The education is great! If you're moving to Maine with a young family or are thinking of starting a family soon, Maine ensures that your kids will be well-educated, whether this is at public, private or magnet school. Two of the highest ranked in the state are the Maine School of Science and Mathematics and Yarmouth High School.
Crime rates are low! Rates of violent crime are well below the national average, making Maine a safe and secure place to live. Moreover, property crime is also well below average, so you can feel safe that your rent to own property is fairly secure. Some of the safest towns by stats include New Sweden and Monticello.
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Beautiful coastline to explore and enjoy! Along the coast of the state lies 3,000 miles of scenic stop-offs, wonderful views, quaint towns and picturesque fishing villages. Potential towns to explore on weekends include Bar Harbor, Rockport, Portland and Kennebunkport.
Maine has four seasons! Maine enjoys very clear seasons -- summer, winter, spring, and fall -- allowing you to experience all of the changing weather conditions that come with them and the different activities you can enjoy as a result. Popular activities include fishing on one of the 6,000 lakes, or exploring the 5,500 miles of sandy coastline.
Housing is affordable! Maine real estate prices are perfectly reasonable, and there are a lot of homes for sale throughout the state, whether you're searching for a wood cabin in the mountains, a small home in a fishing village or a modern apartment in a city. If you are looking for rent to own homes, you'll find plenty of options all over the state as well in towns such as Lewiston and Bangor.
Skiing in winter and watersports in summer! If you're someone who loves to enjoy both the snow and water, living in Maine will work for you. It's got great skiing during the winter at Sunday River and Sugarload Mountain and fantastic watersports during the summer on the Penobscot and Kennebec rivers.
Loads of recreation outdoors! Maine has a host of wonderful outdoor recreation areas to explore and enjoy. One of the best is Acadia National Park, with beautiful trails, magnificent mountains, lots of opportunities for biking and hiking and even snowmobile tracks and carriage rides!
Maine is very eco-friendly! Environmentally conscious people will love the fact that Maine has truly gone green in recent years and now has some of the highest recycling rates in the US, as well as a variety of green businesses, such as Haley Hats and The Green Store.
Natural disasters are few and far between! While other states have to suffer from a host of potential natural disasters on a regular basis, this isn't true of Maine, which is largely free of hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, floods and earthquakes. That's great for your property and wallet, since it leads to lower insurance rates.
It's rural, yet metropolitan! If you love small towns and a lovely mix between the urban and rustic, you'll love Maine. Portland, the largest city, has a population of less than 70,000 people, and the state has plenty of small towns. Portland itself may be small, but it's got a lot to offer, with the 'Old Port' area of town being of particular interest.
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