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Old 04-21-2007, 01:26 PM
 
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I think in all honesty Portland Maine, is a nicer place to live or the areas nearby, but it is cold and I mean cold. There will be alot of snow, it varies by season, and the ocean can both cause less or more snow accumulations depending on the type storms and weather conditions over the ocean. I actually would prefer to live in New England, I miss the homey and less transient feel to it, the nice small downtowns in the smaller towns, but I cannot stand the cold winters. I forgot to add burlington Vt, and Portsmouth NH to that list, but saw so many others had told you, they are all more than nice areas, and remember NH has no sales and no income tax, makes up for it though on property taxes.
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Old 04-21-2007, 01:30 PM
 
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Although you get cloud cover in Portland, Maine, it is not the long long darkness and clouds you experience in Oregon, the Northwest sets the record on that, You will see more sunny skies in Maine than here, I have heard that Burlington Vt, is second only to Oregon in cloud cover, I don't know what that is all about, they are well inland.
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Old 04-22-2007, 01:03 PM
 
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Shhhhhh....stop talking up Pittsburgh!

I like Pittsburgh's friendliness, the fact that my neighbors know me and talk to me, that there isn't a lot of racial tension here AT ALL, and that Pittsburgh has one of the lowest costs of living anywhere. If you guys start telling people to move here, it'll drive up the cost of housing and increase the congestion on the highways.

So listen up -- everyone who's thinking of moving to the 'burgh: it's awful here. Dreadful. I would suggest moving to...oh...let's see...New York...or Atlanta...or Dallas.
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Old 04-22-2007, 06:29 PM
 
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Someone might think you mean Portland Maine, but I sure know you mean Oregon
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Old 04-23-2007, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Charlottesville VA
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Hey everyone,

Thanks so much for all of the help. We're off to check out other forums -- specifically Pittsburgh, Portland ME, and Asheville NC.

We have a picture -- Thanks.

3StillLooking
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Old 04-24-2007, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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Manchester, NH? Syracuse, NY? Pittsburgh, PA? Scranton, PA?

Manchester, NH


I'd say Manchester. Maybe Bangor, Maine?
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Old 03-04-2008, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I grew up in the midwest (Ohio) and lived in Portland Ore and denver and Champaign-urbana Illinois. The thing that Pittsburg probably has that is similar to Portland oregon: midwestern friendliness and the river feel.

There is a bit of range in between: sort of like saying Cincinnati is like Washington DC because they are both along the Mason-Dixon line.
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Old 03-04-2008, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Interesting question.

The answer would be no.
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Old 03-04-2008, 02:11 PM
 
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I guess the first thing is the friendliness one finds in Portland. People are easy to get along with, and they are kind... however, we never felt as though we were judged for not having as much money as the next guy. As a matter of fact, one of the things we loved the most about Portland was that you could go to a little bar and stand next to a person who owns a multimillion dollar company and not have any idea because they aren't pretentious.
I LIVE in Portland and am looking for this Portland that you describe.
How long ago did you live here?
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Old 03-04-2008, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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I would think Boston comes closest to what you are looking for but there are a few things to consider. The cost of living in Boston is outrageous. So, you won't live as comfortable life as you are used to. Also, teachers are a dime a dozen in that neck of the woods so finding a teaching job may be difficult.
On the other hand, Pittsburgh may be the place. It has a lower cost of living and the hills of Portland. It actually has less crime than most other eastern cities. It has some mass transit.
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