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Old 12-07-2011, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Maine is a beautiful state and the most heavily forested, with a beautiful coastline. Its largest city, Portland, has ony 62,000 people. Secure employment before you go, because opportunities are few in such a rural state. Maine is also very heavily taxed and is by far the poorest in New England. New Hampshire is one of the wealthiest in the nation and one of the least taxed. You can also commute to Boston from suthern NH if need be. The White Mountains and the coast are right there at your doorstep.
Not everyone is exposed to these 'high' taxes that you claim exist in Maine.
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Old 12-07-2011, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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No, but the average person here is. All those state rankings are based on averages. It takes a whole lot of people with high per capita tax burdens to make Maine #1. I know a guy who lives in a hand built camp way out in the woods. Every piece of wood in his camp was packed in there by hand. He has no address. I think the census missed him. His personal tax burden is very low.
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Old 12-07-2011, 05:44 PM
 
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Forest Beekeeper,

Not a bad thought regarding bio tech. I will look into this.
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Old 12-10-2011, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Maine is bigger than the other five New England states put together.
Wow, really, is that true? Does that include Conn.? The population is what, compared with all the other NewEng states together?

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Property taxes in Maine will generally be way less than in New Hampshire, known for its high COL because of that alone.
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Old 12-10-2011, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Emerald Coast
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Wow, really, is that true? Does that include Conn.? The population is what, compared with all the other NewEng states together?

For the OP:
Property taxes in Maine will generally be way less than in New Hampshire, known for its high COL because of that alone.
N.H. does have high property taxes, but with no sales or income tax, COL is not that different. Definitely a stronger economy.
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Old 12-10-2011, 09:09 PM
 
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Thanks for the info, guys! Still debating between Maine and Vermont, various COL exercises, etc. I will say, however, that the more I read up on Bangor, the more appealing it looks. Portland looked good at first, but Bangor seems better for us as a family. So much to read and consider.
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Old 12-11-2011, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Maine
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You may want to throw Lewiston-Auburn in the mix, We have 2 major hospitals and many smaller medical offices and for IT jobs Carbonite just built a facility here.


bill
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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We moved up from South Carolina and have been extremely happy. Maine is a wonderful state! We love the people, climate, and landscape. We have managed to both find jobs that we enjoy and that support us and have even found our dream home. Now if we could just get our family to move here from Ohio and Colorado, life would be PERFECT!!!
Where are you in Maine, if I may ask?
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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N.H. does have high property taxes, but with no sales or income tax, COL is not that different. Definitely a stronger economy.
For those in the workforce, high property tax and low/no sales tax works fine. For those retired on limited income, the other way around works much better. I do like NH, but the property taxes for me, as a retiree, are rather insane. Because of that and the seacoast towns, I prefer Maine.
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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You may want to throw Lewiston-Auburn in the mix, We have 2 major hospitals and many smaller medical offices and for IT jobs Carbonite just built a facility here.


bill
I have never been to Lewiston, but hearsay is that it's high in crime (?) and not as aesthetic? I plan to visit to see for myself. It's in a great location.
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