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Old 02-07-2019, 02:14 PM
 
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Hi! When we moved from CT to Syracuse 10 years ago this forum was so helpful. We now have a job opportunity in Gardiner ME and wanted to see if it’s a good move for us. I grew up in northern NJ and spend summers at the jersey shore. My oldest 2 are in college and my son will be entering high school.

How are the schools around the Gardiner area? Are there good swim teams for my son? Are kids pretty nice? Is it very isolating in Maine? We love the water and would like a house where we can keep our boat on a lake or near the ocean. Taxes seem way better than NY. Property taxes here are outrageous.

Thanks for any guidance.
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Old 02-07-2019, 08:58 PM
 
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Lot’s nice lakes within an easy drive of Gardiner area.
Sorry, don’t know about schools.
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Old 02-08-2019, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Shapleigh, ME
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Hope this helps. Gardner is not all that isolated. Augusta is not far. Portland is only about 50 minutes away on I95. Portland is maybe half the size of Syracuse. I grew up in Brewerton abt 30 minutes N of Syracuse. I much prefer Maine.

http://www.mpa.cc/images/bulletins/bulletin_swim.pdf
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Old 02-08-2019, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Welcome to Maine.

I hope your move goes smooth.
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Old 02-08-2019, 10:01 PM
 
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Here's Gardiner High School's rating/ranking within Maine: https://www.schooldigger.com/go/ME/s...29/school.aspx.

… and here are the ratings of other high schools near or around Gardiner for comparative purposes: https://www.schooldigger.com/go/ME/s...29/search.aspx.

Because Gardiner is one of the larger high schools in the region, it can support more extra-curricular activities, like having a swim team.

Gardiner is near water... rivers, lakes, and the ocean.

If you love other people, you will not feel isolated!
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Old 02-12-2019, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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Gardiner has an excellent reputation for schools and the link shows that. The salmon lakes have higher priced properties. The less famous lakes and ponds have lower prices and still have good fishing. A property on a river not in a 100 year flood zone can be just as much fun as a lake and you will see more wildlife.
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