Buxton is bordered on the west by the Saco River, Hollis and Dayton, on the north by Standish, on the east by Gorham and Scarborough, and on the south by Saco. The outer edge of the Portland metropolitan area is less than 10 miles to the east. Once considered a “bedroom community”, Buxton has grown considerably within the last 20 years and as of the 2010 census it was reported that Buxton had a population of 8,034.
Buxton is governed by a Board of five Selectmen that are elected to serve 3-year staggered terms. Each year a Chairman of the Board is elected by the Board.
The Town has a full-time Police Department, Dispatch, Animal Control Officer, Public Works, municipal offices, Code Officer, Transfer Station Manager and a full-time Fire Chief. The Town also has two rescue vehicles, paramedics complimented by per-diem personnel in both fire and rescue services.
The Municipal Office is located at 185 Portland Road across the street from the Bar Mills Fire Station. The Public Safety Department is located at 185 Portland Road in back of the Municipal Offices. Buxton is very fortunate to have a new Public Works facility located at 215 Portland Road. There are three fire stations, Bar Mills Fire Station located at 180 Portland Road, Groveville Fire Station located at 31 Turkey Lane and the Chicopee Fire Station located at 9 Gillette Road.
The Town of Buxton is part of the MSAD#6 School District which includes Hollis, Standish, Limington and Frye Island. Buxton is a lovely community offering open spaces, two libraries and several parks and recreational areas for our residents as well as several small businesses. Our residents are very community oriented and the Town has many activities geared toward children and families.