Interstate 95, the backbone of highway transportation in Maine, serves the Capital area. In addition many other major highways converge in the Capital helping to make it a true center of commerce and travel.
Portland and Bangor are about one hour's drive away and Boston is less than a three-hour drive.
Cape Air provides scheduled service to Boston and on from the Augusta State Airport. Charter air service and flight instruction courses are available from Maine Instrument Flight. Helicopter service is also available. Augusta has a variety of trucking firms, which offer freight service to the area. Vermont Transit buses serve Augusta; Kennebec Valley Transit provides local public bus transportation and rental cars are available at Augusta State Airport and at several automobile dealers.
Augusta's new third bridge over the Kennebec River provides convenience for the city's 25,000 daily commuters as well as for the millions of trips to and from our nearby coastal regions.
The Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce is a business association of some 750 businesses, industries and organizations in the greater Augusta region and southern Kennebec County. The Chamber's teamwork approach is key in building a stronger economy, better business environment and higher quality of life for the 70,000 citizens in the 23-community area.
School systems within the Capital Area are strongly committed to the educational, social and personal development of our children. Our schools are noted for fine academic programs, which have prepared students for the best colleges in the country. Several Capital area communities are upgrading schools to assure the best educational opportunities for our children. To meet the needs of a diverse student population, our schools offer special needs and honors programs, as well as alternative programs for students interested in exploring non-traditional environments. For more information, contact the Superintendent's Office of the City or Town of interest.
Entertainment in the Kennebec Valley Region includes a number of live theater opportunities and the Augusta Symphony Orchestra plus numerous musical/cultural presentations in the many public schools and at the University of Maine at Augusta which features a jazz program. The latest movies are presented at a modern 10-screen cinema.
The Kennebec Valley Region boasts many areas of outdoor recreation. Whether you are looking to hook a big bass or take home some meat for dinner, Kennebec Valley can provide.
Housing in the Capital Area is available to suit every taste and need. Median sales price of homes in Kennebec County in 2014 was $139,400 although the range of homes can extend to luxury homes on beautiful lakeside settings. Homes for the most part are located on heavily vegetated lots whether in the urban areas or in nearby country settings. Apartments are available in the area at reasonable prices and a number of seniors and assisted-living homes are available.
The Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce is a business association of some 700 businesses, industries and organizations in the greater Augusta region, southern Kennebec County. The Chamber's teamwork approach is key in building a stronger economy, better business environment and higher quality of life for the 75,000 citizens in the 22-community area.
Augusta is a one-hour drive from Portland, less than three hours drive from Boston. While the City's population is only 18,500, the City is the service center to a large area of some 70,000 people - and more recently a retail shopping mecca for a population of some 250,000.
If you are looking for employment in our region, please check out the job postings from our members.