About 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. 


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
Just minutes to town yet feels like country!

Bath, Sagadahoc County, Maine

Just minutes to town, this modular colonial has it all. 4 bedrooms with master suite, 3 baths, large eat in kitchen with granite counters, front to back living room with gas fireplace, formal dining area and full daylight basement for expansion or just storage. Small pond, 3 stall horse barn, paddock and riding ring for the horse enthusiasts, farming or just serene country living. Convenient to shopping, hospital, public boat launch, beaches and all the the Mid Coast has to offer!

Suzi Ater , RE/MAX Riverside

20.00 ACRES
1770 SQ FT
Quintessential New England Farmhouse

Jay, Franklin County, Maine

Past meets present! Experience the feeling of your grandparents 1900s farmhouse while enjoying the modern day comforts with updates done to virtually every system in this house. Gigantic farmhouse is beautifully decorated to suit it’s time period. Also possible in-law suite or daycare space. Classic, HUGE, New England Barn with new windows and foundation! This is all truly a rare find with options. BEYOND move in ready! Possibility of additional separate commercial property.

Wendy Deming , County Seat Realty

19.00 ACRES
5152 SQ FT
Wonderfully restored & maintained 1780 Farm with Barn on 4.55 Acres

Kennebunkport, York County, Maine

Wonderfully restored & maintained 4+ BR, 3BA 3100+ SF 1780 farmhouse on 4.55 acres with gorgeous barn and fenced pastures. Country/gourmet kitchen w/ adjacent DR & LR is perfectly set up for entertaining & family. 2 yr old propane baseboard/radiant heat, wood stove in kit plus fireplaces keep the home cozy and comfortable. Warm refinished wood floors throughout w/ great light, spacious rooms. Outside, the gorgeous barn, fenced pastures, expansive lawns and party shed allow for fun for everyone. Home also has a recording studio in the ell.

Peter McPheeters , OceanView Properties

4.55 ACRES
3128 SQ FT
Large private country home on 24 acres

Limington, York County, Maine

Beautiful large country home on 24.74 acres! Open concept living area, great for entertaining, 4 large bedrooms, 2 baths,1st floor office, 2nd floor laundry room, extensive landscaping, stone walls & granite stairs, new roof in 2016, wonderful front porch with cedar decking, new composite back deck, fenced in back yard,easy commute to Portland or the Mall, this home has it all! Sand pit on the property for potential income. Short walk to the wildlife sanctuary, Little Ossipee River and ATV / Snowmobile trails

Diane Libby , Portland's Choice Realty

24.00 ACRES
2836 SQ FT
Home, Land, Barn, & Trails...Ready to Go!

Jay, Franklin County, Maine

Talk about country charm! This 3 bedroom cape is loaded with charming details right from the hearts on the front porch railings, to the exposed beam ceilings, cute 6 stall barn, chicken coop and plentiful blooming perennials. And all meticulously maintained! Located on a quiet town maintained dead end road with multi-use trails right there for walking, 4 wheeling and riding horses. Take a look and you will fall in love! Price change due to large increase in acres. Sellers are motivated.

Wendy Deming , County Seat Realty

10.00 ACRES
1862 SQ FT
One - of - a - kind timber frame barn turned stunning home with 2 barns!

Harrison, Cumberland County, Maine

Unique, one-of-a-kind timber frame barn that has been magically transformed into a stunning 3 bed, 3 bath residence. Exposed beams, impressive 14 ft granite fireplace, 2nd floor widows walk with vintage railing. Open concept on first floor with stunning features through out the home. Sited on 8ac of fields & woods, 2 barns one with 4 stalls the other is perfect for hay, equipment etc. There are miles of trails from the home and great fishing on the river that is just a minutes walk from the homestead. The Otisfield airstrip close by, great snowmobiling - the perfect year round home or perfect get-away vacation home. Offered @ $485,000 Laurie Champagne 207-838-0037 lchampag@maine.rr.com

Laurie Champagne , The Maine Real Estate Network

8.17 ACRES
2250 SQ FT
Gorham, ME 9ac of privacy!

Gorham, Cumberland County, Maine

Privacy found! 9ac with 2ac just cleared for your horses, goats or farm animals. Over 1,000 feet of new wood fencing installed and town approved permit for a 4 stall barn. Great location just a few miles to shopping or 15 min to the jet port and Maine Mall area. Great school system and University.

Laurie Champagne , The Maine Real Estate Network

9.10 ACRES
2100 SQ FT
Waterfront 20 - acres restored 1840 cape with barn and open fields

Woolwich, Sagadahoc County, Maine

20 mowed acres, tidal water's edge boat house with float and ramp. Neighborhood is classic upscale country living at its best! Convenient to historic Bath, the "City of Ships," Brunswick and Portland.

Larry Cilley , The Maine Real Estate Network, Brunswick Office

20.00 ACRES
3500 SQ FT
73 Chopps Cross Road, Woolwich, Maine

Woolwich, Sagadahoc County, Maine

MLS#1306340 Bring your love of horses & historic homes to 9+ tranquil acres of rolling pastures and meadow all overlooking 400 feet of owned pond frontage. Board your own horses & others in the adjacent barn boasting (9) 12’x12’ heated stalls, heated wash stall, tack room and grain room. School in the spacious 80’x140’ indoor arena complete with Fibar footing with two additional stalls and hay loft. Relax in the inviting antique cape as you gaze over the pastures and pond. Additional acreage and farm equipment available.

Divine Developements , Laurie Bisson

9.45 ACRES
1008 SQ FT
Amazing Hilltop Farmhouse! The complete Farm Package on 38 pastoral acres!

Harrison, Cumberland County, Maine

Complete farm package! Hilltop Farmhouse on 38 open acres. Home has much to offer:custom Cherry Cabinets with granite countertops, 1st Floor Master w/large walk-in closet, Boderus boiler, radiant heat, wrap around farm porch, attached barn w/summer kitchen, wood storage, carriage shed, large workshop, detached 30x40 barn, Horse/Cattle barn with 6- 12x12 box stalls, 7-draft size standing stalls, tack & grain rooms, cattle stanchions, poultry area, fruit trees, 15 k PTO generator, Sugar House & much more! Access to snowmobile trails on property! With beautiful views and lakes nearby!

Donna Guiggey , The Maine Real Estate Network

38.00 ACRES
3100 SQ FT

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