About 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. 


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
3 Bedroom cape on 3.63 acres with 9 Stall horse barn

Lebanon, York County, Maine

Super cozy post and beam cape with a 9 stall horse barn, pasture and pond! Nestled on a private road, this home offers open concept kitchen/dining, fireplace and large back deck. Beautiful updated flooring in both the living room and master bedroom. Enjoy your coffee on the huge farmer's porch and pick fruit from the pear and apple trees. Bring chickens, goats and horses or use the gigantic barn for tons of extra storage space!

Jordyn Koelker , Williams Realty Partners of Keller Williams Coastal Realty

3.63 ACRES
1678 SQ FT
Gorgeous 6.6 acres, 3200 SF home. Barn, 2 stalls,paddock & pastures

Falmouth, Cumberland County, Maine

Falmouth-Just a gorgeous place to live. Highly rated school system. 5 minutes to Hannaford shopping plaza and Rt. 95 North and South. 10 Minutes to Portland. This home is set back 350' from the road. In the back of the Barn is an exit leading to a fenced in horse paddock & pasture. The barn has water and electricity to the paddock & field. Well landscaped this is 6.6 acres 50% lawns & fields, 50% woods. Lake & trails very nearby. This home has a propane fired automatic start generator.

Louis Santoro , Santoro Real Estate Inc. Designated Broker

6.60 ACRES
3200 SQ FT
Horse Farm

Gray, Cumberland County, Maine

1900 Farmhouse on 14+/- acres with 4 stall barn and pasture

William Plummer , The Maine Real Estate Network

14.00 ACRES
1889 SQ FT
JUST REDUCED! Multi - family Wonderful Turn Key Farm with Indoor Arena!

Dover-Foxcroft, Piscataquis County, Maine

Lovely Country Cape in beautiful pastoral setting, with 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. Light and bright home has newly renovated kitchen with Stainless Appliances. Fabulous turn-key equestrian or diversified farm with indoor riding arena, 8-11 stalls and 8-10 fenced fields most with run ins or direct access to barn/arena. Smaller barn offers small animal or pony stalls. Beautiful well landscaped organic garden areas surround the home, and the horseshoe garden behind the home offers a fabulous spot for bountiful vegetables each year, with many permanent crops already in place. Currently run as diversified farm set up for multiple species of animals, but would easily revert back to horse farm.

Clare Pino

39.00 ACRES
2200 SQ FT
Come make this farm your home!

Wells, York County, Maine

This charming 3 bedroom Farmhouse on 4.6 acres of land includes a 3 story barn and has been meticulously cared for over the years. The interior of the farmhouse has been recently painted with a welcoming palette. The front porch has views of apple trees, raspberry & blueberry bushes. The well maintained barn has a workshop and stalls with wood floors while the back of the barn has a poured concrete floor.

The Bassett Team Kennebunk , The Bassett Team

4.60 ACRES
1626 SQ FT
Unique character abounds in this incredible farmhouse.

Kennebunk, York County, Maine

Unique character abounds in this incredible farmhouse. This house was made for entertaining, with features that conjure up the feel of an estate lifestyle. The fully appointed kitchen, let's you fill the house with family and laughter. If you are longing for the great outdoors, head out to the large open meadow with gardens. fire pit at pond site. A truly remarkable property for an active family including a tennis court, 10 over-sized horse stalls and open land. Ready for vineyard, hops-growing - the potential is unlimited. Built in 1820 with four bedrooms and four full baths. 10-rooms and thoroughly updated home is perfect for a family for entertaining. The family room boasts 30-foot cathedral-ceiling with lots of built-ins with exposed ceiling beams. The spacious, dine-in kitchen with granite counters and up-dated appliances. The main "good morning" staircase is simply elegant. There is plenty of room for company at the dining table and a parlor for great conversations. This property is convenient to schools, town and trails. The beaches of Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Ogunquit, Wells, and Goose Rocks are only a short drive away.

The Bassett Team Kennebunk , The Bassett Team

17.69 ACRES
3396 SQ FT
Log Home with 33 acres and horse barn and pastures!

Bowdoin, Sagadahoc County, Maine

This move in ready LOG HOME with barn is the perfect spot to keep your HORSES! The barn could have 4-6 stalls and has power, water and phone. Just a few miles to Tacoma Lakes, it's conveniently located to Brunswick, Augusta, Lewiston and only 1 mile to the nearest grocery store. Peaceful and quiet, this property has 33.5 acres, mostly in tree growth, but there are open spaces as well with a fenced pasture. This home features exposed beams, 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths, newer furnace and new white cedar deck.

Charmaine Raby , Fontaine Family-The Real Estate Leader

33.00 ACRES
1600 SQ FT
Sunny Riverfront Fenced pastures in Maine High Peaks area

Kingfield, Franklin County, Maine

Spacious well kept home , large horse barn and several smaller outbuildings. Sunny location with Carrabassett River frontage and fenced pastures. Peaceful location yet convenient. First floor master bedroom with bathroom and attached office. Attached garage. This is a lot of property for the price. Come take a look.

Nora West , Keller Williams Realty

12.50 ACRES
2900 SQ FT
Lakefront Estate with views of Acadia National Park Mountains

Ellsworth, Hancock County, Maine

Stunning lakefront home with panoramic views of Mount Desert Island across Graham Lake. The well landscaped elevated lot has 10 +/- acres of groomed lawns & open fields with 500 feet frontage on the lake. The Open Concept home has been lovingly restored using the finest materials. All systems have been updated. Each bedroom has a private bath, Master Bedroom Suite has large bath, 2 walk-in closets & private sitting area with access to the covered porch & patio. Property would make an ideal Horse Farm with open fields and separate building and old silo base.

Teri Sargent Smith , SARGENT REAL ESTATE

10.00 ACRES
4340 SQ FT
Classic antique farmhouse with modern upgrades

Durham, Androscoggin County, Maine

Newly priced! Remarkable 1830's farmhouse set on 10 acres of well-manicured grounds and pastures. This county oasis perfectly combines modern updates and the charm of yesteryear with wide pine floors throughout the first floor, a spacious eat-in kitchen with island and farmhouse sink, a cozy living room with fireplace and elegant mantle. Outside, the patio overlooks the bucolic setting with a 7-stall barn, 9 +/- acres of fenced in pastures, perennial and vegetable gardens. Conveniently located 6 miles from I-295 and 25 minutes from Portland

Luxury Properties , William Raveis

10.00 ACRES
2470 SQ FT

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