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Old 11-23-2013, 07:44 AM
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Hi everyone. Would some of you be willing to comment on Yarmouth vs Falmouth particularly pertaining to schools, overall community feel and how well the roads are cleared during the winter? Thanks.
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Old 02-07-2014, 04:24 PM
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Hi. I am a newbie still. Only moved here in Oct., but I thought I'd respond since no one else has yet.
The roads in those areas are cleared really well in my opinion. I am coming from Delaware were they cancel schools if there are couple of inches because it is such a highly populated area outside of Philly and a lot of people on the roads during snow is just a nightmare. In Maine, not all the snow is removed everywhere, so some of the times there are some icy spots that form at night. I feel pretty safe driving on the roads here after snow and I don't even have a 4 wheel drive vehicle. As far as the schools, I believe that everyone here says Falmouth and Yarmouth are both really good. (My kids are in MSAD-Greely HS-great too)
Yarmouth is a lot smaller, though. It is a really quaint little town. I love Yarmouth and that was our first choice, but we couldn't afford a house with more land in Yarmouth so we ended up with 2 acres in North Yarmouth. We are happy in North Yarmouth. Our school district, MSAD 51, covers North Yarmouth and Cumberland and Cumberland has a small Main St. area. It definitely has that small town feel. Smaller than Yarmouth, though. The Falmouth area seems more spread out with no real Main St. town feel, but still a beautiful area. They were talking about creating some sort of town plan to get that town feel in Falmouth, so who knows what the future holds in Falmouth.
good luck!
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Old 02-07-2014, 10:08 PM
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I graduated from Falmouth High School- it is arguably one of the best school systems in the state. Yarmouth, Gorham, Cumberland (Greely), Cape Elizabeth are also considered some great schools in the area (I personally believe any schools around the entire area are fine). I wouldn't worry about the snow plowing situation, there's not much of a discernible difference. There's really not too much difference in the towns either- Falmouth has more retail on route 1 though. Falmouth is also closer to Portland but tends to be slightly more expensive for taxes and housing. Yarmouth has more of a town center compared to Falmouth which really doesn't have much of a town center.
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Old 03-05-2014, 01:31 PM
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I also graduated from Falmouth and moved out of town shortly there after and never looked back. Hated the town growing up, if you didn't live on the right side of town your were junk, didn't matter if you had money or not. Very snobbish community, but as for infrastructure it probably is one of the best. The school system has a very high rating and the staff are all very good at their respective jobs. If the people of the town didn't have their noses stuck so far up in the air it would probably be a nice place to raise a family.
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