Maine is a big rural state loaded with low cost real estate.
Known for its fresh seafood caught from the deep waters off the rock bound Maine ocean coastline.
Sought after for its hiking, camping and Maine lake recreation options.
But often times you will be more impressed as a new visitor to Maine as you go down through the long long list of what we DON'T have.
You will be hand stand happy in Maine if you like to avoid long lines at stores.
If making eye contact, not avoiding a glance and waving, being friendly is more how you are built, wired.
You'll fit right in with the Maine down to earth, hard working, family oriented folks who live, work, and play in Vacationland.
No bumper to bumper traffic on clogged, noisy, dirty highway systems in Maine.
You will be pleasantly amused in Maine the 4th lowest crime state, with another statistic.
Maine is 46th lowest for foreclosure, short sale, repossession (FSSR).The property in Maine is low cost, with a healthy supply of inventory to select from, be matched with to fit.
If you relish carring a fully charged taser, having to avoid certain property listing neighborhoods Maine will be a disappointment.You don't need to be street wise and always on your toes worried about security, personal safety of yourself and loved ones.
In Maine no having your guard up with a constant vigil worrying about gang violence and property destruction either.
So sure, the crystal clean Maine lakes, rivers, ponds and ocean will provide lots of joy, beauty, recreational options no matter which four season.
The unspoiled Maine state parks, rolling woodlots that are loaded with wildlife and jaw dropping scenery will be an experience you are not soon to forget either.
You fool yourself in thinking you are only visiting Maine for a day. The next thing you know you have spent a life time here in Vacationland. It is not like this many places, if any at all exist.
Unfortunately eight out of ten folks live in a city, urban area.
Twenty five percent of their time is spent in time wasted to get to where they need to be, always in a hurry.
Behind the wheel with their brains smoking as rage builds and highway lane weaving becomes a dangerous sport you are exposed to like it or not.
The city schools more like factories herding in knap sack heavy, back stooped children by the thousands like cattle.
With metal detectors, over crowding, full time police working in the halls of the school, roaming halls with drug dogs.
Not a great atmosphere for the three all important "R"'s.
No home grown food, no patch of dirt to raise a chicken, garden or experience the great outdoors.
Stars at night in a city... what do they look like?
In Maine, at night in the winter especially, the first few times you look skyward, the black velvet night sky will startle you. Loaded, shining brilliantly with millions of diamond like twinkles, whithe light fireworks.
Over and over I hear Maine real estate buyers say "you're sky is so blue". I joke, what color is the sky in "your world" in the city?
Yellow hazed from pollution, dingy, with eerie shadows around the sun hidden behind polluted skies most respond.
Breathing that air in with all those cars, trucks, airplanes, factory stacks must be really healthy for you right?
Maine, the change of lifestyle, the setting, scenery is going to be a big shake up for your system.
But it's like waking up, and starting a dream. Living life not like a Gerbil on a treadmill chasing the paper with dead Presidents printed on it.
But enjoying life.
Not hurried, rushed through it with anxious pangs, feelings of insecurity.
Feeling content, with life a whole new and improved experience.
Living life, not watching it.
Like someone let you outside for the first time from a place with no windows, no sunlight, no fun where you have been trapped a long long time.
Loaded with lots of fear and worry but it becomes second nature by not living in Maine.
Considered the norm, like this everyone is in the same life shortening rat race.
It is not that way in Maine. Living a rich day to day with purpose, meaning. Put those city sky scrapers, the crowded no elbow room and hurry scurry in your rear view mirror. Head to Maine, the way life should be. You can live with no or a low real estate mortgage and not feel like you're being strangled, pinned to the wall with mountains of debt pulling you under from nose bleed high real estate property prices. Our fun is no cost, low cost too. Money is taken out of the equation, replaced with self satisfaction of more do it yourself experiences, skill development.