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
 
 
$614,000
Oxford 164 Acre Working Farm

Oxford, Oxford County, Maine


Sensational working farm. 4,000 square foot home with four bedrooms, four baths, wood floors and fireplaces. Three car garage with three bedroom apartment. Fourteen stall 48 X 96 barn with hay loft. Mix of hay fields and woods. Views of Mount Washington. Short ride to Oxford Casino.

John Murphy , The Real Estate Store

164.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
4440 SQ FT
 
$265,000
Tuttle Horse Property - For Sale By Owner

Albion, Kennebec County, Maine


Our Lovely property has much to offer on many levels...Its placed perfectly on 8.3 acres . 3 1/4 acres are cleared for an arena and or pasture.The barn is stunning to see..Its a 2 story gambrel barn-heated with propane and has electricity. Its all open space so you can transform 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 holds a special charm to it which would be wonderful for a studio apartment or business-or basic hay storage. This property holds intense potential .The barn measures 28x48. Beautiful set up -

Tammy Tuttle , For sale by owner

8.30 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$915,000
Greystone Stables Boarding and Training Facilities

Berwick, York County, Maine


Greystone Stables is a full services boarding and training equine facility with 36, 12x12 matted stalls with electrical outlets and 9 of these have walk-outs with potential for more. Indoor rink 70x170 well lit with rubber and sand footing and overhead sprinkler for dust control. Heated tack rooms with floor to ceilings lockers. Lounge room with kitchen and bathroom. 3 outdoor paddocks with lights and water. Security system wit cameras and a generator. This is a turn key business on 34 beautiful acres with 17 acres cleared for building. Greystone Stables is conveniently located in Southern Maine, only 20 minutes from Portsmouth, NH, 30 minutes from Durham, NH York and Kennebunk, Maine

Janna Syrene , Bean Group

34.25 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$350,000
82 acres with lovely home, barn and fields

New Portland, Somerset County, Maine


Unique property has fields, woods, old apple tree orchard and peach trees. Large maples line the driveway. There are trails on the property. There is a fenced in pasture and 2 barns. One barn is a cedar post and beam with water, electricity, caged lights and one is a 12' x 32'. The house has a 2 car attached garage plus another garage that is detached. Tested and has good pasture grass. It is sited on a town maintained dirt road. The buildings are all set back from the road.

Janet Peruffo , CSM REAL ESTATE

82.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2000 SQ FT
 
$795,000
Turn key Equine Farm / Indoor Arena/ Multiple Barns/ Fenced Pastures/ 2003 Home

Newburgh, Penobscot County, Maine


Unique opportunity to own a turnkey equestrian farm and so much more! Commercial grade construction outbuildings include a 140 x 80 indoor arena with mezzanine and attached stalls, tack room and half bath. An additional second barn/workshop and garage for autos, toys or equipment. Cow barn with hay storage and pole barn for everything else! Gorgeous 50 acres with approx. 40 acres of fenced pastures. Several ponds on property provide watering holes for livestock or gardens. Elevated ranch style home with 3 BR, 2.5 BA, sunroom, huge bonus room with endless possibilities. Regardless of what you are looking for, livestock, horses, farming, this property fits, whatever your pleasure! Let us show you around and you will fall in love!

Linda Gardiner , Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate The Masiello Group

50.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
3775 SQ FT
 
$284,000
Post & Beam Farmhouse

West Paris, Oxford County, Maine


Custom-built, post and beam farmhouse with three barns, rolling fields and wooded acreage. Home was hand-built from two repurposed barns and features wide pine floors, cathedral ceilings, a stained glass window, 3 bedrooms, a large bath with laundry, a family room, a loft space, covered porch and loads of charm! Largest barn features a workshop downstairs with a one-bedroom guest suite above, overlooking the open fields. Fruit trees, a stone wall and nature trails all complement the property.

Kelly Pitman , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northeast Real Estate

57.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
1500 SQ FT
 
$795,000
Sweet Life Stables Equestrian Facility. Beautiful Victorian Style home

Wells, York County, Maine


Introducing a wonderful property which can either continue as an equestrian center, or your private home. The Victorian home offers great space for the family. It starts with a grand, spiral staircase entering from the front entry, to its formal living room with gas fireplace and columns, formal dining room with built-in, lighted hutches, a beautiful kitchen with new double ovens and refrigerator, corner sink with windows overlooking the back yard and lots of cabinets. The family room is at the rear of the home with a dining area an slider to rear deck, all looking over the pool and pasture. There is a great room over the garage with many possibilities. The master suite is quite lovely. Features an 8 stall horse barn with tack room, 2 run-in sheds, a 66'x144' lighted indoor riding arena & 75'x200' lighted outdoor riding arena and acres of pasture. This offer does not include the business or equipment, but can be negotiated. There is too much to mention in this remarks area.

Michael Dubois , Bean Group

24.80 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
3289 SQ FT
 
$499,000
Lovely 23 acre farm w/ 3 BR Colonial home and many buildings & ponds

Monmouth, Kennebec County, Maine


Twin Ponds Farm is a wonderful 23 acre farm-ready property w/ a 3 bedroom home, several barns, two farm ponds, and 1/8 mile race track--just bring the animals. Property is also ideal for a home-based business. The setting is gorgeous with the home and buildings set back 600 ft. from the road w/ a cobblestone driveway leading to the home and a covered bridge as the second entrance. All just a mile from Monmouth town, the Monmouth Theatre, and Monmouth schools w/ new buildings, and 15 minutes to both Lewiston and Augusta.

Jean Kirkpatrick , Coldwell Banker Rizzo Mattson

23.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1900 SQ FT
 
$595,000
Spectacular 9 ac. Horse Farm & Home in Central Maine -- Excellent Condition

Palermo, Waldo County, Maine


This spectacular equestrian estate on 8.8 surveyed acres was custom designed & built in 2005-6. The house features 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 baths and a one-bedroom apartment w/ its own entrance over a 3-car heated garage. The heated unfinished basement even has a full bathroom and a built-in workshop area. For the horses, there's a Morton horse building with 4-12x12 stalls, tack room & wash stall. Three of the stalls are accessed from the outside. There's a large equipment metal barn (28x48) with 3-10x12 doors (12 ft. high) to house all the fun stuff to take care of the property and more. Also a 60x120 outdoor dressage arena plus two fenced fields. The property is located within 30-min. to Augusta or Belfast & the Maine coast. There's an airport in Augusta with direct flights to Boston three times a day, and the larger Portland Jetport is 90 minutes away. The property is a ¼ mile off Rte 3, nestled away for maximum privacy & seclusion.

Jean Kirkpatrick , Coldwell Banker Rizzo Mattson

9.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
2200 SQ FT
 
$500,000
Antique Farmhouse with Business Potential!

Livermore, Androscoggin County, Maine


PRICE DECREASED!! Classic Antique Cape style Farmhouse with a country style kitchen and dining room. Home offers 1st floor laundry room and over-sized family room with hardwood floors and exposed beams. Back deck overlooks fields and apple trees, 53.78 acres of peaceful flat land. Property includes 53.78 acres of flat land, apple trees, pasture and outbuildings. Includes a new 60’ x 60’ walkout foundation with steel beams waiting for your vision to come to life to fit your needs. Perfect for a gentleman’s farm or business use on high visibility Route 4 with 1800ft of road frontage. Customize this property to your next farming business!

Sue Meservier , Meservier & Associates, in partnership with Bean Group

60.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
2240 SQ FT

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