When it comes to land, we often think that location is the most important piece of the puzzle, and it is number 1. However, the quality of the land is a close second. This 50 +/- acres of mixed fields and woods located in Prentiss is of the best quality parcels of land you will find for sale in Maine.
Why This Maine Land – The first thing to note about this property is the quality of the soil. NRCS soil survey shows the majority of this land to be Dixmont and Bangor silt loams. These are moderately deep well drained soils that are excellent for any purpose including agricultural uses, forestry, wildlife and development.
Fields and Woods – The makeup of this land is approximately 18 acres of rolling fields with the balance of the acreage a mixture of spruce, fir and maple. The fields are currently just grass and have not been farmed for many years. This could be the certified organic farm you have been dreaming of starting. No timber harvesting has been done on this property for decades, there is significant volume of harvestable trees for resale or to be used in the construction of your new timber frame home. Hundreds of apple trees line the fields and can be found all through the forest that has replaced the former pasture.
Mountain & Forest Views – From the southern end of the fields there is an amazing view of Katahdin, Maine’s tallest mountain. This is a perfect homesite with rolling field in the foreground with miles of forest extending to the foothills and the northern Appalachian Mountains in the background. The maturing forest of the northern end of the property is another possible building site if you desire a more shaded and private home location.
Road Frontage & Utilities – This property has nearly ½ mile of frontage along a paved county road that is well maintained. Not only does this provide good access to much of the land but it makes future divisions of the land much easier. Along the length of this road frontage are both electric and communication lines. There is also solid cellular service at this location.
Rural Location & Low Taxes – If an urban environment is what you are seeking then look away, this is a country setting with a low human population. If a slower paced life with little traffic is what you are looking for then you have come to the right place. Prentiss is considered an unorganized township in Maine. There is no town government here. All permitting and taxation is done at the state level. What that means to you is a standardized building and permitting process and a property tax rate that is among the lowest in the state, currently under $9 per thousand. This location is for those who are self sufficient and don’t demand excess public services.
Getting Here – The property in Prentiss is a little remote. The nearest post office, gas station and convenience store are located about 7 miles from the property in the village of Springfield. Lincoln is the nearest service town of any size about 25 miles west of this location. The nearest commercial airport is about 75 miles away in the city of Bangor. Boston Massachusetts is a 5 hour ride.
Let’s Move – Property this good won’t last long. If you need more details call for a property information package or better yet let’s make an appointment for you to come see this property.