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Old 04-20-2010, 08:11 AM
 
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HI

My Husband and I are moving to Portland, Maine in June for 3 months from Ireland.
I am moving here with Work to set up a project.

I have been looking at accomadation in both South Portland and Portland.
We are looking at apartments to rent for the 3 months

The Places I have been looking at are www.riverplaceliving.com
I have also been looking at princeton Pines.

Can any of you give me any advice on these places, the area that they are in, etc

Or if anyone knows of any 3 month, fully furnished rentals, I would appreciate it.

I cannot find reviews anywhere and I will not be able to check out the accomadation before I go.

Also will it be sunny during these 3 months, I suppose anywhere will be sunnier than Ireland

Any feedback would be brilliant

Looking forward to hearing from yo u

C
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Old 04-20-2010, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Gorham, Maine
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Hi C and best of luck on your trip. I'm not a rental expert, but I believe that any major complex like the ones that you mentioned will be looking for a lease of more than 90 days. I would check with them now before you get any further. The summer is prime time for hospitality and rates will reflect that wherever you go. You could check into the extended stay hotels, but they will be pricey at that time of year. Can your employer help with housing?
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Old 04-21-2010, 02:16 AM
 
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Hi

Thank you for your reply,
I have talked to them already and they do lease out fully furnished apartments for 3 months , including utitlities.

Do you know these places?

Thanks
C
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Old 04-21-2010, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Gorham, Maine
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I am somewhat familiar with them yes. Princeton Properties manages a number of complexes in Greater Portland. RiverPlace is a gated community in South Portland, located just over the Casco Bay Bridge from Portland.
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Old 04-21-2010, 10:21 AM
 
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Would you recommend River Place, Is it in a nice location, is it near restaurants, pubs, etc. I am looking at the one the Windjammer fully furnished apartments, I have heard a lot of the time that accomadation looks lovely on the Web, But then when you go , they are nothing like it,
I would just like to be sure.
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Old 04-21-2010, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Gorham, Maine
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I've never seen the complex. Ram, the company that manages it has a good reputation.
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Old 04-27-2010, 11:33 AM
 
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All the pubs and such will be in the old port just over the bridge from you. I live in the westend in downtown Portland walking distance to the old port. Summer is warmer And more sunny days with rain. Last summer we got up to 85 for about a month in July.
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Old 05-09-2010, 03:22 AM
 
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Hi

I no longer am looking at accomadation in river place as it has gone,
I have just put a deposit on Liberty commons apts, in liberty lane

Does anyone know these apartments/area, all comments welcome

Thanks
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Old 05-09-2010, 11:06 AM
 
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All the pubs and such will be in the old port just over the bridge from you. I live in the westend in downtown Portland walking distance to the old port. Summer is warmer And more sunny days with rain. Last summer we got up to 85 for about a month in July.
Maybe very late July. It rained most of the summer here last year. On July 17th I was still running the heat in the house and it was 53 degrees outside. I wrote it down to remember it. It was warm in August and I sincerely hope we do not get a repeat of that weather here this summer. My son is in Western New York today and said it was snowing over there. We're not out of the woods yet.
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Old 05-09-2010, 09:12 PM
 
Location: East Boston, MA
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Hi

I no longer am looking at accomadation in river place as it has gone,
I have just put a deposit on Liberty commons apts, in liberty lane

Does anyone know these apartments/area, all comments welcome

Thanks
It's right next to the airport and Redbank Village which is one of the larger apartment complexes in the area. It's not bad, but it's nothing to write home about. It's a typical suburban style apartment development. I'd MUCH rather have an apartment in a home (or at least in a complex) within the city limits, but you'll have a quick and easy commute to downtown Portland (5-10 minutes or so) you're convenient to the mall (5 minutes).

Portland's airport and resulting noise shouldn't be that much of a problem. It's a small commercial airport so it's not like you have large jets landing 2 minutes apart from 5am to midnight. Most of the aircraft are smaller and there's generally a good deal of time between planes. Still, it's right next door so it's something to consider.
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