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
 
 
$799,000
Horse property and Sports Pub combo

Wiscasset, Lincoln County, Maine


The House Four bedrooms, Upstairs office, two full baths, one half bath, dining room, living room , Foyer with a closet and a pantry and matching LG front load washer and dryer. full kitchen that was completely redone in 2009 with a 6 foot bar and a butlers station. All with granite top. The dining room and living room has red birch hardwood flooring. LG, Bosch and GE Stainless steel appliances, Front load washer and dryer, Finished basement with a card room and a office. Two car attached garage with plenty of room above to store all your extra needs. Complete CSI two tower water filter and softener system with a UV Max light. Boiler furnace replaced in 2010 and a pellet stove bought in 2015. The fuse panel and meter box were completely replaced in 2009 along with the Generac box. New roof with architectural shingles to match the barns on the house and two car garage in 2016. Large fenced in dog yard. The main Barn The main barn is 30x60 and built in 2009 and has a total of 11 stalls. Four foot frost foundation around the complete barn. Poured cement flooring with a ten foot overhang. Fully matted, eight 10x10 stalls and a large pony stall and two smaller pony stalls with the DT stall systems. Easy feeding openings on the outside of each stall. Large sliding windows in each stall with grills. Iron hay feeders and grain buckets and water buckets in all stalls. V match white pine boards on all walls and ceiling. Two frost free water hydrants. 10x10 tack room and a grain room and counter entrance area. A 60 foot wooden round pen with stone dust footing and a 70x150 outdoor riding ring with 3 inches of sand footing three dry paddocks with French drains and a huge fenced in field with a 12x20 run in shed. A manmade pond. Second barn The second barn has a one car garage attached to four 12x12 stalls. With DT Stall system doors. This barn was built in 1995 and redone in 2017. Upstairs loft to hold all your hay with a drop down door to the small barn and a bigger door to drop down to the main barn. A covered 10x20 cemented area for your sawdust to be stored out of the weather. The Cubbyhole Sports Pub. 30x40 building built in 2009 with a 20x30 addition built in 2015. A full up-stair for lots of storage. A bathroom. A 8x26 foot walk-in with two New over sized evaporators and Condensing units. 4 heated glass doors with LED lighting and all the shelving. In 2014 the full kitchen was added with a 10 foot Ansel system, a fryer, a Castle Stove with 2 burners and a 4 foot grill and a 2 foot char-broiler, A full size Bakers Pride pizza oven ,a 5 foot pizza station,3 bay sink,2 stand up and 2 chest freezers. Redone in 2018 to add a full bar with a 3 bay sink and a hand wash sink,a ice sink, a commercial ice maker, a 4 foot chest freezer, a wine cooler,a commercial blender, a commercial dishwasher and seating for 40 plus people. An outside 12x22 covered pavilion with a fenced in area. pavilion has a cement base for outside seating with cocktails. Installed commercial lighting and set up for outside bands. Seating for 20+with 2 cornhole games. Listing Facts Interior Features

Carla Chapman

11.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$795,000
Beautiful 8 Acre parcel with 42x60 steel barn

New Gloucester, Cumberland County, Maine


This 3-bedroom 2-bathroom ranch style home was custom built in 2004. This home features central air conditioning, a full basement, home office space, and a propane fireplace. Never be left in the dark with the on-demand propane generator. There is plenty of storage in the attached 2 car garage, but if you need more room for your toys, or animals, there is a 42X60 Morton steel barn fully equipped with 13' tall doors, running water and electricity. Are you looking for a development project? This property includes a 6-acre lot with over 1000' of road frontage. The soft engineering has been done and building and site plans are available that show either 3 house lots, or use the detailed drawings provided and build your own 20-unit senior living development. The possibilities with this property are endless!

Andy Lord , Better Homes and Gardens/The Masiello Group

8.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1932 SQ FT
 
$550,000
Acton Maine Farm with over a 100 acres

Acton, York County, Maine


Gorgeous Farm with mountain views. Home boasts 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Many custom features. Over 30 acres of open fenced fields. Barns measure 30x40 and 24x24 with multiple outbuildings for storage. Established gardens and a farmstand for selling produce.

Heather White , Bean Group

116.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
3100 SQ FT
 
$630,000
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
 
$309,000
If you love horses and enjoy riding this home is worth considering.

Richmond, Sagadahoc County, Maine


Do you care for horses? Here's a large pasture and grazing land, with an unusually detailed and interesting colonial home. The entryway alone is worth the visit! Here is the opportunity to own a small farm that has a barn, ready to move in for your horses and animals. If you want to garden you certainly can. An electric fence surrounds several acres of pasture for your horses. Take a look at this property soon.

Ed Mosher , Green Tree Realty

7.50 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2240 SQ FT
 
$275,000
Clearview Cobs > Hobby Farm

Sweden, Oxford County, Maine


A way of Life….Clearview Cobs… a small, hobby, horse farm in the mountains of western Maine. Set on Black Mountain it looks out on panoramic views, scanning from Shawnee Peak to Mt Washington and beyond… Privacy and peace surround the cozy rustic home with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, fieldstone fireplace and 250+ year old barn board walls. Rocking chairs on the deck overlooking the sunsets…. The 30 x 40, four stall, barn is equipped with feed & tack room, electricity and water. Dirt floors with mats in the aisle. There is plenty of turnout with room for more as well as an outdoor ring when not out on the trail. The area offers a great school district, ski areas (4 miles away), lakes and hiking/snow shoeing…. close to North Conway, 48 miles to Portland….

Rosalie Farnum , Chalmers Realty

12.97 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2000 SQ FT
 
$292,000
Horse Lover's Hidden Gem

Sullivan, Hancock County, Maine


Horse lovers dream nestled to feel remote while being close to everything, this piece of paradise offers a 26x40, 4 stall barn with its own water supply by frost free hydrant, dusk to dawn lights, rubber mats for safety, quarantine paddock and more. Well maintained home has attached direct entry to bonus room from garage, with a gravel pad in place for additional garage. Pet kennel off rear of garage. Pears, blackberries, grapes, wild roses, flowers, fire pit, gazebo. 2-3 bedrooms, a bonus room, master with bath, piped radio, separate dining area with gorgeous morning light through the sliders. New roof shingles. Ocean breeze to keep you cool in the summer months. Well insulated and economical to heat! Just 17 miles to Ellsworth and on to all Acadia has to offer. Close to salt and fresh water public access. Nearby camping and hiking. If you're looking for paradise for 4 legged and 2 legged, this is it!

Deborah Dowling , Coldwell Banker American Heritage Real Estate

2.50 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1444 SQ FT
 
$599,000
Stonehill Farm Lovely restored antique cape with 3 stall barn on 11 acres...

Hollis, York County, Maine


Rare, completely restored and updated 1780's antique cape with newer ell and carriage house. Surrounded by lovely perennial gardens, sweeping lawns, stonewalls and mature trees. Beautiful setting for garden parties, catered "farm to table" dinners..would make a wonderful equestrian B & B or venue. Miles of trails and minutes to Hollis Equestrian Park. Easy commute to Jetport, Turnpike, Lakes, ocean and mountains. 30 minutes to the vibrant Portland scene.

Mary Ann Saxby , Tru Brit Realty Group of Saxby, Meek & Coward - Keller Williams Realty

11.34 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3290 SQ FT
 
$350,000
Colonial with 50by25 4 stall barn riding arena

Biddeford, York County, Maine


Beautifully maintained Colonial with Post and Beam 4 Stall Barn featuring heated waterers and lean to’s on both sides for extra storage. Large Hay Loft, can be converted to living space. Riding Arena and fenced in fields, all located in a beautiful and peaceful rural setting.

Susi Wolff , Coldwell Banker Residential

3.65 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2300 SQ FT
 
$385,000
Stunning "Barn Home" in quiet country setting

Harrison, Cumberland County, Maine


Unique timber frame barn that has been transformed into a stunning home with classic charm and open contemporary design. With the rough elegance of hand shaped beams and the rich patina of centuries old boards, this wonderful property offers lots of vintage elements and a massive 14ft. granite fireplace. With soaring ceilings and rugged appeal including the 2nd floor widows walk with antique iron railings, this hore lover's paradise includes a horse barn with 2 stalls/tack room and a 2nd barn with electric and plumbing. Located in the historic Scribners Mills area, close to the Crooked River, this property includes 8+ acres of field and woods with trails. This is a great area for the outdoor enthusiast with fishing, hunting, skiing, riding, snowmobiling, plus an airstrip nearby. Offering timeless appeal with superior attention to detail, this is a living space that is complimentary of the homeowners' lifestyle and personality.

Kristine Triglione , Chalmers Realty

8.17 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
2250 SQ FT

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