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Apartment Living in Maine
Did you ever realize that Maine is the only state in the nation that is one syllable long? Once a part of Massachusetts in the 1800s, Maine is now the largest state of the beautiful New England region. No matter the name, many homeowners and apartment leaseholders know this state as one of the best places to live. Perhaps it is because of the state's great beauty; or the fact that it has the fifth lowest overall crime rate in the nation; or that it has the number one ranked primary education systems in the country. Most likely it is all of the above that makes Maine one of the favorites among apartment dwellers.
If it is the four seasons that lure you to find an apartment in the "The Pine Tree State," then you won't be disappointed. 90 percent of the state interior is covered in pine earning Maine its nickname. The fall is filled with glorious changing colors, which then gradually gives way to sleigh rides in the sparkling snowfall, relaxing spring temperatures and hours of summer sun and ocean fun.
Many know this state for its delectable lobsters, but did you know that Maine is one of the nation's leaders in delicious blueberries? The same holds true for toothpicks. The state also produces potatoes, poultry, eggs, apples and maple syrup. Commercial fishing is a mainstay for the economy as well. The state leads the world in producing tins of sardines and the rivers are loaded with salmon and trout. Tourism is a key economic factor as well, as the dense lands, many lakes, streams and parks attract a large number of hunters, fishermen and campers.
The largest cities in the state of Maine are Portland, Lewiston, Bangor, Auburn and Augusta.
Portland is the largest city in the state and has a reputation for having horrendous traffic issues. But don't let that detour you from finding an apartment in this popular, modern city. While the city can get crowded, it is still ranked as one the most perfect places to live in America. The skyline shines with big business and some fine employment opportunities. The downtown is rebuilding and offers a nice collection of apartments to investigate. Prices for apartments are not the lowest in the nation, and generally start around $900 per unit.
Not as well-known, Lewiston is the second largest city in Maine with a population over 35,000. Lewiston sits comfortably along side of Auburn, its twin-city. Many think of these two towns as a single entity with the Androscoggin River splitting it in half. With several schools and significant medical centers, Lewiston has a nice selection of apartments to look into that are reasonably priced.
Augusta was not always the capital of Maine. The title was initially given to Portland but then it was changed to Augusta because it was more centrally located within the state. Among the nearly 20,000 residents are college faculty and students. Their homes and apartments make up a large portion of this quaint city. Needless to say, apartments in this college community are more affordable than in Portland.