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Wells is a town in York County, Maine. It's the third-oldest town in the state, incorporated in 1653. It's located near Kennebunk and North Berwick. Homes for rent in Wells give renters access to all sorts of modern amenities and outdoor recreation opportunities, including days spent lounging on the sand at the beach. It's a wonderful place to settle down and raise a family in the Northeast.

Historical Information About Wells

  • The town was named for the cathedral city of Wells in Somerset, England.
  • The Plymouth Company in England awarded the area where Wells is now located to Sir Ferdinando Gorges in 1622. Gorges sent his cousin, Thomas, to act as his deputy and agent, and Thomas granted the lands from northeast of the Ogunquit River to southwest of the Kennebunk River to agents from Exeter, New Hampshire, in 1641. Their goal was to settle the plantation of Wells.
  • After Sir Ferdinando Gorges died and following political upheaval in England, the Massachusetts Bay Colony claimed all of Maine. In 1653, Wells submitted to their control.
  • The Indian Wars that took place from 1675 until the mid-1700s turned Wells into a frontier town. The Indians devastated all the territory northeast of Wells.

Helpful Resources for Renters

  • The town of Wells has a comprehensive website that has all kinds of links and information that new residents can use to get acquainted with the community. Everything from event calendars to local news, upcoming events and department contact information can be found on the site.
  • The Wells Chamber of Commerce's site has a guide to the area's businesses and provides more information on fun things to do in town.
  • Visit the Wells Public Library's site to check out upcoming library-sponsored events and browse the extensive catalog of offerings that are available to residents.

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🏠 How can I tour properties in Wells, Maine during times of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Many landlords in Wells, Maine are practicing social distancing and have started offering video tours of their properties. We recommend contacting landlords of properties you’re interested in and asking if they offer virtual tours over Facetime, Skype or Google Hangouts. Here are some best practices to guide you through finding your next rental home during these times.

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