Rangeley, Maine, Real Estate

RangeleyMERealEstate currently has available several of the most spectacular undeveloped building lots in the region. In Rangeley, the beautiful Sanctuary Farm tract has two field lots remaining, overlooking and with deeded access to Rangeley Lake, as well as two shore-front lots right on Hunter Cove.

In nearby Sandy River Plantation, two large lots (22 and 70 acres) are available on the Sandy Rivers Ponds, each with hundreds of feet of waterfront and a magnificent opportunity for a completely private home, camp or compound. Click the appropriate links for details:

Sanctuary Farm
Sandy River Sunrise

About Rangeley
Rangeley is too far away, too quiet, too boring, too devoid of the night life one can find near Winnepesaukee or Sebago or on Cape Cod. It's just awful.

Unless you can tolerate swimming, boating, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, cross-country or downhill skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, hunting, fishing, and an abundance of wildlife, or just happen to fall in love with the endless and breathtaking landscape, there's no reason to go anywhere near the place.

We're in the western mountains of Maine, some 16 miles from Quebec. If you have been to Rangeley, you know whether or not it's for you. If you have not been here, you'll have to visit to get a sense of the place.

The town of Rangeley, the heart of the Rangeley Lakes region, has a year-round population of about 1,168 according to the 2010 census, and there is housing for several times that number in the area. Much of the housing is owned by seasonal residents who visit for a few weeks or months each year as they please.

Here are some random facts about Rangeley.
Rangeley has:

  • About 15 restaurants. Some are pretty good.

  • Thai food.

  • No McDonald's, Walmart, Domino's, etc.

  • A strictly enforced speed limit in the village.

  • A good hardware store.

  • Very nice people.

  • One adequate grocery store.

  • Two places to buy liquor, and a few other places to buy beer and wine.

  • One place where you can get excellent produce.

  • Two places where you can get excellent seafood.

  • One convenience/sandwich/pizza/beer/wine store-type place.

  • Sufficient touristy shopping to meet state requirements.

  • A great deal of water.

  • Saddleback Mountain. (The Saddleback ski area is technically in neighboring Sandy River Plantation, but tell no one. And yes, Google has it wrong.)

  • The Appalachian Trail.

  • Golf.

  • An excellent regional school.

  • Exactly enough motels, hotels, bed and breakfasts, time-shares, and rental homes.

  • A good library.

  • A movie theater.

  • A public swimming area.

  • A few bars that you would not be embarrassed to enter.

  • Police who will bust you for drunk driving.

  • Rangeley Family Medicine, a well-staffed doctor's office.

  • A sense of humor, usually.

  • The Rangeley Health and Wellness Fitness Center and Physical Rehabilitation Facility, also known as "The Gym".

  • Many good snowmobiling trails.

  • Many good cross-country ski trails.

  • The Pine Tree Frosty (ice cream!).

  • Good sandwiches at several establishments.

  • Happy liberals (the Ecopelagicon).

  • Happy conservatives (read the Rangeley Highlander).

  • A municipal airport (the Steven A. Bean Municipal Airport).

  • Several places to buy or rent boats, snowmobiles, ski-doos, kayaks, canoes, and suchlike.

  • Moose, deer, foxes, ducks, eagles, geese, turkey vultures, coyotes, bobcats, the occasional black fly, trout, bass, ravens, hawks, hummingbirds, grouse, perch, but no termites.

  • Trees.