Recently I came across this shocking statistic . . . Maine has the highest number of vacant homes in the country at 22.8 percent (from the U.S. Census Bureau via USA Today). That’s nearly one out of every four homes!
More specifically, vacant homes in this case is a reflection of all the snow-birds in Maine who simply weren’t home when the Census canvassed the state. Yet, this new data begs the obvious question . . . how will Maine build a year-round economy with so many part-time residents?