Last year’s Hottest Towns winner, Waterville experienced an almost 30% jump in the number of homes soldfrom 2016 to 2017. Prior to that it didn’t even make the top 20. Sales and prices continued to climb in 2018,albeit at a slower rate. A total 176 sales represented a 10.69% increase over last year, and the median price increased 7.53% to $119,900. Nestled on the banks of the heroic and historic Kennebec River, Waterville isundergoing a downtown renaissance with new hotels, galleries and restaurants coming in. Home to ColbyCollege and Thomas College and an international film festival, Waterville is a regional cultural center, led byColby College, home to the largest college art museum in America.
Last modified: February 4, 2019