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Old 10-18-2010, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Missouri to ?
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Hello, I was wondering if you could tell me if there are any towns in Maine that could somewhat be compared to the city of Asheville North Carolina? Not that I would want Maine to be anything like NC by any means! I'm only curious as to possible simularities in scenery and size. Of course, it would suit me fine to give or a take a bit on the size of either the mountains or size of the city, so..I guess I am just looking for a beautiful very hilly to mountainous city, and if it happened that the beach were'nt too far off, well that would be an added bonus! Thank you in advance
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Old 10-18-2010, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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The only city in Maine that compares to Asheville in size of population is Portland with 64K+ people; every other city is much smaller than Asheville and couldn't really be compared. You would need to go at least 25 miles west to really hit hilly/mountainous terrain. However, Portland is on the water. As far as in-city scenery goes, Portland is much older and more quaint than Asheville. Visit and see if you like it.
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Old 10-18-2010, 03:34 PM
 
Location: North Carolina/Maine
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Asheville is filled with trustafarians and snowbirds and pseudo hippies who were not even born in that era.Besides Chapel Hill it is home to the fruits and nuts of North Carolina. Most of the populace is retired New Yorkers who summer there and winter in Florida. Property prices are high. That being said, it is a beautiful place. Avery, Cherokee and all places westward are less populate with somewhat saner prices in property.

Traveling HWY 11 from East Millinocket to Eagle Lake in my mind's eye is reminiscent of Western North Carolina outside metropolitan Buncomb County, NC without the aboved referenced denziens. Just my .02 cents
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Old 10-18-2010, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Maine!
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Asheville is filled with trustafarians and snowbirds and pseudo hippies who were not even born in that era.Besides Chapel Hill it is home to the fruits and nuts of North Carolina. Most of the populace is retired New Yorkers who summer there and winter in Florida. Property prices are high. That being said, it is a beautiful place. Avery, Cherokee and all places westward are less populate with somewhat saner prices in property.

Traveling HWY 11 from East Millinocket to Eagle Lake in my mind's eye is reminiscent of Western North Carolina outside metropolitan Buncomb County, NC without the aboved referenced denziens. Just my .02 cents

Couldn't of said it better myself!

Asheville is a fun place to visit but it's got nothin' on any place in Maine.....
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Old 10-20-2010, 03:36 PM
 
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Chaos, have you been up near Sebago Lake area? Not like Ashville - but it's pretty there and not too far from Portland commute-wise. That's where we stay for vacation each year. We are actually looking in the Poland area - well, me...you know what I mean
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Old 10-20-2010, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Maine!
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Chaos, have you been up near Sebago Lake area? Not like Ashville - but it's pretty there and not too far from Portland commute-wise. That's where we stay for vacation each year. We are actually looking in the Poland area - well, me...you know what I mean
I have not been to this area of Maine (but look forward to doing so!)

When I say Ashville has nothing on Maine, I'm not trying to bash Asheville, Asheville IS beautiful, that's why I like to go there and why soooo many people want to live there. It is REALLY ummm....quirky in places but that's all part of it's charm. But the surrounding areas are much more populated and it's harder to find the land and solitude (affordably) that Maine offers
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