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
 
 
$374,000
Gorgeous central Maine horse farm with views and picturesque location

Readfield, Kennebec County, Maine


Situated tall and proud on a hill along “picture perfect” Fogg Road in Readfield, this absolutely massive 5 bedroom colonial is a tremendous opportunity for equestrian enthusiasts or anyone looking for an excellent value. This property features 10 acres of manicured and fenced-in field; an oversized and almost new 3-stall horse barn with power, water, and hay storage above; a level and aggregate-correct riding arena; a huge chain-link dog exercise area attached to the house; and a fenced-in chicken coop with an attached tool shed. And that’s just the exterior features! Inside the house offers 5 bedrooms; 2 full bathrooms; a large formal dining room; an office/den; 4 sources of heat (oil, propane, wood, pellets); and a gigantic 3-car garaged with an attached mud room and an attached great room above. Located in the Fogg Farm East subdivision, the covenants are in place to protect your property value, but not to hinder your equestrian or “hobby farm” way of life.

George and Erica O'Connor , Hoang Realty

10.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
3400 SQ FT
 
$459,900
Bed & Breakfast farm on twelve rolling acres - amazing equestrian potential!

Kingfield, Franklin County, Maine


Situated on a sprawling 12+ acres, this expansive farm-like Bed & Breakfast provides four-season accommodations for the true equestrian lover. With the option to also be a single-family home, it offers picturesque views of the Carrabassett River, surrounding mountains, and luscious fields. Seven quaint bedrooms, each with private bathrooms, provide cozy lodging for those looking for an equestrian adventure, or to hike, snowmobile, or venture to Sugarloaf Mountain - less than twenty minutes away! With two barns, this property offers both equestrian and event possibilities!

MARK SMALL , Landmark Realty

12.00 ACRES
7 BEDROOMS
7 BATHROOMS
4000 SQ FT
 
$249,900
87 Swain Hill RD, Skowhegan, ME 04976

Skowhegan, Somerset County, Maine


11477 - Exceptional views and contemporary charm will impress! The property features three bedrooms and two full bathrooms as well as hard wood and tile flooring in the newly renovated living, dining and kitchen area. With 10.20+/- acres to roam, you will find nature trails to leisure through or perhaps unwind while relaxing in your large fenced yard and let the stress of the work day melt away. There is also a large 3-bay heated garage and property is wired for a back up generator. Property has potential for horses and is located on a dead-end road.

Heather Blodgett , Allied Realty

10.20 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1810 SQ FT
 
$350,000
WESTERN MAINE - 81+ / - acre river - front farm in quiet country setting!

New Portland, Somerset County, Maine


Beautiful 81+/- acre property with approx. 40 acres of fields with deep, rich soils and approx. 3,600' of frontage on the scenic Carrabassett River and approx. 3,600' along a quiet county road to assure your continued privacy. Small one-story barn. For many years this property supported approx. 300 sheep and a large, successful truck garden supplying one of the first farmer's markets in the area. Lovely setting just 5 minutes from vibrant Kingfield village and in the heart of 4 season recreation in Maine's majestic western mountains.

JUANITA SMITH , Coldwell Banker Sandy River Realty

81.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2100 SQ FT
 
$329,000
Charming, Victorian Farmhouse With Open Field & Beautiful Mountain Views!

Fryeburg, Oxford County, Maine


Charming Victorian Style Farmhouse, with "WOW" Mountain Views, Open Field lead directly to the "Old Saco" where one can fish, ice skate and kayak. Beautiful deck to watch the sunsets, fireflies, family practice football, golf swings, softball. Raining or bugs... enjoy your 14x22' screen porch. Direct access to snowmobile trails. Spacious rooms, bright, sunny. Large, open field makes this an excellent property for horses and animals.

Jennifer Regan , Coldwell Banker Wright Realty

13.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2500 SQ FT
 
$675,000
Beautifully Restored Federal on 14 Picturesque Acres, Barn w/ Power & Water

Rockport, Knox County, Maine


This exactingly restored 1801 Federal strikes the perfect balance – it is elegant yet warm and welcoming, private yet has easy proximity to all mid-coast amenities, and its timeless design translates beautifully to a convenient modern lifestyle. Bring your horses & bring your dreams for living the good life on this property for all ages.

Jill Delano , Camden Real Estate Company

14.28 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
4400 SQ FT
 
$285,000
Horse / Gentleman's farm in Winterport, Maine for sale with 15+ acres

Winterport, Waldo County, Maine


Searching for a horse-friendly gentleman's farm? Look no further! This former state-licensed shelter for horses at one time housed 15 horses in need! More than 40 horses in 12 years have called this farm their home. Now, you and your horses can too! This property is located in a quiet, rural neighborhood but is convenient to all of the cultural, educational, entertainment, and shopping opportunities in nearby Bangor! For the animal lover, there is a coop with power for chickens, a small livestock barn with concrete floors and in-out doors that could also be used as a kennel. There is also a huge 12x48 quad run-in shelter and a 12x24 double run-in, each with lights and power and a Richie frost-free automatic waterer (they are awesome!). There are two stalls and tack-up area in the back el of the garage, rubber mats in one stall and a frost-free hydrant just outside the doors. Altogether, the property sports about 6-1/2 acres of fenced in pasture for your critters! There is also a level pad for a round pen for training (just add panels) as well as the beginning ground work for an 80x150 outdoor riding arena. Nestled just into the wood line is a pole barn used for hay and equipment storage. It holds approximately 400-500 bales of hay and has space for 8-10 cord of firewood. This versatile property offers several great options for anyone who wants to start a farm enterprise. Raise hogs, goats, poultry, even a small herd of cattle, and grow a big garden for you and your family, or to make a little extra money. Board horses for others who do not have a nice place like this to keep them. Finish and rent out the apartment above the garage to pay part of your mortgage! You are only limited by your imagination! Recent Improvements: 2014: Replaced the shingles on the roof of the house and part of the garage 2017: Re-painted balcony, vinyl-sided house, painted most of the interior, replaced carpeting with new laminate flooring; installed new Rheem Performance Platinum High-Efficiency Smart Tank electric water heater 2018: Removed old wood boiler, installed new oil boiler, vinyl-sided garage; repainted main deck, upgraded landscaping with fresh perennials, added crushed rock to entry area; replaced floor in mud room. Replaced outside light fixtures. Make this your new home in 2018. You'll love it as much as we have!

Tim Dunham , Tim Dunham Realty

15.88 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
1.5 BATHROOMS
2036 SQ FT
 
$314,900
Beautiful, Mountain View Farmhouse & Barn On 7.4 Acres Of Fields

Fryeburg, Oxford County, Maine


Looking for a classic Maine farmhouse with beautiful views? Look no further! Spacious four bedroom home features an open kitchen, hardwood floors and a first floor master bedroom. The living room has stunning views of the surrounding fields and mountains. Attached two story barn has four newer stalls, plenty of storage, and direct access to the paddock. The "Old Saco" is just across the road, giving you direct access to snowmobile trails. With 7.4 acres, this property is ideal for animals!

Lindsey Maihos , Coldwell Banker Wright Realty

7.40 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1980 SQ FT
 
$699,000
Gorgeous Home - 31 Acres, Mountain Views - 1,500 Feet Frontage On The Saco River

Fryeburg, Oxford County, Maine


Enjoy unobstructed Mountain Views from this meticulously updated Colonial. Exceptional first floor master suite features gas fireplace, walk in closet with built-ins, & spacious bathroom with separate shower & soaking tub. Large eat-in kitchen with Mountain Views, living room with french doors open to patio. Three bedrooms and two full bathrooms on the second floor. Finished basement includes a family room. Detached two car, two story garage - 30X60. 31+ acres includes 1500' of frontage on the Saco River.

Lindsey Maihos , Coldwell Banker Wright Realty

0.00 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$795,000
State of the art Equestrian facility

Newburgh, Penobscot County, Maine


Beautiful turn key equine facility in the heart of Maine, located on 50 secluded acres with a long paved private driveway. Only 15-20 minutes from Bangor. House, built in 2003: Exceptionally well built 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 1,800+/- sq ft ranch, with additional 1,800+/- sq ft bonus room that has lots of possibilities. Granite counters, hardwood floors, sunlit dining area, comfy four season sun room, spacious master bedroom with tiled shower & walk in closet.There is also a fenced in dog run behind the house. Riding arena, built in 2014: 80' x 140' Package steel building (80' x 120' indoor riding area), 5 stalls, tack room, heated 1/2 bath & sawdust storage. Mezzanine for hay storage and/or viewing area. We have held clinics with a nationally known clinician with 12-15 riders in the outdoor arena which is approx 80' x 200'. Barn/garage building, built in 2003: 5,000 sq ft Package steel building. One side is a barn with 5-6 stalls (2 are large enough to be considered "birthing stalls"), hay loft, sawdust storage. Other side is the garage with lift, and a heated storage bay. Could easily be converted to additional horse stalls, heated wash and/or vet area, farrier area. Lots of options here. Cow barn: 1,500 sq ft wood building, currently using half for round bale storage, the other half is for cow shelter. Could easily be converted to a run in for horses. Pole barn, built in 2016. 1,600 sq ft metal building, 3 sides & roof pole barn for equipment storage. Pastures: Currently there are 3 separate very large horse pastures - one on each side of the riding arena, and one in front of the barn/garage building. Each of these 3 pastures has a run in shelter. Behind the cow barn is another large pasture that we currently use for the cows. This pasture connects to another 15+ acre pasture behind the house. The large back pasture could easily be divided into smaller pastures with additional run ins for rough boarding. All pasture fencing is electric and in great condition. There are also Richie waterers and/or small farm ponds in each pasture. Additional features include a Generac 11KW generator that powers the entire property, as well as a closed circuit 9 camera security system.

Lisa Caron , NextHome Experience

50.70 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
3775 SQ FT

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