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.

 
$49,900
200 Feet on Bennett Pond

Parkman, Piscataquis County, Maine


Excellent location to build your new Maine waterfront getaway! This large, wooded 2.3 acre lot offers you 200 feet of frontage along the shoreline of Bennett Pond. Perfect spot for the outdoor enthusiast, this is a great area to go hunting, snowmobiling, ride your ATV, and to catch yourself a brook trout right outside your front door! Electricity is available at roadside. Don't miss this one! Call Jim Quimby (207-270-1659) for more details! MLS: 1342318

Jim Quimby , Realty of Maine

2.30 ACRES
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$59,900
Potential Views of Moosehead Lake!

Greenville, Piscataquis County, Maine


Build your dream vacation home here near the top of Blair Hill in Greenville. With the removal of some trees, you will be be provided with amazing sunset views overlooking Moosehead Lake and the surrounding mountains. The view photos shown were taken from the adjoining lot at the same elevation at this property. Call Jim Quimby (207-270-1659) for more information! MLS: 1320426

Jim Quimby , Realty of Maine

1.74 ACRES
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$25,000
1359380 Wesserunsett Stream and Land

Cornville, Somerset County, Maine


Beautiful 2 acre building lot in the Cornville countryside. Enjoy privacy at the end of the road. Gorgeous 280 feet frontage on Wesserunsett Stream.

Whittemores Staff , Whittemore's Real Estate

2.00 ACRES
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$119,900
200 Feet on Monson Pond!

Monson, Piscataquis County, Maine


This classic New England waterfront cottage sits on a large 3 acre lot, and offers over 200 ft of shore front on Monson Pond. The property features a wrap-around porch, open deck, large detached barn/garage, plus a small bonus building located just a few short steps from the shore! The perfect location for outdoor enthusiasts; hiking, hunting, snowmobiling, ATVing, and of course...fishing right out your back door, not to mention Moosehead Lake just 15 minutes away! Call Jim Quimby (207-270-1659) today for more details! MLS: 1347598

Jim Quimby , Realty of Maine

3.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
1152 SQ FT
 
$69,900
200 Feet on Brassau Lake

Rockwood, Somerset County, Maine


With some clearing, this 2.58 acre waterfront lot will offer you fantastic lake and mountain views and amazing sunsets. High & dry and just minutes from Greenville and Moosehead Lake. The perfect spot for you new vacation getaway! View photos shown were taken from the adjoining lot that has already been cleared. Call Jim Quimby (207-270-1659) today for more details! MLS: 1277645

Jim Quimby , Realty of Maine

2.58 ACRES
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$59,900
Majestic Westerly Views of Legendary Moosehead Lake

Greenville, Piscataquis County, Maine


Welcome to Grand View Estates. This large 5.21 acre parcel offers you majestic westerly views of legendary Moosehead Lake and the surrounding mountains. A quiet and peaceful setting that's just 5 minutes from downtown Greenville. Relax and listen to the loon's call as you watch the sun softly set behind the mountains. The perfect spot to build your new vacation home! One of six lots available... hurry for best selection! Call Jim Quimby (207-270-1659) today for more details! MLS: 1348979

Jim Quimby , Realty of Maine

5.21 ACRES
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$119,900
Fantastic Views of Mason Bay

Jonesport, Washington County, Maine


Welcome to the land of lobsters and blueberries... Welcome to Jonesport, Maine. If you've been dreaming of having your very own oceanfront hideaway, this nicely wooded lot offers more than 5 acres of privacy at the very end of a quiet dead-end road. With fantastic views of Mason Bay, this is the perfect spot for you to build your new summertime get-away, or year-round home! Call Jim Quimby (207-270-1659) today for more details. MLS: 1357768

Jim Quimby , Realty of Maine

5.17 ACRES
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$139,900
Stunning Views of Schoodic Lake

Brownville, Piscataquis County, Maine


Looking for a private location? How about this 2BR, 1&1/2 BA home on 8 acres offering stunning views of Schoodic Lake. Last place in at the end of a quiet gravel road. Excellent area for the outdoor enthusiast.. hunting, fishing, ATV, snowmobile, and plenty of room to build a big garage. All within walking distance to the public boat launch. Call Jim Quimby (207-270-1659) today to schedule a showing! MLS: 1312643

Jim Quimby , Realty of Maine

8.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
1.5 BATHROOMS
1000 SQ FT
 
$149,000
300 Feet on Jones Cove

Gouldsboro, Hancock County, Maine


This wooded 2.6 acres has 300 ft. of waterfront on Jones Cove with beautiful views of Flanders Bay, gravel drive in place, power along the road, and mature woods to make a very private setting. If you want more space the adjacent lot is available with some open fields. Corner survey pins are marked with pink tape, come take a look. MLS: 1323512

Jim Quimby , Realty of Maine

2.60 ACRES
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$149,900
Ocean Front with Views of Stockton Harbor

Stockton Springs, Waldo County, Maine


Great lot to put your new home on. Ocean front with view of Stockton Harbor; 2.4 acres offer privacy, town water, septic in place, circular drive, if your thinking of building a home you will want to come take a look. MLS: 1322346

Jim Quimby , Realty of Maine

2.40 ACRES
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