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Old 03-20-2010, 05:23 PM
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Although I don't live in Bangor, I work there. So when you get here let me know and I'll help in anyway that I can. It's a good place to be.
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Old 03-26-2010, 06:47 PM
 
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So ive been looking at bangor daily news listings and they do have a ton of listings...its just hard to narrow them down cause there arent any pics lol but I guess ill go check them out once I'm there

How is the downtown area? is it a good place to live? safe? relatively speaking? does it get loud?

I would love to be within walking distance of bars, restaurants, etc...

also what about Internet and Cable providers? I saw somewhere time warner does it...do you guys have comcast up there?

What about cell phone service?

Thanks!
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Old 03-27-2010, 04:39 AM
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I can't answer your questions from personal experience, here's what I do know...

I haven't heard of any problems with cell phone service, providing you have someone who has towers there...a friend from out of the area had problems, but he had a small provider. My sister from MD didn't have any problems there.

If you contact the people who are marketing the listings, they should have pictures they could send you.

Like any downtown areas there are rougher spots than others, but overall there is not a lot of crime in the Bangor area.

We get dsl through the phone company (MidMaine) we don't get cable so I don't know about any of that.
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Old 03-27-2010, 05:43 PM
 
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Awesome thanks for the tips about the photos I will be sure to do that

moving date is getting close and I'm getting excited
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Old 03-27-2010, 07:17 PM
 
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Welcome to Maine, JCFord.
I live and work in Bangor, and really enjoy my life here. I agree with the suggestions to also check out Orono and Old Town. The U of Maine campus is in Orono.
This area seems to allow the best of all worlds: 50 minutes to Acadia National Park, 90 minutes to Belfast/Camden, 2 hours to Baxter, and a little less than that to Moosehead Lake, and other nice hiking areas.
If all the house-hunting makes you hungry, and you're in downtown Bangor- stop in at Giacomo's for a yummy panini!
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Old 04-22-2010, 01:35 PM
 
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I moved up from South Carolina 2 years ago. It is great up here, but I understand your frustration in finding apartments, it can be difficult. Craigslist hasn't really taken off too much up here. YOu might want to come up to find a place before the big move. It helped us out tremendously. I used Sprint for cell service but had to switch to verizon when I got here. I have service everywhere with Verizon. You can find some nice rentals within walking distance of downtown, Bangor isn't that big.

Good luck with the move!
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Old 04-26-2010, 09:35 PM
 
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ok Update guys....I've moved and found a nice apartment and everything

So far I am amazed at how nice and friendly the people are...very approachable and genuine...

I do need to learn and get prepared for winter when the time comes but I think Bangor is definitely worth it

thanks for all your help

btw anyone know of any good bars in bangor? I need to get out and meet some people
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