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Old 11-27-2007, 11:42 AM
 
Location: FINALLY IN MAINE!!!!!
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Talking Advice On Moving to Maine

Hello All,

Looking for any information on moving to Maine. Would be going around the Augusta area.
How is the employment, housing? renting?
Hoping to do this soon, would consider looking in different areas too.
Any suggestions? Coming all the way from South Florida. Can't wait!!!!!
Sure would appreciate any help at all.

Thanks and have a great day.......

 
Old 11-27-2007, 12:33 PM
 
Location: FINALLY IN MAINE!!!!!
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Ok, well I tried, I guess no one has any info.
I will continue looking through the threads.
Boooohooooo.....
 
Old 11-27-2007, 12:40 PM
 
Location: western mountains of maine
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Bring your warm coat.......good luck
 
Old 11-27-2007, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Tolland County- Northeastern CT
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I would like to help. Southern Maine- as Augusta would be called is about 30 miles from the coast. It is 27 miles from Brunswick and about 57 miles from Portland. Population just under 25,000.

Augusta is the state capital;It is a world-class capital city where entrepreneurs start, grow, and maintain a variety of businesses. Citizens pursue life-long learning in first-rate schools, libraries, historic, and cultural facilities. Residents, workers, and tourists circulate around and enjoy the Heart of Augusta - on both sides of the Kennebec River, along Water Street, and throughout the Capitol complex. Travelers appreciate Augusta's historic and natural scenery. Home buyers and renters of all ages and incomes are drawn by safe and appealing neighborhoods, competitive tax rates, and superior services.

It is home to the University of Maine. Also consider the Bangor area to the northeast, and also Portland.

As a side note-consider eastern Connecticut- pretty, low crime, rural and between Hartford and Providence with a better economy, and a much milder climate.
 
Old 11-27-2007, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Be patient!! lol someone with good info will come along. I can only tell you about my area (North of Bangor). Here you can find a decent house to rent anywhere between $450-$800. Employment, I can't tell ya much because I don't know, I do know my neighbor makes $13 hourly as an assistant manager of a grocery store, another works for a fire system company at $12, but he does have a company vehicle. My personal recomendation would be to apply at the State and Federal levels as well as hospitals, colleges and Universities.
 
Old 11-27-2007, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Thanks Skytrekker ,.. I knew someons smaht would be able to give you some good info jpurvis!
 
Old 11-27-2007, 01:11 PM
 
Location: FINALLY IN MAINE!!!!!
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Thank you so much. I really appreciate the info. Like I said, I would consider a different area, coming from South Florida, I would go anywhere. LOL. It has changed so much down here and getting way to crowded. And the heat, I can't take it like I use to. So am looking for a better, simple way of life. The less stress, the better. Have been to Maine several times, and it seems so peaceful. And the views, can't beat em.. Whenever I went shopping and the cashiers all asked me if I was from Kentucky. Ha Ha. I guess I will have to work on my accent when I get there. Having a southern accent kinda stands out. YeeeeHawwwww..
 
Old 11-27-2007, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Tolland County- Northeastern CT
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Thanks Skytrekker ,.. I knew someons smaht would be able to give you some good info jpurvis!
I try here and all the New England states
 
Old 11-27-2007, 01:13 PM
 
Location: FINALLY IN MAINE!!!!!
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msina,

we were just there in October and wanted to get up to Bangor, but we didn't make it. maybe soon.
 
Old 11-27-2007, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Glendive, MT
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Jpurvis I don't mean to sound like I'm picking on you here but we Mainahs are pretty laid back. You didn't even give us an hour to respond.....and most of us work during the day--I work from home, so I get to hop on here when I can, but we're not standing ready at the old Mac if you get what I mean

I'm in Downeast Maine, and before that I lived in Bangor, so I can't help very much either. I like the Augusta area quite a bit though, so I think once someone else with specifics hops on here you'll be happy with their information
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