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Old 08-19-2011, 09:13 PM
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Like many people have mentioned, there really aren't many young people that live in Bar Harbor year round... though they do exisit. I'm in my mid 20s, lived in Bangor for about a year and its about a 45 minute drive to Bar Harbor. I went almost every weekend as it is my favorite place in the entire world. As far as jobs are concerned, unless you are a scientist and want to work in bio-tech there really aren't any other "major" employers on the island. The jackson Lab employs over 1000 people and is a major driver of the economy, (besides tourism.) I'm sure there's a legal department there, but I doubt any positions open up frequently. If you have a PHD in some sort of life science field I'm sure they would love to have you! That said, if you think outside of the box and are persistant in your job search you will come up with something. There are a couple small banks headquartered out there and some other nifty businesses that pay decent. Ellsworth is mostly all retail and Bangor has a wealth of jobs, including some medium sized law firms. I would at least use bangor as a stepping stone. Its a short drive and a pretty good place to live. I was actually pretty impressed with the nightlife for a city its size. Definitely an up and comming place.... for Maine at least. Good luck and hit me up with any additional questions you may have!
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Old 08-20-2011, 07:47 AM
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I've seen some bank manager/assistant manager jobs advertised in Hancock County.

Using Bangor as a stepping stone sounds like great advice.

There are a few businesses that stay open in Bar Harbor in the winter, but many close.....been that way all my life and my parents' lives. My dad would have been 100 this year.

Taking dance lessons (Ellsworth or Bangor) opens you up for some great night life exercise....they usually start at 6 or 7 and are over by 11. Friday and Saturday nights are quite lively at the Ramada in Bangor.

Have you considered limited access to Acadia National Park in the snowy winter months? might want to buy a snowmobile
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