Ogunquit, ME Luxury Real Estate
Luxury Homes and Lifestyle in in Ogunquit, ME: A natural beauty, all year long
It is true that good things come in small packages. At just 4.2 square miles, Ogunquit is the most densely settled town in York county. But there are plenty of quiet spots to enjoy the sunrise or a contemplative walk, should the mood strike.
Beautiful place by the sea
Ogunquit means “beautiful place by the sea,” and that is how the Algonquin Indians first described the three-mile stretch of pristine sand. Residents could keep this gem a secret, but they are happy to share it with visitors who love the town as much as they do. In 1925, resident Josiah Chase, Jr. donated a gorgeous shoreline trail now known as Marginal Way to the town for public enjoyment (and walkability). To further remove traffic and parking hassles from the seaside experience, the trail is complemented by a trolley service that runs the two miles of Ocean Street between Main Beach and Footbridge Beach.
Where everybody knows your name
It may be cliché elsewhere, but in Ogunquit it is true and authentic. Here, locals greet each other by name as they pass on the street — and if the name is on the tip of the tongue, a warm smile is a welcome Plan B. Folks are known to strike up conversations everywhere: in the post office line, entering the bank, and especially at the Village Food Market, where daily chats over coffee and the paper are de rigueur.
A cultural jewel
For over 80 years, the Ogunquit Playhouse has entertained patrons with five high-quality theatrical productions per season. Since being founded by Broadway showman Walter Hartwig and his wife Maude in 1933, the playhouse has attracted stars of screens and stage, including Sally Struthers and Bette Davis. It’s one of the last true summer music theatres, and a beloved one.
Cozy winters in town
Residents love to welcome all guests to their special town. Yet when the last summer shutter is locked, locals settle into offseason routines that are just as precious. Fireside cocktails and steak au poivre at the Old Village Inn, Saturday sing-a-longs around the piano at the Front Porch, and Sunday card games at That Place (called “Rick’s” by those in the know) as snow gathers outside are the heart and soul of winter-time Ogunquit.
An environmental leader
Ogunquit’s original draw is its gorgeous natural beauty; and the town has ensured it stays as “natural” as possible. It was the first Maine town to ban the use of synthetic pesticides and weed killers on all private and public land. Since then, several other cities have used Ogunquit as a model and have followed suit. The private sector is just as vigilant: a dozen hotels, bed and breakfasts and restaurants proudly display DEP’s Environmental Leader badge, more than any other town in the state.
Ogunquit, ME real estate: as unique and charming as the residents
The homes for sale in Ogunquit, ME are as unique and charming as the residents. Because the town is a cozy four square miles, each home can boast close proximity to the award-winning beaches and vibrant town center.
Perkins Cove has the feel of a quaint fishing village with galleries, shops, and restaurants to happily distract as you wander around. Some newer custom homes complement traditional Maine-style cottages, all sharing captivating water views and convenient access to shopping and restaurants.
Further from the shore, handsome farmhouses with wraparound porches on larger parcels of land allow for the balance of surf and turf. From these homesteads, you can still smell the ocean air in the serenity of a wooded yard.
If it has been a dream of yours to escape the corporate world and run your own B&B, there are a few on the market in Ogunquit. Any one of a handful of beautifully restored examples of Maine real estate with several bedrooms, quaint porches, and easy access to the beaches could be the next step on your journey.
Or if your compass is pointing to the other end of the maintenance spectrum, a selection of townhouse communities in town offer the freedom of lock-it-and-leave-it condo life.
The opportunities are diverse, and the possibilities beautiful – contact us to start your search.