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Old 01-28-2013, 09:14 PM
Location: Mid-Coast Maine...Finally!
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Good evening

My wife is a scientist and an expert in enviormental sciences. I'm a custom cabinetmaker. Currently we live in Northern, CT but can not wait to leave here and move to Sourhtern, Maine. We're looking at towns like Lebanon. We'd like to have no less then 5 acres and a house that has a least 2 bedrooms and a garage. We've looked at an extensive number or properties in this are and found that the valueations for homes and property are extremely attractive especially when compared to Connectcut. BTW, we are very much into prepping/camping/shooting and have visited Maine for many year before coming to the conclusion that this is where we would like to retire.

What towns would you suggest we look at in Soutern Maine, away from the tourists??

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Old 01-29-2013, 08:03 AM
Location: Forests of Maine
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We moved here from Ct also. We have previously lived in many other regions, and found that for us Central Maine is great. As is Northern Maine, and Western Maine [both far removed from the NH border].

Outdoors activities are in abundance here. This is a wonderful place for hiking, fishing, hunting, camping, mushroom foraging, geo-caching, and more. I know a group that searches for wild crab-apples in the hope of discovering new cultivars of apples.

Southern Maine yet away from tourists, may be a hard thing to do. As hard as Coastal Maine yet away from tourists.

Tourists like the coast, so the coast is all about tourism. Also IMHO, many tourists do not want to drive any further they they must. So they will never reach the rural parts of Maine.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:21 AM
Location: Maine
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Submariner is correct. If you want to get away from tourists, that's going to be hard in most of southern and coastal Maine. You'll need to go a bit farther north.

Aroostook County definitely gets a winter, but you won't find any prettier country anywhere in New England.
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