St. George, ME Luxury Real Estate
Luxury Homes and Lifestyle in St. George, ME: Where an ocean lifestyle is guaranteed
St. George is a serene peninsula and island community nestled between the Saint George River and the Gulf of Maine where life on the water is never far and history is copious.
Islands, Islands, & more Islands
The town of St. George covers an area of 23 square miles, but the town is home to 213 islands. While more than half of these islands are less than .1 acres, the sheer volume of islands will provide even the most determined ocean explorers with an abundance of opportunity in the Muscongus Bay.
While the peninsula and surrounding islands do not amount to a great deal of landmass, the town’s unique and extraordinary features have resulted in a number of distinct villages, namely: Tenants Harbor, Port Clyde, Spruce Head, Wiley's Corner, Martinsville, Glenmere, Long Cove, Harts Neck, and Clark Island. The year round-population is around 3000 people, but the population more than doubles during the summer months as summer residents and visitors flock to each of the different villages. Whichever village you visit, each is home to quaint shops, restaurants, and inns that embody the culture and history of the village and town itself. Each village has its own particular character which makes the town of St. George as a whole unlike any other.
An Artist’s Find
It wasn’t until almost the 20th century that the beauty of St. George was recognized and praised as it is today. Once the prized hunting ground to Abenaki Indians known for its plethora of ducks and geese that was unoccupied by humans, and later the site of farms and factories, it wasn’t until visitors justified the town’s oceanfront grace through artwork and writing. These visitors built cottages to admire the beauty that the community offers and this charm continues to attract new visitors and residents today.
Paintings Come To Life
With the town’s vast coastline came the necessity of lighthouses, many of which remain as the most popular sites of interest in St. George. Check out the Marshall Point Light Station built in Port Clyde in 1832. Beautifully renovated and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980’s, the lighthouse is known in popular culture for where Forrest Gump concluded his run across the country. Other noteworthy lighthouses include Tenant’s Harbor Light and Whitehead Light. These lighthouses serve as inspiration for much of the artwork influenced by the town of St. George.
If the unique combination of ocean, river, peninsula and islands that composes the town of St. George appeals to you like it has to artists among others for over a century, we’d love to help you make one of the delightful villages home. Contact us to start your Maine Real Estate search right here in St. George.