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
 
 
$324,900
Beautiful Home, Huge acreage, Turn - Key horse property in Western Maine

Farmington, Franklin County, Maine


Need some space? This property has it in spades! Whether it is the 129 acres of land, the 28'x61' barn, large fenced field, or 3250sq ft home! House has a gorgeous porch, huge master suite upstairs, 3 more bedrooms downstairs, & expansive living room with cathedral ceilings! You will not believe the space!

Barbara Larson , County Seat Realty

129.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
3250 SQ FT
 
$425,000
Horse Lovers Dream

Newfield, York County, Maine


3000 sq ft home located in West Newfield with 30 acres of open and forested land to graze and roam on. a 5 acre Beaver Pond will provide refreshment and natural beauty to this wild domain. Acres of trails and brooks abound on this one of a kind private retreat. The over sized 2 car garage has ample space for creating stalls and storage for hay. The fenced yard could be adapted for riding area.

Leo Tetreault , Maine Castle Realty

30.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
3040 SQ FT
 
$399,000
Sunny Riverfront Fenced pastures in Maine High Peaks area

Kingfield, Franklin County, Maine


Spacious well kept home , large horse barn and several smaller outbuildings. Sunny location with Carrabassett River frontage and fenced pastures. Peaceful location yet convenient. First floor master bedroom with bathroom and attached office. Attached garage. This is a lot of property for the price. Come take a look. MLS 1328527

Nora West , Keller Williams Realty

12.50 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2900 SQ FT
 
$279,500
Coastal Maine acreage near Acadia National Park

Lamoine, Hancock County, Maine


Charming & immaculate, vintage cape, just 20 mins to Bar Harbor & Acadia National Park, nestled way back off the road from the town maintained Seal Point Rd, has beautiful field & mountain views, and 34 gated acres, accessed by well-maintained woods road. Lovely country neighborhood near Marlboro Beach & State Park, as well as Raccoon Cove, and, just 10 mins to shopping, dining, entertainment & professional medical care in the historic, beautiful and growing city of Ellsworth. Charming year round home or getaway, with opportunities for updates & finish work on the 2nd floor, and, so many unique investment & development opportunities with these beautiful, undeveloped 30+ additional acres of woods & fields so close to Acadia National Park & Downeast Maine!

Jan Currier , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northeast Real Estate

34.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
1154 SQ FT
 
$499,900
Stunning fully remodeled antique farm house, 3 stable barn & in - law apartment !

New Gloucester, Cumberland County, Maine


Main house is an antique farmhouse with a modern feel. Completely remodeled; new slate appliances, granite counters, updated flooring, fresh paint and updated fixtures give this charming country home an up to date feel. Beautiful wood stove is fully functioning. Sitting porch offers spectacular mountain view. Barn yields a three stable horse barn with a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment above. Stable is completely remodeled, fully heated with new efficient heater, has fully insulated walls and doors and hot/cold water spicket. Barn accesses large fenced in paddock with electric fence. Apartment above yields 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a large office, ample storage, and attached vehicle storage. Unit is completely remodeled; new stainless steel appliances, laminate counters, efficient furnace, washer/dryer closet with brand new washer and dryer and master bathroom with tile shower and two vanities. Private balcony overlooking the farm offers spectacular views.

Matthew Boulerice , New England Realty Group, LLC

6.95 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
1.5 BATHROOMS
3060 SQ FT
 
$69,000
Improved 2 Ac House Lot & Horse property on quiet, beautiful Phipps Point rd.

Woolwich, Sagadahoc County, Maine


Improved 2.1 acre lot is open and features ample house lot space and level, open pasture area for horses. The Phipps Point road is a storybook water view drive dotted with scenic historical and newer homes.

Shirley Wedell , Century21 Baribeau

0.00 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$599,000
Centrail Maine Equestrian Facility

Wilton, Franklin County, Maine


Located in Wilton, ME and just a short commute to Farmington College, Ridgewood Farm is situated on 24 acres of beautiful country acres with 5 lush paddocks along with extra fields for summer pasture or use to hay. This beautiful farm offers 18 stalls each with auto waters & fans. There are 3 tack rooms, a heated bathroom area, office, wash stall with hot water, 4 hydrants through out the barns and a large viewing room. Above the barn is a large apartment for your trainer or farm help with plenty of room for expansion. The barn is attached to the sun filled 60x120 indoor arena with rubber footing. Summer months ride in the 100 x 200 outdoor ring with wood fencing. Beautiful landscaping surrounds this farm along with short trails around the property thru the Maine woods. Additional trail riding can be found across the street or trailer a short distance to the Rail Trail where you can ride for hours! This is a highly sought after boarding facility active with summer camp, Dressage shows & much more! Call Laurie Champagne 207-838-0037 FMI

Laurie Champagne , Maine's Equine Home Specialist

24.38 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
2864 SQ FT
 
$525,000
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
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
3100 SQ FT
 
$330,000
The best views in Auburn Maine, over 28 acres

Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine


Considered by some to be the most desirable location in all of Auburn, 505 Maple Hill Rd offers spectacular views as well as privacy on over 28 acres. This Atomic Ranch/Contemporary style home was over engineered and designed by an employee of Raytheon Corporation. Rehab is partially complete and is reflected in the deeply discounted price. The new owner of this home will have truly arrived.

Dana Trumann , Downeast Realty

28.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
4000 SQ FT
 
$375,000
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 to it 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

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