We are fortunate to have an excellent school system comprised of two elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school. Our current public library was opened in 2001 to provide our community with an extensive lending library and a center for community education, events, and access to technology. York Hospital serves our community and beyond and is known for its excellence in care and service throughout New England. York is rich in history. The Museums of Old York oversees nine historic buildings, many of which are in the heart of the village, adding charm and character to our town. In all seasons there are family events and festivals, including the lighting of Nubble Lighthouse at Christmas time, Havest Fest and Market Fest in the fall, and York Days in the summer. York and the surrounding area have much to offer its residents and visitors alike.
Composed of what were once four smaller communities, Cape Neddick, York Harbor, York Village, and York Beach were formed under one government to create our beautiful and diverse town. Within our borders are sandy beaches, parks, a working harbor, wildlife preserves and many more jewels of natural beauty. Located on the coast in the southwest corner of Maine, York is an hour and fifteen minutes from Boston and an hour and a half from New Hampshire’s White Mopuntains. York was primarily a fishing town for much of its post American Revolution history. It remained a quiet town until the middle of the twentieth century when tourism began to increase in the area. Though we welcome many summer visitors, York is a vibrant year- round community.