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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
 
 
$1,650,000
Horse Property for sale.
Grey Ghost Farm

Lincolnville, Waldo County, Maine


This bucolic property, the site of a historic dairy farm, is located on 70± acres in a private setting with a unique residence and extraordinary barn. Surrounded by beautiful fields, the house has an attractive, traditional exterior that was built in 2007/2008 and then recently revised by local architects and builders to seamlessly blend a minimalist approach with modern sensibility and high-end finishes. The home is perfectly oriented to capture beautiful views of the fields, woods, and surrounding mountains; custom stonework anchors the residence in its natural setting. Located only 15 minutes from Camden, the property is protected by an Agricultural Conservation Easement held by Maine Farmland Trust and offers the opportunity to return to full scale farming once again. • Three bedrooms with five baths • Private master suite • Wood and granite floors with custom-milled casework • Large historic gambrel dairy barn • Attached two-car garage

Joseph Sortwell , LandVest, Inc.

69.60 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
4484 SQ FT
 
$1,300,000
Horse Property for sale.
Historic Equestrian Estate with gorgeous views and lake access!

Monmouth, Kennebec County, Maine


Once in a lifetime opportunity to own a piece of the former Woolworth Estate! Situated on 12.7 acres overlooking Cobbossee Lake; the rich equestrian history, details and craftsmanship of this property are truly incomparable. Currently operating as a Bed and Breakfast, the main house offers eight guest rooms, with private bathrooms, a sitting room, commercial kitchen, two dining rooms, library, large outdoor patio with additional dining space, large barn with 26 stalls and plenty of space to host events of all varieties. The grounds are meticulously manicured and offer beautiful mature landscaping and established gardens. The 60 foot right of way w/access to Cobbossee Lake has undergone major renovation, with an established path (passable by car)/turnaround, and shared dock system. Attached to the main house is a one bedroom apartment and a separate two bedroom carriage house. The property has seen substantial updates over the last several years and is ready for new ownership.

The Allarie Gray Team , Better Homes & Gardens | The Masiello Group

12.72 ACRES
11 BEDROOMS
11 BATHROOMS
6754 SQ FT
 
$1,575,000
Horse Property for sale.
Historic waterfront farm on Mount Desert Island, Maine

Mount Desert, Hancock County, Maine


Historic 1778 home in Mount Desert's Pretty Marsh village, "Pirate's Cove Farm" was fully renovated from 2010 to 2015. This exceptional 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath home combines the charm of yesteryear, which includes the homes' original beams and carved woodwork, with quality, modern conveniences. Complementing the home's updated interiors, utilities and 4 fireplaces, its water-facing patio is complete with a hot tub and an outdoor Viking kitchen area. Abutting Pretty Marsh Cove, the 6.53 +/- acre parcel with 525' +/- of water frontage includes a large horse barn, a fenced-in dog area, and a 3 car garage. Consider converting the barn to a guest cottage, as water, utilities and a separate septic are already in place. The grounds are thoughtfully and beautifully landscaped to provide privacy. Delightful at any time of the year, this remarkable property must be seen to appreciate all the details of workmanship and amenities.

Danielle Davis , The Davis Agency

6.53 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$634,950
Horse Property for sale.
Equestrian Business and Facility

Newburgh, Penobscot County, Maine


Bring your horses, unload and enjoy the fact that everything is already in place. This 65 acre farm was designed to make the work associated with every daily activity flow smoothly. Currently operating as a profitable training, lesson & boarding business. You can ride year round in the indoor riding arena! The 120’x300’ Barn boasts the 68’x235’ indoor ring which has (GGT) German Geo Textile Footing to provide the most advanced footing for sound riding with 27+ stalls, heated tack rooms, wash stall with hot & cold water, heated riders Lounge, grain Room, Eff Apt heated office & More! There are 2 Outdoor Rings (1) is 100x252 with 2 Judge Booths & a warm-up ring 100x184 also feature the ggt footing. There is a separate barn AKA KASTLE that has 4-9 stalls & garage space with 220v access and 2 seasonal Restrooms in this barn. Also on the property is a Burlington 2 Bed 2 bath Mobile Home that is Move-in Ready. Great views all around, and you don’t have to climb up a mountain to see th

Elisha Hardy , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northeast Real Estate

65.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
36000 SQ FT
 
$800,000

SOLD

Horse Property for sale.
Big Birch Farm

Palermo, Waldo County, Maine


Old World charm meets modern amenities and energy efficiency in the unique French country-inspired organic farm and Equestrian Estate. Big Birch Farm is situated on 117 private, tranquil acres of organic pastures, gardens, 22+/- acre wild blueberry field and 3,000 ft of waterfront on Beech Pond.

Pam Armour , Bean Group

117.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3304 SQ FT
 
$3,800,000
Horse Property for sale.
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

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