According to USA Today, Bar Harbor, Maine, is one of the best places to buy a second home in New England and the Mid-Atlantic. In fact, it ranks No. 5 on their list, which encourages buyers to “Come for the beautiful town, stay for a hike in breathtaking Acadia National Park, which draws a steady flow of tourists from around the world.”

However, it’s not all tourist traps in Bar Harbor. There is a peace and serenity about the idyllic coastal town. It sits on Mount Desert Island along Maine’s famous Frenchman Bay. Here, you’ll get lost in scenic paths, enjoy a day out on the water, or cozy up in one of the town’s charming cafes.

And if you’re like any of the wide-eyed tourists who vacation here, real estate will eventually be top of mind. The homes in Bar Harbor can cost you a pretty penny. But we found something out of the ordinary that stopped us in our tracks.

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Our Splurge: 296 Center Hill Road, Plymouth, Massachusetts is listed by Kathleen S. Byrne with Robert Paul Properties, Inc. for $1,850,000.

In the spirit of “Turkey Day” we thought it only fitting to take you to Plymouth, Massachusetts – home of Plymouth Rock, the historical landmark signifying where the Mayflower Pilgrims disembarked to begin their settlement on a new continent. Although visitors of the rock often describe it as “underwhelming,” the town itself is not. Plymouth is a quintessential New England destination, nestled conveniently between Boston and Cape Cod. This week we found two fabulous Plymouth properties, each with incredible locations right on the water, but with price points that are miles apart. Which would you choose, the Cape Cod Bay Splurge or the White Horse Beach Steal?

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