Maine?

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  1. K-14 Blackhead

    K-14 Blackhead New Member

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    Not sure if this is in the correct forum but oh well.

    Anyone live in Maine? I'm thinking of moving up there. Pros? Cons? Thanks :wiggle:
     
  2. Smahatma

    Smahatma Bitch-Kumar OT Supporter

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    I've been to Portland, Maine (home of L.L. Bean). It's a pretty damn cool city. Great foodie city, beautiful scenery especially in the summer, smaller-town sort of feel. Cold as all fuck in the winter though.
     
  3. ihaveanevilplan

    ihaveanevilplan Everybody wake up, wake up, it's time to get down Moderator

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    OTers Rev & lionsgraphics live in Maine
    pm them and i'm sure they can tell you more
    both are very friendly
     
  4. K-14 Blackhead

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    Sweet. I've been looking at some of the stuff up there on Google Maps. Seems to be very nice. Thanks!
     
  5. haargerman

    haargerman ayuh.

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    I grew up in Maine, most of my family still lives there, I visit frequently.

    What do you wanna know?
    Where are you looking at moving to?
     
  6. K-14 Blackhead

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    If you could tell me all you know that'd be awesome.
    Pros?
    Cons?

    I'm currently in Texas so anythig under 70 degrees is cold lol. That's why I'm looking at the Portland area. I saw a few other places like Yorktown that looks very cool.

    Something close to the water but still close to a decent sized city. Any information is grand.

    Thanks!
     
  7. K-14 Blackhead

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    Why do you say this?
     
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    What makes Maine appealing to you?

    Genuinely curious.. I just realized I don't know anything about it.
     
  9. haargerman

    haargerman ayuh.

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    Texas? Be prepared for a HUGE climate change...and lots of snow.

    I grew up in Saco (south of Portland)..small city of about 16,000 (although in contrast, it is one of the bigger 'cities' in Maine). Cumberland and York county is where the majority of the population lives.

    Maine is great if you like the outdoors and things like that. Lots of space to camp, hunt, hike, bike, etc..Portland is a great city, housing is pricey but not outrageous.

    Jobs are sparse right now, and because the cost of living is lower the salaries are generally less than what you would find in Boston or someplace.

    The public schools imo are excellent.
    Lots of small local businesses.
    Lots and lots of trees

    Not much of a "nightlife" scene. The Old Port district in Portland is where a lot of people end up on weekends. Good bars, good food.
    Public Transportation outside of Portland sucks. However, the Amtrak is becoming more popular for people traveling south to Boston and stuff.
    Traffic is almost never an issue...makes commuting much easier.

    Dunno if that helped, if you have any more directed questions I would be glad to answer them.
     
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    Thanks!

    I hoping to land a job at the FDIC branch up in Concord NH. I've always loved to live right on the water and why I figured I would love the Portland area. It's small but still a decent size and thought it'd be a great place to go..

    Any other information you can come up with would be awesome.
     
  11. haargerman

    haargerman ayuh.

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    Concord to Portland? That's a pretty long commute..
     
  12. K-14 Blackhead

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    :werd:

    I might just leave the company and look for other work.

    You said jobs were sparse? Not many banking jobs up that way I suppose :hs:

    Know of any other places up that way right on the water with the same types of community like the Portland area?
     
  13. level99

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    gucci maine
     
  14. haargerman

    haargerman ayuh.

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    Well, Maine has one of the longest coastlines in the entire country, so it shouldnt be difficult to find one.

    York, Wells, Kennebunk are all pretty decent towns. They are all southern. Go up the coast a bit and there's Brunswick, Bath, Rockland, Bar Harbor. However, all these towns are considerably smaller than Portland and are sometimes considered "tourist towns" because population explodes during the summer months.

    Portland or Augusta will be where most of the banking jobs are located. TD Bank is pretty big in Maine, you can try looking there.
     
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    Awesome. Thanks!
     

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