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February
22

Why Move to Maine

With many companies shifting to a remote work model last year, thousands of Americans are enjoying the fact that their jobs are no longer location-dependent. As a result, it's no surprise that thousands of people are relocating to their favorite destinations. According to a 2020 Atlas Van Lines study, the state of Maine saw the third-highest percentage of inbound moves last year. Our real estate agents really weren't surprised. With beautiful scenery and great culture, Maine is consistently considered one of the best places to live in the United States.

Below are several reasons why thousands of Americans are choosing to call Maine their new home:

  1. Beautiful Fall Foliage
    Maine has four distinct seasons, and since 90% of the state is covered in trees, you can imagine that the fall foliage is pretty spectacular. Many people move here just to experience the beautiful changing leaves every autumn.

  2. Historic Coast Lines
    If you feel like you were meant to live by the sea, Maine has dozens of quaint, coastal towns. With over 3,500 miles of coastline, you'll see everything from historic harbors to beautiful lighthouses. Many experts also believe that living near the sea has numerous health benefits.

  3. The Freshest Seafood
    Do you love seafood? Then Maine is the place for you. More than 90% of lobster in the US comes from Maine, and we have thousands of restaurants serving up freshly caught seafood.  In fact, there are many great restaurants in close proximity to these Augusta homes for sale. Even if you don't enjoy seafood, Maine is famous for delicious chowder, whoopie pies, and gourmet baked beans.

  4. The Great Outdoors
    In Maine, you're surrounded by beautiful mountains, picturesque seascapes, deep forests, and vast lakes. For those who enjoy the great outdoors, few places are better than Maine. The opportunities to ski, hike, swim, and bike are endless. Maine also has a ton of unique wildlife, and bird watching and whale watching are both common hobbies.

  5. Strong Local Economies
    Many Maine cities have up-and-coming economies. The job market can vary depending on what part of Maine you're living in; however, generally speaking, the cities are growing economic hubs. Top industries include healthcare, education, social services, and engineering. As more and more people move to the area, we expect the economy to continue to grow. 

  6. The People
    Residents of Maine, also known as "Maineiacs," are some of the friendliest people around. If you're looking to move to a place with good neighbors, chances are you'll find them in Maine. People from all over the world move to Maine, and major cities like Portland offer diverse populations.

It's no wonder why many people moved to Maine in 2020. Considering making Maine your new home in 2021? For more information on New England living, contact us today!

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