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Question by aa: best towns to live in maine?
Hello… I’m currently a CNAeventually starting nursing school once my husband gets out of the marines. (I don’t want to keep having to take exams in eavh state we go to). Anyway, I was looking into moving to new hampshire to complete my education and start work as an RN..but I saw that the state is actually pretty expensive to live in. (Maybe it was the area I was searching, not sure). But we really liked maine as well but I’m not too familiar with the towns. We both really enjoy small towns but since I would like to persue a nursing career, I would need to be within reasonable distance to a city with a hospital..and my husband would like to get a career as a state trooper or border patrol. We will also be renting since we don’t want to buy a house at the moment. If anyone could tell me some towns that would be great for both our careers and are not so expensive to rent either a townhome or apartment it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Answer by I Like Stories
From my experience Maine is more expensive than NH. NH is consistently selected as one of the best places to live by money magazine due to it’s cost of living and access to good paying jobs in Massachusetts. NH has no sales tax and no income tax (if you work in MA you have to pay non-resident state income tax in MA). Maine has pretty high taxes, which is why we left.
The majority of people in Maine live in the southern coastal area. You might look into a place like Biddeford, where Southern Maine Medical Center is.
Portland is the largest city in the state. Maine Medical Center and Mercy Hospital are located there.
There is a mid-Maine medical center located in Augusta I think?
Personally, I wouldn’t live further into Maine than Portland.
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