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Old 01-13-2010, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Waldo County
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Hey Everyone,
We've visited Maine 2x so far, and will make at least one more visit this coming mid-February to get a sense of the colder time of year. (we're from California) .
It is extremely good foresight and planning that you are coming to Maine in the depth of winter. It matters not at all whether you end up on one peninsula or another town further inland. You (and anyone else thinking of coming to Maine) need to have some first hand experience wandering around in the deep winter in order to make an informed decision about where in Maine, or in Maine AT ALL, is the right place for them.

People moving to Maine from heavily populated areas need to understand how small the Maine economy and population really is, and there is no better way than to see it all in winter.
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Old 01-13-2010, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Maine's garden spot
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It is extremely good foresight and planning that you are coming to Maine in the depth of winter. It matters not at all whether you end up on one peninsula or another town further inland. You (and anyone else thinking of coming to Maine) need to have some first hand experience wandering around in the deep winter in order to make an informed decision about where in Maine, or in Maine AT ALL, is the right place for them.

People moving to Maine from heavily populated areas need to understand how small the Maine economy and population really is, and there is no better way than to see it all in winter.


Very true.
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Old 01-13-2010, 04:47 PM
 
Location: MidCoast Maine
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all nice areas- st george, tenants harbor, port clyde, owls head, thomaston- all areas id consider living

pemaquid area would be my first choice- love the south bristol-damariscotta-pemaquid, new harbor area
(boothbay harbor, also)

many coastal towns are busy in the summer-alot happening, and quiet in the winter-

if you have a boat and like to fish- you'd be in heaven- boat rides and ocean fishing are awesome!!


there's a hospital in damariscotta (not far from pemaquid )
Thanks for the town suggestions. We'll be back in about a month, so we'll look more closely at those locations.
Also, we've read about, and others have mentioned, that traffic can be very busy in the summer traveling through highway 1 as it goes through certain more tourist-centric towns such as Camden, Rockport, etc. Is it your experience that this traffic lightens up basically as you get a few blocks or so away from that main road, or is the entire town a lock? Alternately, is traffic bad in the towns mentioned above in the summer as well? Thanks again!
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Old 01-14-2010, 04:27 AM
 
Location: 43.55N 69.58W
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Most tourists will stick to Rt 1 in those towns if just traveling through. As a resident you would learn the side streets that will usually allow you to bypass most of the tourist traffic during the summer. Yes, the entire Camden- Rockport area you mentioned will be very busy with slow moving traffic during summer on RT 1. I wouldn't let this be a deterrent of your consideration of a move however. The nice little towns that mainebrokerman mentioned see their share of tourists but it's nothing like visiting a place like Cape Cod in the summer.
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