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Old 09-25-2020, 10:18 AM
 
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Old 09-27-2020, 03:26 PM
Status: "Real estate broker. 32 yrs." (set 7 days ago)
 
Location: Northern Maine
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In addition to being the oldest state, according to the FBI, we are the safest state. Many people of retirement age work part time or do seasonal work. If we didn't, our economy could not function.
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Old 09-28-2020, 06:36 AM
 
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It’s great to know it’s a safe state for sure, but I’m curious as to why the economy would suffer? I am going to assume that it’s because it’s a low population state? I like to say I will be retired, but will more than likely work part time just to stay busy. As I have mentioned previously, I have joined a few Maine Facebook groups and I have not seen one negative post and the area is beautiful so how come more people don’t move there?

Sorry just curious
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Old 09-28-2020, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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... I have not seen one negative post and the area is beautiful so how come more people don’t move there?

Sorry just curious
Among Maine's primary industries is tourism.

From the impression that I get the primary tourists come from Mass. They have generated a mythology about the winters of Maine. They love coming to Maine to see the fall colors and all, but they seem to be scared of the idea of wintering over in Maine. For as cold as Mass gets, they are convinced that since Maine is North of Mass, we must get far worse winters than what they get.

They forget that the snow they see from 'Lake Effect' does not hit us.
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Old 09-28-2020, 09:01 AM
 
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Good to know and I have to admit I thought that way as well, even though I don’t live on the east coast. I guess it’s a good thing more people don’t realize this
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Old 09-28-2020, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, Hilly South, Land of Doors
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I had one of my best visits in mid May few years back. I love it at any time of the year.
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Old 09-28-2020, 02:20 PM
 
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Old 10-07-2020, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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For as cold as Mass gets, they are convinced that since Maine is North of Mass, we must get far worse winters than what they get.

Having spent 20 years living in MA, 200 miles south of here, I would have to say that they are not completely wrong. Down there, I thought that temps in the teens were extremely cold. Here, after cutting wood at -25 in a raging gale (growing icicles on my face), I no longer find the teens to be quite so uncomfortable.
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