Farmington, Wilton, Jay, and Livermore Falls are neighboring communities nestled in the foothills of west central Maine. These towns form the commercial and industrial center for about 40,000 people living across an extensive, rural geographic area. Farmington was originally settled in 1794 and served as a farming community and trading center. Adult medicine physicians in these communities service this entire region. The economy is based on forest products and tourism. Major employers include International Paper, James River Otis, the University of Maine, Bass Shoe, Franklin Memorial Hospital, and area school districts.
Farmington has a population of approximately 7,000 and is within one hour's drive of three major ski areas and seven golf courses. In addition to skiing, Sugarloaf/USA offers snowboarding, snowshoeing, ice skating, turbo tubing, and a sports and fitness center like no other. In the summer months you can enjoy their golf course, white water rafting, guided adventures, and their antigravity center. Local Titcom Mountain also offers alpine and cross-country skiing for all skill levels. Farmington, a very popular recreation area, also boasts excellent sailing, hiking, canoeing, hunting, and fishing. The University of Maine's Farmington campus brings a rich cultural diversity to the community.