All right. I finally made the decision to move to Bangor, ME. I have started looking at housing and jobs and already priced the shipping of my household goods. So things are in progress. I was wondering what it is like to work and live in Bangor. Is it pet friendly and are there any dog parks and what is to do in the area?
Sep 5, '12
I'm sorry no one has answered your post. I am in Maine but in the south. I am not familiar with Bangor other than how to get there!
I can say that Maine in general tends to be dog friendly. Bangor is about 2.5 hours north of Portland which is the largest city in Maine (large is a relative term). There are many places to go hiking, on day trips, or just be in the great outdoors.
I hope you enjoy your move to Maine, will you get here in time to see the fall foliage?
Sep 14, '12
I used to live in Bangor and the surrounding for most of my life, the pay is bad, there may be an affordable place to live, but expect drunk and drugged out neighbors. I have lived in many areas of Maine, and have to say, Bangor is one of the most scummy Towns, i have encountered. I worked at the mental hospital for two years, and have seen the worst. Since I moved to Southern Maine, to better my children's lives, Bangor has turned into a heaven for new drugs and users. In my opinion if Lewiston is the armpit of Maine then Bangor is the Anus.
Nov 11, '12
I too am wanting to make the move to maine i was born in limestone havent been here since i was a baby, when i move will be this summer and will have a year of LTC/sub acute rehab experience. IF Bangor is so bad where else is a good place to move where i still get scenery and job all in one?
Nov 21, '12
I moved to Maine a little over a year ago from Wisconsin. I live in the Midcoast and the people and community out here is great. It's a lot smaller town that living in Bangor so that was a lot to get used to. I can't really speak to what Bangor is like, I don't really make it up that way much, I usually go to Augusta or Portland when I'm heading to one of the bigger cities. Sorry I can't really be of more help.
Dec 11, '12
Bangor has a huge mall/shopping area available that the further out areas will drive hours to willingly. Also, it's got a "small town" feel but is close enough to Portland to shake that off if you need to at times. Get used to Tourist Season and things shutting down between seasons.
People in Maine have a great sense of humor about their "country-fied" ways. In fact, they can be pretty proud of it. That doesn't mean that they don't have to have iPads, etc, though! Further north it's hard to guarantee cell phone towers/internet though, but Bangor is definitely wired. So are the college towns nearby.
I loved living in Maine, but I'm the outdoors kind.