Boothbay Harbor

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11 Howard St, Boothbay Harbor, Maine 04538 -

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  • Builder:Multiple Builders
  • Price Range:$200000 - $850000
  • Home Type:
    Condo, Single Family Home
  • Number of Homes:
  • New / Resale: Both
  • Age Restriction:None
  • Gated:No
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History

Boothbay Harbor was a part of Cape Newagen, a place where the English create   d a seasonal fishing camp. Henry Curtis acquired the land in 1666 from sachem Mowhotiwormet that is typically known as Chief Robinhood who settled in Woolwich. However, the village was assailed and burned in King Philip’s War and was re-inhabited later on and was attacked in 1689 once more in King William’s War. The place was deserted for 40 years.

In 1842, Boothbay was renamed and remained as a fishing center. At a time, it can hold between 400 and 500 vessels during bad weather, normally Friendship Sloops, looking for shelter. The harbor had a fish oil company and fishery, a manufacturer of fertilizer, an ice firm, a canning lobster factory, and two marine railways. The village was set out from Boothbay on February 16, 1889 and incorporated as Boothbay Harbor.

Area and Climate

An ideal destination in the state of Maine, Boothbay Harbor boasts of its first-rate boat tours, rich history, scrumptious dining, and lovely boutiques and local shops, not to mention the many exciting things that you can see and do in this area. Connecting to the west and east sides of Harbor is a long footbridge with a size of 1,000 feet, enabling you an easy access to a myriad of enjoyable activities. You are sure to be fascinated with the island lighthouses, rocky shores, quiet coves, and the friendliness and warmth of the locals.

The town receives 44” of rain each year, which is higher than the US average of 37”. It receives 64” of snowfall yearly, which is also higher than what an average US city receives every year (25”). Boothbay Harbor has 199 sunny days, with July having the highest temperature of about 78 degrees and January having the lowest temperature of 13 degrees.

Real Estate and Cost of Living

The approximate value of a home in Boothbay Harbor in 2015 was $219,617 as compared to the State average of $180,300. This average includes a combination of single family homes and condos.

The town’s cost of living in March 2016 was 91.6, which is below the US average of 100.

Lifestyle and Things to Do

The town is known for having a number of top-notch sea kayaking in the state of Maine. With water that varies from protected and serene bays and rivers to open seas, kayakers of all skill levels and ages will have tons of opportunities here.

Boothbay Harbor is also known as New England’s boating capital, and travelers who love adventure will have a lot of things to look forward to, having more than 25 boat tours that take place every day and leave right from the busy harbor. These excursions are a wonderful means to travel around the region and set eyes on the islands close by, like the Burnt Island or Monhegan Island. Tourists can also opt for tours that provide a close encounter with the wildlife, such as whale, puffins and seals. Furthermore, you can bask in a speeding windjammer ride or a romantic sunset schooner – the possibilities are endless! There are also local boat yards that show the tradition of first-rate boat building that still exists at present.

Monhegan Island is small and rocky and is located roughly 10 miles off the Boothbay Harbor coast and can be accessed by a ferry ride. There are no streetlights, paved roads or cars in this island and only has limited inns and shops. Monhegan is a wooded island and is truly a distinctive getaway from the busy cities. It is blessed with a 17-mile walking trails for the enjoyment of nature lovers, plus its lighthouse still actively gleams despite its old age (constructed in the year 1824). The views from the site are astonishing because you can see the nearby islands, harbor, village, and mainland. The house of the previous lighthouse keeper was converted into a museum that focuses on the island’s culture and history.

 

 

Amenities

  • Walking & Biking
  • Fitness Facility
  • Golf Course
  • Medical Clinics
  • Shopping / Grocery
  • Library
  • Picnic Area
  • Parks & Natural Space
 

Lifestyle

  • Scenic Coastal Drive
  • Charming Seacoast Village
  • Great Dining
  • Great Seafood
  • Gift Shops
  • Beaches
  • Bike Rentals
  • Boating & Watersports
  • Fishing Charters
  • Walking
  • Scenic Coastal Drive
  • Charming Seacoast Village
  • Great Dining
  • Great Seafood
  • Gift Shops
  • Beaches
  • Bike Rentals
  • Boating & Watersports
  • Fishing Charters
  • Walking
 
Property/Community Type : Condo
Golf Facility(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
Coastal Area(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
Mountain/foot hills area(Within 10 Mile Radius) : No
Lake Property(Within 10 Mile Radius) : No
College Town(College or University Within 15 Mile Radius) : No
Size of Community/Town(25 Mile Radius Estimated) :
Fitness Facility(Within 2 Mile Radius) : Yes

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