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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

  • Oakland Rabies Clinic Oakland is having a Rabies Clinic open for all. It is $12.00 for non-residents of Oakland. It is from 1pm to 3pm on December 3rd, 2016 at the ...
    Posted Nov 21, 2016, 12:27 PM by Admin Belgrade
  • Dry Well Information
    Posted Nov 14, 2016, 10:10 AM by Admin Belgrade
  • Friends of Valencia Spaghetti Dinner and Auction "Friends of Valencia" will be holding a benefit spaghetti dinner and auction on November 12, 2016 at the Center for All Seasons. The spaghetti dinner will be from 4:00PM ...
    Posted Oct 28, 2016, 8:10 AM by Admin Belgrade
  • General Election November 8, 2016 General Election November 8, 2016   ON ELECTION DAY NOVEMBER 8TH. ALL BELGRADE VOTERS VOTE AT TOWN OFFICE, 990 AUGUSTA ROAD ON NOVEMBER 8TH, POLLS WILL BE OPEN 6 ...
    Posted Sep 28, 2016, 11:45 AM by Admin Belgrade
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