WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE YOU MOVE TO MAINE
HISTORY & CULTURE
Maine is famous for its lighthouses, magnificent sunsets, picturesque views and world-renowned seafood. Nicknamed the Pine Tree State, Maine's forests are full of firs, birches and pines.
MEET SOME MAINERS
Locals here prefer to be called Down Easters. Maine is one diverse region with lots of mountains, 6,000 lakes, a coastline that stretches for 5,000 miles, beautiful islands, and 17 million acres of forests.
Maine offers all four seasons, with particularly frigid winters. Summers can be humid but are warm and quite pleasant by July. Along the coast, temperatures can rise up to the 80s and 90s inland.
Your out-of-state driver’s license will need to be updated at the Maine Motor Vehicle offices. You will be required to pass the written test, road test and vision test.
The average price for homes is $295,736 with median sales at just above $155,300. For more info, you should visit the Maine Association of Realtors.
MOVING & STORAGE
One key to successful relocation is working with a reputable company. Be sure to check with the US DOT or the FMSCA to make sure your mover is legitimate.
60 Fun Things to Do in Maine
There are so many cool, hidden, and unusual things to do in Maine, but we only had room for 60! Check out this article by Atlas Obscura for some fun things to do.
2018 Best Places to Live in Maine
Explore the best towenbs and cities to live in Maine based on crime, public schools, cost of living, job opportunities, and local amenities.