Wiscasset, Maine, has been dubbed the “prettiest village in Maine,” and for a little more than $200,000, someone will get to live in a cozy, historic Cape Cod nestled within walking distance of downtown.
The seaport town was originally a Native American settlement, with European immigrants setting up shop around 1663. When Maine became a state in 1820, the town was briefly considered for the state capitol, but ultimately lost to Augusta.
Wiscasset is also home to the smallest church in the world and was once allegedly picked the ultimate destination for a plot to save Marie Antoinette from the guillotine.
Summer turns the area into a mecca for fishing enthusiasts — whether you’re looking for lobster fishing, sport fishing, or clam and worm digging. “National Geographic proclaimed Wiscasset the ‘worm capitol of the world,’” the town’s website said.
The Sheepscot and Back rivers and the trails around them provide plenty of opportunity for kayaking, waterfront dining or hiking, too.
“Both the community and the surrounding area are rich in heritage and cultural diversity, home to thriving arts and artisan communities,” the town said. “Nearby are theaters, white sand beaches, world-renowned shopping centers, major concert venues, and sports arenas.”
The town is also about three hours from Boston and an hour to Portland, Maine.
Built in 1818, this week’s historical shelter is a three-bedroom, two-bath home that has been updated with new windows and siding on the exterior. The kitchen has new appliances and the bathrooms have been completely renovated.
Throughout the first floor, wide pine flooring is showcased, and that first-floor master suite will be plenty warm with that wood-burning stove.
Outside, an attached barn with garage provides plenty of storage space, and backyard time is a treat, too.
“Enjoy your tranquil, private backyard with new deck and beautiful landscaping,” listing agent Dean Jackson of Newcastle Realty said.