Location Profile

Brewer, Maine

Facility Type
Facility Location
Brewer, Maine
Teaching Facility
Trauma Center
Number of Beds

Hospital Overview

The healthcare provider is located in Brewer, Maine. A leader in a variety of care concerns including emergency care, eye care, cancer and care, the facility is part of a large healthcare organization. The facility has been recognized for its excellence in workplace wellness, technology, patient care, and overall performance.

Community Overview

Brewer, Maine is connected to its sister city, Bangor, Maine, via several bridges. Together, the two make up a cultural-rich and diverse area. Both are located on the Penobscot River and offer a beautiful waterfront view. Good schools, tons of activities, and a family-friendly atmosphere make it a great place to live in Maine. Brewer and its sister city, Bangor, Maine, are just a few minutes apart. As such, you will see the two cities included in each other’s news reports at times. Brewer is #56 on Niche.com’s list of Best Places to Live in Maine and is among the top 9,000 places to raise a family in America. Traveling through the area and to Bangor, Maine is easy thanks to Brewer’s Community Connector buses. The area is well-known to fans of author Stephen King who lives here, and one company even offers a tour of 30 places where King lived, work, or used as inspiration for his stories. The area was the filming location for IT, Pet Sematary, and The Langoliers.

Learn more about Brewer at the official city website and explore the area at the county website.

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Brewer School Department is the public school system for the area and has 2 schools: Brewer Community School for grades Pre K-8 and Brewer High School for grades 9-12. The student-teacher ratio is low at just 13 to 1. Test scores show that 40% of students are proficient in math and 54% are proficient in reading. Classes are taught in both schools using a proficiency-based learning system and 4-point grading scale rather than the traditional letter grades of A, B, C, etc. This innovative approach lets educators look at the skills and willingness to learn of each student, then judge them based on proficiency. This encourages all learners “to ask good questions, have the ability to research and answer those questions, and ask new questions based on the answers.” High school students have access to a computer thanks to the district’s 1:1 technology initiative. There are 17 private schools in the area, with 1 school located in Brewer.

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Traveling through the area and to Bangor, Maine is easy thanks to Brewer�s Community Connector buses.

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Local and Nearby Attractions

Shopping in Brewer and nearby Bangor, Maine lets you access all kinds of stores, with options ranging from gift shops to big-box brands. Whether you go downtown or visit one of the shopping plazas, you’re sure to find great merchandise.  Walmart, Target, Kohl’s, and Macy’s are all in the area, plus Bangor Mall features over 50 brand stores and local businesses. Grocery store options include Tiller & Rye, Shop N Save, Hannaford Supermarket, and Shaw’s.

The local arts and culture scene is electric with so much to do for any interest. The University of Maine Museum of Art is a large modern and contemporary art museum with free admission. You’ll find over 3,500 original works of art and a rotating calendar of exhibits. Also free and at the University of Maine is the Hudson Museum, a 9,000-square-foot space with 3 galleries to enjoy. The Robert E. White Gallery is devoted exclusively to Maine artists and offers a new show every 8 weeks. Children can discover science and arts in their own kid-friendly space, the Maine Discovery Museum. With 3 floors of interactive hands-on exhibits, they’ll be able to explore science, nature, geographics, literature, music, art, and anatomy. Explore trains, automobiles, and other forms of transportation at another kid-favorite museum, the Cole Museum of Transportation.

Whether it’s live theatre, music, or other performing arts options you seek, the area has great options. The Penobscot Theatre Company offers both original and familiar productions while the Gracie Theatre is perfect for musical performances in a variety of genres including gospel, pop, and classical. The Brewer Performing Arts Theatre stages shows throughout the year. Big band music and improv are just a few of the events at the Next Generation Theatre. Bangor, Maine also has the amazing Waterfront Concerts series with live music, arts festivals, car shows, and community events.

Are you ready to make the area your playground? There’s so much to do year-round whether you prefer indoor or outdoor recreation. Children can play safely at Playland Adventures which features inflatables, splash zone, and other play options. Family Fun Lanes is great for bowling and Blackbeard’s features 36 holes of mini-golf, plus go-karts and batting cages. Brewer has also several beautiful parks and areas perfect for a fun day out. Sherwood Forest Park is a 10-acre wooded park with a walking trail. Dougherty Recreation Complex has several sports fields, a walking path, new playground, and other features for families. Doyle Field spans 4 acres and offers more sports fields, plus is a popular sliding, skating and skiing spot in winter months. Nearby is The Community Playground and the Brewer Municipal Swimming Pool. The Northeast Penjajawoc Preserve is an 80-acre protected wetland area with wildlife sightings, beautiful views, and hiking/biking trails. Another nature preserve, Walden-Parke Preserve, offers even more great hiking trails. The Bangor City Forest spans nearly 700 acres of habitat with 9 miles of trails for biking, hiking, snowshoeing, and skiing.

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Crime Rate

Brewer is safe for families and is safer than 46% of the country. The city is protected by 20 sworn full-time officers. Officers patrol the community and help ensure the safety of its residents with diligent crime prevention efforts including community policing, investigations, and working with citizens.

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