Waterville is located in south central Maine, about 20 miles north of Augusta. Surrounded by lakes and scenic beauty, your new home has a good mix of city amenities and rural location.
Like many New England towns, Waterville was established as a mill city, but mid-century decline led to a population drain and general depression. This didn’t stop your new city, however! With a dedication to the past and an eye to the future, local civic groups have been actively revamping the once abandoned downtown area and are making great use of the city’s historical mills. A new shopping strip and state of the art medical centers in the eastern portion of town have helped bring the city into the 21st century.
Overall, Waterville is a fairly safe city throughout its many charming neighborhoods. Unlike many other small communities, the two local colleges keep the city’s rental market vibrant and renter-friendly.
Many of the city’s best rentals will be located close to downtown in grand Victorian rental homes and duplexes. Living close to the city center will put you within walking distance of the area’s great, newly-refurbished urban attractions, shopping, dining, and entertainment. Two bedroom apartments for rent generally range from $700 - $900.
Just northwest of the city center, you’ll find a few apartments for rent in small complexes and rental homes close to Colby College’s campus. Unlike many college neighborhoods, Colby’s campus is one of the safest areas of town. Two bedroom apartment rentals are similarly priced to rentals near the city center.
You’ll also find a few rental properties near the shopping strip along Kennedy Memorial Drive. If you’re looking for cheap apartments with new construction, this is the area for you. Two bedroom apartments range from $800 - $950.
If you’re looking for studio apartments, short term lease options, or furnished apartments for rent, you shouldn’t have too much trouble in Waterville. Rehabbed factories, like the Hathaway Creative Center have luxury apartments for rent with a variety of options and amenities, including a gym and clubhouse. Additionally, a few of the smaller complexes and rental homes throughout town provide great options for the temporary resident. Two bedroom apartments in these types of rentals generally range from $800 - $1,000.
If you’re relocating with a four-legged friend, you shouldn’t have too much trouble locating a pet friendly rental. While some of the older rental homes may have strict no pet policies, many of the Waterville’s great apartment rentals are both cat and dog friendly.
So welcome to Waterville! Enjoy all that this vibrant, cultural community has to offer!