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Old 04-25-2010, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Turtle Creek
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Hey, everyone.

My wife and I plan to move to Maine within the next couple of years. I've never been there, she has multiple times. She loves it and I'm sure I will too. I currently live in Northeastern PA and from what I can gather most of your state is like this area with more trees, about the same amount of mountains, less people, less coal and colder winters

She would like to move to Bay Harbor, however I work for the state here in PA and would probably do the same up there once what I do opens up there (I'm a Disability Claims Adjudicator and as it's regulated by the Feds but run by the states, it's the same job in all 50 of them). So, I'd have to be within reasonable distance to Augusta. Anyone have a good plan on a compromise? I'm not looking to live urban, although I'd like to not have to drive more than a half hour to get to major amenities, either. Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-25-2010, 07:42 PM
 
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Hey, everyone.

My wife and I plan to move to Maine within the next couple of years. I've never been there, she has multiple times. She loves it and I'm sure I will too. I currently live in Northeastern PA and from what I can gather most of your state is like this area with more trees, about the same amount of mountains, less people, less coal and colder winters

She would like to move to Bay Harbor, however I work for the state here in PA and would probably do the same up there once what I do opens up there (I'm a Disability Claims Adjudicator and as it's regulated by the Feds but run by the states, it's the same job in all 50 of them). So, I'd have to be within reasonable distance to Augusta. Anyone have a good plan on a compromise? I'm not looking to live urban, although I'd like to not have to drive more than a half hour to get to major amenities, either. Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
There is no town in Maine named Bay Harbor that I am aware of.
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Old 04-25-2010, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Midcoast Maine
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I'm sure he meant Bar Harbor. Good luck with your plans, czarcasm! We're new to Maine, and I'm not that familiar with the area you're interested in. Sorry I can't be of more help!
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Old 04-25-2010, 07:54 PM
 
Location: 112 Ocean Avenue
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There is no town in Maine named Bay Harbor that I am aware of.
What about Bah Hahba?
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Old 04-25-2010, 08:04 PM
 
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I'm sure he meant Bar Harbor. Good luck with your plans, czarcasm! We're new to Maine, and I'm not that familiar with the area you're interested in. Sorry I can't be of more help!

Why couldn't it have been Boothbay Harbor.....??? Don't assume folks.... Boothbay is a heck of alot closer to Augusta than Bar Harbor....
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Old 04-25-2010, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Turtle Creek
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Yeah, Bar Harbor. Guess it just shows off my Maine noob-ness, haha. All input is appreciated. We'd just like to be a reasonable distance from both Acadia and Augusta. My google map ninja skills lead me to believe somewhere between Augusta and Bangor is what I'm looking for.
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Old 04-26-2010, 03:25 AM
 
Location: Maine's garden spot
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Yeah, Bar Harbor. Guess it just shows off my Maine noob-ness, haha. All input is appreciated. We'd just like to be a reasonable distance from both Acadia and Augusta. My google map ninja skills lead me to believe somewhere between Augusta and Bangor is what I'm looking for.
Belfast.
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Old 04-26-2010, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Welcome.

'within the next couple of years' I suggest that you begin making trips to Maine; summer, fall, winter, spring.

You likely get 30 days of vacation each year, you could take a week off every quarter, come and visit one region of Maine each time.

In such a manner, see which region of Maine suits you best.

You might find that you like Bar Harbor, or perhaps an entirely different area.
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Old 04-26-2010, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Bar Harbor, ME
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Please email me by clicking on my name at the upper left. This will bring up a direct message to me menu and you can send a direct message. I would give you my email but forum rules prevent anyone from "outing" themselves or others.

I am currently living in SouthEastern PA, and in fall of 2007 made the decision to move to Bar Harbor. I can help you with almost anything you need to know. We bought a house in Bar Harbor in 2008, and after the renters move out, we plan to retire there in the summer or fall of 2011, if we can get all our ducks in a row.

Kind regards,

Z
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Old 04-26-2010, 06:56 AM
 
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Hey, everyone.

She would like to move to Bay Harbor, however I work for the state here in PA and would probably do the same up there once what I do opens up there (I'm a Disability Claims Adjudicator and as it's regulated by the Feds but run by the states, it's the same job in all 50 of them).
As a Disability Claims Adjudicator, don't rule out the Corporate world. UNUM has a substantial presence in Portland and I know several folks who work there handling Disability Claims. They handle claims for other states as well as Maine from the Portland office. Sounds like what you do is the same, except state is paying the bill rather than private insurance. There are many hundreds of employees at UNUM in Portland, and I think the Disability Claims division is substantial.
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