With a population of just over 4,500, Raymond Maine is a small town with plenty of forested land and lakefront.
The five-mile long Raymond Neck peninsula juts out into Maine's deepest and second-largest lake, Sebago. Raymond residents spend warm summer days at Tassel Top beach, a 35-acre recreational area. Sebago is joined in Raymond by Panther Pond, Thomas Pond, and Crescent Lake.
Raymondtown Plantation was originally named for William Raymond, a man from Beverly, Massachusetts who distinguished himself in the "Great Swamp Fight" during King Philip's War in 1675. Though Raymond began to be settled around 1770, most people arrived after the Revolutionary War. Raymondtown Plantation was incorporated as Raymond in 1803.
Raymond shares a school district with the adjacent larger town of Windham. An elementary school and middle school are both located in the town of Raymond, and students move on to Windham High School in grade 9.
All the fresh water in and around Raymond makes for fun-filled summers of boating and swimming. Year-round hiking opportunities abound in the Raymond Community Forest, and spectacular natural beauty surrounds you everywhere in the spring and fall as the seasons change. The Raymond Community Forest is a network of trails on over 300+ acres between Crescent Lake and Pismire Mountain, and is protected by the Loon Echo Land Trust. Rattlesnake Mountain also has wonderful views when you reach the top. Winter brings opportunities for nearby cross-country or downhill skiing, or trips to Maine's largest city of Portland, 21 miles to the southeast.
Before heading out on the water, locals and tourists alike love to grab deli sandwiches from the huge selection at the Good Life Market, or the Cafe Sebago Bar & Grill. Fancy a lobster roll instead? Try one at the Fisherman's Catch. Kick back with a late afternoon ice cream from The Mosquito - yum!
Needless to say, Raymond is a pretty spectacular place to search for a seasonal or permanent lakefront home for sale in Maine! There are plenty of other properties that make Raymond a good place to live. Browse Raymond Maine real estate, then give us a call at 1-207-351-8188 and we'll show you around town.