More and more the land in Maine we sell is driven by fear.
Not of living in Northern Maine, Aroostook County but because of where the real estate buyer of land acreage lives now. Hangs his hat.
And carries a taser, nervous, anxious, tense and looking over his shoulder constantly.
Never feeling so at ease. Not so trusting. Large population areas are not a picnic.
Noise, too much slow or stopped traffic wasting time. Rude people in your face if they notice you at all.
With a reaction to get the frig out of my way bozo attitudes. And nose bleed high cost of living.
Suddenly small town rural Maine land values come up on radar, seem like a fairy tale, a mirage up ahead.
Does a place like that still exist except in movies, books or way back in history?
I am here to tell you, show you yes it does.
Less people means more connection, folks that are friendly. Waving, making eye contact and not ignoring you. Not living in fear. Heck the keys in the vehicle ignitions, house doors unlocked because where I live is the 4th lowest crime state. And my northern region, Aroostook County is half the state average again. Car insurance is a fraction of what they pay in the Boston MA area. No 128, 93, 495 route pile ups. And car jackings?
What are those? You mean helping someone with a flat? Lending a hand right when they are stuck in a hole, the mud, the snow?
If you car hood goes up in the IGA or Shop and Save parking lots, instantly three local small town Maine people with jumper cables are there to give you the good kind of boost.
I know because have been on both ends of the exercise of help your neighbor.
To get you and I back on the road or offering a ride.
Hanging around until road side assistance arrives if the battery boost, dry gas does not work its charm. Do the trick.
No drive by shootings, no daily crime of murders, rapes, property destruction or theft.
More respect for others. Expecting the same in return. That is small town living which Maine is known for.
Folks down country want a piece of low cost Maine land, even junk property.
Nothing fancy that they can afford works for them just fine. Because the cheap land in Maine is an insurance policy. Like adding a life alert device, a rip cord to pull in case of an emergency.
To high tail it out of the city, heading north to a place in the Maine woods where no one will find you.
Unless you want them to locate you, because Northern Maine is like you are the needle in the proverbial haystack.
That is why all the hoopla about low cost Maine land. Especially with land in Maine for sale with owner financing.
Big, beautiful and only 11 people per square mile. In a land mass that is the same as Connecticut and Rhode Island combined.
More space, natural surroundings, less people equals now we're talking.
A place loaded with low cost Maine land options.
Maine, come for a day, end up staying a life time. Don't keep her waiting. Don't stay away so long.