Midcoast Real Estate 2015
FEATURE MAY 2015
HARPSWELL, BRUNSWICK, WEST BATH
Harpswell has gorgeous coastal properties that feel undiscovered and hidden along coastal inlets. Brunswick has Bowdoin College and Maine Street, areas that host fine-dining options as well as brewpubs. In the Fort Andross building find local food and antiques at the weekend market. Bath, home to Bath Iron Works, has been called Maine’s “cool little city.” Its downtown is full of galleries and boutique shops.
BOOTHBAY HARBOR, SOUTHPORT, EDGECOMB
In these areas you can find cottage communities on the water, where in the summer kids can run outside barefoot and play safely all day. The area is also attractive to retirees because there are neighborhoods that feel removed and private. Away from the coast are properties with rolling green landscapes.
SOUTH BRISTOL, NEWCASTLE
Those looking to escape the crowds can hide away in South Bristol and Newcastle. Both towns have beautiful, secluded properties on the water that come with fireplaces, barns, and deepwater docks. A nearby attraction is the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse at the entrance of Muscongus Bay.
CAMDEN, ROCKPORT, NORTHPORT
With cultural institutions such as the Strand Theatre, Farnsworth Art Museum, Maine Media Workshops, and Camden International Film Festival, the midcoast has become a center for creativity. Camden Hills State Park has walking trails and nearby is the Camden Snow Bowl, a ski and recreation area for summer and winter activities.
St. George has the villages of Port Clyde and Tenants Harbor, where general stores are gathering spots for locals. Along the coast Adirondack chairs invite passersby to sit and think for a while. Lighthouses dot the coast and the scenery is known for inspiring artists. Find properties that are protected in coves, others with boathouses and cottages that were built close to the sea.