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Maine Lakefront Real Estate on Long Lake – An Embarrassment of Riches

While this general geographic area where we live and work is called the Sebago Lake Region (and rightly so), anyone familiar with this area knows there are several somewhat smaller lakes that are equally beautiful and desireable. The short list would include Kezar Lake, Long Lake, and Thompson Lake. I grew up in Harrison and live there now and so have a special affinity for Long Lake.

Long Lake is 11 miles long, a mile or so wide, deep and clean –  a band of shimmering silver and blue stretching north to south from Harrison to Naples. It’s many attributes have a direct relation to property values and you’ll find that Long Lake shorefrontage is among the most expensive in the area.

I took a look at the current listings and found 20 properties for sale on Long Lake. Only two list under $500,000! This is surely a “high rent district”. The appeal for being on this lake is so strong I wonder how immune lakefront prices here will be to the current downturn in the overall market? Prices have been pretty stalwart so far and I would guess that trend will continue. The message here is “if you want to be on Long Lake, expect to pay for the privilege.” The good news is there’s a lot to choose from. Back in 2004, you could count the number of Long Lake waterfront listings on one hand.

Here they are – all the current lakefront listings on Long Lake:

Search for properties on Long Lake

There you have it. High end properties to dream about on a cold winter’s night. Long Lake offers good size, excellent boating and recreational opportunities, high water quality, docking and marina facilities, inspiring views of the White Mountains, and great fishing – all good reasons why owning lakefront property here has been, and will continue to be, a great investment.