To live in Maine is to be close to it all, but away from it all at the same time. There’s a freshness in the air, a quality to the light, a certain feeling - you know you’re somewhere exceptional.
Maine’s 3,500 miles of rocky coast is dotted with lighthouses and thousands of islands just off shore. A look inland reveals the proof that Maine is indeed the most forested state in the country. And as the least densely populated state in New England, Maine has the most amount of space per person - so there’s plenty of room to spread out.
More than charming - a forward thinking approach Maine real estate listings are bursting with comfortable seasonal getaways and endlessly beautiful summer retreats. But increasingly, these rustic havens are being seen as the gems they are. Beautiful three-season estates are frequently being converted into year-round sanctuaries with high-end amenities and state-of-the-art systems.
A highly sought after lifestyle, steeped in history
Maine has lured people “from away” for decades. Boasting many vibrant working waterfronts up and down the rocky coast, a large part of Maine’s identity is drawn from the sea and its rich shipbuilding history. Maine is host to many thriving businesses both big and small across several industries.
Now more accessible than ever
From Portland it’s less than two hours to Boston by vehicle or rail, and an even shorter hop by plane. New York City is similarly accessible, only five hours away by car. The recently-expanded and upgraded Portland International Jetport (PWM) offers a quick and efficient in and out.
Ever-changing Maine - never the same day twice
With the water acting as a stabilizing influence, temperatures tend to be milder in winter along the coast. The ocean influence is also responsible for fresh breezes in the midst of Maine’s summer swelter. The weather in Maine has always been dynamic. As the saying goes, “If you don’t like the weather in Maine, wait a minute.”
Come home to Maine
To many, Maine is summer vacations, regattas, beach days and lobster bakes. But Mainers agree - Maine is more than a just place - it’s home. It’s “the way life should be.”