Hi all! My husband, I and our 3 boys (12yo, 10yo, & 8yo) are planning to move from Florida to Maine in a year. We will be moving sometime during summer 2016. We currently live in a LARGE city and are completely over it! We are so tired of the rushed, keep up with the Jones' attitudes.......and the violence/crime is OUT-OF-CONTROL!
The top 3 locations on our list are Bangor, Portland, Augusta; in that order. We are looking forward to something completely different. We're excited about all the new experiences but are also grounded and realistic. I currently work nights in PCU/ICU. My husband is an office manager for a construction company. I'm wondering what the Maine nursing job market is like these days (availability of jobs, salary, benefits, working conditions, etc.). I'm also curious what the job market for non-healthcare is like for my husband. In terms of our children, how are schools there? We enjoy getting out together as a family; what are the activities like in the area(s)? We will be traveling to Maine for a week in March (I know......probably not the most picturesque time of year w/ the mud and melting snow) to look at different areas.
We are tying to do our research, but I figured getting some answers from natives would be invaluable. Any help/suggestions are really appreciated!