Named by the Lonely Planet travel publisher as one of its top-10 favorite US destinations in 2018, Maine's midcoast region is a true American gem. (Read the Lonely Planet's take on the region here.)

Whether you have been coming to Maine for years or are just testing the waters for the first time, I would like to introduce you to the hidden midcoast region of Maine. I live in Friendship, which is at the end of one of Maine’s many coastal peninsulas. The hidden midcoast is north of Bath, Brunswick, Boothbay and Pemaquid, and south of Camden, Rockland, Port Clyde and Tenants Harbor. It includes the towns of Bristol, Bremen, Waldoboro, Cushing and Friendship.

Property values in Maine's midcoast are generally lower than those further south in Maine. Large parts of the coast remain undiscovered by vacationers and have retained their unspoiled rural community essence. The natural beauty of many properties includes larger acreage homes, lake and ocean waterfront homes, and islands, allowing unimpeded outdoor adventures such as sailing, kayaking, hiking, birding and fishing, to be combined with luxury living.

These five coastal communities are all easily accessible from Boston and Portland, but are still part of an authentic Maine, with working waterfronts, artisans and craftsmen, and friendly, small-town communities. Compared with other parts of coastal Maine, prices are still relatively low for waterfront properties yet the area is accessible to Route One shopping, hospitals, and all that coastal Maine has to offer.

If you are looking to purchase property in Maine, I encourage you to consider this area. I would like to act as your buyer’s agent as you explore properties. I know the market because I live here and, as a licensed real estate agent, every day I am updated on what’s new to the market and what prices have changed. More importantly, I can provide professional on-the-ground insight into a particular home, community, town or region.