Crime & Safety
Winthrop Maine is a unique, humble town located in central Maine, just west of the capital city of Augusta. It is a popular summertime tourist destination, attracting hundreds of people to its many lakes each year. Winthrop is truly a haven to the outdoor enthusiast, particularly those who enjoy water sports (kayaking, swimming, canoeing) as the town contains a multitude of picturesque scenery that is optimal for these activities. I would consider the town of Winthrop, Maine a hidden gemstone; a place that, once you find out it exists, you'll feel as if you've discovered a well hidden secret; a secret so special that you'll want to return year after year (if not move there!)
Winthrop is a small town, but slowly more businesses are coming in. There's Hannaford, Cumberland Farms, Subway, U.S. Cellular, and many other companies on Main Street so you don't have to travel too far for anything. The taxes are super high; however, the school has good education (even though the student body isn't the kindest). Teachers are nice and usually willing to work with you except for a select few.
Winthrop is a very safe place to live with a sense of community where most people know all of their neighbors and most of the people who live in town. There are plenty of trails and outside activities, with a few restaurants mostly located on main street. However the suicide rate in Winthrop and the rest of Maine is high especially among youth and young to middle age men. There is no nightlife or activities besides outdoor sports, and businesses do not thrive here. I would not plan on moving back to Winthrop later on in life and I would not encourage others to move their family here.