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
 
 
$725,000
124 Acres with 30 Acreas of Pasture!

Baldwin, Cumberland County, Maine


The best that country living offers is available in this newly constructed top quality custom home on over 120 acres in the beautiful foothills of southwestern, Maine. The residence features hardwood floors throughout, elaborate staircases, a spacious kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel Jenn-Air appliances and with 30 acres of pasture you'll find this property ideally suited for an equestrian farm. And the views are amazing! Only 1 hour to Portland, 2 hours to Boston and 40 minutes to No. Conway NH!

Paul Howe , Cote & Howe Realty

124.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2556 SQ FT
 
$250,000
Midcoast Maine, 15 Acre Horse Farm, endless trails, outdoor arena. post and beam

Montville, Waldo County, Maine


Enjoy the great outdoors and the mountain views from the back deck. Miles of trails leaving right from the barn. When you are tried of ridding horses. Swim/ice fish at St. George lake state park a little over a mile away. Get on the State snowmobiling trail that runs though the property. Centrally located approximately 30 minutes to Belfast, Waterville, Augusta, or 45 min. to Rockland. More photos and info on FB Mountain Village Farm in Montville ME.

Elizabeth Libby

15.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
1930 SQ FT
 
$455,000
MAJOR PRICE IMPROVEMENT - EXCELLENT BOARDING / TRAINING FACILITY WITH HUGE INDOOR

Dayton, York County, Maine


Well established equestrian facility w/huge 70 x 225 indoor arena, 22 box stalls w/auto-water, wash stall has H&C water, heated office w/bath, tackroom, lockers. Large sand outdoor arena, multiple pipe fenced paddocks, grass pastures. State of the art land management system & new bridge over Swan Brook which meanders through the fields. Currently set up as boarding/training farm but has many options....Show venue, summer camp, RV Boat storage, raising beef, lambs, veterinary clinic,etc. Passive solar, energy efficient home, heats w/3 cords of wood. master BR w/bath. Open concept, multi-level plan w/island kitchen. 15 minutes to Maine Turnpike. Amazing opportunity at this new price.

Mary Ann Saxby , Keller Williams Realty

14.50 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$395,000
Horse property on 40 acres in Beautiful Leeds Maine!!

Leeds, Androscoggin County, Maine


Fantastic compound on 40 acres in peaceful Leeds, Maine- Offering a 2500+/- SF Farmhouse w/ newer metal roof, newly poured concrete in basement, new front concrete farmers porch, most windows, Buderas boiler w/ hybrid water heater. (House is set up for single or 2-family). 4593 SF +/- attached barn was used for Horses, (partially fenced out back as well). 11,776 +/- detached massive barn/garage can be used for storage, and 1200 SF +/- metal constructed garage. MANY POSSIBILITIES!!

Thomas Gadbois , F.O. Bailey Real Estate

40.00 ACRES
6 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2500 SQ FT
 
$415,000
Equine facility with all the "must have" amenities in Southern Maine!

Hollis, York County, Maine


Equestrian enthusiasts, this is the property that has the "must need" amenities! Start your business here w/ easy set up! 16 stalls, 70x140 indoor ring, indoor wash stall, tack/ feed rooms w/ large pastures! Plus, large outdoor round pen, plenty of hay storage and lots of trails! Perfect for any discipline, complete w/ staff apartment! 1st fl living home w/ separate apt entry. Easily converted to a canine training facility, or maybe you need lots of storage for all your toys! Imagine the possibilities!

Robin Crosby , Coldwell Banker Team Real Estate

11.72 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
24000 SQ FT
 
$359,000
Horse Farm in Wyeth Country

Cushing, Knox County, Maine


In a lovely country setting, this 6.5+ acre horse farm is a unique coastal opportunity! This renovated 1900's farmhouse has many recent improvements & features 3 BR, country kitchen, living room w/wood stove hook-up. Attached garage & studio - renovated in '07 w/future visions of the space being a large family room or possible MB suite. 30 X 50 barn offers 6-7 stalls, tack room & 2nd fl. hay loft. In addition, 2 stall-run-in shed, 3 varying sizes paddocks & additional 14 X 80 cement building slab w/well & septic.

Meriwether Gill , Better Homes & Gardens - The Masiello Group

6.83 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
1382 SQ FT
 
$825,000
New Post & Beam Barn and Exquisite Contemporary Cape on 2.7 A near Skyline Farm

North Yarmouth, Cumberland County, Maine


Distinguished buyers take notice of this 3,830 sq.ft home offering superior craftsmanship plus a newly built 30' x 48' two-story Maine Mountain Timber Frames Post & Beam Barn w/ heated studio. The house was originally built in 2004 with a major addition in 2015. The area near Skyline Farm offers many opportunities for outdoor living and recreation. The pricing includes an extra buildable lot with driveway in place. Don't miss this one!

Carrie Martin , Legacy Properties Sotheby's International Realty

2.70 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
3830 SQ FT
 
$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 700 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

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