“Located in the foothills of the western Maine mountains, Greenwood is home to family-friendly Mt. Abram Ski Area, as well as some of the region’s most picturesque lakes and ponds. Whether you’re looking for the perfect place to spend a day, a week, or a lifetime, you’ll find it in Greenwood. Opportunities for outdoor recreation abound in this small town, which is only a short drive from the regional shopping and service areas of Bethel, Rumford, and Paris.” Greenwood may be best known as the birthplace of L.L. Bean.
Greenwood was once a farming and manufacturing town. The town was first settled by those seeking inexpensive land for agriculture and underdeveloped water power sites for milling. The first saw and shingle mill was constructed at “Greenwood City” in 1805. In the mid- 1800’s, the wood industry moved to the Village of Locke’s Mills as a result of the railroad and a fire which destroyed Greenwood City.
The population was estimated to be 967 in 2014. The village of Locke Mills, on State Route 26 in the northern part of Greenwood, is the town's urban center and largest settlement. Encompassing 43.08 square miles, Greenwood’s natural features include all or part of 10 great ponds ( i.e.,ponds or lakes held in trust by the state for public use) and numerous streams and rivers. The median age in Greenwood is 40.2. Residents 55 and older make up 27.7% of the total population; those 65 and older are 11.89% of the total.