Did you know that more people chose to move to Maine from out of state than any other state in the country in 2021? According to a study highlighted by REALTOR® Magazine, Maine was the top state for inbound moves last year. New residents are flocking to Maine for its family-friendly nature, diverse real estate options, endless outdoor attractions, great communities, and so much more. Our real estate agents have all of the details on what makes Maine such a popular choice for inbound moves and why you'll love living here, too.
- Endless Outdoor Beauty to Explore
If you love to spend time outdoors, you won't find a better state than Maine to call home. Near the ocean, you'll find thousands of miles of coastal scenery, from rocky cliffs to serene, sandy beaches. Further inland, you'll find vast parks like Acadia National Park, as well as thick forests with tons of trails, fishing, camping, and hiking opportunities. On the mountains, you'll find Maine's world-class ski resorts, including the legendary trails at Sugarloaf and Sunday River.
- A Community to Suit Every Taste
You will often hear about the small-town charm of Maine, and the stories are very true. In fact, even the cities have the welcoming, close-knit vibe that you'd usually expect to find only in smaller communities. But that doesn't mean every community is the same. You can enjoy an urban lifestyle in a bigger city like Portland or a relaxed, country lifestyle in one of the many great smaller communities scattered all around Maine. With so many options, it's easy to find a community that suits your style.
- Affordable Real Estate and Cost of Living
Maine consistently ranks well in having an affordable cost of living, along with affordable real estate options for families. But it's not just the cost that attracts people to Maine real estate. The state is also filled with unique, historic homes, beautiful architecture, and a diverse range of communities to call home.
- Enjoy a Taste of Every Season...
Do you prefer to live in a state where you get to experience diverse weather and different activities during every season? From cool, snowy winters to mild, sunny summers, you get to experience a little bit of everything in Maine. The changes in weather also mean that you will have new activities to enjoy and look forward to during every season of the year.
- And the Most Stunning Fall Foliage You Can Imagine
It's not just the weather that changes for every season – the scenery does, too! Maine is one of the most forested states in the country, which also makes it one of the most popular places for taking in the stunning fall foliage. People from all over the country visit Maine during the fall to see the forests bathed in a kaleidoscope of colors, and artists come for inspiration as they capture gorgeous natural scenes. When you live in Maine, the country's best fall foliage is waiting outside your door every year.
- A Safe State and Great Place to Raise a Family
Are you searching for a safe, fun place to raise your family? Maine consistently posts the lowest crime rates of any state and has long been recognized as one of the safest places to live. Mix in strong school systems, big attractions, and tons of healthy outdoor activities, and it's easy to see why so many families are choosing to move to Maine.
- A Hub of History and Antique Shopping
Maine is a state that treasures its unique past while always working to build an even better future. You will find history all around Maine, from the state's beautiful, historic covered bridges to the fascinating maritime history of many coastal communities. Maine is also a great place for anyone who loves shopping for antiques, with an antique trail that will take you to dozens of great antique shops and malls located all around the state.
- Fresh, Fabulous Seafood and Regional Treats
Did you know that most of the lobster served in the country comes straight from Maine? Prepare to sample lobster prepared in nearly every way you can imagine, along with tons of other fresh, locally sourced seafood. You will also find plenty of tasty regional treats, depending on which part of Maine you call home.
- Finding Your Own Reasons to Fall in Love with Maine
There's no better way to fall in love with Maine than to plan a visit yourself and experience all that this great state has to offer. Read up on Maine communities, think about where you might like to live, and plan a trip. Before you know it, you just might be Maine's newest happy resident.
Ready to add your name to the long list of new Maine residents this year? Our team is here to help with all of your real estate needs. Contact us to buy and sell homes in fantastic communities throughout Maine.