Brunswick Schools and Colleges
Brunswick's student population is served by several schools located in and around town, including Brunswick High School, Maine Region 10 Technical High School, Brunswick Junior High School, Longfellow School, Coffin School, Jordan Acres School, and Hawthorne School. Several private schools are also available throughout the community.
The town of Brunswick is the home of Bowdoin College, a private, liberal arts college that was ranked 6th among liberal arts colleges in the country by U.S. News and World Report in 2010. Thirty-three majors and four additional minors are offered at Bowdoin, which has a student population of approximately 1,700 and a student-faculty ratio of 9:1. Other nearby colleges and universities include the University of Southern Maine in neighboring Portland; University of Maine at Augusta; Saint Josephs College in Standish; and the University of New England in Biddeford.
Brunswick fosters a pro-business environment and is home to such major companies and manufacturers like Owens Corning, LL Bean, and Bath Iron Works. Healthcare services and composite manufacturing companies can also be found scattered throughout the community. But what really draws new and up-and-coming businesses to the area is the town's location along the coast of Maine. It will also be easier than ever to connect to neighboring Portland and even Boston, Massachusetts from Brunswick once the Amtrak Downeaster is completed in 2012. Additionally, with the closing and redevelopment of the Naval Air Station Brunswick military base, redevelopment for Brunswick Landing will soon begin. Brunswick Landing will be touted as the state's premier technology business park with over 2 million square feet of industrial and commercial space, promising more jobs and employment opportunities.
Things to See and Do in Brunswick
Whether you're ready to spend the day outdoors, are looking to check out the local fare and retail shops in Brunswick's downtown district, visit some local sites of interest, or attend a community event, there's never a dull moment here in Brunswick.
If you enjoy spending your days outside, boating, hiking, fishing, kayaking and biking are just a few pastimes that residents enjoy. The Androscoggin Bicycle & Pedestrian Path is a great place to start your day. This scenic path runs a total of 2.63 miles, connecting bike riders and walkers between the downtown district and Cook's Corner. For a more waterfront stroll, visit the Androscoggin Brunswick-Topsham Riverwalk and the Brunswick-Topsham Swinging Bridge. Sunbathers and beachcombers can check out Popham Beach State Park and Reid State Park. Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park is the perfect place to enjoy a picnic or barbeque, fish, go on a nature walk, or observe the local wildlife.
The town of Brunswick along with the Brunswick Downtown Association hosts many unique and diverse events throughout the year giving residents plenty of opportunities to get out and catch up with their neighbors on the latest news and gossip A sampling of Brunswick's many events and community gatherings include: Taste of Brunswick; Blues & BBQ Bash; Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival; Music on the Mall; Fireworks Over the Falls; Longfellow Days; Hay Bale Hoedown; Coastal Youth Orchestra Concert; and the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony.
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