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Old 08-29-2008, 09:49 PM
 
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Greetings...I'm just doing my homework on a possible relocation to Maine down the road and am curious about books on Maine. Anyone have any must reads for people thinking of moving to Maine or New England. Looking for info re: towns, real estate, photos... Thanks in advance. If you know title and/or authors that would help.
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Old 08-29-2008, 10:29 PM
 
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MOVING TO MAINE: THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO GET YOU THERE AND WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO STAY; 2ND EDITION

Author: Victoria Doudera

Available at the Downeast.com website- check under books.

Good luck!
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Old 08-30-2008, 07:30 AM
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These aren't really a "guide to relocating to Maine" books, but Don Fendler's, "Lost on a Mountain in Maine," and Louise Dickinson Rich's, "We Took to the Woods," are good reading.
The cabins on the Rapid River have been owned by the French family since the early 60's. Even though the access is an old County Road, the abutting land owners tried unsuccessfully to keep Aldro's sports from getting to his camps. He fought it and won but decided because of health concerns to donate the old Rich camps to the State and have it forever saved as a historical site. For 5 years, he traveled to Augusta with armloads of paperwork but was turned down. For anyone who has traveled from the dam, down the Rapid to Umbagog, it is unsurpassed in it's beauty.
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Old 08-30-2008, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Rothschild, WI
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MOVING TO MAINE: THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO GET YOU THERE AND WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO STAY; 2ND EDITION

Author: Victoria Doudera

Available at the Downeast.com website- check under books.

Good luck!
I agree, this is a great book chock-full of great information. Ina ddition to the Downeast website, it's also offered on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Moving-Maine-U...0115600&sr=1-1

Well worth the purchase price.
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Old 08-30-2008, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Corinth, ME
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I agree, this is a great book chock-full of great information. Ina ddition to the Downeast website, it's also offered on Amazon:

Amazon.com: Moving to Maine, Updated and Expanded 2nd Edition: The Essential Guide to Get You There and What You Need to Know to Stay: Victoria Doudera: Books

Well worth the purchase price.
I just got a new, unused one for $1.99 + shipping of $3.99 on my favorite book site, Alibris: Used Books, Used Textbooks, Rare & Out-of-Print Books
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Old 08-30-2008, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Maine
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MOVING TO MAINE: THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO GET YOU THERE AND WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO STAY; 2ND EDITION

Author: Victoria Doudera

Available at the Downeast.com website- check under books.

Good luck!
That's the best source I've found for what it's like to live in Maine. Great book!

As for getting a general overview of the state, a little history, some summary info on towns, the best resources we found were actually in the juvenile section of the local library. Several publishers put out a series of books, one for each state, that gives you a broad overview with lots of pictures.

Travel books (Fodor's, etc.) ... not so much. Unless you want restaurant reviews or hotel prices, they're pretty useless.

As for real estate, your best source is the internet. We used realtor.com to get us the basics, then if you see properties you like, you can find the link to the realtor selling the home.

If you're interested in a particular town, most Chambers of Commerce have a packet they'll send you, and most do it free of charge. Just go to their web site and fill out the form.
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Old 08-30-2008, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Rothschild, WI
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I just got a new, unused one for $1.99 + shipping of $3.99 on my favorite book site, Alibris: Used Books, Used Textbooks, Rare & Out-of-Print Books
Cool! Thanks for the link! I'm sure I'll use it often...
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Old 08-30-2008, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Corinth, ME
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Cool! Thanks for the link! I'm sure I'll use it often...
I have been buying books from this site for a long time, can often find things that are NOT on the other sites, or if they are, I can find better prices here. The individual book sellers are quite honest in their evaluation of the condition of the books and they always seemed to arrive much more quickly than the given estimate (in Beaufort, NC that was... we will see about rural Maine!)_
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Old 08-30-2008, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Eastport, Maine
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Maine & Me by Elizabeth Peavey and The Lobster Chronicles by Linda Greenlaw are two good books that describe living in Maine....

Enjoy!
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Old 08-30-2008, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I think that I have found a forum you [I supplied a link for you] it is truly the best resource for living in Maine.

Go back 80 pages and read every thread working forward.

Feel free to post comments and to ask questions on anything that you read. Those folks do not mind at all. In fact they wil enjoy the questions. They are generally some really nice folk too.

//www.city-data.com/forum/maine/

I hope to see you there!


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