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Old 09-21-2012, 05:54 AM
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My husband and I are moving to Maine this summer and looking to move into the Portland area. I think we have found a great house in Deering Center. I am not really sure about the various Deering areas of Portland? (North Deering vs East Deering vs Deering Center.) Also, how are the schools in Deering Center?

Furthermore, my husband is going to medical school at UNE in Biddeford but I will be working Portland. How long is the commute? It does not look bad but I do not always trust Google Maps.

Any insight is much appreciated. Thank you for your time!
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:00 AM
Location: Gorham, Maine
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Welcome to the forum. It is probably safe to assume a 30 minute commute, perhaps less without traffic.
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:55 PM
Location: on a dirt road in Waitsfield,Vermont
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I was always intrigued by Derring Center...just west of busy Forest Ave but the area around Deering HS is a nice neighborhood. If you in Portland, especially from the top of the Eastern Promenade and you look across the Back Cove you see this church steeple, that's in Deering Center. Kind of has it's own little village, popular general store and deli. Just drive a short distance to Brighton Ave and you can get on I95. Ironically, the Portland campus of UNE is a few blocks north of Deering.
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:10 AM
Location: Florida (SW)
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My father's family lived on Stephen's Avenue.....in a house that stood on what is now the campus of UNE Portland Campus, next to what was the "All Souls Universalist Church". In olden days they refered to it as "Stephen's Plains". I believe it was Zachariah Stephens who gave the land for Westbrook Seminary that became Westbrook College and more recently UNE.
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