Long Island is Maine's newest Town having seceded from the City of Portland on July 1, 1993. The 180 or so year-round residents felt they were better able to determine how their tax monies should be spent than could the City Councilors in Portland. This action reflects the strong & independent nature of those living on this 900 acre Island.
Fishing is the primary occupation of Long Islanders with a variety of other self employed people rounding out the work force. Some do commute into Portland every day.
There is a store on the island, a seasonal restaurant, elementary school and a couple of churches. There is an abundance of undeveloped woods and there are two of the nicest white sandy beaches, open to the public, anywhere in the Casco Bay Region - Islands or mainland. They are, however, seldom crowded simply because many are unaware of their existance.
Up to eight ferries a day (fewer in the winter) make the 40 minute or so trip from downtown Portland so quick trips into Portland for a movie, shopping or just a taste of City life is easily done before retreating back to the quiet & beauty of this Maine Coast Island - all without ever having to get into a car!
What is considered a shoreland in Maine is important when you are thinking about long-term options for your property.
All land within 250 feet of the highwater line of any pond over 10 acres, any river that drains at least 25 square miles and all tidal water and saltwater marshes
All land with 250 feet of a freshwater wetland over 10 acres.
All land within 75 feet of streams that are outlet of great ponds or streams below the confluence of 2 perennial streams.
Real Estate Values Although not true in all cases, real estate prices tend to be less expensive the farther up the Maine coastline you go and the farther inland you travel.
Maine has long been a destination for second homes either along the coast or one of our beautiful lakes or rivers.
Following several years of depressed pricing, the market is improving and it appears to be a good time to make a purchase.
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Why Use a Buyer's Agent
By retaining the services of a qualified and professional Buyer's Agent, you have access to equal representation in the real estate transaction.
If you are thinking of buying a home, or are in the process of buying one, you can't afford to do it alone.
Local knowledge can be hard to come by. While the Internet can be a good place to begin your search, there is no substitue for hands-on experience in the local market.