Living in Maine

Visiting Maine and Bangor

Maine-Life-Pictures.jpgIn Maine, you’ll find the best qualities of rural life with an abundance of recreational opportunities. The mountains of western Maine feature some of the best hiking and skiing in the country. Northern Maine is home to a rugged tradition of agriculture and eastern Maine boasts an exquisite rocky coastline.

When you come here, you’ll enjoy many of nature’s treasures. Start with greater Bangor’s six nature sanctuaries and more than 20 urban parks. A mere hour to the north lies the magnificent wilderness of Katahdin, Maine’s highest mountain, and Baxter State park, for unparalleled camping, mountain climbing, canoeing, and more. It’s a quick hop south to Maine’s famous granite-bound seacoast, the paradise of Acadia National Park, and the kind of ocean sailing most people can only dream of.

The Bangor Region is a great place to live and to work. Bangor has been recognized not only as a great small city, but also a safe place to live. Bangor is a small town with big ideas and home to a rising cadre of top-drawer professionals. We boast a bustling economy fueled by nationally recognized high-tech firms, a vibrant arts culture, and a thriving medical community with more than 500 superior physicians and state of the art health-care facilities.

Bangor, Maine’s third largest city and home to Eastern Maine Medical Center, is in the middle of it all. Once a tiny Native American settlement at the confluence of two rivers in the “Great North Woods,” Bangor is now the cultural, educational, and health service center for much of Maine and the Canadian Maritime Provinces.

Although Bangor's population is approximately 33,000 people, it manages to retain its country charm, creating a wonderful “city in the country” atmosphere. Recreation and cultural activity are conveniently located in and around Bangor. The Collins Center for the Arts at the University of Maine in Orono, multiple theater groups, and the Bangor Symphony Orchestra are but a few of the arts and entertainment opportunities available. The area also abounds with great places to shop, farmers markets, and local artisan shops.

Visit the links below to learn more about the benefits of living and working in Maine.

Living Arrangements
Cultural Features
Statewide Resources
Maine On-Line Newspapers and Magazines
Ski Maine
Maine Land & Environment
Maine Historical & Cultural Resources
Shopping in Maine
Maine Fairs, Festivals & Vacation Experiences