"I like people..don't get me wrong..but just need to get away from them for awhile" is one reason we hear for buying low cost, attractive Maine property. The lower population of Maine means less people to bang into.
People get along and are friendly here. Kids are brought up with respect and a sense of values.
Often hear from your 50 something crowd that where they live now out of state, they have disputes with all the too close neighbors and their kids are relying way way too heavily on them. While they have a few good years left..they want to get somewhere..anywhere reasonable priced to run away to a place where they don't see people. Just enjoy the day to day without alot of bills and free from "what did I do now" syndrome. Less people, friendlier people is one reason people pick Maine. It makes economic sense, you have elbow room and the four season living is unspoiled by crowds, crime and traffic. Would be interesting to hear from a broker in a concrete jungle who hears why folks migrate to the cities and what they see as drawbacks being a country mouse!
Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers - Houlton Maine & Aroostook County Real Estate Information