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Land for sale for Retirement

Two categories of buyers that I often see are those who are looking for a place to build a house to retire to and those who are looking to build a 4-Season home that they will eventually retire to.

I find there are a few common themes that go into those decisions.  Primarily they are:

  • the distance to the activities they enjoy (hiking, skiing, boating, …),
  • distance to amenities (stores, hospital, churches, …),
  • feel of the setting (rural, remote, private but not isolated, …)
  • type of community the land is in (more laid back vs. more cultural activities).

If you are looking for a lot not within a subdivision, I have three of those in the rural town of Waterford.

If you are looking for the protection of being in a subdivision, I have three locations.  Though a few miles apart, because of their proximity to various sizes of towns, they help people narrow down their thoughts.

A more rural town and location is Settlers Knoll.  It has 4 and 5 acre lots and is in a quiet Western Maine town. Hospitals, doctors offices and larger stores are 10 miles or so away yet you are closer to the White Mountain National Forest and outdoor activities.

If you want to be just a couple of miles from a hospital, stores, coffee shop, golf, …, consider Frost Homestead.   It has 3 common tennis courts, a basketball court and 24 acres of common land an is very close to a New England village.  Frost Homestead is 8 miles closer to larger Lewiston and Auburn the Settlers Knoll is.

For those looking to be even closer to Lewiston and Auburn, Maine, Woodbury Bluff is midway (12 miles closer) to Auburn and Lewiston.

I also have a few lots that are not part of a subdivision, yet could meet one’s needs for a retirement lot.  Call me for details.

If you would like me to show you the difference between these three areas or share what I have noticed while showing many couples my land, please email or call me.

Tom Chadbourne, owner:, 207 653-9955


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