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Village of New Maryland, New Brunswick -
2024 Atlantic Participant

Overview:  New Maryland is a vibrant community, on the southern border of Fredericton, New Brunswick. Living in our Village has several advantages. We offer a wide variety of recreational and leisure programs, community groups, and our location offers access to Fredericton’s diverse cultural facilities. We are also close to the universities, colleges, shopping, and we have a municipal tax rate among the lowest in the Province.

Schools:  Our elementary-aged anglophone (and French Immersion) youth are served by our community school, New Maryland Elementary School. Our middle school and high school-aged anglophone (and French Immersion) youth are bused into Bliss Carman Middle School and Fredericton High School. Our Francophone students are bused to Ecole des Batisseurs for Grades K-5 and Ecole Ste-Anne for Grades 6-12. All of these are located a short distance away in Fredericton.

Living in New Maryland:  Because of New Maryland’s emphasis on green space and environmental protection, an active recycling program operates in the Village. We have lots of park land as well as a network of walking trails. With our oversized building lots and numerous spacious green fields, New Maryland is indeed an ideal community in which to live! New Maryland offers a rural charm, with urban convenience.

History: The Village was named by a Mr. Arnold, a settler from Maryland, USA circa 1817. The area was first called Maryland, and Maryland Hill, but as early as 1825 it began to be referred to as New Maryland.

Among the historical anecdotes relating to New Maryland’s history, one particular event stands out: New Maryland was the venue for the last fatal duel in the Province. The famous Street-Wetmore duel, in which George Ludlow Wetmore was killed, took place on the Segee farm on October 2, 1821.

The Village of New Maryland was officially incorporated as a municipality on June 1st, 1991.

Quick Facts:

  • The Village of New Maryland has the highest median household income in New Brunswick.
  • The municipal tax rate is among the lowest in the province (1.2366 per $100 of assessed property value).
  • 41% of the population is retired, or near retirement (age 50 and over).
  • 41% of the population have been residing in New Maryland for over 30 years *

* Information was sourced from the Village of New Maryland Age-Friendly Community Survey (2017). 

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