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Old 07-19-2012, 04:39 AM
 
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My last trip to Maine, several years ago was horrible...weather wise. I planned a trip in June so it wouldn't be too hot and it turned out to be hot and humid. A friend, in Camden, said it was a fluke. Lucky me.

I've lived in Vermont, mid-state and there were some very hot and humid periods.

Then again, compared to where I live now... it was a "breeze".
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Old 07-19-2012, 04:45 AM
 
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Just along the coast? Where, specifically, is it 10 or more degrees cooler than say Boston?
Go NORTH say like up in Aroostook County and find a lake to swim in! If you can get to Island Falls, Maine see if you can stay at Pleasant Pond..beautiful spring fed lake and I do believe they have camps you can rent as well. Good swimming up that way! Stay cool. Hot here in CT and I mean hot. Has been over 90 degrees for over 2 wks. Had a major thunderstorm last night so am hoping that it did cool things down a bit. In the meantime, inside in the central air is where I will be.
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Old 07-19-2012, 05:57 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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I have to remind myself every time I think about taking a new position in the South or the Midwest. I HATE HATE HATE the heat, and look at the high temperatures there this year I have experiences to back up my hatred for torrid heat as I am originally from Kansas City and I've also lived in the Louisville area for a bit. The worst weather condition I ever experienced was an air temperature of 107F with a dewpoint of 78F. That made the Heat Index feel like 119F. NEVER AGAIN!!!!!
Haha, GS, you'd better stay put in NH!
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Old 07-19-2012, 05:40 PM
 
Location: IN
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Haha, GS, you'd better stay put in NH!
I'm trying to stay where I am, even if it means changing career fields!!! My goal is to eventually move to the Lakes Region and buy a small low maintenance house with LOW property taxes. You know the deal with property taxes in NH. It all depends on what town you're in and what the tax rate is!
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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I'm trying to stay where I am, even if it means changing career fields!!! My goal is to eventually move to the Lakes Region and buy a small low maintenance house with LOW property taxes. You know the deal with property taxes in NH. It all depends on what town you're in and what the tax rate is!
New Hampshire low property taxes is an oxymoron.
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Old 07-20-2012, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Eastport, Maine
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In one word Eastport.
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Old 07-21-2012, 12:48 PM
 
Location: IN
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New Hampshire low property taxes is an oxymoron.
I've seen an 1800sqft house in Moultonboro with $1500 in annual taxes. That isn't too bad in my book.
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Old 07-21-2012, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Lubec, ME
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I've seen an 1800sqft house in Moultonboro with $1500 in annual taxes. That isn't too bad in my book.
If anything is foolish to generalize it is property taxes. So many variables.
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Old 07-21-2012, 05:35 PM
 
Location: IN
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If anything is foolish to generalize it is property taxes. So many variables.
That is true. NH has one of the most extreme differences in property taxes between towns of any state in the US. Moultonboro has a rate of $8.33 per $1,000 assessed value while Claremont has a rate of $32.00 per $1,000 assessed value. So some towns have property tax amounts that are often up to 2/3 higher than other towns.
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Old 07-21-2012, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Central Maine
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Maine has many of these same kinds of things too. My house in Caribou was worth half what my father's house in Cape Elizabeth was. At that time my property taxes were twice what my father's were. Depends on the tax base. If the town is full of $60,000 homes and no real industry/commercial property, the tax rate will be higher.
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