Choosing Maine: Home at Last
A Guide to Relocating in the Pine Tree State
Congratulations. Making the decision to move to Maine, whether it represents a move back to where you grew up or an adventure in a new part of the country may be the toughest bit of mental wrangling you'll do in your life. But you'll start seeing rewards almost as soon as you step onto this side of the Piscataqua, whether it's waking up to the sound of spring peepers instead of blaring car alarms or finding time to walk the dog beside the bold Atlantic after work, rather than keeping Lucy on a tether in the backyard.
Moving isn't without its stresses, of course, not the least of which is finding a way to make a living in your new home state, and we've gathered the stories of a handful of native Mainers who have figured out creative ways to put food on the table in the Pine Tree State. We've also pulled from fifty-four years of writing about Maine to create the most comprehensive tour of the state to be found anywhere, helping you decide if Camden or Caratunk is a better fit for your life plan. But even if you do decide to set up shop in the backwoods someplace, we've taken a look at the possibilities and pitfalls of telecommuting in Maine. If you play your cards right, your employer may hardly notice that you've moved to Maine at all.
Consider this your step-by-step guide to a new life - Maine style.
Read about native Mainers who have made it work in Maine in "Return of the Natives."
Find out which part of Maine is for you with our town-by-town guide.
Learn tips from telecommuters who work from home in Maine.