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Old 01-01-2007, 06:37 PM
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Portland v. Bangor
Looking for input on move to portland area or bangor/brewer area...lived in bangor before a cross country trip, only a couple months ago. I love what bangor area has to offer for outdoor adventures, but might crave a little more culture in portland. Seems easy until I get good job offer up north!!! Any opinions for an adventerous 23 yo female?

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Old 01-02-2007, 03:51 PM
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Depends on what you're looking for. Bangor's lower population, population density, cost of living, and lower crime rate make it more attractive to me. But the culture and night life is probably better in Portland. Depends on what you're looking for.
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Old 01-02-2007, 06:45 PM
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Your choice of communities will probably be dictated by the kind of work you do and the availability of positions. It seems to me, since I am quite a long way from being 23, that an "adventurous 23 year old female" would want to live nearer the big city of Portland than in the more peaceful, and rural area of Bangor. You might find Orono to be a better place, as that is home to the University of Maine's main campus.
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Old 01-03-2007, 03:34 PM
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Being 23 and a recent graduate from the University of Maine in Orono I think that the kind of place you are looking for right now is probably around the Portland area. Orono/Old Town area is just for college kids, IMO. I wouldn't want to move there or get a job in that area right now. Bangor is a great area, but you aren't as close to the ocean as you would be if you lived in Portland.

A lot of my friends that are also recent college grads have moved to Portland because of the good job market and the fact that there are more things to do. The Old Port is a great place to go on the weekends and to meet people. Everyone I've talked to loves it down there. I'd go with P-town

Anyways, that's just my $.02

if you have any questions, feel free to PM me
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