Maine is a great place to raise a family. There is the perfect combination of city and country, with plenty of room for family activities. From exploring the coast to visiting Portland’s food scene, there is something for everyone here.
Enjoy all four seasons with your family
Maine has a distinct four seasons. The winters can be cold, but they are full of snowy activities. The temperature warms up moving into spring, and the summers are full of fun activities on the coast. Finally, the fall season is something to write home about. Maine has some of the best foliage in the country so it is worth checking out!
Take advantage of the student loan relief program
As the state with the oldest median age in the country, Maine is trying to attract young employees to work and settle in Maine. They are incentivizing young workers by helping them pay off student loans. Money spent on paying your student loan debt each year is subtracted from your state income taxes. STEM majors have an even better scenario. They could qualify for a check from the government if their loan payoff is greater than the amount of their taxes. Definitely something worth looking into when considering moving to Maine.
Explore Portland’s food scene
Ranked Bon Appétit’s 2018 Restaurant City of the Year, Portland has food options for everyone. You name it, seafood, craft beer, bakeries, or tavern-style food for the kids, Portland, Maine has it. See our blog about exploring Portland during fall here.
Appreciate the Maine wilderness
Can’t decide between beaches and mountains? No fear, Maine has both! Maine has several ski resorts to choose from in the winter months, like Sunday River and Sugarloaf Mountain. Experience the mountains by hiking in Acadia National Park and Baxter State Park during the fall. Want to catch some rays? Bake on the Maine beaches during the summertime. Check out our Maine beach guide here.
Gain the feeling of security
They say life in Maine is the way life should be for a reason. Maine is a top-ranking state for education, a low crime rate, and a low obesity rate. Additionally, outside of Nor’easters and the occasional hurricane, the probability of natural disasters is low here compared to other parts of the country.