Consider your lifestyle while you search for the perfect Maine lakefront property
Where you buy your Maine lakefront property is almost as important as what you buy.
Living in Maine lakefront property means different things to different people. If you're looking to match a lakefront home with your lifestyle, it helps to know your interests and requirements. For example, if you love winter skiing, look for properties near your favorite slope. If your business takes you far and wide, it's practical to restrict your search to listings within an hour of the Portland or Bangor airports.
The descriptions below can help you identify the lifestyle you want to lead in your Maine lakefront home-so you can keep that in mind as you browse listings or talk with us.
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Which lakefront buyer describes you?
Sentimental - If you spent your childhood summers on a particular lake or in a particular town, you may have an emotional affinity to that area. Don't fight it. Go for it! Use the Maine Lakefront Locator to search for properties in your area of choice.
Weekender - If you live in the Boston area and plan to use your lakefront home mostly on weekends, you might want to limit your drive time. Some folks will find a four hour drive from Boston acceptable. Others will want to limit the drive to under 3 hours of their lakefront property if they are planning regular weekend use. Here are the Maine lake areas that are closest to Boston:
SANFORD (1 3/4 hours)
SEBAGO (2 1/2 - 2 3/4 hours)
BELGRADE (3 hours)
MID-COAST (3 1/2 hours)
Commuter - If your employment requires long distance travel you may wish to locate within an hour of the Portland and Bangor airports. Contact us and we can tailor a search plan that meets your need. Maine's two large commercial airports are the Portland International Jetport and the Bangor International Airport.
Ski Bum - Maine has some great winter skiing destinations. If you're a winter skier, consider a lakefront location that's close to your favorite ski destination. For example; if you love skiing at Sunday River near Bethel, you might wish to find a lakefront home off the Route 26 corridor from Gray to Bethel. Contact us for more information.
Snow Bird - Some folks plan to live full-time in their lakefront home for a good part of the year-from spring through fall-and flock to Florida each winter. If this describes you, considerations like distance from Boston probably don't matter much to you. Other considerations like distance to the nearest hospital or year-round amenities are more important.
Born to Golf - If Golf is your passion, you'll be glad to know that there are many great courses here in Maine. Let us help you find a lakefront location that's close to a number of fine courses.
Seashore - If you love the idea of lakefront living, but your spouse or significant other wants to be near the coast, consider a lakefront location that suits you both. There are some wonderful lakes near the coast, such as Damariscotta Lake in Nobleboro, that will make you both happy. For lakefront listings near the coast, choose Midcoast and Downeast areas in the Maine Lakefront Locator.