Photo by Curtis Chaput
Gateway to the Belgrade Lakes Region
Oakland, Maine is west of Waterville and abuts the Belgrade Lakes. Messalonskee Lake, East Pond, McGrath Pond and Salmon Lake provide four season opportunities for water activities. The Town is home to a number of summer camps for kids.
Incorporated in 1883, Oakland was home to industries drawing water power from Messalonskee Stream. Today, the Messalonskee Stream Trail and Pleasant Point Park across town, provide new roles for the waterside environment.
Oakland is a beautiful place to live and raise a family. Homes range from classic New England farms to attractive new styles in town and in the country. The town and region have some of the best public schools in the state, and fiscally careful town government. Oakland offers a full range of municipal services, including a library and a small museum.
Close to I-95, Oakland is the home of First Park, Maine’s Premier Technology Center. This high-tech park provides locations for the emerging businesses of the 21st century.
Government: Town Manager, Town Council
Tax Rate/$1,000: $12.60
Market Value: 100%
Total Debt: $896,000
Utilities: Electric Power/Water/Sanitary Services
Land Area: 28 Square Miles