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Old 09-12-2009, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Bangor Maine
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I just saw that Bangor is in the top 25 places in the US recommened by Money Magazine to retire in. I never thought much about it but if you don't mind winter, we have everything else you could need close by. University - for Sr. courses, some good restaurants, medical center, some museums, and only a short drive to the coast. Oh yes and an airport too or a 2 hour drive to Portland to fly out of there - cheaper.
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Old 09-12-2009, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I choose to move to Maine to retire. The choice seemed obvious to us.

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Old 10-27-2009, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Lakeland Fl
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My husband was transferred to the Bangor area, but I am retired. Thought I would pull a switch on all of the people retiring to Florida. It is packed and hot down here.
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Old 10-27-2009, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Money Magazine: Usually would not be looking at cheapest or most expensive, but best value for the dollar.

How much do you get for your home-purchasing dollar;
how much do you get for your tax dollar;
and the cost-of-living.

And of course there are an assortment of universities, restaurants, 2 hospitals with assorted medical centers, museums, river frontage and near-by coast, an international airport, golf course, lots of fishing, hunting, the city 'forest' bog and boardwalk, etc.

It is to our benefit that living here is as inexpensive as it is
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Old 10-27-2009, 04:02 PM
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Living just north of Bangor, and working in Bangor, I do believe they got it right. Bangor is a great little city, you have just about everything you could want there, yet within 20 mins. I'm back home, in the woods, in my quite peaceful place. I figure I have the best of both worlds living here.
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Old 10-27-2009, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Bangor is a bit too "city" for me, but as cities go, it is quite nice.
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Old 10-28-2009, 02:34 AM
 
Location: Gary, WV & Springfield, ME
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Bangor is a good place to load up with supplies before disappearing back into the woods. I hope to one day have that pleasure to last me through Maine's winter, socializing only with snowmen and red squirrels.
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Old 10-28-2009, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Corinth, ME
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Bangor is a good place to load up with supplies before disappearing back into the woods. I hope to one day have that pleasure to last me through Maine's winter, socializing only with snowmen and red squirrels.
I hear you there! We go to "town" once a week, but I will be glad when I can go back to once a month, or thereabouts, supply runs like I did in the past when I lived remotely.

As for now, my business address and banking are both in Bangor (set up there before I moved, because I knew it would be central to where ever I landed). I works pretty well this way.
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