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Old 07-17-2008, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Chaos Central
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Another possible location might be Gray/Raymond area. 30 minutes to portland, L/A, Oxford hills ( norway, paris, oxford ) bridgton. All these areas and nice and have things to do. There are some very nice spots in these towns with nice views.
Taxes are going to be high most areas close to town, and will vary depending upon your house. My ranch is 1100 sq ft and I pay $2100 on 10 acres. Not much for views as I am on the side of a hill, but I do have privacy. We have thought of moving closer to portland where we work, but still enjoy the quiet and privacy we have more.
Thanks for the details. Lots to think about. Guess we'd just have to try the drive between L/A and Raymond or the outer edges of Gray and see how long/far a drive that would be.
I'd be happy with your tax bill on your acreage, these days! It's the $2500+ that scare me. I agree wholeheartedly with feeling that privacy (not to mention peace & quiet) is worth a price.

Thanx!
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Old 08-31-2008, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Australia
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Hey im a young aussie looking at moving to Lewiston or close by. Anyone want to help me find out about the place?
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Old 09-01-2008, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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Lewiston is an old mill town. Nearly all of the old mills have closed and the town is in transition. Some high tech companies are moving in to fill the void. What are you looking for. As you can see by my handle I'm not from the area. Somebody from down there will pick up the thread.

Aw, go ahead and capitalize Aussie. We capitalize Mainer.
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Old 09-15-2008, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Australia
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Default Hey

Thanx for the reply!
It's funny because there's 2 Lewistons and i meant the one in Utah! But i didn't know about the other one near Aubury! I just assumed it was the same LOL
Do you know much about Utah? Now that i look further into it, it's probably best if i go alittle further south... too make sure i can get some work
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Old 09-15-2008, 11:10 AM
 
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[quote=Aussiewitblueyes;5272378]Thanx for the reply!
It's funny because there's 2 Lewistons and i meant the one in Utah! But i didn't know about the other one near Aubury! I just assumed it was the same LOL
Do you know much about Utah? Now that i look further into it, it's probably best if i go alittle further south... too make sure i can get some work [/QUOTE

Try the Utah forum and you might get an answer.
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Old 09-15-2008, 01:55 PM
 
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Gray is a sweet town and centrally located between Portland and L/A.
It has a Marden's-my favorite store- what more could a person ask for
We enjoyed living there.
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Old 11-29-2008, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Rockport Texas from El Paso
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Real estate taxes in Detroit or Buffalo are much higher than Maine! Texas may be a bit cheaper and no income tax but there really aren't many places to go and escape all this anymore.
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Old 11-29-2008, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Sittin' on the rocks at the bay...
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My house in Ft. Lauderdale is valued by the county at 690k (a 50% drop since 05), and the taxes are $14,860. I wouldn't complain about Maine. lol
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Old 11-29-2008, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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HA! Try $5200.00 per year on a house worth 250K (Retail, not assessment) NOT including another $1000 per year for two modest vehicles. (yes personal cars are property taxed!)

Yep, welcome to CT...land of entitlement.
Ct does have very high taxes.

I own property in Norwich, and my goodness the taxes are high.

Which is why I moved to Maine. To enjoy the low taxes here.

The most recent 'tax burden' study shows that Maine's taxes have dropped to 15th in the nation now. From when Maine was 4th.

I am very fortunate to have found such a low tax area

As a retiree there is no way that I could afford to stay in Ct any longer.

Under $50 each year for 42 acres of great riverfrontage is truly a splended thing to behold

And 52% of Maine is like this



As for L-A, I have no idea, sorry.
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Old 11-29-2008, 11:33 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Real estate taxes in Detroit or Buffalo are much higher than Maine! Texas may be a bit cheaper and no income tax but there really aren't many places to go and escape all this anymore.
Tell me about it.

We had property in California, which was far higher than here.

And when we lived in Washington it wa sbad too, but in the last few years much of Washington's property taxes have gone up by 4X. I am glad that we sold that property, and got out of there.

No Maine is great!
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