Eliot is a quiet, charming town where you can enjoy all of life’s luxuries.

Welcome to Eliot

Escape the bustle of the city and find ultimate serenity

Eliot is a quiet, charming town where you can enjoy all of life’s luxuries. There are plenty of vibrant areas only a short drive away for when you are looking for extra excitement, including Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and Kittery, Maine. Eliot itself, however, is ideal for those seeking a slower pace while still having access to high-end amenities.

Eliot is the oldest incorporated town in Maine and is filled with historical landmarks and lush nature preserves. There is also an abundance of farms in the area, proudly serving the town and its residents with fresh produce and artisan goods. Eliot is the place to relax and get away while also remaining a part of the tight-knit local community.

What to Love

  • Privacy and peace
  • A kind and welcoming community
  • Proximity to multiple exciting towns

Local Lifestyle

Everywhere you go in Eliot, you will be surrounded by natural beauty. Eliot is a haven and the perfect place to have either a primary residence or a vacation home. 

While it may be a private area, it is not lonely. Eliot locals are friendly and welcoming, always looking out for each other and offering kind greetings. The residential properties in Eliot can typically be found on generous plots of land, allowing you even more privacy. However, there are comfortable suburban streets throughout town if you prefer to be closer to your neighbors. No matter your preferences, Eliot is a town that provides for its residents.

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping 

When exploring the beautiful nearby locations, feel free to visit Toscana Italian Chophouse & Wine Bar. This elegantly rustic location is ideal for intimate dinners and lively celebrations. Just up the road is Massimo’s, another Italian fine dining establishment where you can have a warm and comfortable meal surrounded by dark wood and ornate stone. It is a versatile location that makes an ideal background for family meals, business meetings, and everything in between.

A New England adventure can only be complete with a delicious seafood meal. Martingale Wharf is a luxurious restaurant on the harbor that can take any special occasion to the next level. The menu boasts fresh seafood and New American fare, ensuring there is something for everyone. 

Sometimes there is nothing better than a home-cooked meal with the freshest ingredients. If you are looking for local, organic produce, Bartlett Farms is the go-to spot. This farmers market allows you to support a local business while preparing your next meal.

Things to Do

Enjoy the beautiful landscapes and the fresh air at Ledges Golf Club. Expertly maintained and open to the public, Ledges is one of the best places in the area to practice your swing. For a more unstructured outdoor adventure, take a trip to The Raymond & Simone Savage Wildlife Preserve, where you can walk along the looping trails, stop for a picnic, or do some nature photography. 

Great Cove Boat Club is a private club where members can dock their boats, allowing them to have adventures on the water whenever they please. Eliot locals proudly consider the club one of the best in the area and enjoy having access all year round. Nearby is Eliot Boat Basin, a park and playground overlooking the Piscataqua River. It is one of Eliot’s hidden gems and a great place to enjoy the outdoors without worrying about crowds.

Overview for Eliot, ME

6,735 people live in Eliot, where the median age is 51 and the average individual income is $41,967. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

51 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Eliot, ME

Eliot has 2,682 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Eliot do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 6,735 people call Eliot home. The population density is 801.568 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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52.06 / 47.94%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
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Schools in Eliot, ME

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The following schools are within or nearby Eliot. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Marshwood Middle School
6th - 8th
Seacoast Waldorf School
PreK - 7th
No rating available
Eliot Elementary School
PreK - 3rd


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