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Old 05-22-2008, 09:03 AM
 
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Hi!
I am moving to Maine in August to attend grad school at UMaine. I am debating on where to live. I understand there is a 15-20 minute commute to Orono from Bangor. That doesn't really bother me. I was just wondering if anyone had any advice for me. I will need cheap rent and my boyfriend will be looking for a job in Bangor. I would like to live in a bigger area I guess. Is the commute from Bangor to Orono bad in the winter? I am just trying to shop around now to find some rentals to check out. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-22-2008, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Maine's garden spot
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The commute between Bangor and Orono isn't bad except at the times when everyone is going to work or school. I always got to umo about an hour early for the 8 o'clock classes... beats the traffic.
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Old 05-22-2008, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Teton Valley Idaho
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I agree with Austin, the commute isn't bad, but parking and drive time can be if you hit it at the wrong time. I went to Orono, and while I was a student I liked that environment, but that was as an undergrad. After graduation I moved to Bangor, and loved it. If I were going as a grad student I would probably choose to live in Bangor Best wishes with everything and welcome to the forum!
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Old 05-23-2008, 04:15 PM
 
Location: suburban Bangor
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Do you like to have a few brews after classes? If so then I would recommend Orono.
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Old 05-30-2008, 07:26 PM
 
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I understand there is a 15-20 minute commute to Orono from Bangor. I was just wondering if anyone had any advice for me. I will need cheap rent and my boyfriend will be looking for a job in Bangor.The commute from Orono to Bangor is about a 10 to 15 minute commute on the highway or you can take route 2 through the town of Veazie.


I would like to live in a bigger area I guess. Is the commute from Bangor to Orono bad in the winter? I am just trying to shop around now to find some rentals to check out. Any advice is greatly appreciated.[/quote]


Bangor is the second largest metro area in Maine and there are a variety of job opportunities because of that. The commute from Bangor to Orono is not very bad in the winter because of efficient road crews. I don't know anything about rentals, however. Welcome to the forum!
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Old 05-30-2008, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Stillwater ave does get alot of traffic.

Try Old Town instead. There is a network of bicycle trails that connect Old Town with the university.
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