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
 
 
$195,000
Hartford Maine Acreage and House

Hartford, Oxford County, Maine


The location of this 23 acre parcel is one of natural beauty with great vistas of the Oxford and Franklin County mountains. Open field for gardens or pasture. Small home on property to enjoy and stay out of the elements when at the property. Plenty of space for a fantastic house lot(s) to build your dream home. Near Canton Lake Beach for Hartford Residents only. 30 minutes to L/A or Ski areas. These locations don't come along too often so don't miss this one!

Fred Greenwood, Keller Williams Realty

23.00 ACRES
1 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
400 SQ FT
 
$290,000
Gorgeous and peaceful waterfront farm

Berwick, York County, Maine


Gorgeous and peaceful waterfront in beautiful Berwick, ME. Enjoy over 400 feet of river frontage on the Salmon Falls River right out your back door. There is also a working farm here, so if you desire to have chickens, pigs, turkeys, or horses with fencing already in place. Set on 12 acres of land with 650 feet of road frontage. The home offers a fireplace, and hardwood flooring, as well as 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Come see this great location today!

Bob Kelley, Keller Williams Coastal Realty

12.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1827 SQ FT
 
$325,000
Antiqaurium Farmhouse with 35+ / - Beautiful Acres Near Coast

Union, Knox County, Maine


Set on over 35 acres with apple orchard, haying fields and stone walls, sits a historic home with two attached barns. This rare find is a step back in time!

Susie Shapiro, The New England Real Estate Company

35.60 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
1452 SQ FT
 
$329,000
8 private acres of rolling pasture with beautiful 2700 sq ft. new home.

Livermore Falls, Androscoggin County, Maine


Beautiful views, room to grow both inside and out, and contemporary open-concept living await you. This home boasts a gourmet kitchen, a gas fireplace, and stained concrete floors giving it a modern look and feel. Outside there is the potential for farming, gardening, and recreation. This immaculate home needs nothing but a new owner. This home is a must see!

Brad Duplisea, Century 21 Alliance

8.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2680 SQ FT
 
$379,000
PARADISE!!! Private 15+ acre setting with fields, woods and 700' Riverfront.

Berwick, York County, Maine


This property boasts 700 feet on Little River which flows directly into Salmon Falls River and then to the ocean! Includes fields, woods and great frontage on clean river...ideal home for horses, llamas, and other range animals! Little River is stocked with fish annually, and is great for kayaking, canoeing, and swimming. This little bit of paradise is very private, yet close to town, shopping, major highways and and the NH Line.

Judy Haley, Haley Associates Real Estate and Development, LLC

15.70 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1760 SQ FT
 
$1,395,000
Exceptional Estate Offers 72 Sprawling Acres

Manchester, Kennebec County, Maine


The moment that you turn down the winding driveway, the serenity of this remarkable property induces a calming effect. This exceptional estate offers 72 sprawling acres, A 36x72 Carriage House, and an absolutely stunning main house. Such privacy, yet so close to golfing, shopping, waterfront activities, Central Maine Medical Center and our state capital. Endless possibilities await.. a compound with a guest house, tennis courts and a pool, Horses in the pasture, Subdivision? Don't miss let this one pass you by.

Luxury Properties, William Raveis

72.71 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4.5 BATHROOMS
7305 SQ FT
 
$499,750
CRAFTSMAN ARCHITECTURAL HOME W/ 4 STALL HORSE BARN

South Berwick, York County, Maine


Spectacular light-filled home with architectural details located in a commutable location to Boston or Portland, AND just 10 minutes to Ogunquit & Wells beaches! You'll love the expanses of glass windows, amazing pastoral views, the curved walls, soaring ceilings, mosaic tile foyer and especially the adorable 4 stall barn for your horses. Each stall connects to it's own paddock so stall doors can be left open and horses can go in and out to the fenced pasture on nearly 5 acres of open land. The home has plenty of room for all with 3 bedrooms & 2.75 baths, an attached 3-car garage. If you have children it is nice to know that South Berwick has one of the top-rated school systems in the state!

Janna Syrene, Bean Group

4.90 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3174 SQ FT
 
$595,000
Centrail Maine Equestrian Facility

Wilton, Franklin County, Maine


Located in Wilton, ME and just a short commute to Farmington College, Ridgewood Farm is situated on 24 acres of beautiful country acres with 5 lush paddocks along with extra fields for summer pasture or use to hay. This beautiful farm offers 18 stalls each with auto waters & fans. There are 3 tack rooms, a heated bathroom area, office, wash stall with hot water, 4 hydrants through out the barns and a large viewing room. Above the barn is a large apartment for your trainer or farm help with plenty of room for expansion. The barn is attached to the sun filled 60x120 indoor arena with rubber footing. Summer months ride in the 100 x 200 outdoor ring with wood fencing. Beautiful landscaping surrounds this farm along with short trails around the property thru the Maine woods. Additional trail riding can be found across the street or trailer a short distance to the Rail Trail where you can ride for hours! This is a highly sought after boarding facility active with summer camp, Dressage shows & much more! Call Laurie Champagne 207-838-0037 FMI

Laurie Champagne, The Maine Real Estate Network

24.38 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
2864 SQ FT
 
$199,000
20 acre equestrian home

Andover, Oxford County, Maine


Beautiful farm located Andover - close to ski resorts, lakes & mountains. Perfect for the equestrian enthusiast or gentleman's farm for farming or livestock.

Laurie Champagne, The Maine Real Estate Network

21.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
3490 SQ FT
 
$349,500
MUST SELL- Relocating for NEW JOB- Lovely 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.

Clare Pino

39.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2200 SQ FT

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