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
 
 
$999,000
Gorgeous contempory home on 12 acres overlooking Maine's western mountains!

Holden, Penobscot County, Maine


A discerning buyer will delight in this unique and absolutely stunning contemporary home high on Copeland Hill with views of Mount Katahdin and the western mountains. The Hill is described extensively by the owner in the the way it maximizes the views and natural light, yet preserves warmth and comfort. This property is the epitome of class and distinction. This home was thoughtfully designed and constructed by Mike Temple in 2000. A most welcoming and comfortable place to call home with 12 acres to establish a veritable horse farm.

Carol Brooks , ERA Dawson Bradford REALTORS

12.10 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4.5 BATHROOMS
6828 SQ FT
 
$590,000
Mini Farm on 7.3 acres

Kennebunk, York County, Maine


Pristine 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath over-sized cape on 7.3 acres with 2-stall barn.

John Downing , Downing Real Estate Agency

7.30 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2250 SQ FT
 
$395,000
Private Oasis to Enjoy your Horses!

Holden, Penobscot County, Maine


Farmhouse style ranch at the end of a dead-end road in Holden. The main floors starts with an elegant kitchen with tiled floors, granite counters, double ovens, and storage. Large, bright, open dining/living room combination with hardwood floors and a wood burning fireplace. Two good size bedrooms, laundry room, full and half baths. The basement is fully finished with two bedrooms, half bath, family room, and media room. Sunroom with a tiled floor, skylights, and a hot tub. From the basement walk out to your in-ground pool with lovely patio. 2 car attached garage, with direct entry to the home. The property is 18.72 acres and includes a barn with two stalls and a fenced in area. As well as a 2 car detached barn. Enjoy your privacy within reach of Bangor/Brewer.

Patricia Quirk , ERA Dawson-Bradford

18.72 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
4490 SQ FT
 
$595,000
20 acres privately situation with 60x60 barn/ garage and beautiful custom home

Carmel, Penobscot County, Maine


Privately situated on a gentle rise, 20 acres, mostly open fields. Long paved driveway winds up to home and barn.

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

20.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
4660 SQ FT
 
$649,000
Impeccably Maintained Equestrian Estate with Carriage Barn & Large Riding Arena

Kingfield, Franklin County, Maine


Impeccably maintained country estate in the heart of Kingfield. 17+ acres of fields/pastures with extensive river frontage (1750′) along Carrabassett with views to the surrounding mountains. Recently remodeled Cape featuring open kitchen with high-end appliances, wonderful great room, all new first floor master suite, and geo-thermal heat/cooling. Two car attached garage, large barn with horse stalls, workshop and guest apartment. Additional 4 bay equipment garage/carriage barn & enclosed riding arena. Minutes to Sugarloaf Ski Resort. Checkout the Aerial Video!

Peter Hawkes , RE/MAX Shoreline

17.00 ACRES
6 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
3492 SQ FT
 
$489,900
Beautiful North Yarmouth Maine Ranch - Ready for Horses! - NEW PRICE!

North Yarmouth, Cumberland County, Maine


Outstanding ranch-style farmhouse with 36 x 36 custom-designed horse barn. 3.4 Acre property includes separated grazing areas, riding ring and all around no-jump fencing. Rinnai heated washing station self-drains below the frostline. Excellent central kitchen with pantry.Spacious and welcoming social spaces.Generous bedrooms. Views to the fields from every room. A dream come true for first floor living. Made for horses!

Brett Davis , Brett Davis Real Estate

3.40 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
1798 SQ FT
 
$550,000
Horse lover paradise

Eddington, Penobscot County, Maine


Horse lovers take notice! Impeccably maintained 4 bedroom, 2 full bath home nestled on 93 private acres. 37 acres in tree growth and professionally managed since 1975. Beautiful views of fields, mountains and wildlife galore. Watch the wildlife from the 3 season sunroom overlooking large field. 3 bay oversized detached garage plus a pole barn for RV storage. Large family room on 1st floor and cozy bonus room in basement. Two 1st floor bedrooms and 2 very large bedrooms on 2nd floor.

Bob Marcoux , ERA Dawson Bradford

93.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2626 SQ FT
 
$259,900
Rural New England Farmhouse with Horse Stables and Scenic Views

Thorndike, Waldo County, Maine


A recently refurbished 20th Century Garrison/Farmhouse situated on a corner plot with westerly views of rolling hillsides and the White Mountains. The property boasts updated bathrooms, kitchen, floors, windows, roof and a surveyed 10 Acres of land. The property offers an eat-in kitchen with separate living room, first floor laundry and master bedroom with a walk-in closet and private bathroom, second floor bedrooms with an adjoined dressing area or office, and a third bedroom with 2 separate sleeping areas. Along with the fenced 10 Acres is a 4000+ sq ft Quonset Hut equipped with 8 stables, all with removable sides and rear for clear out, insulated water buckets, rubber floors, heated tack room, large overhead hay storage area, lighting and water from a frost proof tap. In addition to the 10 acres there is the opportunity to lease, or buy, surrounding land at an extra cost. For organic gardeners and farmers, you are within close reach of the MOFGA Common Ground Fair and within easy reach of main road links.

Ian Morphew , American Realty Company

10.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2040 SQ FT
 
$515,000
Gorgeous Antique Farmhouse with acreage

Waterboro, York County, Maine


Own a piece of Maine history with this traditional rambling farmhouse and rolling green acreage. Perfect for ''barn weddings'', plenty of land to raise horses, have a full working farm or just enjoy the living spaces of the 1840 antique farm with a potential of hosting many family events in the spacious 52 x 66 post and beam barn. This home has so much to offer with a formal living room with fireplace, formal dining room, office, extremely large kitchen, second sitting room, other spacious sitting spaces. Upstairs there are three bedrooms and a full bath and a master suite featuring French doors, window seat, formal separate sitting area and a private bath. Off the master bedroom is a walk-up attic that can be finished off for more living space and is directly attached to center barn second floor. Too many features to list, must see to fully appreciate. More land available to purchase if you;re interested in a larger parcel. Call today for more details.. Also MLS 1418137

Peggy HIll , Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

10.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
4100 SQ FT
 
$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

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