New Gloucester Homes for Sale
A Beautiful Town in Maine
The Town of New Gloucester is located on the northern boundary of Cumberland County between the two largest metropolitan centers in Maine: Portland to the south and Lewiston-Auburn to the north. The town’s 48.6 square miles includes a beautiful village area and many acres of farmland and forest.
Settled in the 1740’s by men from Gloucester, Massachusetts, who saw the promise of its fertile intervale and wooded hills, New Gloucester was soon completely abandoned in the face of hostile Indian action. Settlers returned in the 1750’s and obtained the town’s incorporation in 1774, only to be pitched into the turmoil of Revolution. With peace and a new national Constitution, the town achieved sudden prominence as a court seat for western Cumberland County and as a supply and transportation center for lumbering and farming in the surrounding region. Mills, shops, and inns were numerous. Great homes were built, and huge farms were laid out and worked as the town prospered. Active schools, three churches, and the Shaker community brought a spiritual dimension to the town.
After 1850, New Gloucester lost its prominence. The action shifted to the cities, to the great plains of the west, to the wilderness of northern Maine, as an expanding railroad network made possible the development and marketing of resources on a national scale not previously possible.
New Gloucester has become a placid and still prosperous farming community where commuters make their homes. The town treasures its rural character yet seeks to blend its future growth with the traditions of its past. A prime example being that New Gloucester is home to both Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village and Pineland Farms.
New Gloucester is a traditional New England community with a vibrant history — New Gloucester is home to the Shaker Village, Pineland Farms, numerous artisans and innovative businesses. We are located in a spectacular rural setting just minutes from Portland and Lewiston-Auburn
Also Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village is a Shaker village near New Gloucester and Poland, Maine, in the United States. It is the last active Shaker community, with only two members as of 2017. The community was established in either 1782, 1783 or 1793, at the height of the Shaker movement in the United States. The Sabbathday Lake meetinghouse was built in 1794. The entire property was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1974.
Home of Pineland Farms, Read more down below.
This town also is also part of Sebago Lake Region, find out more HERE
Things to do in New Gloucester
Pineland Farms is amazing, see why
New Gloucester is also the home of Pineland Farms. Located in the rolling hills of New Gloucester, Maine, PINELAND FARMS is a 5,000-acre working farm, diverse business campus and educational and recreational venue that welcomes visitors to enjoy its beautiful rural landscape.
Pineland Farms’ mission is to provide a productive and educational venue that enriches the community by demonstrating responsible farming techniques, offering educational opportunities and encouraging a healthy lifestyle through recreation.
check out more here www.PinelandFarms.org