Moving to Maine and you have questions needing answering before the big relocation shuffle.
During the heave ho, getting from A to B. To get up to speed in this place dubbed "Vacationland" on every license plate. So load you up you say with the FAQ on Maine.
To often dispel the myths circulated by out of state hairdressers who have never set foot in Vacationland.
Mean no harm and well intentioned.
But the Maine expression applies about "it's hard telling without knowing".
If you have not spent time in Maine, returned for more, you might not be the best navigator for setting expectations for other newbies.
About what it is like in this state of Maine. The one located, tittering, crowning, sitting on top of the New England tier. Up here in the right hand corner of the country parallel parked against Canada on three sides. With lots of oceanfront, 65 Maine lighthouses on the south east portion of rugged, rockbound coastline.
Maine retirement, relocation in the golden years often the reason for the creating a new home base here. Te top of the list, first question to address is tell me about your weather, climate in Maine. And what about places to stay in Houlton Maine for a little shut eye after the trip here and tramping around the area?
Then the not wanting to be cut off from the online connection trepidation kicks in, builds. Because it is not yet time for retirement and the relocation mean Maine telecomuting to work at the old remote, off site job not left behind out of state.
Where and when, how do you need to get your Maine driver's license, car registrations changed over worries creep into the time table discussion.
But besides the change over to getting a new Maine driver's license, the process to sign up to vote, get the kids if any enrolled in local schools, what else does the brand new to the Pine Tree State Jack or Jill need to know? The attitude, approach to simple Maine living is key to the successful, wrinkle free transition.
Whether the Rolex on your left wrist is real or not is not important to a true Mainer.
You don't move here to impress.
Everything kept pretty low key, friendly and no one gets snarky or launches those left handed compliments.
And remember that was the kick in the pants to cross the big green bridge coming into Maine in the first place right?
Maine has 108 small towns and a handful of cities.
No gangs, no towns to red line and stay away from out of fear in the 4th lowest crime state. More rural, greater wildlife and unspoiled Maine land acres everywhere you look. Living by choice in rich genteel poverty of self sufficiency.
You are going to be tapped on the shoulder to step up in the small Maine community too. Just so's you know. Been forewarned. Got the memo.
You have a role, a purpose and your reward is community service. Pitching in to make the small Maine burg or village you are transitioning to shine brighter. What makes a small Maine town great? You do.
Your reward is not store bought or temporary in Maine either.
The take away is pot luck supper precious, special, delicious and one of a kind. It's all creatively unique, always home made, hand crafted, resourceful in Maine.
Here are some helpful, time saving moving to Maine relocation guide links.
And another batch of where to turn, tap tap for information at this link.
What? Still flipping the coin? And the best out of how many tosses means Maine wins in that relocation, move, retirement or employment transition?
We'll help push you off that life's short, time killing fence. Where you get painful deep slivers if you procrastinate too long.
Ask the questions, get the Maine answers.
Maybe some eye candy of Maine will help move the needle. To aid in the adjusting the dial to GPS coordinates on your dashboard that guide you to Maine.The way life should be.