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
 
 
$3,800,000
340 Acre Stunning Equestrian Estate

Freeman, Franklin County, Maine


One-of-a-kind dream home that will take your breath away. Set upon 340 acres, Windledge Farm was designed to be the premier, state-of-the-art equine estate in Maine. The compound features awe-inspiring views of Mount Abraham, Sugarloaf Mountain and the surrounding high peaks of western Maine with unparalleled privacy. The stunning 4500 SF contemporary home features an open layout w/gourmet kitchen, master suite, guest room, library, great room, and much more. The home offers the highest quality technology, yet presents the perfect canvas for displays of objects d'art. The 8-stall Knickerbocker stable includes a manager's office and guest paddocks, 4 turnout pastures and an 18 acre hay field complete the offering. 30 minutes from Sugarloaf Mountain and Rangeley Lake. This is a property you must see to truly experience.

Lois Lengyel , Legacy Properties Sotheby's International Realty

340.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
1.1 BATHROOMS
4500 SQ FT
 
$595,000
The Gem that you have been waiting for!

Phillips, Franklin County, Maine


Pure privacy on 150 +/- acres in the breathtaking Western Maine mountains. Originally a sheep farm back when textile mills existed. 10+/- acres of fields. Included in the 10 acres are 3 fenced pastures for rotation and 2-3 acres of Maine wild blueberries. Take a short walk though the woods down the stonewall lined path to the spring fed pond. The contemporary chalet boasts an open concept floor plan with granite counter tops, a mixture of hardwood, tile and carpeted flooring, 2 wood stoves. A full guaranteed dry basement, 2-275 gal oil barrels, master bath and bedroom with walk-in closet. The attached 2 car garage comes with automatic garage door openers and a loft for added storage. Enjoy the partially enclosed wrap around porch with southern vistas for those starry summer nights. Step outside your door to wildlife, trails, and summer/winter sports. Lakes, skiing, snowmobile and biking trails just minutes away. Truly a nature lovers paradise. Also included - a 1 stall horse barn with tack room, run in, pole barn, older barn with 3 additional possible stalls and garden shed. The most delicious spring fed well EVER! Clear water blue. Don't let this one pass you by!

Margaret Cosenza , For Sale by Owner

150.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
1780 SQ FT
 
$599,000
Three pastures with two horse barns with plenty of hay storage.

Dresden, Lincoln County, Maine


Original Calls Hill homestead. Built in the 1700's. Original beams and wainscoting. Four fireplaces, beautiful floors, large kitchen with pantry. Sun filled dining room overlooking large deck and beautiful lawns and three pastures plus 18 foot octagon gazebo, on demand generator. Large two story metal horse barn with plenty of hay storage. Four bedrooms 2.5 baths, first floor laundry. First floor master bedroom with master bath, sliding doors to the deck. The second home offers two bedrooms upstairs with full bath and laundry, kitchen, dining area and living room on the first floor. A great opportunity to have a business, guest house or rental. All of this sits on 111 beautiful acres of fields, pastures and woods. Additional 50 acres available.

Kim Gleason , McAllister Real Estate, Inc

111.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2370 SQ FT
 
$324,900
Ridgeview Farm

Newfield, York County, Maine


Welcome to the former Ridge View Farm in West Newfield. Situated on 64 acres, this property is surrounded by the many lakes of York County and only two hours to Boston, 40 minutes to Lake Winnipesaukee an hour to Portland or North Conway. Whether you like horses, farming, hunting, snowmobiling or other outdoor activities, it’s here or close by. The property has multiple areas of beautiful level pastures, fields and woods. The ranch style house allows you to enjoy one level living with two bedrooms one bath, metal roof, full basement and potential future space in the attic with a staircase and wide plank wood flooring already in place. This home was lovingly built by the original owners with timber harvested off the land. There is also a 2000 square foot, detached barn with lean to that has been used for horses and farm equipment in the past and is said to be the oldest standing barn in Newfield. The wooded areas of the property are composed of soft and hardwoods and were recently logged with large amounts of forest land remaining for future harvesting and revenue. This large property has over 2000 feet of road frontage on Balch Mill Road, additional frontage on Main Street and Guptil Lane as well as frontage on Little Ossipee River where you can enjoy fishing, kayaking and canoeing. Endless possibilities with this property. Whether you are looking for a place for horses, farm animals, crops or just to explore and enjoy the woods and rolling pastures, this land has it all. There is plenty of space and privacy here for just about anything you can dream of.

Katie O'Regan , Keller Williams Coastal Realty

64.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
1144 SQ FT
 
$1,400,000
4D Lodge Retreat, Lodge, Ranch

Brownfield, Oxford County, Maine


Welcome to the 4D Lodge where you and your guests can roam 173 acres of serenity and absolute privacy behind gated access. Ride your horses, sleds, ATVs or cross country ski on miles of trails. Swim, fish or kayak on nearly a mile of your on frontage on the Saco, one of Maine's destination rivers. Hunt upland birds, deer and more on your own land. 4D Lodge presents many possibilities: a private estate, commercial lodge centered around the many recreation opportunities or a corporate retreat. This 6000 sq. ft. red cedar masterpiece should be seen to be appreciated. Professional grade kitchen opens to a spacious dining area. Massive two story fireplace in a family room that will accommodate a crowd. Four spacious bedrooms, all with private baths and room for sitting areas. Second floor loft/great room with another fireplace. Expansive decking and screen porch with scenic views. Four stall barn and a campsite with power. Plenty of space for more cottages if you need them.

Karen Tufts , Coldwell Banker Team Real Estate

173.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
7 BATHROOMS
6000 SQ FT
 
$2,275,000
Sleepy Hollow Farm

Jefferson, Lincoln County, Maine


Sleepy Hollow Farm is a private and exceptionally beautiful farm covering 530± acres located in Jefferson, approximately a 35-minute drive from Camden. The farm currently functions as a family farm and a fully developed hunting retreat; and the property is a recreational paradise with miles of cross-country ski trails and a variety of wildlife. Surrounded by rolling hills, the farm features open meadows, stone walls, woods, ponds, gardens and residential and farm buildings in very good condition. The land has been lovingly maintained and the farm setting offers the opportunity for a number of pursuits including year-round outdoor activities, hunting, an equestrian facility or full-scale farming. The farm’s buildings are top quality and the historic main house was completely renovated and expanded with interesting architectural features and myriad details that create a unique and charming home. Presiding over a beautiful 2.5± acre pond, the light-filled residence is oriented to capture lovely western views of the pond and the surrounding fields and woods. The farm has several practical and attractive outbuildings and there is also a substantial array of solar panels feeding electric back into the main C.M.P grid. • Main house in excellent condition with comfortable living spaces, five bedrooms and a sixth seasonal sleeping room • Two-story, heated post-and-beam barn with an office, stables and a workshop • Detached two-car garage with storage above • Two to three-bedroom caretaker’s cottage • A charming, historic (1850s) three-bedroom guest house • Vintage camp that is currently used for storage • Two chicken houses (summer and winter) • Several pole barns house equipment • Located 25 minutes from the I-95 corridor and 3 hours from Boston by car

Terry Sortwell , LandVest, Inc.

528.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
5700 SQ FT
 
$147,500
Rural living with Country Charm!

Bradford, Penobscot County, Maine


Beautifully updated and maintained 3 bedroom farmhouse features privacy and space for horses and gardens! Detached Carriage Barn. Tons of potential for more finished living space.

Carol Brooks , ERA Dawson Bradford REALTORS

5.70 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
1.5 BATHROOMS
1968 SQ FT
 
$250,000
Tuttle Horse Property - For Sale By Owner --- > Price drop.

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 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
 
$625,000
Springpoint Farm Durham, Maine

Durham, Androscoggin County, Maine


Welcome to Springpoint Farm located in Durham Maine. This beautiful 20 (12 x 12) stall facility also offers a 76 x 132 indoor arena, a 66 x 220 outdoor arena, a heated tack room with viewing area, a heated feed room, wash stall with hot water, a 60 ft round pen, several paddocks with 3 large shelters all on 12 pristine acres and your own jumping course! The beautiful 1910's farmhouse is filled with antique charm but with modern conveniences and lovely updates. Large, sun filled kitchen with bright white cabinets, gleaming granite counters, top of the line stainless steel appliances, a woodstove and large eat-in area. The first floor also offers a full bath, mud room with laundry, formal dining room leads into the living area and a private office. The original oak banister leads you to the 3 bedrooms and another full bath. There is expansion possibilities over the ell for either a master suite or family room. Attached to the home is the ell and here you will find an additional 2 stalls - great for visiting equines, quarantine area or use for dogs. Springpoint Farm is a full boarding and training facility and has hosted clinics several times a year. With the indoor arena, the farm could also be utilized for a dog training and boarding center, a variety of animal husbandry, farming and medical herbs. Come take a look at this spectacular farm just 15 minutes to Freeport, 25 min to Portland, Auburn, Bath and Brunswick.

*Laurie *Champagne , Maine's Equine Home Specialist The Bean Group

12.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1900 SQ FT
 
$399,900
Gentleman's Farm

Standish, Cumberland County, Maine


Imagine your own private Gentleman’s Farm. 7.4 acres of property with open areas and woods to keep your privacy. House your animals in the large 26x30 Barn with 12’ lean-to. Add a couple of stalls in the barn and bring your horses!. Store your farm equipment in the 20x30 pole barn. There are fenced-in areas so the animals can roam outside as well. Access trails through the backyard for your outdoor activities. Home is close by to beautiful Sebago Lake boat ramp and public beach. Sebago to Sea trail is only approx. 5 miles away. Great trail for horses and other outdoor activities.

Helene Porter , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northeast Real Estate

7.40 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2352 SQ FT

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