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Old 03-15-2008, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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At this point we are really interested in Bangor. Any advice?
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Old 03-16-2008, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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At this point we are really interested in Bangor. Any advice?
There are some nice properties at reasonable prices around the area. What sort of advice are you looking for?

I wouldn't want to live in Bangor itself, but that's just me. I prefer to have plenty of land and few neighbors, and don't mind if I have to drive 20 miles to get to a major shopping area.

Other people like to have a lot of people around, lots of nearby shopping and dining and entertainment, and to be only 2 minutes away from a store if they run out of milk for their coffee.

What do *you* want?
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Old 03-16-2008, 01:13 PM
 
Location: home is in the heart
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The housing around bangor is very reasonably priced from what I've seen so far, and I've heard it a great area. You will have the city with all the amenities, and then you will have the surrounding communities which are very big on local produce, farmer markets and coops etc...also it is a traveled-through area rather than a crowded area during the tourist season I've read (people passing through to get to Portland or Bar Harbor).. but I am no expert since I've never been there..
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Old 03-16-2008, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Coming from the Phoenix area with around 4 million people, Bangor would have a small town feel, but with some city amenities.
We aren't looking to move too far from the beaten path. We have children, so schools are important, and from what I've researched, Bangor has some pretty good schools. Shopping within a reasonable distance would be nice, grocery, dining, entertainment, and a mall of some sorts. I don't want to have to do too much driving until we learn how to drive in the snow.
Bangor seems like it has what we are looking for. There is a university, which is important because my husband is in school. Also, jobs are important. Our income will not be hard to replace. We'll take what we can get at first, and plan on renting until we find a suitable house and neighborhood. Bangor may not be our place, but it seems like a good place to start.
I guess, rather than advice, I want to know what to expect.
Is my impression of Bangor accurate?
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Old 03-16-2008, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Bangor has great shopping and many of the area towns have excellant schools. Housing is affordable and the people are warm. Come on up and stay a spell.
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Old 03-16-2008, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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I don't have kids so I've not paid much attention to schools. Bangor has a mall area with plenty of shopping.

I live in a small town (about 2400 residents) about 10 miles west of Bangor. I live on the outskirts of town so it's an additional 4-6 miles to get to the highway, but I don't mind. I'm actually still closer to the highway than I really wanted to be.
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Old 03-16-2008, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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It sounds like Maine has something for everyone, and as far as I can tell you are all very friendly and helpful. Thank you all for your input! It has helped tremendously!!
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