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About SouthWestern Maine
Encompassing York County, Cumberland County, Oxford County and Androscoggin County, this part of Maine includes the Greater Sebago Lakes Region and Maine’s largest city, Portland.
A major advantage for finding a lakefront home for sale in Southern Maine is the proximity to the Boston metropolitan area. Many of the lakes and ponds in this region are less than 2 hours from downtown Boston, making it a premier destination to get away from the hustle and bustle to a wide range of recreational activities like golfing, skiing, snowmobiling, hunting, fishing and hiking.
Sebago Lake, with a surface area of 30,513 acres, is the second largest lake in Maine. The Greater Sebago Lakes Region contains nearly 50 lakes and ponds, with a wide variety of lakefront properties for sale, including seasonal cottages and year-round lakefront homes.
Among the popular smaller lakes nearby are Panther Pond, Little Sebago, Long Lake, Thompson Lake, Coffee Pond, Brandy Pond, Moose Pond, Pleasant Lake and Crescent Lake.
Further north, Mooselookmeguntic Lake is the fourth largest Maine lake, with a 16,300 acre surface area. There are numerous islands on the lake, but two in particular stand out: Toothacre Island and Student’s Island, which have many rustic summer camps. Fishing and camping are the most popular activities on this lake, and there are facilities nearby to support these pastimes.
Portland, which is in easy driving distance from many of the lakes in this region, has transformed itself from a rough-and-tumble seacoast town to one of the best U.S. cities to live in. From the Old Port working waterfront to a lively arts district to the creative foodie scene which can hold its own against restaurants anywhere.
Another advantage to finding a lakefront home in Southern Maine is the accessibility to some of the world’s prettiest beaches. Maine’s first 30 miles of coast from the New Hampshire border is like the Riviera of New England, with long stretches of soft white sand beaches.
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