Eustis Real Estate
Neighborhoods/Developments in Eustis, ME
Eustis is a town in Franklin County, Maine. Eustis, which includes the village of Stratton, is a popular recreation destination known for its' incredible scenic beauty, exemplary snowmobiling conditions, great hunting opportunities and friendly locals.
Eustis was first called Township No.1 of Range 4. West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase and was first settled by Caleb Stevens. About 1831, the northern half of the township was purchased from the state of Maine by two men, one of whom was Charles L. Eustis of Lewiston. In February 1871, with a population of 342 Eustis was officially incorporated as a town. Prior to it's becoming a town Benedict Arnold and his troops passed through the area on October 19, 1775 on their way up the North Branch of the Dead River to fight the ill-fated Battle of Quebec.
It is 6 miles from Sugarloaf ski/golf resort and 20 minutes to Saddleback ski area and Rangeley Lakes region. Eustis is also home to Flagstaff Lake, a man-made lake the was created when the Dead River was diverted, to create a hydro-electric facility, and the town of Flagstaff was flooded in 1950. The Bigelow mountain range and Bigelow preserve offer spectacular backdrops of the Flagstaff lake views from almost everywhere in the community.
According to the US Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 41.3 square miles, of which, 39.1 square miles of it is land and 2.2 square miles of it (5.39%) is water.
As of the 2010 census, there were 685 people, 302 households, and 170 families residing in the town. The population density was 17.5 people per square mile. There were 747 housing units at an average density of 19.1 per square mile.
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