Maine Movers, Welcome!
The Pine Tree State
Welcome to Maine, the home of Stephen King and annual Maine Lobster Festival! This New England state is known for fantastic seafood, great authors (like E.B. White & the previously mentioned Master of Horror) and its mass production of blueberries. And instead of using snowy winters as an excuse for slowing down, the state has studied this precipitation and invented some of the most important snow-related devices. Where did you think earmuffs came from?
Maine Relocating - Being a New Maine Resident
There are a wide variety of towns to relocate to in Maine. The largest ones include Portland, Bangor, Augusta, Bar Harbor, Kennebunkport, Ogunquit, Old Orchard Beach, Lewiston, Rockland, Camden, Brunswick, York, Freeport, Saco, Kittery, Biddeford, Kennebunk, Boothbay Harbor, Scarborough, Belfast, Wells and Waterville.
Once you’ve decided on a town, you’re ready to relocate! Whichever place you decide, you can have the smoothest transition possible by following the proper steps required by the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV). We’ve laid out the most important steps for becoming a resident below.
Your car may need to go through an emissions and safety inspection, depending on the county you relocate to. See if you’ll need to at: http://www.dmv.org/me-maine/smog-check.php
Maine Neighborhood Information for Moving Quotes and Moving Companies
Weather: The climate here varies greatly depending on where you move. To make it as clear & straight forward as possible, check out the climate zones broken down below:
Good to know: It rains a lot here. One demonstration of this? There’s a museum that only showcases umbrella covers in Peak’s Island, Maine.
Population & Cost of Living:-Maine is home to about 1.32 million people. Now that you’ve decided to relocate and become one of them, let’s see how much you will be paying to live here in Maine.
Most of the state is on par with the cost of living for the average American city. However, if you’re are in one of the large cities like Portland, you’ll be paying close to 15% more on factors like housing than the U.S. average. Median home prices in these larger cities average at $250,000 in Portland, $125,000 in Lewiston and $163,000 in Bangor.
Employment Rate of Maine & the Economy
You are moving to Maine and, if you don’t already have a job, probably want one. The unemployment rate as of Fall 2014 was 5.6%, which has decreased steadily every year since 2010.
An unsuspecting aspect of the economy? Maine produces 90% of America’s supply of toothpicks.