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
 
 
$154,000
Affordable Horse Farm for Sale in Brownfield with 2 barns and a Ranch style Home

Brownfield, Oxford County, Maine


Abutting a beautiful nature trail, this 2 acre farm includes a solid ranch with good bones, just needs cosmetic updates -- the home is a 2 bedroom 1 bath. Two barns on the property and a sand paddock that doubles as a ring. Also in the warmer weather beautiful perrenials adorn the property. Previously functioned as a lilly farm, horse farm and a cozy residential home. Close to North Conway.

Laurie Marcello , Bean Group

2.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
1100 SQ FT
 
$249,900
A true Maine Farm Homestead

Athens, Somerset County, Maine


A true Maine Farm Homestead. Built in 1887 so the charm and feel of yesteryear linger, however, the Home has a been lovingly cared for and updated, even a new poured concrete foundation so it sets straight and true. Beautiful tin ceilings and WIDE pine floors, New Well, Generator Hook-up, Ham Radio Tower, 8x16 Deck, 24x16 Carriage House and a rugged 51x41 Post-n-Beam Barn for your animals or storage, they don’t build them like this anymore. The land is 135.5 acres with a nice blend of open fields, woods, and a small private Orchard. Let’s not forget the Huge spring fed Farm Pond right behind the home where you can watch the wild Ducks n Geese play as you gaze across the western mountains, it’s said you can see Mt Washington on a clear day! Your search is over… (Property Address is 262 Chapman Ridge Road, Athens, Maine - Google recognizes at 262 W Athens Road, Athens, Maine)

Stephen Clifford , NextHome Experience

135.50 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1870 SQ FT
 
$400,000
Renovated Colonial with several Barns and Outbuildings

Wilton, Franklin County, Maine


Wonderful property sitting on a hill with beautiful views, rolling pasture land. Several barns and outbuildings with metal roofs in good condition . 11 acres Commercial or Residential use.

Nora West , Keller Williams Realty

11.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3200 SQ FT
 
$220,000
A former family operated equestrian riding stable and farm

Fairfield, Somerset County, Maine


Conveniently located to Waterville's main streets, & close to I-95, this antique farmhouse is solid, but in need of total rehab. Formerly a family operated equestrian riding stable and farm. There are 30+ stalls still in good condition - though other buildings on the farm will need to be rebuilt or removed. The sale includes two parcels of land; 87 acres on the east side of the road and 19 acres on the west. 87 acres can be purchased separately. Oversized garage with plenty of room above. This property holds many other possibilities as well, housing development, storage units, farmland, equestrian boarding, etc. Definitely worth a look for any business or family venture!

Robbin Eusebio , Century 21 Surette Real Estate

106.60 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1741 SQ FT
 
$549,000
Hobby Farm with Gorgeous Views of what Maine has to offer

Troy, Waldo County, Maine


Enjoy Southern panoramic views from this home on 31+- acres. This Home was Custom built in 2008 with the sellers intention to never leave, therefore quality high end materials were used throughout from the Certainteed cement siding to the Marvin windows to the mahogany flooring and MUCH MORE! This home has 4+ bedrooms on the first and second floor and an in-law apartment in the lower level and don't forget about the 4000 sq foot Barn and 4 Run-ins the sand dressage arena. Whether you want to have cows, horses, or other farm animals or just want to own a private piece of Maine this property offers it all.

Elisha Hardy , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northeast Real Estate

31.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3850 SQ FT
 
$650,000
Historical Farm with gorgeous views of Maine's nature spread over 65 acres!

Newburgh, Penobscot County, Maine


Bring your horses, unload and enjoy the fact that everything is already in place. This 65 acre farm was designed to make the work associated with every daily activity flow smoothly. Currently operating as a profitable training, lesson & boarding business. You can ride year round in the indoor riding arena! The 120’x300’ Barn boasts the 68’x235’ indoor ring which has (GGT) German Geo Textile Footing to provide the most advanced footing for sound riding with 27+ stalls, heated tack rooms, wash stall with hot & cold water, heated riders Lounge, grain Room, Eff Apt heated office & More! There are 2 Outdoor Rings (1) is 100x252 with 2 Judge Booths & a warm-up ring 100x184 also feature the ggt footing. There is a separate barn AKA KASTLE that has 4-9 stalls & garage space with 220v access and 2 seasonal Restrooms in this barn. Current Owner lives in the Burlington 2 Bed 2 bath Mobile Home that is Move-in Ready. Great views all around, and you don’t have to climb up a mountain to see th

Elisha Hardy , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northeast Real Estate

65.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
36000 SQ FT
 
$699,900
Beautiful spot for your horses

Kennebunk, York County, Maine


Stunning home on 7 acres has pretty views, additions and desirable updates. 1st floor has lots of light and open floor plan. 2 wood burning fireplaces and a wood pellet stove, a full bathroom, mudroom entry from the garage and a deck between the sunroom and family room make for wonderful first floor living. There is a 2nd floor master bedroom with soaking jetted tub and separate shower. Two more bedrooms, a full bath, and laundry room complete the 2nd floor. 3rd floor has a half bath and study area. The garage has a large bonus room and bath above. The 4-stall barn has straight out access to a fenced pasture for horses or other farm animals.

Judy Andrews , AndrewsMilligan real estate company

7.09 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
7 BATHROOMS
5752 SQ FT
 
$424,900
102 Chadbourne Rd - Lumberjack Lodges

Harmony, Somerset County, Maine


Are you looking for the perfect hideaway? Look no further! It is like you are on vacation every day right in Harmony Maine. Three log cabins, a large main house, horse stable, fitness facility even a restaurant with salon on site. This 25.7 +/- property also offers open fields, wide walking, biking trails or leisure riding trails, private pond, and direct access to the ATV and Snowmobile trails. Enormous potential as a residential compound or even an equestrian facility in a year-round recreational area. So many possibilities!

Heather Blodgett , Allied Realty

25.70 ACRES
8 BEDROOMS
6 BATHROOMS
6574 SQ FT
 
$474,000
Amazing Hilltop Farmhouse! The complete Farm Package on 28 pastoral acres!

Harrison, Cumberland County, Maine


Complete farm package! Hilltop Farmhouse on 28 Pastoral Acres. Home has much to offer:custom Cherry Cabinets with granite countertops, 1st Floor Master w/large walk-in closet, Boderus boiler, radiant heat, wrap around farm porch, attached barn w/summer kitchen, wood storage, carriage shed, large workshop, detached 30x40 barn, Horse/Cattle barn with 6- 12x12 box stalls, 7-draft size standing stalls, tack & grain rooms, cattle stanchions, poultry area, fruit trees, 15 k PTO generator, and much more! Access to snowmobile trails on property! Would provide a beautiful wedding venue! With beautiful views and lakes nearby!

Donna Guiggey , Fox Real Estate In Partnership with Bean Group

28.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2621 SQ FT
 
$475,000
Breathtaking custom designed log home and barn on 10 acres

Winslow, Kennebec County, Maine


This unique 10 acre property is perfect for the horse lover or hobby farmer. Enjoy your own private paradise while you sit back and watch the deer from your oversized farmer's porch. The property is beautifully landscaped with stone walkways and rock walls. No expense was spared in the construction of this amazing home, from the hand made custom exterior doors to the two story exposed stone chimney. The children or grandchildren will love the 12X12 matching tree house. This home is a definite must see!

kathy belisle

10.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2400 SQ FT

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