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Living/Working in Maine

Outside magazine named Portland the East Coast's best town for outdoor sporting and overall quality of life as part of its "Top 25 Dream Towns" in America. The article cited several qualities that contribute to the city's appeal, including the waterfront, a low cost of living, and easy access to ski slopes, hiking trails and waterways. (August 2010)

Top Six Reasons to Live and Work in Maine

1. Quality of Place - We take our quality of life pretty seriously in Maine. Maine is a beautiful state with low population density, incredible natural beauty, and a thriving arts and restaurant scene.

2. Affordable Housing - The average cost of a house in Maine is well below that of many other areas in the country. If you want to live on the ocean, in a small town, in the woods or in downtown Portland, there are many reasonably priced options.

3. Proximity to New York and Boston - Boston is just 90 minutes by car from Portland, or you can catch a train in Portland and be at North Station in a few hours. New York City is about six hours by car from Portland, and even less if you take a direct flight from the Portland Jetport.

4. Low Crime Rate - Maine has one of the lowest levels of crime in the United States, making it a safe place for you and your family.

5. Friendly and Hardworking People - While we're Yankees (but not necessarily Yankees fans) Maine people are warm and hardworking. You'll be impressed by your colleagues' dedication and passion for their work.

6. Excellent Schools - Maine communities offer a wide array of public, private and magnet schools.

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