York is comprised of 4 townships – York Village, York Harbor, Cape Neddick and York Beach, making it one of the larger geographical townships in Southern Maine. It has approximately 12,000 residents and has the second highest home values in Maine. Additionally, its school system is reputable, with nearly 70 percent of town funds being appropriated toward the school system. Similar to other seacoast towns, York is a well-known summer destination, offering 4 beaches, 3 golf clubs, the Nubble Lighthouse. Short Sands is a lively beach destination with restaurants, entertainment, York’s Wild Kingdom, playgrounds, and a quaint, historic waterfront downtown with an arcade, bowling, taffy shop, and numerous shops and restaurants. Long Sands Beach offers an alternative to the busyness of Short Sands, primarily with small hotels and inns along its extensive beach.