Homes in Manchester Maine

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Setting & Lifestyle

In the early 19th century, the town was known as “The Forks” and later named after Manchester, Mass.  Still a basically rural community, Manchester has maintained its old 1793 North Manchester Meetinghouse. Manchester is a great place for families of all types to consider moving to. It’s a small town atmosphere while also having a variety of businesses, both on its own and because of it being next to Augusta and Winthrop. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Manchester really has some of the features that people look for when choosing a good community to raise a family.

Occupations and Workforce

Manchester has a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Manchester is a town of sales and office workers, professionals and managers. There are a good number of people living in Manchester who work in office and administrative support, management, and sales positions.

Manchester Demographics

The education level of Manchester citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities @ 21.84% & 37.77% of adults in Manchester have a bachelor’s degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Manchester in 2010 was $35,426, which is wealthy relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $141,704 for a family of four. However, Manchester contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Manchester home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Manchester residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Manchester include French, English, Irish, French Canadian, Scottish and German.

The most common language spoken in Manchester is English. Some people also speak French.

Parks and Recreation

Manchester has a few parcels of public land available for your recreation endeavors. One of these is the Allen-Whitney Memorial Forest. There are also several parcels of land in Manchester that are managed by the Kennebec Land Trust. These include Jamie’s Pond, Gannett Woods, and Hutchinson Pond. If you are looking to walk or hike in and around Manchester here’s a list of 10 healthy walks in the area.

There are other recreation opportunities available here as well. For the avid golfer, Manchester is the home of the Augusta Country club. The southern part of the town bordering Cobbosseecontee Lake is a popular recreation spot in central Maine, and part of the Winthrop Lakes Region. If you’re a boater or fisherman Cobbossee Lake is a local favorite for both.