Discover Ellsworth


Picture yourself living a true quality life in Ellsworth, Maine – a full-service City with plenty of amenities and options for housing, jobs, starting or growing your business, and continuing your education.  We are a family oriented, age-friendly, affordable, picturesque, and safe community that lends itself to more of a small-town feel.


Find Your Forever Home

Abundant with land and natural assets, Ellsworth Maine’s 95 square miles of land and 60 miles of waterfront offer a variety of housing choices within our year-round community.  There are long-term rental, home ownership, and “build-your-own” opportunities.  Live in our vibrant, walkable downtown, or retreat to your escape on the lake.  The choice is yours.  Use the links below to help find your new, forever home.

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Your dream home in Ellsworth, Maine awaits.



Ellsworth’s lively, quintessential downtown situated on the Union River offers quality shopping, unique restaurants, arts and entertainment, local craft brews, outdoor recreation, and business and personal services.  The City’s heritage is reflected in historic buildings, such as City Hall, the library, the courthouse, and churches.  Walkable, but still with plenty of parking, downtown Ellsworth is considered the heart of the city.


The tidal Union River meanders through the center of the City of Ellsworth, allowing options for living riverfront, along its banks, in either the rural or more urban areas of town.  The City also boasts frontage on eight lakes, including the pristine Branch Lake (the City’s drinking water source) and Green Lake.  Boating, fishing, and relaxation await along the waterfront in Ellsworth, Maine.


Well-established neighborhoods and planned subdivisions can also be found in both the more urban and rural areas of Ellsworth.  If you are looking to make strong ties within your new neighborhood, these more suburban areas of town may be the place to begin your search.

Rural living

With plenty of land outside the City’s “urban core”, there are opportunities to live remotely and experience more of a woodland or farmland setting while still being within the City’s limits.  If you are looking to build your own home, the City can offer a list of builders/contractors who can assist you. 


You Deserve Quality Care

Healthcare and wellness services are abundant and accessible in the greater Ellsworth region.  Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital is located within the City, with other major hospitals located nearby in Bar Harbor, Blue Hill, and Bangor.  Feel safe and confident knowing that your comprehensive health care and wellness needs will be met when moving to the Ellsworth community.

Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital

Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital in Ellsworth, is a full-service hospital, serving both Hancock and western Washington Counties. They provide emergency, primary and specialty care, acute inpatient, diagnostic, and surgical services.

Maine Made Us

Northern Light Health is Maine founded, Maine focused and Maine proud. They have come together to deliver accessible healthcare that’s coordinated, collaborative, and built for the individuals they serve.

Maine Made Us

Northern Light Health is Maine founded, Maine focused and Maine proud. They have come together to deliver accessible healthcare that’s coordinated, collaborative, and built for the individuals they serve.

Local Providers

Search for local providers in Ellsworth, Maine.


Investing in our future

From early childhood to higher and continuing education, the City of Ellsworth offers engaging and challenging learning experiences that prepare students for a successful and dynamic future.  The University of Maine Augusta operates a location in Ellsworth, offering access to the courses and programs of Maine’s seven public universities.  The Hancock County Technical Center’s programs prepare students for jobs in business sectors that are in highest demand not only locally, but nationwide.  The City of Ellsworth and private internet service providers offer broadband connectivity within the City making online education connection easy. Ellsworth is committed to our students and to offering the highest quality education.

Ellsworth School Department

The Ellsworth School Department oversees the Ellsworth Middle School, Ellsworth High School, Hancock County Technical Center and Adult Education. They encourage and support a variety of academics and co-curricular experiences that enhance each and every student as they navigate into adulthood.

Public Schools

uma ellsworth center

UMA Ellsworth Center offers local access to UMA’s courses and programs. We bring a variety of higher education opportunities to Hancock County. Students can choose from hundreds of courses each semester and from degree and certificate programs at the associate, baccalaureate, and graduate levels.

Higher Education

The City of Ellsworth is centrally located within less than an hour drive of eight higher education institutions, including the University of Maine, College of the Atlantic, and Maine Maritime Academy.  Continued relationship building between the City’s school system and institutions such as Eastern Maine Community College has allowed for improved workforce and business development opportunities.  Affordable and flexible higher education options are available providing students with the skills and credentials necessary to advance their careers.

University of Maine

Distance from Ellsworth: 50 minutes

College of the Atlantic

Distance from Ellsworth: 30 minutes

Maine Maritime Academy

Distance from Ellsworth: 40 minutes

Husson University

Distance from Ellsworth: 45 minutes

Beal University

Distance from Ellsworth: 35 minutes

Eastern Maine Community College

Distance from Ellsworth: 40 minutes

University of Maine Augusta: Bangor

Distance from Ellsworth: 40 minutes

University of Maine Augusta: Ellsworth

Distance from Ellsworth: 5 minutes