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Old 06-11-2010, 01:09 PM
 
Location: 112 Ocean Avenue
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Detailed population estimates for July 1, 2009, which were released this morning, show that Maine is the oldest state with a median age of 42.2, although Florida continues to have the highest share of elderly at 33.6%.

Utah boasts the nation's youngest population, Maine the oldest -

Is that because older people move to Maine or because lifelong Mainers refuse to leave?
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Old 06-11-2010, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I see the draw in moving to Maine as a retiree.

It seems like I keep bumping into retirees. Last week I stopped to look at a pickup that was for sale, the owner turned out to be a fellow military retiree. [and I bought his pickup]
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Old 06-11-2010, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Caribou, Me.
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I think it's both. Plus, many younger folks leave for greener pastures.
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Old 06-12-2010, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Maine
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I think it's both. Plus, many younger folks leave for greener pastures.
My 25 year old is moving to Boston at the end of the summer. When she looked at the financial situation she realized what she's been told about making more money there isn't the whole story. The pastures are greener here because the cost of living is so high there. When it's time to have kids she'll be back in Maine.
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Old 06-12-2010, 09:47 AM
 
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I made the same the same mistake when I moved from Ohio to New York.
All I saw was the $$$ signs.
What happened was my bills essentially doubled and tack on some sky high taxes to boot.
My take home pay turned out to be about the same, with more bills to pay.
Let's not even get started with quality of life. Why I chose to live in suburban Hudson Valley when the outdoors is the epicenter of my life is beyond me. Duh.
Bring on the ice fishing and snowmobiling.
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Old 06-12-2010, 10:41 AM
 
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I made the same the same mistake when I moved from Ohio to New York.
All I saw was the $$$ signs.
What happened was my bills essentially doubled and tack on some sky high taxes to boot.
My take home pay turned out to be about the same, with more bills to pay.
Let's not even get started with quality of life. Why I chose to live in suburban Hudson Valley when the outdoors is the epicenter of my life is beyond me. Duh.
Bring on the ice fishing and snowmobiling.
This happens more often than you might think.
I have a friend in San Francisco. He really likes the area, his job and his wife has a good job too. Their nice row house with a small back yard cost them over $800,000. They make twice what they would make in Maine but it costs them twice what it would to live here. They have a dream of coming back to Maine someday and buying a small inn.
My daughter moved to Vermont as soon as she graduated college. She has no plan to move back to Maine until she's at retirement age. I'm sure my son will move away from Maine as soon as he graduates. There are really no good jobs for young adults in Maine and there wont be as long as we tax every business to death. Maine is a good place to open a nursing home!
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Old 06-12-2010, 11:17 AM
 
Location: MidCoast Maine
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There are really no good jobs for young adults in Maine and there wont be as long as we tax every business to death. Maine is a good place to open a nursing home!
I'm interested in relocating my business to Maine. Can you suggest a good resource to learn about business-specific taxes & rates? Maybe the C of C for the locality that we are looking at would be a good start?
Hopefully, business taxes are not too much worse than CA!
Thanks.
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Old 06-12-2010, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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My 25 year old is moving to Boston at the end of the summer. When she looked at the financial situation she realized what she's been told about making more money there isn't the whole story. The pastures are greener here because the cost of living is so high there. When it's time to have kids she'll be back in Maine.
Good example, our 24 year old is in Kansas and making good money, but struggling with the higher costs.
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Old 06-12-2010, 08:28 PM
 
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I do have to say that WI is considerably less expensive than Maine, but it's simply not worth it. I'd rather pay more, earn less and be happy. It takes arriving at middle age to come to that realizaton though.
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Old 06-13-2010, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Teton Valley Idaho
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...Is that because older people move to Maine or because lifelong Mainers refuse to leave?

I think it's because it takes that long for people who moved away to realize they made a mistake and get their tails back home. Really though, Maine Writer has a point... our young adults tend to leave to explore, but many return when it's time to raise a family.
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