Maine Waterfront Homes for Sale

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.

 
$729,000
838 Ocean Point Road

Boothbay, Lincoln County, Maine


Gorgeous remodeled contemporary home with spectacular water views of Ocean Harbor in the desirable Ocean Point area of East Boothbay. This year-round house is perfect for those who want a two-bedroom home turning the loft-style room into an office with an amazing view of the Atlantic Ocean that captivates while you work. It is also perfect for that family that needs a three-bedroom home with a waterview. Home is minutes to recreational boating and the newly developed golf course, this property offers luxury coastal Maine living with spacious interior and immaculate views of the Atlantic ocean. Wake up in the morning and look through your window to see Monhegan Island from your private third floor bedroom with on suite bathroom. Enjoy the early morning sun on the large deck while drinking coffee and watch the waves crash into islands off of Maine's famously beautiful coast line. Or, enjoy time lounging on or walking around your five-acre, private land. You will be only 15 minutes from the world famous Boothbay Harbor, which is the summer destination for boaters and yachters from around the world and only minutes away from some of Maine's best restaurants. Also within minutes of the famous Botanical Gardens. It also offers those winter adventurers a chance to enjoy Maine's mountains for skiing or its lakes for fishing or its trails for snowmobiling. Come and see for yourself.

Albert Edwards , Keller Williams Realty

5.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2020 SQ FT
 
$384,900
Magnificent family gathering place with shared frontage on pristine Embden Pond

Embden, Somerset County, Maine


This beautiful home sets in the middle of clean, clear, fresh water in Embden Pond. Close to the mountains and shopping, you are steps away from enjoying everything about Maine and lake living! The property is part of Snowshoe Village - a shared 1645 feet of beautiful Embden Pond! There are many common areas including boat docking areas, swimming areas, playgrounds, a large gathering place, utility sheds and so much more. There is more than enough area to be 'alone' in this setting!

Ida Earle , RE/MAX At Home

0.38 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2821 SQ FT

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