Possibly Moving to Rockland

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Kim

Baltimore, MD

#1 Feb 27, 2009
My boyfriend and I may be moving to Rockland due to a job transfer. So far, it looks like its a nice area. We live in Maryland now. Hes lived in a couple different states where as I have been here my whole life. So i am most definitly up for change. We do have a baby on the way. So i am wondering if anyone can help me try to find a town/city that will fit our needs. We live in a city thats population is 18,000. Everything is close by. So ive come accustomed to that. I would like to move to a town/city where there are plenty of things to do. Im an outdoors kind of person as well. We like to keep the traveling from work to home under 30 mintues. Also, what is the housing like? Apartments? Ive heard nothing but great things about Maine so im pretty excited if this actually goes through.
Whatamess

South Portland, ME

#2 Feb 27, 2009
Some nice houses in Rockland and the price is right with this mess going on. The taxes are way high in Rockland. Owls head has reasonable taxes and is a nice little town.
Kim

Baltimore, MD

#3 Mar 3, 2009
Thank you for responding!
two cents

Wiscasset, ME

#4 Mar 4, 2009
Hi - My husband & I moved here from Upper Montgomery County MD,(near Frederick) about a year and a half ago.

We love it here - it's amazingly beautiful, the pace of life is much more relaxed, and there is noticeably less materialism, community is very friendly - huge percentage of people are "from away" and since they have relocated themselves - are very welcoming. There are lots of artists and musicians.

We enjoy the winters (so far!)- there are lots of sunny days to go along with lots of snow. But the winter is a longer season than in MD - and it can be pretty quiet. For that reason you might want to think of locating in town of Rockland - especially as a young woman with a baby - since there is more immediate things to do there than probably in Owls Head.

One really funny thing here is that it seems like distances feel very different. In MD we drove long distances everyday. Here we live in town called Thomaston - only 5 miles from Rockland - and its hard to believe that getting in the car to go into Rockland can seem like a bit of a chore. Haha- if you told me that a year ago I would not have believed it!

Hope that gives you some ideas - and if you do make it to Maine - hope you enjoy!
Bill

Edison, NJ

#5 Mar 25, 2009
I'm in NJ but have spent part of every summer of my 45 yrs in Tenants Harbor...

Rockland has had a very nice upgrade over the last decade - good restaurants, bookstores, kids stores etc.- areas to consider are Thomaston to the south and Camden to the north - Camden is tourist central in the summer but a cute town with great harbor, lakes and Camden Hills for hiking with an all time great view from the top of Mt. Megunticook.

The entire area has a charm to it...If I were to live there year round (2 of my sisters have lived and worked there), I'd choose Camden despite the tourists. Rockland also and Thomaston for peace and quiet...
Paul

United States

#6 Mar 27, 2009
Bill wrote:
I'm in NJ but have spent part of every summer of my 45 yrs in Tenants Harbor...
Rockland has had a very nice upgrade over the last decade - good restaurants, bookstores, kids stores etc.- areas to consider are Thomaston to the south and Camden to the north - Camden is tourist central in the summer but a cute town with great harbor, lakes and Camden Hills for hiking with an all time great view from the top of Mt. Megunticook.
The entire area has a charm to it...If I were to live there year round (2 of my sisters have lived and worked there), I'd choose Camden despite the tourists. Rockland also and Thomaston for peace and quiet...
My office is in Rockland (Real Estate Broker) and we live on Spruce Head Island (accessed by bridge) 15 to 20 minutes away. Having lived in the Southwest, Midwest, Northeast, and Florida we decided to relocate here seven years ago and still loving it here. Rockland has transformed into a wonderful city with great restaurants, art galleries, theatre and shops. While I didn't get onto this site to do business I will state that if I can help further as a Real Estate professional please let me know at pmccool@jaretcohn.com.

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