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Old 09-05-2009, 11:07 AM
 
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Hi All! Im from Mass and looking to move to Maine. Ive checked out a few areas on line Harmony and Athens. They are small, which is really what I want.

I cant seem to find any sort of rental propert information though. Searching for Apartments for Rent in either of these towns gives me nothing. Just wondering if anyone knew where I might look to get a general idea of what the rents would be and local businesses for work etc.

Thanks
Gina
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Old 09-05-2009, 11:24 AM
 
Location: God's Country, Maine
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If anyone can tell me what is in Harmony or Athens, I would like to know also.

Most any town north of the Volvo line will likely be small. How about Wellington?
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Old 09-05-2009, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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Harmony and Athens are down there in lower Maine, but they are rural. Maine has the highest rate of home ownership in the nation. The flip side of that is we have the lowest rate of rentals. Rentals are scarce in rural Maine. The best place to look is in the local weekly paper. Also check Uncle Henry's. That's our weekly swap and sell book on every general store counter in the state. It comes out on Thursday every week.

Jobs? Maybe the general store needs part time help. There are call centers in the area if you are good at dealing with frustrated computer users or selling appliance extended warranties.

Come and visit for some weekends before you move. Many jobs become available through word of mouth.
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Old 09-05-2009, 01:13 PM
 
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take a trip up here and check out the area
there are a few store owners in the area you could call(they seem to have a good pulse on contacts)
in harmony, c&r general store, and harmony a.g.
athens- jims variety and athens corner store
if you call ask for store owner, tell them you are looking to move in the area (they'll gladly help you out, you may be a future customer)
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Old 09-05-2009, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Not every community has a paper, and some that do have a newspaper are not online.

Our closest town with a newspaper [Old Town] has no web presence at all. So to see what they are listing you must go into town and buy a paper.
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Old 09-05-2009, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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They'll mail one to you if you ask nicely.
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Old 09-06-2009, 05:55 AM
 
Location: 3.5 sq mile island ant nest next to Canada
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As usual, these folks are absolutely correct. Visit these places first. You are talking a very small population in a fairly large and rural area. It's not going to be like Webster at all. I think the concensus is for you to take a trip north for a bit.

Maine Office of Tourism - Business Results

camps cabins in harmony maine - Bing
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Old 09-06-2009, 10:21 AM
 
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Small towns like Harmony and Athens have very few rental units. The best advice is to call the town office and speak with the town clerk. Town clerks know everything about their towns. You should also try some local real estate offices and ask about rentals.
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Old 09-06-2009, 07:29 PM
 
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Craigslist is full of rentals under the apt/housing section.

maine apts/housing for rent classifieds - craigslist
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Old 09-06-2009, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Maine
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I grew up in Maine and have never heard of either of those two towns!
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