About Maine

Maine

Maine is the most sparsely populated state east of the Mississippi River. It is called the Pine Tree State and nearly 90% of its land is forested. In the forested areas of the interior lies uninhabited land, some of which does not have a formal political organization -- 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, 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. 

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.

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 are 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 biotechnology. Naval shipbuilding and construction remain also in Maine and serves as a large support base for the U.S. Navy.

 
$259,900
Spacious Contemporary Waterfront Property in Brunswick Maine

Brunswick, Cumberland County, Maine


RARE BRUNSWICK WATERFRONT! SEE THIS UNIQUE CONTEMPORARY HOME SITUATED ON OVER 3 ACRES OF LANDSCAPED GROUNDS WITH LOTS OF WATER FRONTAGE ON THE NEW MEADOWS. 2 LEVELS OF LIVING SPACE WITH THE UPPER LEVEL FEATURING CATHEDRAL CEILINGS AND BRICK HEARTH WITH WOOD STOVE IN THE FAMILY ROOM. LOWER LEVEL INCLUDES ANOTHER LARGE FAMILY ROOM WITH BEDROOM, BATH AND KITCHENETTE. HANDICAP RAMPS AND WRAP AROUND DECK.

Michael Baribeau , Century 21 North East

3.75 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2600 SQ FT
 
$395,000
A beautiful new waterfront home with 9+ acres of privacy and dock. Clear Lake.

Hartland, Somerset County, Maine


A beautiful home with hard wood floors, picturesque views, 9.49 acres of pristine woodland on one of Maine's purest lake. This home is offers strict privacy with all the modern conveniences.

Douglas Damon , Realty of Maine

9.49 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2300 SQ FT
 
$216,000
1428449 Moxie Pond... Furnished Camp and Boat included!!

West Forks, Somerset County, Maine


Lake Moxie is located in the heart of Maine. Moxie falls, a tons of recreational opportunities surround you. The camp offers all the amenities of home, first floor master bedroom and bath, a total of 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom. Open concept living. Spend the summer, fall or stay year round - its up to you. Enjoy boating, swimming, wildlife, while the sun crests the shore every morning, and the full moon needs to be seen to be appreciated. Fully furnished, turnkey, boat included and ready for the next adventure.

Whittemores Staff , Whittemore's Real Estate

1.93 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
1100 SQ FT
 
$179,900
1417259 Lake Wesserunsett awaits you

Madison, Somerset County, Maine


Here is your opportunity to own this lovely cottage on Lake Wesserunsett. Home has 4 heating sources which will allow for year-around use. Shoremaster dock, fire pit, gazebo and much more are included in the sale! 2 bedrooms on the 2nd level but the dining room on the main level could be a main floor bedroom. Make your dream of owning a lakefront property come true today.

Whittemores Staff , Whittemore's Real Estate

0.96 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
1189 SQ FT
 
$289,000
1426248 Cottage on Lake Wesserunsett

Madison, Somerset County, Maine


Looking for that stylish, trendy barn style furnished camp? Own it all! Furniture included in this beautiful cottage/camp with over 110 feet of frontage on Lake Wesserunsett. Working fireplace, hardwood flooring, match pine ceiling and walls, 3 bedrooms, enclosed deck overlooking the water, dining room, full bathroom...and the list goes on and on. The panoramic views from this location are your dream come true! A rare find!

Whittemores Staff , Whittemore's Real Estate

0.14 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
1155 SQ FT
 
$475,000
Gorgeous Quality Home - Waterfront Bear River & Bear Pond

Waterford, Oxford County, Maine


Home sits back away from the road for privacy on 3.45 acres of nicely landscaped with Perennials wooded level land. 240 feet of waterfront on Bear River with Boatable access into Bear Pond.

Cheryl Willey , Century 21 North East

3.45 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2846 SQ FT
 
$725,000
Family Compound Potential w / Sandy Beach on Highland Lake, Bridgton, ME

Bridgton, Cumberland County, Maine


Beautiful Sandy Beach on the West Shore of Highland Lake. Perennial Gardens, Boat Dock, Moorings & Nicely Landscaped. Situated within walking distance to downtown and located in the Western Mountains & Lakes Region of Maine. Near Shawnee Peak Ski Resort and easy commute to Conway, NH and Portland, ME.

Cheryl Willey , Century 21 North East

0.85 ACRES
7 BEDROOMS
5.5 BATHROOMS
3416 SQ FT
 
$179,000
1412744 Moxie Pond Paradise. Your camp awaits!

West Forks, Somerset County, Maine


Have you ever dreamed of owning a private piece of paradise on Moxie Pond with your own boat launch and sandy beach? This one of a kind property sits on the bank of Moxie Pond where you look out your window and see large rock cliffs instead of neighbors. Swim and fish off your dock or use the two kayaks included in the sale. There is also a boat that can be included. The camp was taken down to studs in 2018 with all new insulation, metal roof, siding, wiring and propane lines. The camp is being finished as we speak in tongue and groove pine.ATV/Snowmobile trails nearby, only a few miles back to white water rafting, and miles of paper company land around to hunt on. Take a look and you can enjoying Maine camp life by Summer.

Whittemores Staff , Whittemore's Real Estate

1.00 ACRES
1 BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
464 SQ FT
 
$139,900
Sportsman's Potential Paradise! Land on East Grand Lake in Scenic Maine

Danforth, Washington County, Maine


This property is three separate lots owned by one and sold to one. One lot is the lake frontage and the other two are both wooded, level ground just across the private road from the frontage lot. Perfect spot to build three or four cabins and have them be a source of income! Put in your boat on the frontage lot for some of Maine's best fishing. Sit on the shore by your camp fire and watch the sun set. Across the lake is New Brunswick Canada! Great place to hike, fish, swim, water sports, ATV or hunt. Plenty of great guides in the area.

Heather Quimby , Maine Country & Coast Real Estate

1.48 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$450,000
1400584 Kennebec River Home... so spacious and beautiful!

Skowhegan, Somerset County, Maine


Lovely 4 bedroom home located with 220 feet frontage on the Kennebec River and approximately 3.7 acres. Home offers beautiful hardwood flooring and some ceramic tile flooring. Master bedroom with full bath with a Jet tub, double closets. 4 season sun room to enjoy the outstanding views and tranquility of the River. Attached 3 car garage with direct entry to home. Very nice open concept home with loads of room!

Whittemores Staff , Whittemore's Real Estate

3.70 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
3030 SQ FT

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