Sixty-two square miles comprise the Town of Wells which has a year round population of about 10,000. The town has several different sections with interesting names. The most southern coastal area of Wells is Moody Beach, next is Wells Beach, and the most northerly beach is at Drakes Island. To the west are High Pine. Wells Branch, and the Merriland Ridge area. Together, these areas make up the Town of Wells!
The Wells police Department includes a Patrol Division, a Detective and Youth Affairs Bureau, and a Communcation Division providing 24 hour emergency service and information, The Wells Fire Department consists of 7 full-time firefighters, 37 volunteer firefighters, and a full-time Fire Chief. Wells Emergency Medical Service (WEMS) provides 24 hour-a-day ambulance service and has a full-time director and 35 part-time employees.
Most of the population along U.S. Route 1 and the ocean is served by public water from the Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, and Wells Water District, and by public sewer through the Wells Sanitary District. A recycling and transfer station takes refuse from property taxpayers (a sticker is required), and from the several independent collectors.
Tourism plays an important part in the livelihood of the town. Visitors will find a wide selection of fine hotels and motels, campgrounds, restaurants, gift and antique shops, and recreational facilities. In addition, there are many bed and breakfasts in the area which offer a unique experience for visitors. There is a large service industry in the area, which includes carpenters, painters, farmers, repairmen, etc. Professional services, such as accounting, legal work, banking, etc., are also plentiful. It is estimated that nearly 2/3 of the approximately 7,000 homes in Wells are occupied 12 months of the year.
Wells Area Code is 207
- Town of Wells, Maine - 208 Sanford Rd, PO Box 398,Wells ME 04090-0398 Phone:207-646-5114
Mon, Wed, Thurs & Fri - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Tues - 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
- Wells Chamber of Commerce - Rte 1 (corner of Kimball and Post Road), PO Box 356, Wells, ME 04090 Phone: 207-646-2451
- Wells Public Library - 1434 Post Road, P.O. Box 699 Wells, Maine 04090 Phone: 207-646-8181 Fax:207-646-5636
- Wells Regional Transportation Center - 696 Sanford Road, Wells ME 04090
The Wells Regional Transportation Center is the Downeaster gateway to Wells and surrounding towns and beaches.