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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    I visited Maine many times while living in Rhode Island, also New Hampshire, and Vermont. I believe that the three states are a beautiful area of the country even away from the coast.
    Damn right! Here's my favorite little lake in Mass looking down through the woods. No houses on it whatsoever. Glacier origin, crystal clear, very deep. Thank God it's now a federal nature preserve.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Think for myself View Post
    Shocker! no one wants to live in a New England version of redneck central with shitty winters.
    I sure af wouldn't want to live in a place full of zombies that voted for a demon like LePage.
    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    We have the same situation in New Hampshire. Lots of jobs openings and few to fill them. New England is now the oldest area of the country and just too old to work in many cases.

    https://www.marketplace.org/2016/12/...labor-shortage
    Are you sure it's that and not a ton of unseen job openings that people don't, and unlikely ever will, know about?

    A lot of jobs aren't even advertised, and somehow they manage to get counted even though few even have hopes of knowing they exist.

    Plus it costs an absolute frakton of money to move from one place to another. That could also be hindering NH. A labor shortage today in NH could turn into a glut tomorrow with tons of laid off workers... who'd be forced to move somewhere yet again. Who wants to live like a nomad? NH (and apparently Maine) has to prove that if you leave all your belongings behind in California and move across country to their jobs, you won't have to drop everything and hobo it elsewhere in 5 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    When there are more open jobs than people to fill them, you get to a situation where the candidates are sought after. Imagine if our entire country had this issue.
    I'll move to Maine in a heartbeat once I retire. You can have filty, crowded, hot and humid Florida with it's insane drivers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Think for myself View Post
    Shocker! no one wants to live in a New England version of redneck central with shitty winters.
    It's nowhere near as bad as Indiana. Same issues with no scenery!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Think for myself View Post
    I am sure the coast is beautiful in the summer. However, the bucolic image of Maine is not necessarily the reality of the state in toto.
    Have you ever been there? Doesn't sound like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sprockey View Post
    You could say that about any/every state, really.

    I know a couple of people in Mass that are constantly putting it down. I tell them a week in Indiana would make them realize how blessed they are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    Feel free to move to from Georgia to Maine. Don't forget to buy a snow blower as soon as you arrive. Adios y buena suerte.
    Hey some of us like snow. Here in Indiana we get the same cold but little snow. Makes for a long and boring winter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Puzzling Evidence View Post
    Maine is actually worse then many parts of Alaska from what I'm told; IT'S COLD AS LIVING HELL.

    Not true. And it's been getting milder in the last years. Alaska also goes dark part of the winter. I know someone that had to move back to Maine from Alaska because his wife was getting severely depressed by the lack of sunlight in the winter. (SADS).

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Which taxes? NH has no income or sales tax.
    And my taxes are just a little lower than Mass for the same property value. As usual TNVoluteer73 doesn't know what he's talking about.

    Once upon a time Mass taxes were one of the highest but property taxes have been creeping up all over the nation.

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