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Old 12-31-2009, 12:51 PM
 
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Looking to buy lakefront land in Maine, no more than 2hrs drive from Portland.
Ideal place would allow me to boat/fish/swim in summer and snowmobile in winter. Looking to spend no more than $100k..

No shared waterfront...

Any ideas? How about Crystal Lake in Harrison?

Thanks
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Old 12-31-2009, 02:30 PM
 
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Sounds to me that your budget is a little low. Maybe a hundred grand would buy an empty lot, but not one with anything worthwhile on it...and if was an empty lot, it probably wouldn't be a choice lot since those have been gobbled up already. Might be wrong, but lake front property worth owning is more spendy that that me thinks.
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Old 12-31-2009, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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Be very careful if you find such a lot within 2 hours of Portland. It might not be buildable. It might just be suitable as a site to park a camper trailer.
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Old 12-31-2009, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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"no more than 2hrs drive from Portland" makes the rest nearly impossible.

Gotta go North and cross over the line.
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Old 12-31-2009, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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What's "the line?"
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Old 12-31-2009, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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They used to call it the 'Volvo line', but I think it's name was changed. I simply do not recall it's new proper name.

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Old 01-01-2010, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Union, ME
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Wink wondering where I live...

Just wondering, where is this "Volvo line"?

If I have to ask, does this suggest I'm living within its territory?
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Old 01-01-2010, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Central Maine
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Just wondering, where is this "Volvo line"?

If I have to ask, does this suggest I'm living within its territory?
See: the Volvo line....

And: The Two Maines: Volvo Line is not a Dirty Term

Also, of possible interest: The Simple Life, North of ‘the Volvo Line’ - New York Times
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Old 01-01-2010, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Bar Harbor, ME
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Just wondering, where is this "Volvo line"?

If I have to ask, does this suggest I'm living within its territory?

Here we go again:

"....Kingfield was incorporated in 1816 as part of what was then the Maine District of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It sits in western Maine’s Longfellow Mountain Range at the confluence of the Carrabassett and West Branch Carrabassett Rivers, north of what a Portland transplant, Donald A. Fowler Jr., calls “the Volvo line.

“No one drives Volvos north of Portland,” said Mr. Fowler, a lawyer who practices in Kingfield and who skis Sugarloaf nearly every day in winter."


-----http://travel.nytimes.com/2008/01/25/travel/escapes/25havens.html
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Old 01-01-2010, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Union, ME
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Here we go again: [...]
Thank you, Zarathu, but we don't hafta' go there again on this thread . Someone has already kindly (done the research I shoulda') provided me with links to old threads on the subject .
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