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Old 09-11-2011, 11:38 AM
 
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Old 09-11-2011, 04:44 PM
 
Location: North Carolina/Maine
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He posted about moving to about 4 different locations in 12/10, has not been on here since what you see above. Hopefully he is happy wherever he is!
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Old 09-14-2011, 11:32 AM
 
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I have a job offer in Lewiston and have a daughter in high school. I was curious about others areas that have more to offer for high school age and also more activity. What about living closer to Portland or others areas. Any suggestions?? Lewiston does not seem an option to live but to work is great.
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Old 09-14-2011, 02:37 PM
 
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Check out Durham, ME. a.k.a "the golden triangle" as it's not far from Lewiston/Auburn, not far from Topsham/Brunswick, and not far from Portland. Oh yeah, also very close to Freeport which has LL Bean! It has a choice of different high schools (personally I'd avoid Lisbon at all costs). Durham is a nice country setting that is close to the cities mentioned for amenities. Lot's of shopping in any direction. If you go much further south the taxes jump bigtime. Durham is reasonably priced too. I would never live in Lewiston, but that is just me. I've worked there and it's fine for that, but live there, forget it.
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Old 09-14-2011, 04:25 PM
 
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Check out Durham, ME. a.k.a "the golden triangle" as it's not far from Lewiston/Auburn, not far from Topsham/Brunswick, and not far from Portland. Oh yeah, also very close to Freeport which has LL Bean! It has a choice of different high schools (personally I'd avoid Lisbon at all costs). Durham is a nice country setting that is close to the cities mentioned for amenities. Lot's of shopping in any direction. If you go much further south the taxes jump bigtime. Durham is reasonably priced too. I would never live in Lewiston, but that is just me. I've worked there and it's fine for that, but live there, forget it.
good points about durham, however, there are some decent neighborhoods in lewiston,, its not all tall pines
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Old 09-14-2011, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Maine
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My parents live in Lewiston and like it fine. Yes, there are bad areas (although "bad" is a relative term), but there are also many nicer neighborhoods. I personally would not want to live there, but they are happy.
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Old 09-14-2011, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Gorham, Maine
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I have a job offer in Lewiston and have a daughter in high school. I was curious about others areas that have more to offer for high school age and also more activity. What about living closer to Portland or others areas. Any suggestions?? Lewiston does not seem an option to live but to work is great.
You might consider North Yarmouth, not too far from either Lewiston or Portland and part of the MSAD 51 School District (including Cumberland).
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Old 09-18-2011, 09:44 AM
 
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Thanks so much what about the schools in the areas that you spoke about. My daughter is a junior and I want to make sure she is happy. I had seen the area years ago as my brother lived in Lisbon as he was stationed at Brunswick Navy, and the school there was a problem.

I want to make sure that we are close to shopping etc.
Any areas in the towns that you mentioned that we should really stay away from? All towns have rough areas.
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Old 09-18-2011, 03:41 PM
 
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Thanks so much what about the schools in the areas that you spoke about. My daughter is a junior and I want to make sure she is happy. I had seen the area years ago as my brother lived in Lisbon as he was stationed at Brunswick Navy, and the school there was a problem.

I want to make sure that we are close to shopping etc.
Any areas in the towns that you mentioned that we should really stay away from? All towns have rough areas.
A very loaded question.

St. Dominic Academy or Hebron Academy are both great schools, albeit some what expensive. You should decide on how far you are willing to drive to work, as that will have a BIG impact on where you might live.

- How much are you looking to spend on a home?
- How big a home?
- What kind of shopping?

Freeport (LL Bean land, is not far from any areas in central Maine
Portland is also very close.

Heck, Boston and or Conway NH are but an hour / hour and a half or so from most of this area, and both have plenty to choose from.

Does she or any of your kids play sports? Which sports? Both of these may lead you to different schools.

Again, I live in a very nice, quiet part of New Auburn, and have for some 30 years now.

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Old 09-19-2011, 08:35 AM
 
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I was looking in the following areas: Auburn, Lewiston New Gloucester,Durham,Poland. I was not sure about Lisbon or Lisbon Falls as I said before my brother lived there and the schools were an issue. I like the coastal area but concerned about the drive everyday. So I was more incline to be closer .
She loves cheer-leading, dance teams, swimming, dancing and being in other activities. She snowboards and rollerskating and loves to go shopping and movies. She also wants to hold a part time job if possible.
I was looking more in the area that I do not have to drive an hour everytimr I need something, I have been in areas where there is no walmart, or JCpenny, dillards, coldwater creek or these type stores for over an hour away and every time you needed something you had a drive.

I know the stores may be different but and life will be a little different but still love to shop sometimes.
We are looking to lease before we buy. So leasing up to 1800.00 would like to stay around 1500. Need at least 3 bedrooms( would like 4) , 2 baths ( would like 3), 2-3 car garage and as my spouse works from, home we have to have a room for computer/office.
Also with teenagers need room for friends to be around.
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