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
 
 
$350,000
The best views in Auburn Maine, over 28 acres

Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine


Considered by some to be the most desirable location in all of Auburn, 505 Maple Hill Rd offers spectacular views as well as privacy on over 28 acres. This Atomic Ranch/Contemporary style home was over engineered and designed by an employee of Raytheon Corporation. Rehab is partially complete and is reflected in the deeply discounted price. The new owner of this home will have truly arrived.

Dana Trumann , Downeast Realty

28.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
4000 SQ FT
 
$375,000
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
 
$429,900
Unique Multi - Use Property on 11.2 Acres in Hollis, ME

Hollis, York County, Maine


Unique multi-use property on 11.2 acres. Main house is a very spacious 2,380 sq ft cape with 3 large bedrooms including one on the first floor, 2 full baths and an attached 2 car garage. Relaxing den/mudroom has pellet stove to keep you warm! In front of this home, on the road, is a 36 x 60 commercial building: main level rented currently is 2,160 sq ft with kitchenette & half bath; additional income potential is the full drive-in basement/garage below with a half bath. Behind the home is a 36 x 60 barn with 3 horse stalls and run-out to fenced paddocks, 2 garage doors for cars/tractors/equipment and small office/storage room. You can have or board horses, run a business out front or get income from renting to a business, live in a very spacious home or rent that too! Such potential to do so much with this property.Call for showing today!

Rich Mead , Keller Williams Realty

11.20 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
4540 SQ FT
 
$365,000
Grassi Knoll Farm - For Sale!

Woolwich, Sagadahoc County, Maine


Grassi Knoll Farm, established equestrian facility with 80x160 indoor arena with 3 stalls and an attached 9 stall heated barn. Located in a beautiful setting overlooking a private pond. Outstanding local opportunities for adult & youth lesson programs, boarding and training. Beautifully renovated post and beam antique cape. Lovely pastoral views! You will love this one. FMI contact Sue Meservier at The Maine Real Estate Network.

Sue Meservier , Meservier & Associates, The Maine Real Estate Network

9.45 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1704 SQ FT
 
$349,000
Quintessential New England Farmhouse

Jay, Franklin County, Maine


Past meets present! Experience the feeling of your grandparents 1900s farmhouse while enjoying the modern day comforts with updates done to virtually every system in this house. Gigantic farmhouse is beautifully decorated to suit it’s time period. Also possible in-law suite or daycare space. Classic, HUGE, New England Barn with new windows and foundation! This is all truly a rare find with options. BEYOND move in ready! Possibility of additional separate commercial property.

Wendy Deming , County Seat Realty

19.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
5152 SQ FT
 
$149,500
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A HIDDEN MAINE HOME, LAND SURROUNDING IT?

Littleton, Aroostook County, Maine


348 Back Ridge Road Littleton Maine 04730 Offers You Privacy, Protects Your Seclusion! One Floor Living, Totally Remodled Country Ranch Home! This Is One Low Cost Farm For Sale In Maine! Enjoy A Home With Hot Water Efficient Heating, Nearly 19 Acres Of Land! Big 40x40 Barn Too! Develop It Into The Box / Standing Stall Configuration That Works Best For Your Collection Of Horses! Get Set Back From Side Road Quiet So You Can Hear Yourself Think! Tired Of The City Grind, The Crime, Noise, Traffic? Put It In Your Rear View Mirror And Head To Maine, The Way Life Should Be! Three Bedrooms, Laminate Floors, New Everything Inside. Maine Land, Open And Level. Mixed Wooded Sections Too. Two Open Decks! Modern Bath And Kitchen Are New, Unused Yet! Get Country Living Handy To Trails Here! Wildlife, Near Cary Lake, The Snow Sled Club And More! Local Vets, Equestrian Enthusiasts. Clean Oil Hot Water Baseboard And Use Heat Pump! Move In Ready, No Delay With Possession! Hunt, Fish, Relax, Farm, Use Big Barn For Hobbies, Sporting Lodge, Critters! Hurry! Have It All! Details, Property Room Count, Sizes, Listing Features At Link For 348 Back Ridge Road Littleton Maine 04730. Reach Out, Connect. Property Video Is The Way To Go! Video For The Real Estate Listing At 348 Back Ridge Road Littleton Maine 04730 Is An On Demand Open House Tour If You Have a Few Minutes. Maine Farms, This Is One, Tell Us Your Story, What You Need For The Best Property Listing Fit.

Andrew Mooers , MOOERS REALTY

19.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
1200 SQ FT
 
$1,190,000
120 Fleming Road

Bethel, Oxford County, Maine


Indoor arena w/ attached 14 stall barn, heated tack room & bathroom. Guest House, great for barn manager / rental. In ground pool w/ pool house. Large adult tree house w/ electricity, great for in home office. Private gravel pit, convenient feature for any future developments. Beautiful mountain views & water frontage on Pleasant River. Public & private trails for hiking & riding right from your doorstep. A one of a kind property that meets all your needs for an equestrian business. Possibilities are endless!

Sue Meservier , Meservier & Associates, The Maine Real Estate Network

80.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
4000 SQ FT
 
$795,000
Luxery equestrian timber peg home with attached horse barn located on the ocean.

Penobscot, Hancock County, Maine


Home is all set up for horses , 3 Stalls , water all set up in Barn , with hay storage, fenced in area for horses

john voye , Next Home experience

10.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3640 SQ FT
 
$695,000
Custom log built home with a 2 stall barn and lots of real estate!!

Oxford, Oxford County, Maine


Everyone take notice of this beautiful custom home. Brand new roof this year! Multiple heating and cooling systems. This home features 22+/-acres of privacy. It also has an oversized attached garage with 10x10 doors., a large game/ bonus room, 5 bedrooms and new floors throughout most of the home. There is also an amazing 2 stall barn with a tack room and hay loft above. Relax on the wrap around porch or the hot tub. 5 minutes from the Casino!!

Brian Wood , The Maine Real Estate Network

22.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
3740 SQ FT
 
$350,000
Horse Farm in Belgrade Lake Region!

Rome, Kennebec County, Maine


New England horse farm located in Central Maine Belgrade Lakes area. Spacious farmhouse with tons of potential! Wonderful center aisle 17 stall horse barn with tack room, bathroom, and two hay lofts. Additional 30 x 130 concrete equipment storage garage, outdoor 150 x 150 riding arena & fenced in pastures. This property has it all. Operate your equine hobby farm or business and even farm crops! Many updates including roof, septic system & some electrical. Property is priced to sell!

Sue Meservier , Meservier & Associates, The Maine Real Estate Network

10.43 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2546 SQ FT

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