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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
 
 
$1,990,000
Horse Property for sale.
Endless Possibilities With this Equestrian Center for sale!

Brunswick, Cumberland County, Maine


The possibilities are endless for this 49+- Acre Equestrian Center. First Time On The Market, located 10 minutes from all amenities, this luxury equestrian center has much to offer. Features an 90x80 indoor riding arena, wash station with hot & cold water, 2 outdoor rings, 1 show ring, 10 other Paddocks, warehouse with a loading dock, mezzanine levels in the riding arena and warehouse, upper and lower viewing area in riding arena. The warehouse boasts 10 stalls and can be converted to an event center/wedding venue with the proper permits and transformation. This could be an income earning property or a private escape to the country!

Paula Hersom , Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

49.00 ACRES
7 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$649,000
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Beautiful Horse Property in Ski Country

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 6 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
 
$375,000
Horse Property for sale.
Home plus 10 acre equestrian boarding, teaching & show facility minutes to I95!

Wales, Androscoggin County, Maine


1500 sq ft passive solar house with 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths and 2 car detached garage/barn. Open concept with vaulted ceiling and lots of light. Ten acres of beautiful land with fenced pastures, paddocks, large Morton indoor riding arena with 13 rubber matted stalls, tack room, storage, outdoor riding ring and much more! Currently used as a boarding, lesson and show facility. Only $375,000

Charmaine Raby , Fontaine Family-The Real Estate Leader

10.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1500 SQ FT
 
$400,000

PENDING

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DURHAM MAINE HORSE PROPERTY, PRIVATE LOCATION, CONTEMPORARY RANCH HOME

Durham, Androscoggin County, Maine


Enjoy solitude in this 1997 well-maintained contemporary home. Custom built kitchen with huge deck just off the dining area. Tile and hardwood flooring. This home is solar positioned and built with thermal wall construction. The attached, heated 2 car garage is of the same construction and includes a generator hookup and welding plugs. The 24'x36' two stall horse barn has a 200A service and hayloft. Easy travel distance to Freeport, Brunswick, Lewiston/Auburn, Portland.

Jeannette Beaulieu , Better Homes & Gardens, The Masiello Group

8.53 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2000 SQ FT
 
$292,000
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Horse Lover's Hidden Gem

Sullivan, Hancock County, Maine


Horse lovers dream nestled to feel remote while being close to everything, this piece of paradise offers a 26x40, 4 stall barn with its own water supply by frost free hydrant, dusk to dawn lights, rubber mats for safety, quarantine paddock and more. Well maintained home has attached direct entry to bonus room from garage, with a gravel pad in place for additional garage. Pet kennel off rear of garage. Pears, blackberries, grapes, wild roses, flowers, fire pit, gazebo. 2-3 bedrooms, a bonus room, master with bath, piped radio, separate dining area with gorgeous morning light through the sliders. New roof shingles. Ocean breeze to keep you cool in the summer months. Well insulated and economical to heat! Just 17 miles to Ellsworth and on to all Acadia has to offer. Close to salt and fresh water public access. Nearby camping and hiking. If you're looking for paradise for 4 legged and 2 legged, this is it!

Deborah Dowling , Coldwell Banker American Heritage Real Estate

2.50 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1444 SQ FT
 
$1,195,000
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Stunning 180 acre horse farm only 40 minutes from Portland

Raymond, Cumberland County, Maine


Redefine, refresh, and relish your life on North Whing Farm. With 180+ acres of rolling fields, mature trees, barns, and exemplary landscaping surrounding a home that is bright, welcoming, esthetically beautiful and exceptionally functional. This property is complete perfection for anyone seeking to modify or expand their horizons. Here is your opportunity to fulfill your ambition for sustainability. The home is designed for self-sufficiency and easy maintenance. Cheery and airy, while solar panels provide abundant electrical and solar water energy. Reward yourself: luxuriate on the patio replete with paving stones and a salt water pool as you overlook white rail fences and acres of fields. This is an amazing opportunity for those seeking a small to medium scale production homestead and/or commercial equestrian opportunity. A former beef operation, converted to a horse farm, this property can easily host both opportunities with plenty of room for multiple types of livestock. Farm amenities include two barns containing a total of 14 stalls with heated grain room and ample hay storage, two additional barns for equipment and/or storage, one 4 bay garage, one 2 bay garage attached to residence, 60' x 120' indoor riding arena, miles of trails for riding and driving, 30+/- acres of Timothy blend fields for pasture and/or haying, Paddock Paradise surrounding a 10 pasture, sacrificial pasture, quarantine paddock and 3 strand electric fence, professional installed - all paddocks & pastures. Also available are 25 kW farm generator, 7 kW photovoltaic solar array, solar hot water panels dedicated to the pool, ample water sources including two wells, and large farm pond. Located less than 40 minutes from Portland.

Heather Shields , Legacy Properties Sotheby's International Realty

180.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2156 SQ FT
 
$1,250,000

SOLD

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Dragonfly Farm & Winery

Stetson, Penobscot County, Maine


Introducing Dragonfly Farm & Winery, the pinnacle of quality & craftsmanship. Turnkey, state-of-the-art, family-owned winery, vineyard, tasting room, & farm, consisting of 2 beautiful homes, a 2452 sf Farmhouse w/Breezeway & Attached 2-Car Garage, a 1736 sf Cape w/2-car garage, 2 barns - a reception/distribution building & a manufacturing/bottling building, 3-car garage for equipment, swimming pool, sugar shack, & cabin in the woods, all nestled on 88 acres bordering Stetson Stream. Escape to Dragonfly Farm & Winery, where you can live off the land in the country, yet just 30 minutes to Bangor & Newport. In 2004 the raw land was lovingly nurtured & incrementally built on & is now a lush & immaculate farm boasting 1000 grapevines & wine that is sold at their vineyard & online, as well as at 340 stores in Maine & New Hampshire. Inspired by a love of German Riesling Style wines, the owners started a vineyard right here in Maine! Most of their white wines are hybrids of the Riesling Grape. Their reds are French Hybrids. They have 7 varieties of whites, 6 reds & 14 fruit wines - a selection that will satisfy most palates! They produce 5000 gallons of their best selling wine, Candle Waster.If you love the thought of grape growing in Maine, where it's not expected, then the current owners will teach you how. But most importantly, if you want to see how dreams can become reality, look no further. Dragonfly Farm & Winery is proof that if a family can dream, a family can do. The sale includes all equipment, with an original cost of $300,000 & 6000 gallons of wine - $300,000 worth of wine. Check it out at www.MaineWineGrower.com Dragonfly Farm & Winery is featured on Amazon Prime, ''Growing Home'', Season 1, Eposide 2 called, ''The Fruit of Their Labor''.

Jean Jenkins , Vacationland Realty

88.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2452 SQ FT
 
$699,000
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High Blue Farm, Fortunes Rocks, Maine

Biddeford, York County, Maine


HIGH BLUE FARM IN FORTUNES ROCKS-- Farmhouse, barn and acreage all just a short walk to Fortunes Rocks Beach and 1.5 miles from UNE. Abundant blueberries and wildlife. See also highbluefarm.com

Anne McPheeters , OceanView Properties

1.84 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2507 SQ FT
 
$1,395,000
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Weatherly Farms

Penobscot, Hancock County, Maine


Privately located on the Blue Hill Peninsula with beautiful views across fields to the Bagaduce River, this exceptional saltwater farm offers a historic residence on 94± acres with 3,484± feet of waterfront. The house is an antique Cape with an ell and a newer addition that overlooks fields and forest that roll dramatically to the water. Original features include exposed-wood ceiling beams, and wide-board pine floors and the newer addition offers bright and open living spaces. The property has several outbuildings, among them are a spacious historic barn and a three-bay garage with an apartment above. The landscape consists of excellent fields defined by rock walls and split rail fence with mature trees, four farm ponds and a deep-water dock with access to Penobscot Bay via the scenic Bagaduce River. • Three-bedroom main house with four baths • Contemporary addition includes a spacious master suite with walk-in closets, his and her baths and a fireplace, with a large family room/studio above • The renovated kitchen features high-end appliances, wood-beam ceiling and a cozy eating area with a woodstove • Extensive attractive and accessible shorefront with a deep-water dock • Outbuildings and acreage present the opportunity for full-scale farming

Joseph Sortwell , LandVest, Inc.

94.20 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
4000 SQ FT
 
$2,775,000
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Poorhouse Farm

South Bristol, Lincoln County, Maine


Located near the charming village of Christmas Cove, on Poorhouse Cove with excellent views across the cove to High Island and the upper branch of Johns Bay, this exceptional saltwater farm in South Bristol offers a historic residence on 66± acres with 7,922± feet of waterfront. The Colonial house, built circa 1810, overlooks lawn and fields that roll dramatically to the water, and has appealing original features such as hand-carved rope and scallop motif wood trim in the living room, fireplaces and wide-board wood floors. The property has several outbuildings, the highlight being a spacious pegged, post-and-beam barn with stall headers that provide extra headroom. Expertly designed and well-maintained perennial gardens define outdoor living areas, an in-ground heated pool is also beautifully landscaped and there is a tidal dock on the southern end of the property. The land directly across the cove is included with the property, ensuring that a portion of the views are permanently protected. • Four-bedroom house with two-and-a-half baths, including a spacious master suite • Traditional layout, with front parlor, dining room, kitchen, and stairs to the second floor • Recent addition includes a spacious living room and a sunroom/studio with a woodstove; glass doors open to the back patio and windows flood the room with light • The kitchen offers a cozy eating area with a woodstove • The barn, built circa 1815 in Sumner, Maine, was carefully disassembled and reconstructed on the site by John C. Libby • Two-room seasonal guest cottage • Detached two-car garage with space for storage • The shorefront is easily accessible, with a tidal dock, and a trail along the shore leads through the woods to the mouth of the cove • Outbuildings and acreage present the opportunity to return to full-scale farming

Joseph Sortwell , LandVest, Inc.

66.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
3966 SQ FT

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