Known around the country as every outdoor enthusiast’s dream destination, Maine’s rugged mountains, lushly wooded forests and glistening lakes comprise a storied sportsman’s paradise that some are lucky enough to call home. Stretching from Fryeburg on the New Hampshire border, to the famous Rangeley Lakes and bustling “twin cities”, this expansive region offers a veritable treasure trove of diverse locales, year round outdoor recreation opportunities, and lucrative industries.
The potential for combined living and working opportunities in this popular region are greater than anywhere else in the state. For eco-tourism entrepreneurs, guides, naturalists, restaurateurs, or those hoping to open a lodge or bed and breakfast, the possibilities are nearly unlimited. The topographic features of the area include lakes, rivers, mountains, farmland, and vast stretches of protected wilderness abutting White Mountain National Forest. In winter, area ski mountains and surrounding resorts attract tens of thousands of winter sports enthusiasts, while summer brings avid fishermen, boaters, and seasonal residents to the Rangeley lakes.
Classic Maine villages like Bethel, Farmington, and Bridgton are already home to many families, but the charming towns have experienced exciting growth in recent years. Entrepreneurs have begun to open new businesses in the area, giving the quaint downtowns an undeniable appeal, while reigniting the spirit of innovation in the area. The twin cities of Lewiston and Auburn serve as a bustling cultural hub for the region, with hotels, restaurants, shopping, the nearby Oxford casino, and company headquarters. Despite continuing economic growth, single-family homes in the Lewiston area remain affordable, and multi-family homes offer income potential as young professionals and other potential renters flock to the area.
The evergreen appeal of urban development, paired with countless outdoor recreation opportunities set Maine’s Mountains and Lakes region apart for other areas in the state. Whether you’re considering relocating to the area to start a business, continue your career, or find a welcoming community for your family, this unique region could be the perfect choice.