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Old 11-10-2009, 09:19 AM
 
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Here's my issue: I LOVE Eastport, especially the fact it has a nice downtown district, a few restaurants and that community "feel" that I want when the missus and I move to Maine. But Eastport is just too far north for our family and friends to visit us on a regular basis, I fear. So here's my question to you forum users: is there an Eastport-like town in Hancock, Waldo or Knox counties? I'm not going further south because anything on the ocean or with an oceanview is just wayyyyy out of our price range. My thanks for any advice, insights, etc...
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Old 11-10-2009, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Maine's garden spot
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Blue Hill, Stonington, Bucksport, Searsport, Belfast, Even Ellsworth although, not so much.
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Old 11-11-2009, 08:11 AM
 
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Wow - mondo pricey compared to Eastport. Anything near/on the water in these towns is $200,000 or so above comparable properties in Eastport. I guess it's gonna be, Go North, Old Man. Thanx for the response Austin.
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Old 11-11-2009, 08:15 AM
 
Location: 3.5 sq mile island ant nest next to Canada
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Unless you go to Washington county prices are going to be very high. Even here they are not very low. Have yu considered not on the water but a view of it?
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Old 11-11-2009, 09:59 AM
 
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Unless you go to Washington county prices are going to be very high. Even here they are not very low. Have yu considered not on the water but a view of it?
Yes a big flat panel TV hung on the wall with a dvd of the ocean running 24/7. Just like being there!
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Old 11-11-2009, 10:38 AM
 
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Blue Hill, Stonington, Bucksport, Searsport, Belfast, Even Ellsworth although, not so much.
All good. Rockland, South Thomaston, Owls Head are also good possibilities. Look around the shore of Muscongus Bay. How about river view instead of ocean? That opens up Bath, Waldoboro, Woolwich, Damariscotta, etc. Avoid the Bristol peninsula -- very pricey.
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Old 11-11-2009, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Florida/winter & Maine/Summer
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Washington county is just about the only place where you can find waterfront/view, that is not so expensive. We may be a little out of the way, but we are worth it. No better people around than the Wa-Co bunch. Mid-Coast is a little closer to Boston, but prices are Boston. It won't be long before prices even in Washington county will be more! I guess it depends on how much your friends/relatives want to visit you! Eastport is special!
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Old 11-11-2009, 08:29 PM
 
Location: some where maine
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to far north?? do you mean east?
it may be out of the way but its worth it.
me on the other hand i like princeton its a nice little town.
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Old 11-11-2009, 09:42 PM
 
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Thanx for the comments. Maybe we need a bigger place with bedrooms for the relatives to stay for more than a few days. Like Dunkin' Donuts used to say, "it's worth the trip." Washington Co. it looks to be.
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Old 11-12-2009, 05:16 AM
 
Location: Southwestern Ohio
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Washington county is just about the only place where you can find waterfront/view, that is not so expensive. We may be a little out of the way, but we are worth it. No better people around than the Wa-Co bunch. Mid-Coast is a little closer to Boston, but prices are Boston. It won't be long before prices even in Washington county will be more! I guess it depends on how much your friends/relatives want to visit you! Eastport is special!
Yes it is!
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