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Old 03-17-2010, 08:26 PM
 
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Hi...22 year old College grad moving up north to Bangor, ME...lived in Atlanta all my life so I'm ready for a change...although this might be a drastic one! lol...anyways I already have work secured just need to know a little about the city..

I've researched a lot online and can't seem to find apartments for bangor, me..is it just that they dont have websites...or does bangor, me not have a lot of apartment complexes

I've never lived up north so im sure itll be a shock the first winter but ill get used to it....but just wanted to ask is driving in winter weather a big issue there? here in Atlanta i don't have to deal with it...but i imagine places up north can deal with it a lot better

Anyways...any other pointers would be welcome like any specific area to live in? I would prefer something near the mall as thats where my work will take me....

I'm ready for a change of scenery!
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Old 03-17-2010, 09:13 PM
 
Location: The Lakes
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First word of advice to a new winter driver... Go slow, don't touch any pedals when you're steering.
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Old 03-17-2010, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Penobscot Bay, the best place in Maine!
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Bangor has plenty of rentals! There are more apartment houses than apartment complexes, but there are plenty of both- try the Bangor Daily News for listings- I'm pretty sure that's still what most of the locals use. Bangor is really such a small town that I doubt it would take you more than 10-15 minutes to drive from any point in town to the mall, so you really could feel comfortable looking almost anywhere in town. And on a related note, I don't think there are really any bad areas of Bangor that I would tell you to avoid- I have seen really crappy apartments right next to really nice apartments, with similar descriptions of the residents living in them.

You may also want to try looking at rentals in Orono and Old Town (where the University of Maine is), as well as Brewer. When I lived in Old Town, I could still make it to the Bangor Mall in 15 minutes, and that was using the back roads, not the interstate (which might have shaved a few more minutes off if I wanted to).
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Old 03-18-2010, 07:37 AM
 
Location: NJ
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A must do is to check with the Maine Canoe and Kayak Racing Org and see if someone needs a bow paddler for the great Kenduskeag Stream Race on April 17th. The race is a local event and sees a huge turn out of spectators and paddlers. Race ends in downtown Bangor.

At 22 you could amass quite a record of runs down the famed Kenduskeag Stream.
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Old 03-18-2010, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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"22 Year Old Georgian Moving To Bangor, ME"

At my last job I had a subordinate who was from Georgia, so this title caught my eye.

I was going to ask what you thought of the USA so far.

But now I see that you are from the other Georgia.

Welcome to Maine
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Old 03-19-2010, 07:18 AM
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Location: Northern Maine
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If you like the outdoors you'll love Maine.
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Old 03-19-2010, 08:31 AM
 
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About driving in Maine...the greatest hazard is not the weather or the snow, it's the drivers. Typical drivers in the Bangor area enter the freeway at alarmingly low speeds and then hug the shoulder for a very long time. This is highly dangerous when everyone else is going freeway speeds of 55 or more. They don't seem to know that you're supposed to enter freeways AT freeway speed and find their place in line quickly. I've seen many near accidents because of this and it's very frustrating. The majority of the people we have met here have never even been outside the state so they don't realize how people drive every place else in the world. Just a heads up.
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Old 03-19-2010, 08:54 AM
 
Location: 43.55N 69.58W
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About driving in Maine...the greatest hazard is not the weather or the snow, it's the drivers. Typical drivers in the Bangor area enter the freeway at alarmingly low speeds and then hug the shoulder for a very long time. This is highly dangerous when everyone else is going freeway speeds of 55 or more. They don't seem to know that you're supposed to enter freeways AT freeway speed and find their place in line quickly. I've seen many near accidents because of this and it's very frustrating. The majority of the people we have met here have never even been outside the state so they don't realize how people drive every place else in the world. Just a heads up.
Seriously? Where did THAT come from? Obviously you've not ventured out to meet many people, perhaps you should should broaden your social circle.

Thanks for stopping by.
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Old 03-19-2010, 10:02 AM
 
Location: On a Slow-Sinking Granite Rock Up North
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About driving in Maine...the greatest hazard is not the weather or the snow, it's the drivers. Typical drivers in the Bangor area enter the freeway at alarmingly low speeds and then hug the shoulder for a very long time. This is highly dangerous when everyone else is going freeway speeds of 55 or more. They don't seem to know that you're supposed to enter freeways AT freeway speed and find their place in line quickly. I've seen many near accidents because of this and it's very frustrating. The majority of the people we have met here have never even been outside the state so they don't realize how people drive every place else in the world. Just a heads up.
The "majority?" I'll beg to differ, but I suppose that's another topic.


Nonetheless, Here's a link to the City of Bangor:

Welcome to the City of Bangor

www.bangordailynews.com is the local paper where you can check out the classifieds for rentals.

Good luck in your research.
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Old 03-19-2010, 12:34 PM
 
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Maine Craigslist is a goldmine for rentals: craigslist: maine classifieds for jobs, apartments, personals, for sale, services, community, and events . Click on "apts/housing", then type in a town. Also, as stated above, the local papers have quite a few selections as well.
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