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
 
 
$1,550,000
Luxury Home / Inn by the Sea for You + Your Horses

York, York County, Maine


The Beauport Inn opened its doors as a year-round BnB in 2002 and has become a thriving business with hundreds of five-star reviews and a loyal following of guests. Now in its seventeenth year, the current owners are offering two gorgeous properties together: the Beauport, a custom-built three-story stone mansion seated on six manicured acres; and a two-acre adjacent meadow to leave as the pristine field that it is or to build upon.

Keith Doucet , Team Wilson - Aland Realty

7.60 ACRES
6 BEDROOMS
7 BATHROOMS
5100 SQ FT
 
$525,000
Adorable large family home for you and your Horses

Freeport, Cumberland County, Maine


Horses Welcomed. Build your own custom barn and pen on this beautiful property located just minutes from the village of Freeport. This well maintained home offers the relaxation of the country with luxurious style and amenities you'd be proud to call home. Situated on 5 beautifully landscaped acres this home features 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, crown molding, open kitchen, granite countertops, custom cherry cabinets, hardwood flooring, formal dining room spacious master bedroom suite w/ jetted tub and walk-in closet separate shower, in-law apartment with sky lights above garage, heated garage with hot and cold running water and floor drain, uniquely designed indoor grilling station BBQ All Year round oh yeah, walk out basement, huge back deck and more. put this one at the top of your must see list.

Mark Evans , MHE Properties

5.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
5038 SQ FT
 
$415,000
SALEM, ME COUNTRY FARM... GREAT POSSIBILITIES ... 83+- ACRES

Strong, Franklin County, Maine


Immaculate, sunny, private are just some of the features … fruit trees, berry bushes, lots of perennial gardens, and vegetable garden area. Bunk house w/loft & new roof; 2-car insulated garage w/loft. Lovely stonewalls. Lots of open areas for animals and large woods which has not been harvested in many years. Located approximately seven miles from Kingfield for shopping, restaurants and health clinic, 25+- miles from SUGARLOAF SKI AREA. Very convenient to Farmington for the UNIV ME, hospital, shopping, movies, etc. This is a recreation lovers paradise with skiing, golfing, fishing, biking, hiking, kayaking, hunting, etc.

Mary Lou Melber , CSM REAL ESTATE

83.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2020 SQ FT
 
$599,900
Country Farm

Richmond, Sagadahoc County, Maine


Energy efficient contemporary open plan 3 bedroom house built in 2005, Open farmhouse sits in a scenic level 50 acre meadow. READY FOR YOUR ENTREPRENEURIAL ADVENTURE!!!!

Jim Roberts , Berkshire HomeServices Northeast Real Estate, Freeport Maine

53.40 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3182 SQ FT
 
$595,000
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
 
$145,000
Best of Both Worlds - Wild Turkey Meadows North Yarmouth - Land

North Yarmouth, Cumberland County, Maine


This 13.41 Acre Lot is a prime spot for your own custom build with barn. Building envelope is up front - with prime acreage for recreational trails. Some wetlands. Build it! Bring your horses! Close to town and travel.

Brett Davis , Brett Davis Real Estate

13.41 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$315,000
Bring the Horses - Charming Newport Cape!

Newport, Penobscot County, Maine


BRING THE HORSES to 13 acres of fields and prime land for farming or horses and 8 acres of woods and 4 acres that the house, barn and studio are sitting on. Total acreage is 25.16 acres. Classic center hall, stylish 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath cape built in 1991. ; skylights in 2 bedrooms, fireplace in living room. Open design concept with dining and kitchen with wood stove on brick hearth is open to atrium doors to very large rear deck. First floor office or study just off the entry. Over-sized 2-car garage with full overhead storage was added in 2012; 14x36 studio with propane heat; 24x36 barn with water and electricity was built in 1993+-. Mature gracious landscaping with winding stone wall flanks the driveway leading to the main entrance.

Manon de Carlo , Realty of Maine

25.16 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
1.5 BATHROOMS
1904 SQ FT
 
$154,000
Affordable Horse Farm for Sale in Brownfield with 2 barns and a Ranch style Home

Brownfield, Oxford County, Maine


Abutting a beautiful nature trail, this 2 acre farm includes a solid ranch with good bones, just needs cosmetic updates -- the home is a 2 bedroom 1 bath. Two barns on the property and a sand paddock that doubles as a ring. Also in the warmer weather beautiful perrenials adorn the property. Previously functioned as a lilly farm, horse farm and a cozy residential home. Close to North Conway.

Laurie Marcello , Bean Group

2.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
1100 SQ FT
 
$249,900
A true Maine Farm Homestead

Athens, Somerset County, Maine


A true Maine Farm Homestead. Built in 1887 so the charm and feel of yesteryear linger, however, the Home has a been lovingly cared for and updated, even a new poured concrete foundation so it sets straight and true. Beautiful tin ceilings and WIDE pine floors, New Well, Generator Hook-up, Ham Radio Tower, 8x16 Deck, 24x16 Carriage House and a rugged 51x41 Post-n-Beam Barn for your animals or storage, they don’t build them like this anymore. The land is 135.5 acres with a nice blend of open fields, woods, and a small private Orchard. Let’s not forget the Huge spring fed Farm Pond right behind the home where you can watch the wild Ducks n Geese play as you gaze across the western mountains, it’s said you can see Mt Washington on a clear day! Your search is over… (Property Address is 262 Chapman Ridge Road, Athens, Maine - Google recognizes at 262 W Athens Road, Athens, Maine)

Stephen Clifford , NextHome Experience

135.50 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1870 SQ FT
 
$400,000
Renovated Colonial with several Barns and Outbuildings

Wilton, Franklin County, Maine


Wonderful property sitting on a hill with beautiful views, rolling pasture land. Several barns and outbuildings with metal roofs in good condition . 11 acres Commercial or Residential use.

Nora West , Keller Williams Realty

11.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3200 SQ FT

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