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What I Love About Living In Maine

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Real Estate Agent with MOOERS REALTY ME Broker License 106759

What I love about living in Maine.

This blog post is a round up bullet list of what makes Maine the way life should be.

maine outdoor lakes

Space in Maine.

Wide open, undisturbed natural space surrounds you in Maine. Less people, more wildlife and four seasons state of Maine beauty. Maine is drop dead gorgeous, big and beautiful. 

Friendly, helpful people in Maine.

Maine is simple living and the folks you bump into are friendly. use common sense, are hard working.

fall foilage colors in maine

Locals know how lucky they are to live here full time in "Vacationland", the Pine Tree State. Reaching out to make you feel warm and welcome in Maine.

Breakdown on the road or trail and need help. Just watch what happens in a small Maine town. Locals do care, pitch in and get you squared away in no time.

Maine, a handful of cities, over 450 small towns.

Maine where you don't carry a taser, avoid certain neighborhoods or constantly watch security cameras.

maine horse shows

Is it like small town Maine where you live now?

People let you go in traffic, wave, smile and hold doors open, are pleasant!

They check in on you if sick and bring over all kinds of home made baked goods. Take over mowing your lawn, shoveling your walk and look after you as a group.

Without being asked and lots of time where the person on the receiving end has so many helpers who did what is not really known.

farm to table farm food

No cost, low cost fun in Maine.

Greater awareness if you push deeper up into Maine away from the expensive coastal tourist traps.

If you turn down the city sounds of crowded out of state urban living. When you replace it with no traffic, the 4th lowest crime state statistic Maine.

The wind in the trees, lake loons singing, water on shore lapping of a Maine lake, river or ocean setting.

maine river canoing

You can hear yourself think as you unplug and recharge in Maine. 

The food is farm to table, the what you eat is locally sourced and close to your small town Maine home map location.

Whew, you made it to Maine.

Well now, everything around you and inside you changes. You feel grateful, hopeful, happy and content. In-synch and not out of tune. Trusting, more outgoing and less cranky.

Genuine happy inside and lasting in Maine.

Not store bought and temporary or artificial. In small Maine towns, it is more hands on and everyone is intimately connected. Slow cooked and not fast food approach to savoring the Maine moment.

The gorgeous surroundings are the foundation to build a rich rewarding life on in Maine. But you don't just observe, you participate. It's all hands on deck. Pitch in, help out, make a difference. Take care of others like they do you in small town Maine.

Bring a can do spirit, positive attitude and work ethic traveling to Maine for a relocation move.

Joining up and pouring in lots of heart and soul to any endeavor creates a source of inner pride. The joy makes all of us realize anything is possible with hard work and determination. And not stinkin' thinking is not the ticket to ride that train.

Are you ready to get onboard, so so mentally ready for a visit to Maine?

She tugs on your heart strings and never let's go in a good way.

small town maine families

Collectively, small town Maine living means working local community events, not just attending them.

When you sign up to participate, it's for life. You and I are the community in Maine. Each with unique abilities and talents and working on our shortcomings daily to make the small town experience what it is for others.

Simple Maine living is the treasure.

Due to the circles we travel in small Maine town are tighter, because most of us  work together daily in our jobs and community service projects. That's how you really get to know each other and me, myself and I.

Kids are entertainment and investment in the future in Maine.

When you live in Maine full time, the entire village has a hand in raising and shaping all the youngsters. One more thing I love about living in Maine.

Coaching a sports team, putting together a fund raising dinner, attending a play in small town Maine.

Everyone who lives in a small Maine town is closer, gets to know the individuals of all ages. Sometimes you are related and family gatherings are a very common. Everything is close by and the insulation, not isolation keeps it protected from urban concrete jungle sprawl.

Part of the attraction to Maine is the natural unspoiled beauty.

A big component is the down to Earth spirit of the folks who choose to live here in "Vacationland". But I think it's more than that. 

You are needed in your small Maine town. 

small maine town houlton me

Everyone is and the folks who live where they do put the township, plantation or unorganized territory square on the simple living in Maine map. 

Four seasons, ever changing adapting to weather, being prepared for anything ahead another thing I love about Maine

Not just my home town, not just my county. But Maine.

Maine alphabet

Nothing is taken for granted and the growing up working on farms, fishing, lumbering in the vast forests. Kids learn to work too and the value of a dollar they earn is priceless training for the life curves, dips and bumps ahead.

Being more self sufficient, independent skill discovery experiences all enrich a person's life. 

What is learned passed on to younger family members helps everyone in the Maine community. The littlest family member has just an important role and daily duties pulling their own weight and taking on more and more responsibility.

maine small town homes

Living in Maine can transform your life. 

If you are willing to listen, learn, apply. Look how what folks who flock and revisit Maine have to say about their vacations here.

Just a long weekend on the coast of Maine or one full week's vacation at a hiking, biking, hitting the recreation trails. Or checked into a downhill ski lodge or kayaking, fishing, boating a Maine lake experience.

andy mooers meg york haystack mt

Nothing compares to the Maine experience no matter what your age.

Come for a day, end up staying a lifetime in Maine.

Many do. And remember these important Maine blog post take aways. You are needed in your small Maine town. The happiest people in one are the most involved. 

Everyone who lives where they do put the township, plantation or unorganized territory square on the Maine map. 

maine tourism welcome sign

Maine is such a huge under populated state with many facets that it takes a lifetime to sample ME. 

More wildlife than people. Cleaner air, brighter stars, crystal clear water. When you live here full time, it's help yourself. Take getaway trips close to home. Lots of simple living in Maine experiences gleaned daily. Why I live in Maine? This is my blog post on what I love about living in Maine. 

I'm Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers, ME Broker

Comments(26)

Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Wow! Looks absolutely gorgeous. I can see why you love it there. Congrats on the feature.

Feb 05, 2023 09:36 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573

Thank you @Dr.PaulaMcDonald ! I'm on the back of this boat, youngest son the skipper down the Penobscot River In Maine.

whitewater river rafting in maine

Feb 05, 2023 09:54 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Andrew you've outdone yourself in presenting Maine in a 'magazine-style' post!  Love it!  I spent time in Maine as a kid and it was so pretty during the summer time. Here in AZ we have a state magazine (Arizona Highways) and if Maine has one like this - that's where this post should be - up front and center! 

Feb 05, 2023 09:56 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573

Loved the Tuscon AZ when there for a wedding and a week long vacation Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker ! Thanks for stopping by! Every agent needs to keep their camera safety off and capture their local eye candy! Show the real estate buyer what it is like around the property listings. Share the local community special sauce flavor.

photos of maine

Feb 05, 2023 10:08 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

 Tucson is beautiful as is the Phoenix area. I agree  about taking photos Andrew and we all learned this very well in the early years of AR and beyond.  For years I kept my camera locked and loaded and took a lot of area photos and used them often in marketing. Plus I simply love taking photos.  Took a fun one this morning of our little Norman who always finds a sun spot in the morning for his morning nap!  Will share later!  He's such  cutie.

Feb 05, 2023 10:28 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 It has been a very long time since I was in Maine in the Summer. The lobster was great and in abundance, but the water never warmed up cold. We did have fun! 

Feb 05, 2023 10:11 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573

Thank you Hannah Williams !

So many places to have lobster, other Maine seafood served up fresh and tasty!

old port maine seafood restaurants

 

Feb 05, 2023 10:23 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Oh my gosh, I KNEW I was going to love your entry!!  Why? Because Montana and Maine have a lot of the same positive attributes. The people. The community. The beauty. The caring. Love it love it love it!!!

Feb 05, 2023 10:34 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573

Space, Unspoiled space and a little hike up the pike Kat Palmiotti ! That protects us... not a suburb of Boston or a population center. We give our local land to the next person, our kids, whoever is as good or better shape then we were lucky to receive it too. Good stewardship and protect the local wildlife, the natural resources is what Maine is all about... taught at an early age. Passed on. Local little league team put in parade by proud sponsor below. 

small town proud in maine

Feb 05, 2023 10:40 AM
MaryKay Shumway
The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948) - Sister Bay, WI
Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert

Before this post--everything I knew about Maine came from Steve King novels!  Exceptional blog ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐, thank you for sharing.  Now I can't wait to visit Maine at some point.  

Feb 05, 2023 10:52 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573

Thank you MaryKay Shumway. We went to a nephew's wedding in Milwaukee a few weekends ago. I worked at a Bangor ME broadcast station owned by Stephen King WZON (Dead Zone Broadcasting). His house on West Broadway In Bangor ME below with the gate loaded with creatures and cobwebs. It's one local photo stop for many Maine tourists and book fans.

stephen king bangor maine home

Feb 05, 2023 11:06 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

You are an amazing ambassador for Maine, Andrew. There's nothing more that anyone needs to see or hear about Maine because it's all in your post. Thank you for sharing so much information and lots of beautiful photos.

We have good friends that moved to Rockland from SoCal about a year ago and love it!

Jeff

Feb 05, 2023 11:10 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573

Thank you Jeff Dowler, CRS ... more to blog about and never once and done with creating post content huh? I spent a few days in Santa Monica before a cruise out of California to the Mexican Rivera and you are lucky to live where you do too! Major major groud pounding wave in Cabo, check out this cruise video with two oldest sons sampling them.

Feb 05, 2023 12:58 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 - I had no doubt you would be featured because you always write the best blog posts. We could all learn a lot from you. I only wish I was as good as you. I try. 

Yes! This is Maine. The state I lived in, worked in, and loved. 

Feb 05, 2023 12:17 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 - That is the only way I know to blog and that's the practice I follow. Unfortunately, I believe I have been blacklisted from features. 

Feb 05, 2023 01:18 PM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573

Lucky to own a farm that I was raised on. Like to be busy and not sitting on my hands. Thank you Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP ! Blog about what you know, where you live, what you have learned or hope to no matter the location. Never stop mentally and physically traveling.

Raised on a farm in Maine

Feb 05, 2023 01:05 PM
Chris Griffith
Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL - Bonita Springs, FL
Bonita Springs Listing Specialist - Agent

Beautiful photos.  One of the last 4 states I haven't been to. We were set to go and then covid. Someday!  Those fall colors tugged at my heart. I haven't seen fall in decades so I'm low key jelly.

Feb 05, 2023 04:11 PM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573

Fall, foliage colors, harvest time in Maine Chris Griffith ! Plan it, do it.

maine fall leaf colors

Feb 05, 2023 04:51 PM
Aura Alex
Seattle, WA
Retired Real Estate Pro

Hi, Andrew.

Maine's sublime ambiance sets it apart as an incomparable paradise of nature. With its magnificent foliage and awe-inspiring scenery, the State exudes strength and tranquility that embraces you with a sense of warmth.

Feelings like love can be sensed in the clean, crisp air here -it is energy for one's soul to bask in! Thank you for this post!!😍

Feb 05, 2023 07:10 PM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573

Thank you Aura Alex . When you have hiked up Abol Trail thru the table land with your kids and hit the summit of  MT Katahdin. Looking out no one talks.

Humbling, invigorating, contentment, full of joy. That what swallows you up. One event of many when you are lucky enough to live in Maine.

Lighthouses in Maine hit you in a slightly different way.. what was it like being a lighthouse keeper during a storm, working hard to avoid ship wrecks and loss of life?

Some of the 65+ Maine lighthouses you sea kayak to easily. Others you need a lobster or ferry boat to get close for image/video capture. Many you can drive to an old fort where they are parked along the rock bound craggy Maine coast. 

cuckholds maine lighthouse

 

Feb 06, 2023 03:53 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Maine definitely looks and sounds like such an amazing place!  It is certainly on my list of places to visit.  The only thing I don't think I would like about Maine is the cold weather, so I will have to visit when it is warm, haha.

Feb 06, 2023 03:42 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573

26 degrees today and had a little frosty weekend. We'll get you into LL Bean for some Maine winter clothing and you will love being outside in Vacationland playing in the snow Brian England !

ll bean freeport me

Feb 06, 2023 04:13 AM
Gary J. Muccio, Associate Broker
Keller Williams of Central PA - Camp Hill, PA
Exceptional Customer Service!

Good morning, Andrew!

Great post about Maine! The Maine Chamber of Commerce should hire you to do their advertising. Friends from here in PA just moved to Portland and I'm looking forward to visiting them this Summer. Continued success to you!

Feb 06, 2023 04:29 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573

Portland Maine is fun and make sure to spend time in the Old Port Gary J. Muccio, Associate Broker ! The Maine seafood is fresh and prepared out of this World.

old port maine places to eat

Feb 06, 2023 08:47 AM
faye schubert
Retired - Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

LOVE This post! Maine is on my bucket list and one of the few states I haven't visited. I want to see Acadia National Park .

I watch Maine Cabin Masters and love the beautiful lakes and the beauty of this state.

Feb 06, 2023 05:22 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573

Acadia is miles of trails and stone structures, Cadillac MT and strolls down to Bar Harbor ME! Fun any season and 'hole 'nother matter,  different spin take away in the Maine winter months at Acadia National Park.

acadia national park maine

Feb 06, 2023 08:51 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

Wow what a great post about Maine with exceptional pictures and inviting text. Congratulations on the feature as well.

Feb 06, 2023 07:41 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573

Thank you Leanne Smith Every real estate agent, broker, REALTOR should be a local cub reporter on their local area. Who knows best about where they live, work and play practicing real estate list twist and sell than you in your community where you are home town proud!

mt katahdin maine

Feb 06, 2023 08:58 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 - As has already been stated, you are the perfect ambassador for Maine!  I have yet to make it that far east.  I have no doubt that it is everything you say it is.  Of course, on the way to posting my comment, I had to stop at every comment and check out your videos and pics!  Nice job.

Feb 06, 2023 09:25 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573

maine

Thank you Sheri Sperry - MCNE® !

Feb 06, 2023 10:50 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Maine is a great state to visit and vacation. I like warmer climate place to stay though.

Feb 07, 2023 08:39 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573

Thanks for stopping by Sam Shueh ! Maine has four seasons, winter is one of them and we are outdoors all four, every day! Comfortable 71 decrees spring, summer, fall.

 

Feb 08, 2023 07:27 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

I have made it to Maine a couple of times, mostly on the coast, but would love to explore more, always love your videos and posts and this one was no exception.

Feb 08, 2023 06:11 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573

Waterfront is fun anywhere in Maine Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 !

Feb 08, 2023 07:20 AM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

I love going to Maine and many of your pictures remind me of the many summer trips to Castine to see my cousins. One of my favorite places to visit.

Feb 15, 2023 04:56 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573

Castine is pretty and anything in Maine has not been spoiled by over commercialization or too  many people Buzz Mackintosh !

Feb 15, 2023 12:10 PM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Castine lighthouse is just down Battle Ave from my Aunt's house.

Feb 15, 2023 12:27 PM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573

Maine has over 60 lighthouses and each so different... especially when you visit, revisit in a different season. It's A 'hole 'nother experience Buzz Mackintosh !

portland head light maine

Mar 01, 2023 04:44 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Andrew what about the best part of Maine the LOBSTER best in the world:) Endre

Feb 28, 2023 08:38 PM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

We get them fresh off the boat at the dock... the only one's fresher are still swimming in the Maine sea Endre Barath, Jr. !

maine lobster boat

Mar 01, 2023 04:46 AM