Thinking about relocating next year? You'll want to make sure Augusta, Maine, is on the top of your list. Whether you're looking to begin a career, raise a family, or retire -- Augusta is the perfect place for any stage of life. Our real estate agents love telling clients all the great things about living in Augusta. Here are our top reasons why this beautiful city should be at the top of your list if you're planning a move in 2022:
- Strong Job Market
While Augusta isn't a large city, it does have a growing economy. The local unemployment rate is 100 basis points lower than the national average. Common industries include healthcare, social assistance, city government, and manufacturing. Because the city isn't too large, commuting to work from these Augusta homes for sale is easy. Also, Portland is only about an hour away, so locals can also take advantage of career opportunities there as well.
- Beautiful Nature
If you love the great outdoors, there are few better places to live than Augusta, Maine. With the New England coast to your east and beautiful forest and mountains to the west, there is no shortage of outdoor activities. Hiking, biking, kayaking, and sailing in the summer, and plenty of options for skiing in the winter. Best of all, Acadia National park is about a 2-hour drive from downtown. If you'd rather stay local, Bond Brooke Recreation Area is a beautiful 270-acre park near downtown.
- Fantastic Education
The University of Maine - Augusta, Purdue University Global, Colby College, Thomas College, and Kennebec Valley Community College are among some of the prestigious universities and technical schools you'll find in the area. If you're planning to start school or raise a family, easy access to quality education is one of the great things about Augusta.
- Hospitality and Charm
Maine is known for its friendly neighborhoods and New England charm, both of which you'll find all over Augusta. Maine is actually known as one of the friendliest states in America. Maine residents, also known as "Maineiacs," have a reputation for looking out for one another, which also is evident by the state's low crime rates.
- Amazing Fall Foliage
90% of Maine is covered with trees, which means the state has some of the most spectacular views every autumn. People from all over the world travel to Maine every year to view beautiful changing leaves. Few things are as relaxing and peaceful as our area's fall foliage.
- Spectacular Seafood
If you love seafood, you'll have no trouble finding a delicious meal in Maine. The state provides over 90% of the nation's lobster supply, and with 228 miles of coast, there is no shortage of amazing restaurants serving the freshest seafood.
With friendly people, a strong economy, and beautiful scenery, it's not hard to see why Maine is such a fantastic place to live. For more information on the Augusta area, contact us today.