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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
 
 
$499,000
Horse Property for sale.
Horse friendly Circa 1850 Farmhouse with barn, 5 beautiful acres rolling pasture

Oakland, Kennebec County, Maine

David Coughlin , Brookewood Realty

5.00 AC
4 BR
4 BA
3500 SQ FT
 
$575,000

PENDING

Horse Property for sale.
Horse Property with Deeded Lake Rights

Lyman, York County, Maine

Katie O'Regan , Keller Williams Coastal Realty

14.00 AC
4 BR
1.5 BA
2422 SQ FT
 
$4,300,000
Horse Property for sale.
Estate on 820 acres surrounding 88 glacial pond with 5400 sq ft log home.

Franklin, Hancock County, Maine

John Colannino , American Forest Management

820.00 AC
3 BR
3 BA
5400 SQ FT
 
$2,275,000
Horse Property for sale.
Sleepy Hollow Farm

Jefferson, Lincoln County, Maine

Joseph Sortwell , LandVest, Inc.

528.00 AC
5 BR
3.5 BA
5700 SQ FT
 
$615,000
Horse Property for sale.
PRICE REDUCED Amazing 2011 custom built home & 5 stall horse barn on 99 acres.

Bradford, Penobscot County, Maine

John Colannino , American Forest Management

99.00 AC
3 BR
3 BA
3658 SQ FT
 
$229,000
Horse Property for sale.
30 acre farm with

Palermo, Waldo County, Maine

Bill Wentworth , Realty of Maine

30.00 AC
4 BR
1 BA
1692 SQ FT
 
$415,000
Horse Property for sale.
Miles and miles of trails and elegantly restored antique barn!

Harrison, Cumberland County, Maine

Katie Folsom , Better Homes & Gardens, The Masiello Group

8.17 AC
- BR
3.5 BA
2250 SQ FT
 
$215,000

SOLD

Horse Property for sale.
Micro equine property with newly remodeled and enlarged home. Near ocean.

Lubec, Washington County, Maine

Sheila Huckins , United Country Lifestyle Properties of Maine

6.00 AC
3 BR
2 BA
2100 SQ FT
 
$229,900
Horse Property for sale.
Horse Farm w / 70' barn and 12.79 acres of pastures.

Litchfield, Kennebec County, Maine

Claudene Northrup , Orff Realty

12.79 AC
3 BR
2.5 BA
1848 SQ FT
 
$325,000
Horse Property for sale.
Horse Lover's Dream!

Shapleigh, York County, Maine

Laura Byther , eXp Realty

10.00 AC
2 BR
1 BA
1600 SQ FT

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