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Old 07-14-2008, 06:00 PM
 
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auburn has some excellent neighborhoods, some very well built homes and condos on the market, the taxes do seem high, but no higher than augusta and some other towns,,
new gloucestor, poland, hebron, buckfield, and turner are decent areas around auburn..
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Old 07-15-2008, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Chaos Central
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Consider Sabattus. My parents bought their place about 6 years ago. They got a great price for such privacy (20 acres on a dead end road), have neighbors who actually check in on my mom durring storms when the power is out, and yet they're still close to everything. A bonus of Sabattus as far as location is that it's the same distance to go to Brunswick/Topsham area to shop as it is to go to L/A area (depending on exact location of course). There are things in the B/T area that L/A doesn't have and vice versa, so it's nice to be in the middle. I'm in the process of adding some pictures of Sabattus to my album right now, feel free to check them out.
Thanks for the insights...sounds like the folks are nice there, and your photos are really pretty I do like the shopping centers in Brunswick and Topsham; they're a little less hectic than Lewiston-Auburn.
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Old 07-15-2008, 02:06 PM
 
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auburn has some excellent neighborhoods, some very well built homes and condos on the market, the taxes do seem high, but no higher than augusta and some other towns,,
new gloucestor, poland, hebron, buckfield, and turner are decent areas around auburn..
Ouch, I just keep wondering how average working folk (yours truly included) can afford that level of taxes. I remember when $600 per year seemed like highway robbery. Those were the days

Thanks for the suggestion/reinforcement of towns to consider!
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Old 07-15-2008, 02:14 PM
 
Location: God's Country, Maine
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Ouch, I just keep wondering how average working folk (yours truly included) can afford that level of taxes. I remember when $600 per year seemed like highway robbery. Those were the days

Thanks for the suggestion/reinforcement of towns to consider!
I had a 20 acre working farm and paid no more than $450 taxes, until I sold it in the '90s. Yup! Those were the days.
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Old 07-15-2008, 04:12 PM
 
Location: New England
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HA! Try $5200.00 per year on a house worth 250K (Retail, not assessment) NOT including another $1000 per year for two modest vehicles. (yes personal cars are property taxed!)

Yep, welcome to CT...land of entitlement.

Take a lesson in ME and stop the insanity of government growth and spending there before you end up like us. (And NJ, lower NY etc)

Just leaving the Auburn area after a couple week stay has me wishing I was back in ME again...it's the same every time I come...sigh. There simply is no room for an "old school" New Englander here in CT. No simple living left here, just taxes, crime and the super rich and super ghetto.

As for L/A, the area does seem to be coming back a lot over the last 7 years or so. I hope it continues.

I myself am probably going to be looking for some land in the Gray area or over in Pownal soon enough to be a mid-way point between Portland and L/A as I run a small service oriented business that can travel to both areas.

And don't worry, I'm not one of those who moves up and demands things like more services or tries to change the culture...I'm probably more like the good folks of Maine than the wackjobs here in CT. I'm a mow and snow plow your own property, chop your own wood and burn it, snowmobiling, ATVing, honest hard working, neighborly guy who lives a simple life type.
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Old 07-15-2008, 04:15 PM
 
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HA! Try $5200.00 per year on a house worth 250K (Retail, not assessment) NOT including another $1000 per year for two modest vehicles. (yes personal cars are property taxed!)

Yep, welcome to CT...land of entitlement.

Take a lesson in ME and stop the insanity of government growth and spending there before you end up like us. (And NJ, lower NY etc)

Just leaving the Auburn area after a couple week stay has me wishing I was back in ME again...it's the same every time I come...sigh. There simply is no room for an "old school" New Englander here in CT. No simple living left here, just taxes, crime and the super rich and super ghetto.

As for L/A, the area does seem to be coming back a lot over the last 7 years or so. I hope it continues.

I myself am probably going to be looking for some land in the Gray area or over in Pownal soon enough to be a mid-way point between Portland and L/A as I run a small service oriented business that can travel to both areas.

And don't worry, I'm not one of those who moves up and demands things like more services or tries to change the culture...I'm probably more like the good folks of Maine than the wackjobs here in CT. I'm a mow and snow plow your own property, chop your own wood and burn it, snowmobiling, ATVing, honest hard working, neighborly guy who lives a simple life type.
You left out what kind of beer you drink?
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Old 07-15-2008, 04:50 PM
 
Location: New England
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LOL

Well, to be upfront...I don't drink anymore.

How about just a good, hearty, mom and pop type breakfast place (Rollys in Auburn anyone?) coffee "to go" instead?
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Old 07-15-2008, 10:34 PM
 
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Turner is too political to live in. Not overly friendly town. If you were born there, fine. If not, you won't readily be accepted. We lived there for 20 yrs and I hated every minute of it.
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Old 07-15-2008, 11:04 PM
 
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LOL

Well, to be upfront...I don't drink anymore.

How about just a good, hearty, mom and pop type breakfast place (Rollys in Auburn anyone?) coffee "to go" instead?
Well I'm sorry to say you'll never be accepted in Maine if you don't drink.....that's just a hard reality of the State!
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Old 07-16-2008, 07:10 AM
 
Location: New England
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Well I'm sorry to say you'll never be accepted in Maine if you don't drink.....that's just a hard reality of the State!
Wow...All those non drinkers must be lonely people!

My choice not to drink is a personal decision based on my faith...we tend to be a minority in many regards anyway, so that's no shock to the system there. I'm certainly not against someone having a beer or whatever in my presence. Knock yourself out.

I'll fire up the smoker and the boiler, you bring the beer for you and others. If you want to toss in a Clausthaler for me (best non alc I can find...), feel free.
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