Welcome to Yarmouth
A picturesque, growing, and close-knit New England treasure.
When most people close their eyes to imagine the perfect, quaint New England village, fewer places do a better job of personifying this vision than Yarmouth. In recent years, this charming community has experienced residential growth yet has not strayed from its small-town roots or close-knit environment. Scenic waterfalls, high-ranking schools, vibrant festivals, and a high concentration of restaurants have made Yarmouth one of New England’s most cozy and beloved spots to settle down.
Officially settled in 1636, Yarmouth is bursting with history. Twelve sites in town appear on the National Register of Historic Places and many areas remain untouched and green. Parks, trails, and preserves surround the outer edges of town, acting as a protecting barrier around the scenic downtown district.
What to Love
- Yarmouth is charming, quaint, and everything one would picture in a traditional New England town
- Residents cherish the town’s several high-ranking public and private schools
- A close-knit, family-oriented community with a down-to-earth atmosphere
Yarmouth is packed with restaurants adored by locals. Bakeries, casual pubs, and trendy, yet cozy hangouts are popular and plentiful. A meal out is the perfect reward after an active day spent out at one of the area’s many trails, parks, or preserves. Throughout the year, scenic Main Street serves as the quintessential backdrop for making memories on lazy New England weekends. Several seasonal events are held throughout the year, and all residents look forward to the Yarmouth Clam Festival each summer. The festival is a celebration of New England cuisine, spirit, and community.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
Yarmouth residents believe in lifting up the members of their community and are happy to support local businesses. From boutiques to pubs, and bakeries to pizza, the growth of the region has ushered in new talent, helping to expand the palates of Yarmouth locals for the better.
The unmatched ambiance and modern takes on American fare have made The Garrison a favorite among Yarmouth locals. Executive Chef Christian Hayes, a Food Network Chopped Champion, has crafted a thoughtful menu inspired by Mediterranean and Asian flavors.
Comforting pub fare can be found nearby at Brickyard Hollow. What first began as a coastal Maine brewery has since grown into a family of multiple locations offering pizza, beer growlers, and a full pub-style menu. Some of Brickyard Hollow’s best-selling dishes include pulled pork-loaded tots, the crabcake burger, gluten-free pizzas, and their never-ending rotation of craft beer.
Maple’s Bakery believes in a simple philosophy: good people, good food, good vibes. This cozy bakery serves up fresh bagels, cookies, coffee, and more each morning. Locals make sure to line up early to ensure they can snag a dozen bagels before they sell out for the day.
Toward the center of town, Gingham is a trendy, yet classic women’s clothing store with an ample selection of gifts, home decor, candles, seasonal accessories, and more. Most locals agree - this bright boutique was exactly what downtown Yarmouth was missing and is an awesome addition to the community.
Things To Do
While strolling past shops and cafes along Yarmouth’s main roadway is a favorite way to pass lazy New England afternoons, locals are a stone’s throw from several untouched outdoor adventures. Royal River Park features paved riverfront trails, picnic tables, open fields, and dense forests. Breathtaking ocean views can be seen at Littlejohn Island Preserve, stretching across 23 acres of coastal beaches and trails. Littlejohn Island is a birdwatcher’s dream, with many visitors having viewed great horned owls and bald eagles perched upon towering red oaks. Neighboring Cousins Island is a smaller neighborhood within Yarmouth, offering some of the most serene real estate in all of New England.
Yarmouth is home to amazing schools, both public and private. A few options are:
North Yarmouth Academy, toddlers-12th grade and post-graduate; founded in 1814, this 25-acre campus offers a balanced education with individualized college planning for students in the upper school
William H. Rowe School, kindergarten-1st grade; staff members possess a deep understanding of early childhood education and teach students in accordance with advanced state testing standards
Yarmouth Elementary School, grades 2-4; YES believes in a technologically-rich curriculum to ensure children learn essential skills and responsible use from a young age
Yarmouth High School, grades 9-12; YHS is a Blue Ribbon School, the highest honor a school can receive and is consistently ranked as one of Newsweek’s top 5% high schools in the nation
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