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
 
 
$795,000
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.

Peter Hawkes, RE/MAX Shoreline

17.00 ACRES
6 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
3492 SQ FT
 
$305,000
The perfect Maine farm.

Limington, York County, Maine


The perfect Maine farm. With 6 acres this property is suitable for many uses including horses. The barn, which has water and electricity, has six stalls and currently houses a cow, goats and chickens and has two large, fenced in paddock or grazing areas. The 3 bedroom, 2 full bath house, which has its own attached barn, is a true blend of 1700/1800 charm with up to date living convenience. The property is surrounded by streams and has its own farm pond. Enjoy the peaceful, pastoral views from your own porch.

Emile Demers, Jr., Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate The Masiello Group

6.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2695 SQ FT
 
$500,000
4.7 Secluded Acres Abutting Conservation Land

Kennebunkport, York County, Maine


Fabulous secluded setting abutting conservation land! This well maintained 4 bedroom 3 bath Colonial is sited on 4.71 acres. The floor plan offers a generous eat in kitchen, formal dining room, lovely living room, first floor master suite, office, a family room and a finished basement with a wood stove, cedar closet and lots of storage space. Great opportunity for outdoor entertaining with a large deck, patio area with a remote controlled retractable awning and a heated inground pool. Open space for horses too!

Becky & Grainne - The Bassett Team, Kennebunk Beach Realty

4.71 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2939 SQ FT
 
$449,900
Seahorse Stables a trott away from this 13 Ac Equestrian Lovers Dream property!

Belfast, Waldo County, Maine


Built in 2004, this 10 Room, 3 or 4 bedroom, Custom Designed Colonial offers pleasing living. Appealing 1st floor flows from kitchen to dining room, then living room with an office or den accessed off the front foyer and the kitchen. Whether you're looking to retire along the Coast of Maine, start a gentleman's or gentlewoman's farm, this home and property is one you should view. Located across the way from one of Maine's newest and exquisite Equestrian Centers, SeaHorse Stables, there's no better way to enjoy your horses than having them right beside you. Walk to the stables or stable your precious horses on site. There are 13 acres of mostly fields, some woods for trail riding, a farm pond, and all this within 3 miles to the ocean. Enjoy ocean views from both this property and SeaHorse Equestrian Center as you trail ride daily.

Fran Riley, United Realty

13.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2994 SQ FT
 
$259,900
Horse Farm in Central Maine

Dover-Foxcroft, Piscataquis County, Maine


Long-time home of a successful equine business, this property is well set up and appointed to help you make your dreams come true. A large riding arena with a brand new roof and a 6 stall barn, as well as many other amenities, make this a great place to care for and enjoy horses. The barn also contains an office, a large heated tack room, plenty of space for grain and hay, and loft space. Stable equipment, arena equipment , tack, and tractor are all negotiable with the sale. The 30 acres included in this parcel includes many acres of cleared pasture, some of which is fenced, and also plenty of opportunities for trail riding. A log cabin home and more than 30 additional acres may also be available for sale if you are interested in the entire property.

Monica Demers, Realty of Maine

30.00 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$275,000
Tuttle Horse Property - For Sale By Owner

Albion, Kennebec County, Maine


Our Lovely property has much to offer on many different levels...Its placed perfectly on 8.3 acres -stream bed along side.Also 3 1/4 acres is cleared for an arena and or pasture.It is off the road with much privacy to offer.The barn is stunning to see..Its a 2 story barn--heated with electricity.Its all open space so you can establish it to your own unique liking...we had 6 stalls at one time (12x12) plenty of extra room for shavings -hay and tack- The 2nd floor is also open for your hearts desire...the glass front is very impressive.It has Intense potential for "Agricultural" or "Business".The barn measures 28x48. Its has a gambriel metal roof to match the house.

Tammy Tuttle

8.30 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$219,000
Grand Colonial with Farmhouse Porch

Madison, Somerset County, Maine


Beautiful turn-key Colonial with 2-bay heated garage on a deep lot. Offering a first floor maser suite with separate shower and jetted tub. Second floor has a full bath with double sinks and 3 additional bedrooms with large closets. Enjoy the sunrise & sunset in your screened in porch by the above ground pool or access your grand farmhouse porch from your master suite or family room. Additional storage in 2 huge attics.

Heather Blodgett, Allied Realty

3.75 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2100 SQ FT
 
$325,000
The Toothaker Farm

Newburgh, Penobscot County, Maine


Ever thought about moving to the country. A home where you can hang your heart offering 72 acres of fields, woods, gardens, stream, and structures. Convenient country living where you can roam, ramble, and relax in this three bedroom, two bath cape with attached two bay garage. Bring your horses, goats, chickens for the 24x36 three stall barn with second level hay storage, a potting shed, carriage house, and chicken coop. A great garden spot to grow your veggies, high bush blueberries, raspberries, grape vines, and old apple trees for the wildlife. Firewood from the property for the kitchen woodstove will keep you warm during the fall and winter months. Formal dining room for entertaining family and friends with hearty country cooking then relax in the family room watching movies or playing a game. Conveniently located to full service communities and schools. Let nature surround you, a perfect place to come home to.

Maine Outdoor Properties, Realty of Maine

72.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2290 SQ FT
 
$675,000
Incredible multi - use property on 184 acres. A horse lover's dream.

Unity, Waldo County, Maine


This stunningly renovated 1850's farmhouse offers endless possibilities. Sitting on 184 acres of open fields and wooded area this "Gentleman's Farm" features an attached 3 car post and beam garage, a 60x36' horse barn with six 10x13' box stalls, a 75x42' metal storage building, and two heated 60x36' workshops. The main house was restored in 2001, the kitchen area, garage, and barn are new construction from the ground up in 2001. Furnishings are a negotiable item with any offer.

Aaron Crossman, Legacy Properties Sotheby's International Realty

182.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2711 SQ FT
 
$650,000
New Boston Farm, Gray Maine

Gray, Cumberland County, Maine


The New Boston Farm offers an antique Cape style home and features not only an antique post and beam barn with up to 8 stalls but also a new 20 stall barn with an attached 10,000 sq ft indoor arena with heated viewing room, multiple paddocks with sheds and a large outdoor show ring, all on 11.5 acres with frontage on Pleasant River. The Equestrian Center has been a full service show, training and boarding barn for years with a wonderful reputation.

Patti Lawton, Legacy Properties Sotheby's International Realty

11.50 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1500 SQ FT

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