• 1,700 SF new construction home on Long Island, which is a 40-minute ferry ride from Portland

• Open concept main floor with wraparound porch is ideal for entertaining and enjoying every season

• Partial daylight basement ideal for outdoor/indoor transitions; ready to be finished to specific needs

• Low taxes with well-supported town services make Long Island a unique option for those seeking a quiet life near the city

Live your dream in this newly constructed, energy efficient, year-round home with three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms on Long Island, Maine. With an open concept main floor and wraparound porch, this is the perfect home to gather friends and family and savor each season of year-round living just 40 minutes by ferry from Portland.

Long Island is one of the dozens of Calendar Islands in Casco Bay. The population grows during the summer months with many families returning generation after generation. Residents make their living in fishing and ocean related industries, while others commute to Portland and beyond. This address is a five-minute car ride, eight-minute bike or 25-minute walk to the public ferry landing. Private marinas are even closer.

The kitchen at 857 Island Avenue, Long Island.

Enjoy the day on the wraparound porch, catching the sights and sounds of the ocean, like the soft peals of bell buoys in the morning and the ember sunset in the evenings. In addition to all the living space upstairs, where you’ll find three bedrooms, a full bath and laundry room, there’s a partial daylight basement waiting to be finished for your needs. The patio doors open right under the porch, making this an ideal space even in its unfinished form for transitioning from outdoor to indoor activities, or for storing gear.

A caring, year-round community with lower taxes, and well-supported town services make Long Island one of Maine’s best kept secrets. If you’re looking for a quiet lifestyle just outside the city, take a closer look at Long Island.

857 Island Avenue is listed by Mary McAleney of RE/MAX® Shoreline. Contact Mary by phone at 207-799-4306, or by email at marymcaleney@shorelineagents.com.

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