Wednesday, July 19, 2017


Orchard Hill Apartments is located on a hill overlooking a nearby shopping center in Augusta, Maine.  A large grocery store is located in the mall, as well as a Burger King, a children's toy and book store, a car repair business and other shops.  A road leads up the hill to the project and there is an American Legion building with a tank in front of it as you turn onto the road to the project.
The project is a fairly nice looking project and I have been told there is a decent amount of storage space with each unit. 

Orchard Hill Apartments, Augusta, Maine

The project has two, three, and four bedroom apartments, and as far as I know this is the only project offering four bedroom units - but the waiting list is much longer for those apartments.  The waiting list is somewhat shorter for a three bedroom.  The project sets on a hillside surrounded by woods so it has a nice country feel, and there is a large playground there for the little ones.
Each apartment has washer and dryer hookups if you chose to supply your own washer and dryer, and the project has a common Laundry room with coin operated machines.
An elementary school is also not far from the project as well as the Augusta Airport which sets on another hill across from the project.  The two major roads closest to the project are Capital Street, which runs past the entrance to the project, and Western Ave. which runs past the shopping center.  I have heard that the public transportation buses run by the project, I am not sure if they actually enter the project.  The Augusta public buses run throughout the day and evening covering pretty much of the city.
Just down from the project at the far end of Capital Street, a fairly easy walk, is the Blaine House where the governor stays, the Capital building, State Offices, the Maine State Museum, the Maine State Library and the Maine State Archives with its free research rooms for looking up family history.  The large Capital Park is also across from the Capital building, as is the Augusta Police Station.
The project has a total of 36 apartment units, with parking lots offering plenty of parking space.  I do not know the layout of the apartments or if they have wall to wall carpets.  How the units are heated is something you may want to inquire about, many projects in Maine have begun to switch from electric heat to heat pumps, which heat the apartments in winter time and act as an air conditioner in summer time.  These units cut the cost of heating an apartment in half.

An online site lists the apartments starting at $880.00, but keep in mind this is a low income project and for most people moving here, rent will be based on $30 of your income.  This project offers Section 8 assistance to families who need it.

Orchard Hill Apartments is a townhouse style apartment complex located in Augusta, Maine. Occupancy is open to all families. Subsidy is provided through the Project-Based Section 8 Program and rents are based upon 30% of the household adjusted gross income. Professional 24hr On Call Maintenance. In Unit Washer/Dryer Hookups.

Contact Information:
Orchard Hill Apartments
25 Ridge Road
Augusta, ME - 04330

managed by: Weston Associates Management Company, Inc.
contact phone number: (617) 266-0044

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