Although it is not known for certain, Maine is probably named after the French province of Maine. Another possibility for the name “Maine” is that the people living on islands along the coast of Maine used to speak of going to the mainland as “going over to the Main.”
The state experiences a continental climate, much more so in the southern part of the state, with fahrenheit temperatures dipping into the 20s and 10s in the winter and 70s and 80s in the summer.
From the first colony in 1607 to statehood in 1820, Maine has enjoyed a rich and proud tradition – one that continues to embody its current culture.
Today, almost a 40% of the state’s full-time residents live in the Greater Portland area (MSA), which has a population of approximately 550,000. Portland is Maine’s cultural, social and economic capital. The city seal depicts a phoenix rising out of ashes, which goes with its motto, Resurgam, the Latin term “I will rise again”, in reference to Portland’s recoveries from four devastating fires.
When consider Maine as a potential place to live and purchase real estate, it is important to have access to as much information, in advance, as possible. Our continued objective is provide prospective clients with the resources and tools to make informed decisions.
Below is an overview of Maine facts and features that we hope you find helpful: