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Old 08-22-2007, 12:04 PM
 
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Are there any ghettos in Maine i.e. Housing Projects and things like that?
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Old 08-22-2007, 12:11 PM
 
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Are there any ghettos in Maine i.e. Housing Projects and things like that?
No not yet but where working on it!!They should be here within 5 year's or so!
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Old 08-22-2007, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Penobscot Bay, the best place in Maine!
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I would imagine there are areas of the larger cities/towns that could be described as ghetto-ish, simply because of a high level of illegal and drug activity. There are areas of Bangor, even, that are considered ghettoish by Maine standards....
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Old 08-22-2007, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Learnifying me some good at UMaine at Fort Kent
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Are there any ghettos in Maine i.e. Housing Projects and things like that?
By Maine standards, Part of Lewiston. But its not really that bad, its not like there are gangs and drive by shootings, just low income housing.
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Old 08-22-2007, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Glendive, MT
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lol....I certainly wouldn't refer to low income housing in Maine as ghetto! Most larger towns have this, but it's not a horrible place that you should avoid--from what I've seen anyway!
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Old 08-22-2007, 10:29 PM
 
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ummm.
south end waterville
parts of lewiston.
parts of portland.
some of augusta.
birch st. presque isle
parts of bangor
i heard some of old town?
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Old 08-23-2007, 07:26 AM
 
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You find some rundown areas, but let me tell, they are nothing like you would encounter in the Bronx. Maine cities are small. Portland being the largest with a population of around 62,000.
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Old 08-23-2007, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Glendive, MT
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exactly Alison! I have a cousin that grew up in the Bronx....let's just say that life was not a walk in the park---and he's 42. It's worse now, but it certainly wasn't great then. Maine's worst is paradise by some standards.
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Old 08-23-2007, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Maine
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There's no place like home, I can't wait to see my best buddy . We leave here on the 30th.
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Old 08-23-2007, 12:22 PM
 
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I drove by some low income housing complexes in Portland and was impressed by how clean and nice looking they are. Having lived in Philly as a kid and seeing the Projects there I would say Maine's version of housing is very different.

There were places in Lewiston that were a bit seedy but still better than places in bigger cities like Philly and New York.
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