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Old 08-24-2014, 10:32 AM
 
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Sorry. I'm about to apply up there. Sounds like a "good ol' boy" thing. Of course we'd like SC too!
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Old 08-25-2014, 09:04 AM
 
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I'm sure there is concern that people from the south will not want to stay after experiencing the first winter, but that would definitely not be the case with us. I can not wait to get out of the south, for many reasons, including that I can not tolerate the heat. I would much rather deal with winter lows in ME that summer highs in NC! But I love Maine for lots of reasons.
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Old 08-27-2014, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Maine!
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Not missing the heat (among other things) of South Carolina. Nope. Not one bit. I'm loving and enjoying every minute of Maine. I'll even enjoy the winter
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Old 11-02-2014, 12:10 PM
 
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We are considering a move to Scarborough (from NC, though we are originally from NYC). Do you like there and is it family friendly? We have a toddler and newborn and considering this area b/c of the good ratings for schools there. TIA
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Old 11-08-2014, 02:24 PM
 
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OP, please be very careful about moving anywhere without a job....because you are in your 50's and there are age barriers everywhere. I'd hate to see you move and then your husband not be able to secure a position. It's rough once you're over 50...I'd say you would need to have money to live on for at least a year and even then, there's no guarantees. I've seen plenty of men in their 50's not be able to find work.
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Old 11-09-2014, 04:47 AM
 
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wlslb, we like Scarborough-- great schools! Very family oriented, and the beaches are just inspiring...however our housing budget is on the low side, so finding a house (to buy) has been a challenge. We have expanded our search to neighboring towns.
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Old 11-10-2014, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Bath, Maine
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loveautumn, (I love autumn, too) Thanks for the advice but things are on hold for now. We will not be moving unless my husband gets a job first. He currently telecommutes. We could go ahead and move while he's telecommuting, but we don't want to take a chance on that situation changing. We're cautious. He's continuing to look into the IT job market there, while we get our house ready to sell.
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