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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

  • SELECTBOARD MEETING There will be a Selecboard meeting on Tuesday, April 22nd, starting promptly at 5:30 pm at the Town Office.  It will review the Employment Guidelines and will focus on ...
    Posted Apr 18, 2014, 7:21 AM by Admin Belgrade
  • Planning Board Agenda The agenda for the upcoming Planning Board meeting on April 17th is now available.  It is located under the Codes and Ordinances section, under Town Information on the website.  
    Posted Apr 14, 2014, 5:32 AM by Admin Belgrade
  • Change in library hours The Belgrade Public Library has had a change in their operating hours.  Instead of being open on Friday's 10 am to 1 pm, the Library is now open on ...
    Posted Apr 1, 2014, 8:18 AM by Admin Belgrade
  • Planning Board Agenda The agenda for the April 3rd Planning Board meeting is now available in the Planning Board section of the website.  If you would like to be put on the agenda ...
    Posted Mar 28, 2014, 5:09 AM by Admin Belgrade
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