A quaint little town with mountain views, Brownfield has pretty ponds and a substantial stretch of the Saco River. High school kids attend Fryeburg Academy, just like many of the other surrounding towns. Home buyers and builders can still find ample-sized land lots near the Saco River, mountain view homes, and land throughout town.
Still relatively undeveloped, Brownfield is within 45-50 minutes to Portland or Lewiston, Maine, where larger pools of employment can be found, and it's only 25 minutes to North Conway. This area has become a haven for mountain lovers who don't mind the commute to buy a home at an affordable price. Brownfield is home to the Stone Mountain Arts Center.
In the past, farming was the chief occupation, with the Saco River providing water power for industry. Products of the mills included flour, long lumber, barrel staves, rocking chairs, clothing, carriages, sleighs, and harnesses.