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Old 11-15-2010, 09:50 PM
 
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I am a college student who is planning on moving back to Maine after I graduate with my husband and raising our family in the state that we grew up. We are looking for a town that gives that quaint New England feel, has a downtown area or main street with shops, coffee house, library, restaurants etc.... We would like it to have at least a little bit of energy and life so we can go walk down main street or downtown at night and stop and get a coffee on cold winter nights. We would like to be within 1.5 hours of Boston so we can take day trips.

So what are some of your favorite quaint Maine towns, that have a cute little downtown or main street?
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Old 11-15-2010, 11:32 PM
 
Location: Gorham, Maine
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Kennebunkport.
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Old 11-16-2010, 05:47 AM
 
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Saco, would also fit the bill. It maybe too large to be "quaint"....but I think it hangs on to "charming".
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Old 11-16-2010, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Boonies
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Belfast, Camden, I lived in Unity, ME for many years and it's considered a quaint little town. There's just not anything much for "shopping", . It's a spirited little town though! Check it out. :-)
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Old 11-16-2010, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Gorham, Maine
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Belfast, Camden, I lived in Unity, ME for many years and it's considered a quaint little town. There's just not anything much for "shopping", . It's a spirited little town though! Check it out. :-)
Not 1.5 miles to Boston!
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Old 11-16-2010, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Maine's garden spot
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Not 1.5 miles to Boston!
It's not even 1.5 hours from Boston. Time and distance... it's all an illusion anyway...
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Old 11-16-2010, 01:43 PM
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Yarmouth, if you can afford to buy a house there. I have a friend who is selling a place on the Royal River for $455K if you're interested.
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Old 11-16-2010, 01:57 PM
 
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Yarmouth, if you can afford to buy a house there. I have a friend who is selling a place on the Royal River for $455K if you're interested.
Thanks but we arent looking to buy yet. I will definitely check out Yarmouth when we are starting to look though
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Old 11-16-2010, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Gorham, Maine
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It's not even 1.5 hours from Boston. Time and distance... it's all an illusion anyway...
Oops!
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Old 11-17-2010, 07:35 PM
 
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Yarmouth would be my first choice - great village and schools.
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