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Old 08-01-2020, 08:49 PM
 
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Hi everyone,

My family is likely relocating to Maine from LI, NY for my husbands job in the next 2 years. He works in medicine and Bangor seems to be where the jobs are for his niche. I have spent quite a bit of time in Maine, I have family that lives in the Winthrop area.

Looking for some more opinions on towns to look into outside of Bangor that have a good school district and reasonable housing. Not really sure what our budget will be, I have to look into the cost of living and property taxes as I imagine that's pretty different compared to Long Island. We would love to live on a lake & we're not really interested in new construction type neighborhoods.

Thanks for any feedback!
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Old 08-02-2020, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Hi everyone,

My family is likely relocating to Maine from LI, NY for my husbands job in the next 2 years. He works in medicine and Bangor seems to be where the jobs are for his niche. I have spent quite a bit of time in Maine, I have family that lives in the Winthrop area.

Looking for some more opinions on towns to look into outside of Bangor that have a good school district and reasonable housing. Not really sure what our budget will be, I have to look into the cost of living and property taxes as I imagine that's pretty different compared to Long Island. We would love to live on a lake & we're not really interested in new construction type neighborhoods.

Thanks for any feedback!
I live about 25 minutes North of Bangor, which is still in the Southern half of Maine though few seem to realize that fact.

I occasionally post links to houses on the market for under $50k. Low priced homes do exist.

https://www.city-data.com/forum/main...angor-49k.html

https://www.city-data.com/forum/main...a-1-480-a.html

https://www.city-data.com/forum/main...-essex-st.html

https://www.city-data.com/forum/main...a-1-078-a.html


As you get out of Bangor, in many of the surrounding towns the property taxes are significantly lower than they are in Bangor.

Maine has a lot of fresh water rivers, lakes and ponds. I have a quarter-mile of river frontage on my land, along the Penobscot River.

Look at 'Hermon Pond' n Hermon.
'Pleasant Lake' in Stetson.
'Pushaw Lake' is in multiple towns [Old Town, Hudson, Glenburn
'Chemo Pond' in Clifton,
'Davis Pond' in East Eddington,
'Holbrook Pond' in Holden.
'Brewer Lake' in Orrington.
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Old 08-24-2020, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Newburyport, MA
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Hampden is a suburb just to the south of Bangor that is known for having a top school system, but home cost is about average for Maine - worth looking at.
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