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
 
 
$590,000
Pristine home - 2 stall barn - expansive paddocks and riding ring

Kennebunk, York County, Maine


Pristine 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath over-sized cape on 7.3 acres with 2-stall barn.

John Downing , Downing Real Estate Agency

7.30 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2250 SQ FT
 
$409,900
Gentleman's Farm

Standish, Cumberland County, Maine


Imagine your own private Gentleman’s Farm. 7.4 acres of property with open areas and woods to keep your privacy. House your animals in the large 26x30 Barn with 12’ lean-to. Add a couple of stalls in the barn and bring your horses!. Store your farm equipment in the 20x30 pole barn. There are fenced-in areas so the animals can roam outside as well. Access trails through the backyard for your outdoor activities. Home is close by to beautiful Sebago Lake boat ramp and public beach. Sebago to Sea trail is only approx. 5 miles away. Great trail for horses and other outdoor activities.

Helene Porter , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northeast Real Estate

7.40 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2352 SQ FT
 
$599,000
Three pastures with two horse barns with plenty of hay storage.

Dresden, Lincoln County, Maine


Original Calls Hill homestead. Built in the 1700's. Original beams and wainscoting. Four fireplaces, beautiful floors, large kitchen with pantry. Sun filled dining room overlooking large deck and beautiful lawns and three pastures plus 18 foot octagon gazebo, on demand generator. Large two story metal horse barn with plenty of hay storage. Four bedrooms 2.5 baths, first floor laundry. First floor master bedroom with master bath, sliding doors to the deck. The second home offers two bedrooms upstairs with full bath and laundry, kitchen, dining area and living room on the first floor. A great opportunity to have a business, guest house or rental. All of this sits on 111 beautiful acres of fields, pastures and woods. Additional 50 acres available.

Kim Gleason , McAllister Real Estate, Inc

111.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2370 SQ FT
 
$510,000
Lovely Equestrian Property on 26 Protected Acres in North Yarmouth, Maine

North Yarmouth, Cumberland County, Maine


Winterberry Farm is located on 26 bucolic acres with approximately 4500' of frontage on Chandler Brook and abuts the Chandler Brook Preserve. This lovely equestrian property contains a sweet 3 bedroom Cape Cod, with first floor master suite, 7 stall stable with grain room and heated tack room, attached paddocks, large fenced pastures over rolling fields and is surrounded by beautiful riding trails. A beautiful 70'x140' riding ring, round pen and ample room for a cross country course complete the package. Bring your beloved horses to this turnkey horse farm! Just minutes from Yarmouth and North Yarmouth Center, Toddy Brook Golf Course, Pineland Farms and just 20 minutes North of Portland.

Marika Clark , Marika Alexis Clark

26.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
3163 SQ FT
 
$185,000
Private Horse Farm w/ 40' x 50' barn, outdoor arena, 3bed, 2 bath home

Livermore Falls, Androscoggin County, Maine


Picture perfect home settled on a beautiful private lot. This 3 BR 2 BA 1, 736 sq ft home sports a bright, sunny open concept living area. A one of a kind country theme kitchen and a fantastic master bedroom suite! Even a separate laundry room! Big back deck with ramps and another deck out front! This Homesteader style property of 10+/- acres. The property also features 40x60 Barn with hayloft, seperate power meter (for business purposes) and water 1 Car detached garage with 220 electric, 60' x 120' outdoor riding arena, 20x600 ft sand drag track. There is also an additional lot of 1.6 acres with separate water, power and septic. Perfect for an income property. There is plenty of Kayaking and Bass fishing to do right across the street at Moose Hill Pond. And with quick and easy commutes to Auburn, Augusta and Farmington it makes this a wonderful place to call home! The additional 1.6 acres can be bought with property for additional cost.

Susan Metzger

10.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1736 SQ FT
 
$795,000
36 Stall Equestrian Facility

Berwick, York County, Maine


Greystone Stables is a premier New England equestrian facility. This highly decorated show barn is situated on 34+ acres and features 36 padded stalls, 22 paddocks, 11,000+ Square foot indoor riding arena with dust control, outdoor riding arena, 2 tack rooms, 2 grain rooms as well as kitchen and lounge area. All stalls are rented and there is a waitlist! This is a fantastic business opportunity for those passionate about equine industry. The property is situated just a short distance from the Seacoast area. 90 minutes to Boston and 55 to Portland.

Jason Clark , CENTURY 21 Atlantic Realty

34.50 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
27113 SQ FT
 
$999,000
Gorgeous contempory home on 12 acres overlooking Maine's western mountains!

Holden, Penobscot County, Maine


A discerning buyer will delight in this unique and absolutely stunning contemporary home high on Copeland Hill with views of Mount Katahdin and the western mountains. The Hill is described extensively by the owner in the the way it maximizes the views and natural light, yet preserves warmth and comfort. This property is the epitome of class and distinction. This home was thoughtfully designed and constructed by Mike Temple in 2000. A most welcoming and comfortable place to call home with 12 acres to establish a veritable horse farm.

Carol Brooks , ERA Dawson Bradford REALTORS

12.10 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4.5 BATHROOMS
6828 SQ FT
 
$395,000
Private Oasis to Enjoy your Horses!

Holden, Penobscot County, Maine


Farmhouse style ranch at the end of a dead-end road in Holden. The main floors starts with an elegant kitchen with tiled floors, granite counters, double ovens, and storage. Large, bright, open dining/living room combination with hardwood floors and a wood burning fireplace. Two good size bedrooms, laundry room, full and half baths. The basement is fully finished with two bedrooms, half bath, family room, and media room. Sunroom with a tiled floor, skylights, and a hot tub. From the basement walk out to your in-ground pool with lovely patio. 2 car attached garage, with direct entry to the home. The property is 18.72 acres and includes a barn with two stalls and a fenced in area. As well as a 2 car detached barn. Enjoy your privacy within reach of Bangor/Brewer.

Patricia Quirk , ERA Dawson-Bradford

18.72 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
4490 SQ FT
 
$595,000
20 acres privately situation with 60x60 barn/ garage and beautiful custom home

Carmel, Penobscot County, Maine


Privately situated on a gentle rise, 20 acres, mostly open fields. Long paved driveway winds up to home and barn.

Linda Gardiner , Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate The Masiello Group

20.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
4660 SQ FT
 
$649,000
Impeccably Maintained Equestrian Estate with Carriage Barn & Large Riding Arena

Kingfield, Franklin County, Maine


Impeccably maintained country estate in the heart of Kingfield. 17+ acres of fields/pastures with extensive river frontage (1750′) along Carrabassett with views to the surrounding mountains. Recently remodeled Cape featuring open kitchen with high-end appliances, wonderful great room, all new first floor master suite, and geo-thermal heat/cooling. Two car attached garage, large barn with horse stalls, workshop and guest apartment. Additional 4 bay equipment garage/carriage barn & enclosed riding arena. Minutes to Sugarloaf Ski Resort. Checkout the Aerial Video!

Peter Hawkes , RE/MAX Shoreline

17.00 ACRES
6 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
3492 SQ FT

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