About Maine

Maine

imgMaine is the most sparsely populated US state east of the Mississippi River. It is called the Pine Tree State; nearly 90% of its land is forested. In the forested areas of the interior lie much uninhabited land, some of which does not have formal political organization into local units, a rarity in New England. The Northwest Aroostook, Maine Unorganized territory in the northern part of the state, for example, has an area of 2,668 square miles (6,910 km2) and a population of 27, or one person for every 100 square miles (260 km2).

Maine has almost 230 miles (400 km) miles of coastline (and 3,500 miles (5,600 km) of tidal coastline) and over 30 state parks.

Bill Caldwell, one of Maine's favorite journalists, once wrote "The weather out there changes every day. And every day I enjoy it more. If you like weather, you love Maine. In one day Maine can get up to five kinds of weather. In one year, we get 10 seasons."

So although the weather may be changeable, it's never boring. While winters are long, there are many days that are cloud-free and brilliant. Also good news is that the climate along the coastal region, which extends inland for about 20 miles, is moderated by the Atlantic ocean which makes for milder winters and cooler summers. 

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Maine has the traditional form of New England government - home rule - said to be the only existing type of "pure" democracy. This means that state government has relatively little power, and that the town and cities make all their major decisions by citizen vote through the vehicle of annual town meetings, usually held in March. In many of Maine's 450 smaller towns and plantations, this is one of the major social events of the year, usually with refreshments and, more often than not, a potluck dinner or supper.

There are only a couple of dozen larger cities that are ruled by city councils, although more towns are beginning to elect some officials and hiring professionals to manage their day-to-day business.

Maine's  Agriculture outputs include poultry, eggs, dairy products, cattle, apples, maple syrup, potatoes and wild blueberries. In fact the state produces 25% of all blueberries in North America, making it the largest Blueberry producer in the world! Fishing once a mainstay of the state's economy, maintains a presence, particularly lobstering and groundfishing. Western Maine aquifers and springs are a major source of bottled water.

Maine's industrial outputs consist chiefly of paper, lumber and wood products, electronic equipment, leather products, food products, textiles, and bio-technology. Naval shipbuilding and construction remain also in Maine, and serves as a large support base for the U.S. Navy.

 
img Horse Population: Over 17,000 horses
img Population: 1,321,505
img Land area: 30,862 sq. miles
img Capital: Augusta
img Counties: 16
img Highest Point: Katahdin Mountain; 5,268 feet
img Lowest Point: Atlantic Ocean
img Geographic Center : In Piscataquis Co., 18 mi. N of Dover-Foxcroft
img 10 largest Cities :
 
 
  • Portland: 63,889
  • Lewiston: 36,050
  • Bangor: 31,074
  • South Portland: 23,742
  • Auburn: 23,602
  • Biddeford: 22,072
  • Augusta: 18,626
  • Saco: 18,230
  • Westbrook: 16,108
  • Waterville: 15,621
 
 
$675,000
Incredible multi - use property on 182 acres. A horse lover's dream.

Unity, Waldo County, Maine


This stunningly renovated 1850's farmhouse offers endless possibilities. Sitting on 182 acres of open fields and wooded area this "Gentleman's Farm" features an attached 3 car post and beam garage, a 60x36' horse barn with six 10x10' box stalls, a 75x42' metal storage building, two heated 60x30' workshops. The main house was restored in 2001, the kitchen area, garage, and barn are new construction from the ground up in 2001. Furnishings are a negotiable item with any offer.

Aaron Crossman, Legacy Properties Sotheby's International Realty

182.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2711 SQ FT
 
$650,000
New Boston Farm, Gray Maine

Gray, Cumberland County, Maine


The New Boston Farm offers an antique Cape style home and features not only an antique post and beam barn with up to 8 stalls but also a new 20 stall barn with an attached 10,000 sq ft indoor arena with heated viewing room, multiple paddocks with sheds and a large outdoor show ring, all on 11.5 acres with frontage on Pleasant River. The Equestrian Center has been a full service show, training and boarding barn for years with a wonderful reputation.

Patti Lawton, Legacy Properties Sotheby's International Realty

11.50 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1500 SQ FT
 
$415,000
Antique home with large barn, pasture and water.

Westbrook, Cumberland County, Maine


200+ year old homestead featuring center chimney, Greek revival cape with many original features from 1845-50. There is an el that was added on around 1875 that can be a separate apartment or keep it incorporated as part of the main house. The barn was erected in 1815 and is in very good condition. The land is mostly cleared for planting or grazing. The property has over 500' of shallow frontage on Highland Lake. All systems have been updated and the utilities for the main house and the el are separate. This property lies just minutes from Portland but still retains a rural feel. This would make a great small working farm again, good spot for a few horses or a spectacular location for an event venue.

Charlie Tufts, Coldwell Banker Team Real Estate

5.85 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3400 SQ FT
 
$795,000
Antique farmhouse combines modern updates and the charm of yesteryear

Durham, Androscoggin County, Maine


Newly priced! Remarkable antique farmhouse set on 10 acres of well manicured grounds & pastures. This country oasis perfectly combines modern updates & the charm of yesteryear w/ wide pine flrs throughout the 1st flr, a spacious eat-in kitchen with island & farmhouse sink, a cozy living room w/ fireplace & elegant mantle. Outside, the patio over looks the bucolic setting with a 7 stall barn, 9 +/- acres of fenced in pastures, perennial & vegetable gardens. Conveniently located 6 miles from I-295 & 25 minutes from Portland.

David Banks, RE/MAX By The Bay

10.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2470 SQ FT
 
$595,000
Stunning Single Family Home & Equestrian Facility with Gorgeous Views

New Gloucester, Cumberland County, Maine


Well appointed equestrian facility with wonderful indoor riding arena with direct access from 8 covered stalls, tack room with bathroom, large hay loft, several fenced large paddocks, beautiful riding trails, and additional detached garage by house with 6 covered stalls with outdoor riding arena with 2nd floor viewing room which could be great little art studio or mini man cave. Short walk to house but offering just enough distance to keep house private located at bottom of dead end street overlooking fabulous views of mountains and woods. House boasts 5 large bedrooms including dramatic master suite with deck, exposed beams, built in wet bar, gas stove, and huge tiled master shower and jetted tub. Large front to back living room with wood stove overlooking open concept gourmet kitchen with huge kitchen island ideal for entertaining, granite counters, and stainless appliances, formal dining room, small mud room off entry foyer visible from second floor landing with skylight, delightful country porch, 4+ car (tandem) attached garage and detached garage with workshop. Full basement with laundry and 3.5 baths with additional laundry hookups. Central AC, radiant heat, and solar heating system (latter does not convey). 10 acres offered with listing but up to 45 acres total available with additional 12+ acres on abutting parcel in Poland with pond and streams and hiking and riding trails galore make this an enviable spot for privacy and family compound or horse themed B&B. This property truly offers Maine living at its finest.

Danielle Lape, King Real Estate

10.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
3085 SQ FT
 
$289,000
Antique cape on 8 private acres - New England setting

Edgecomb, Lincoln County, Maine


Antique cape on 8 private acres - This well-maintained country home sits at the end of a quiet lane in an idyllic New England setting, yet with easy access to Boothbay, Damariscotta, Wicasset. Pastoral fields, mature gardens and shrubs, surrounded by woods, with plenty of room to welcome a growing family. New paint, roof, propane furnace, water heater, with town-maintained road and nearby grade A schools

Jonathan Mckane, Keller Williams Realty

8.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2100 SQ FT
 
$480,000
65 Acre property waitng for you and your horses

Casco, Cumberland County, Maine


Horse farm. Remodeled home with a large 4 Stall Barn with gorgeous views of big Sebago Lake and on clear days see the ocean across the street from Hackers Hill Land preserve. Property is in Loon Echo land trust and can never be subdivided. Property also offers carriage house, currently used as an office. 2 car garage. Close to Sebago Lake and State Park.

William Plummer, The Maine Real Estate Network

65.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1842 SQ FT
 
$399,000
82 acres with lovely home, barn and fields

New Portland, Somerset County, Maine


Unique property has fields, woods, old apple tree orchard and peach trees. Large maples line the driveway. There are trails on the property. There is a fenced in pasture and 2 barns. One barn is a cedar post and beam with water to it and one is a 12' x 32'. The house has a 2 car attached garage plus another garage that is detached. Tested and has good pasture grass. It is sited on a town maintained dirt road. The buildings are all set back from the road.

Janet Peruffo, CSM REAL ESTATE

82.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2000 SQ FT
 
$380,000
Classic Maine Farm with 80 acres and Carrabassett River Frontage

New Portland, Somerset County, Maine


Wonderful Country home, well maintained with sunny southern exposure. Frontage on the Carrabassett River. 80 acres with prime fertile fields that run along the river. Only 3 miles to the beautiful town of Kingfield. Many old county roads for trail riding. Nice views of the surrounding hills and fields.

Nora West, Keller Williams Realty

80.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2462 SQ FT
 
$650,000
Grand Ranch Home for you & 5 Acres with a 36x76 Barn w/ loft for Horses-

Brunswick, Cumberland County, Maine


Prestigious Mere point Area of Brunswick Maine, You will find a one level living of a true Maine quality built Ranch style home. If your looking for your own quiet coastal area, you have found it. Located 3 miles to Pauls Marina, 2.4 miles to golf, 5.1 miles to Brunswick Executive Airport. This home offers gentle ocean breezes from nearby ocean, back roads that are dirt and by mostly paved. But yet so close to downtown farmers Market & MSMT located at Bowdoin College. This Buider's quality throughout this home has its own well for the barn ( sellers never used ) The land is a level lot with fields all around you in this area. In the summer you will be able to smell the ocean warm breeze from your screen in porch and enjoy the quietness of area around you. In the Winter you will see a occasional deer(s) in the back field coming out to grab an apple off an apple tree.

Debra Penney, The Maine Real Estate Network

5.05 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
3486 SQ FT

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