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Belgrade is located just a few miles northwest of Maine's capital city, Augusta. Our current population is estimated to be about 4,000 year-round citizens, and that number nearly doubles when non-residents arrive to spend the summer months at their cottages.

The first settlers came to Belgrade in 1774, and the Town was incorporated in 1796. In the early days, most of its citizens earned a living by farming or working in its several grist and lumber mills. Gradually, however, residents started commuting to nearby cities for employment.  There is only one working farm remaining in Belgrade, and the town has become what many call a "bedroom community" composed of people who reside here but who work elsewhere. Employment in town is limited, with two lumber companies and a manufacturer of concrete products employing most locals. Small businesses such as restaurants and country stores provide a few year-round jobs, with rental cottages, boys/girls camps, marinas and a golf course adding part-time positions in the summer.

Belgrade covers about sixty square miles, with a large part of this area composed of lakes, streams and wetlands. Its five lakes and their inlet/outlet streams offer several species of fish for those who enjoy fishing, plenty of water surface for boaters, and excellent opportunities for those people interested in bird watching. With our forest acreage expanding, as former farmland reverts to tree growth, deer, moose and birds have become more plentiful for people to enjoy. There is a new 18-hole golf course, just south of Belgrade Lakes Village, with entrance from the West Road.


Recent Announcements

  • NEWS UPDATES Below are the meeting mintues of the MDOT Preliminary Public Hearing on the Improvements to Rt. 27, held on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at the Center For All Seasons .
    Posted Sep 24, 2014, 8:02 AM by Admin Belgrade
  • Untitled Post Dear members of the Belgrade Historical Society,   Dr. Drew Barton, Professor of Biology at the University of Maine at Farmington, will be our speaker on the subject of his book ...
    Posted Sep 15, 2014, 5:07 AM by Admin Belgrade
  • Belgrade Historical Society Presentation Dear Members of the Belgrade Historical Society, Our eighth program of 2014 will feature Dr. Drew Barton, Professor of Biology at the University of Maine Farmington, discussing the topic of ...
    Posted Sep 8, 2014, 8:28 AM by Admin Belgrade
  • Notice of Planning Board Site Visit Town Of Belgrade Planning Board SITE VISIT The Town Of Belgrade Planning Board is notifying residents that they will be making Site Visit to one property on July 24th ...
    Posted Jul 18, 2014, 7:59 AM by Admin Belgrade
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