There's a mystique about Maine that those of us "from away" are intrigued by. It's beautiful, and it's located way up there by Canada, with open spaces and a small population. Many newcomers find Maine, and especially Augusta, the capital city, a great place to live, especially if you're looking for a family-friendly city with lots of other bonuses.
While you're pondering Augusta's fine points, you might want to go online and take a virtual tour of some exceptional Augusta homes for sale. Be sure to contact our REALTORS® and let us help you find the right home for you and your family.
Being family-friendly is just one of the great things about Augusta. Here are some others.
Everyone loves a birthday party, and Maine is gearing up for a once-in-a-lifetime blowout. 2020 marks the Pine Tree State's Bicentennial with festivities set to run all year long. Our REALTORS® are looking forward to participating in these entertaining and educational activities for Maine's 200th birthday.
History of Maine
While Maine officially became a state in 1820, its known history dates back to 3000 B.C. when it was inhabited by an indigenous tribe known as the Red Paint People. The first European settlement was founded on St. Croix Island by a French group, including famous explorer Samuel de Champlain.
Maine is now the largest of the New England states, but at one time it was part of Massachusetts. That ended in 1819 when the Massachusetts General Court separated the District of Maine from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Maine officially became the 23rd state on March 15, 1820, as part of the Missouri Compromise. This legislation allowed Maine to enter the Union as a free state.
Bicentennial Events and Programs
Be a part of Maine's next chapter! Contact us for trustworthy and experienced help with your real estate needs in the Augusta area.