tao Yuan, a popular Asian-fusion restaurant known for their chili grilled halibut, xiao long bao, and almond cloud cakes. Stop in for fresh baked delights and sandwiches at Wild Oats Bakery & Cafe, a locally-owned, from-scratch bakery. Visit the airy Flight Deck Brewing inside Brunswick Landing’s small arms firing range for a one-of-a-kind dining experience with craft beer and small plates.
Brunswick Farmers Market comes to life with locally-grown produce and handmade crafts every Tuesday and Friday. Browse antique collections at Cabot Mill Antiques. Visit  Gurnet Trading Co. for gourmet seafood plates, and The Gelato Fiasco will quickly become your go-to destination for a cup of authentic Italian frozen dessert.

Things to Do

Living in Brunswick, expect a full social calendar. There is always something to do and see in this coastal gem. In the summer, attend the Maine State Music Theater, a non-profit organization renowned for its performing arts events and youth productions. Diverse cultures and delightful global cuisine mingle at Frontier, a renovated mill that brings cinema, live performances, art to center stage. 

Spanning the Androscoggin River for over a century, the historic Androscoggin Swinging Bridge is one of the country's few remaining pedestrian suspension bridges. Bring out your bikes to adventure along the scenic Neptune Woods mountain bike trails — whether you’re an experienced cyclist or a novice, there is a trail here for you.

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Overview for Brunswick, ME

16,554 people live in Brunswick, where the median age is 41.9 and the average individual income is $38,689. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Brunswick, ME

Brunswick has 6,818 households, with an average household size of 2.19. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Brunswick do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 16,554 people call Brunswick home. The population density is 851.67 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Brunswick, ME

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The following schools are within or nearby Brunswick. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Brunswick Junior High School
6th - 8th
Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary
3rd - 5th
9th - 12th
Kate Furbish Elementary School
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
St John's Catholic School
PreK - 8th
No rating available

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