You made the decision and Maine is the destination to retire in as you make the plans for the golden years of retirement.
The reason you picked Maine for retirement is multi faceted.
From being the 4th lowest crime state, to having friendly local community members that all pitch in.
In Maine we look out for each other.
You want, need that sense of connection. To know that everyone has a role, purpose in the small towns around Vacationland that Maine is famous for and that causes the initial reaction, affection.
The lower cost Maine real estate is another big factor along with quality Maine health care. The older you get the parts do start to wear out. Need tweaking or replacement. Four season unspoiled natural beauty in Maine is hard to beat too.
Pick Maine for retirement, investment because you've done your home work yourself. Not relying on advice or opinions of someone that has never lived here in Maine. Expert advice on what steps to take in your life are often not based on much if that person knows less about Maine than you do. Is looking in from the outside.
Over the last three decades, I have worked with thousands of Maine real estate buyers and sellers.
Hear the same refrain. There is no place quite like Maine for retirement, for low cost investment, for safety and family values, work ethic. Portland Maine recently voted the best place to retire in the Pine Tree State. Forbes Magazine points at Portland Maine as a super spot for retirement, to live work or play in as well.
It's not just the low cost Maine real estate listings, lack of crime, more elbow room from lower population that translates in to less traffic, no pollution either. The place, things to do for outdoor recreation are hard to beat in Maine. It's called Vacationland on every Maine license plate for a reason.
The shared by all Maine focus is on healthy living, don't hurt the environment and treat it with respect.
We hike the many state parks, kayak the rivers and streams, explore islands off the Maine coast. We buy local produce from farm stands, local Maine farmer's markets. Beaches along Maine's rock bound coasts, an abundance of wildlife and a sense man has not messed up the surroundings is a big attraction to Maine. This state up here in the right hand corner of the country. So far north by rights we should be in Canada.
Come explore our mountains, Maine coastal harbor ports. See our rolling fertile fields, experience the heavily forested sections in places you can not get to by car. That is the Maine many do not know exists. Up on the Allagash River Waterway.
Climbing to the top of Mt Katahdin or taking an open horse drawn carriage ride along the Acadian National Park network of roadways. Maybe skiing down Sugarloaf or Sunday River fresh new groomed power snow resort trails.
Maine, where your heart has been for a long long time.
There are places, events, local magic where the people live that the Maine state tourism brochure left out. Forgot or did not have room to tell you about. Our Maine weather / climate is our best kept secret and its not just one long winter we enjoy.