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Old 09-20-2017, 03:13 PM
 
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Where such a job opening exists will play a large role in where you can settle. Before we moved to Maine my Dw had a federal job working for an alphabet agency. She was able to transfer her job to Bangor, so we located a town near Bangor that we like.

A 3-hour commute will ruin even the 'best' locations.

I suppose I should have done this in my initial post. Here's the listing of all cities I'll have to choose from to work in for my company.
Scarborough, Falmouth, Brunswick, Windham, Auburn, Sanford, Biddeford, Oxford, Palmyra, Bangor, Brewer, Augusta, Lamoine, Farmington, Presque Isle, Lincoln, Mexico, Thomaston, Waterville, Skohegan, Calias, and Houlton.
As far as a commute, I'd like to stay within 20-30 minutes of any of these locations, as I'm sure that's many many towns.

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Old 09-20-2017, 06:11 PM
 
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I am a country boy from the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and like Calais just fine, I have to drive to Bangor, Ellsworth or Saint John and Fredericton New Brunswick on occasion to make some purchases, but eBay and Amazon deliver as well. Funny thing is, often as not it's warmer in Calais than my home in North Carolina except perhaps for the odd day in December-February.
We've spent two years just west of the Smokey mountains, which is some pretty scenery in the fall. Since you've spent time in Blue Rdige, you'll know what I'm talking about. We're definitely interested in a place in Maine similar to that but still close enough to commute to work in the towns I've listed.
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Old 09-20-2017, 07:53 PM
 
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Another thing we've got to consider is land prices as we'd want to build a cabin or cottage type home.
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Old 09-20-2017, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Northern Maine
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The Lincoln area could meet your needs. It is less costly to buy than build in most of Maine. However, if you do build the most economical way is to build a post and beam home. They cost a third what a log home would cost and have just as much "character".
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Old 09-20-2017, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Caribou, Me.
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I suppose I should have done this in my initial post. Here's the listing of all cities I'll have to choose from to work in for my company.
Scarborough, Falmouth, Brunswick, Windham, Auburn, Sanford, Biddeford, Oxford, Palmyra, Bangor, Brewer, Augusta, Lamoine, Farmington, Presque Isle, Lincoln, Mexico, Thomaston, Waterville, Skohegan, Calias, and Houlton.
As far as a commute, I'd like to stay within 20-30 minutes of any of these locations, as I'm sure that's many many towns.
You have almost the entire state covered, then. Some of those places are very rural with small towns. Some are in areas that are much more built up.
Southern Maine and coastal areas will cost you twice as much for property as the other areas.

Good luck!
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Old 09-21-2017, 05:36 AM
 
Location: Ellsworth
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Lamoine area is nice. Rural, good little general store. Close to Ellsworth and Bangor for more dining and shopping options.
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Old 09-22-2017, 07:00 PM
 
Location: MidCoast Maine
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I suppose I should have done this in my initial post. Here's the listing of all cities I'll have to choose from to work in for my company.
Scarborough, Falmouth, Brunswick, Windham, Auburn, Sanford, Biddeford, Oxford, Palmyra, Bangor, Brewer, Augusta, Lamoine, Farmington, Presque Isle, Lincoln, Mexico, Thomaston, Waterville, Skohegan, Calias, and Houlton.
As far as a commute, I'd like to stay within 20-30 minutes of any of these locations, as I'm sure that's many many towns.
If those are the potential relocation towns, you certainly have a huge choice of locations to draw upon!
Also, if the estimated income is close to what you listed, you should have no problem at all with your monthly family budget.

You should probably just visit and blitz the general area of the above listed towns, and then decide, if that is at all possible. I can only really comment from any kind of experience on Brunswick and Thomaston. They are both fine towns, with Thomaston probably getting my nod between the two, based on your criterion.

You will love Maine! The folks are great, and it is a very friendly environment!
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Old 09-23-2017, 05:37 PM
 
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Thanks everyone for the insight, we're going to look at heading up to Maine in May and visit for a week. We'll try and hit a few towns and go from there. The biggest concern for the misses is internet connections. She will be working online a lot and would like to know how likely would we lose service during the winter in some of the smaller towns in Maine?
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Old 09-23-2017, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Thanks everyone for the insight, we're going to look at heading up to Maine in May and visit for a week. We'll try and hit a few towns and go from there. The biggest concern for the misses is internet connections. She will be working online a lot and would like to know how likely would we lose service during the winter in some of the smaller towns in Maine?
My internet access goes down maybe once a year. I think outages are mostly due to lightning strikes to the phone company infrastructure. Sometimes a power spike will fry my modem, and sometimes it fries the phone company 'dslam' card.

This is not any more common in Winter, as compared to Summer.
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Old 09-23-2017, 06:24 PM
 
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My internet access goes down maybe once a year. I think outages are mostly due to lightning strikes to the phone company infrastructure. Sometimes a power spike will fry my modem, and sometimes it fries the phone company 'dslam' card.

This is not any more common in Winter, as compared to Summer.
What region in Maine do you live, to give us an idea?
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