The towns of Gray and New Gloucester are lovely rural Maine towns that serve as bedroom communities for both Portland and Lewiston.
Gray is a stop on the Maine Turnpike, just 15 miles north of Portland. New Gloucester has a village center comprised of early 19th century buildings that say a lot about this community's sense of history and preserving the past.
Lakes and ponds found in these towns are Little Sebago Lake, Sabbathday Lake, Crystal Lake, Notched Pond, and a little piece of Upper Range Pond. Little Sebago is the largest and most popular. Sabbathday, Crystal, and Upper Range are smaller, but still have very good water quality and are great for all water recreation. Notched Pond is small and shallow, but provides an entry level for waterfront buyers with smaller pocketbooks.
Here are the current lakefront listings for these two towns:
Notched Pond, New Gloucester, 181 North Shore Rd. - 5 acres, 460 feet of frontage, needs work - $129,900.
Notched Pond, Gray, 6 Twilight Trail - 3 bdrm cape, 5 acres, 300 feet of frontage - $280,000.
Notched Pond, Gray, 145 North Shores Rd. - 3 bdrm., 20 acres, 200 feet of frontage - $299,000.
Little Sebago, Gray, 49 Northern Oaks Drive - 2 bdrms. plus expansion room, sandy beach on small lot - $300,000.
Little Sebago, Gray, 67 Birchwood Drive - 3 bdrms, private dock and swimming, well-maintained - $325,000.
Crystal Lake, Gray, 98 Mayberry Road - updated, year round, 2 bdrm cottage at water's edge, charming - $335,000.
Notched Pond, Gray, North Shore Road - to be built, 5 acres and 300 feet of frontage - $349,900.
Little Sebago, Gray, no address - year rounder steps from the water, master suite, gorgeous views - $350,000.
Little Sebago, Gray, 8 Evergreen Road - 3 bdrms, steps from the water, lakeside patio, nice - $385,000.
Little Sebago, Gray, 2 Aquilla Road - 5 bdrm colonial with 100 feet of frontage, 2 car garage - $425,000.
Little Sebago, Gray, 20 Aquilla Road - 3 bdrm, 2 baths, 2 car garage, one level living, sandy beach - $439,900.
Little Sebago, Gray, 25 Cobb Road - 10 rooms, 3 bdrms, 117 feet of frontage, turn key - $439,900.
Little Sebago, Gray, 48 Deer Acres - 200 feet of sandy beach frontage, flat lot, 2 bdrm, 1 bath - $449,000.
Little Sebago, Gray, 29 Arundel Road - 2 bldgs, 4200 sf of living, 175 feet of prime sandy frontage - $474,900.
Little Sebago, Gray, 53 Westwood Road - 3 bdrms, 2.5 baths, gorgeous lakeside home - views galore - $569,900.
Upper Range Pond, New Gloucester, 106 Rossmore Lane - 4 bdrm, 4 bath, east shore, very private - $649,000.
Little Sebago, Gray, 113 Egypt Road - 243 acres, 400 feet of frontage, ready for development - $2,950,000.