Anonymous
Anonymous asked in TravelUnited StatesOther - United States · 2 months ago

Why doesn't everyone move to Maine ?

Low crime, affordable housing, beautiful scenery 

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  • 1 month ago

    In the event that everyone moved to Maine, it would resemble a clogged huge city.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    I enjoy visiting Maine. If 1 million relocated to Maine in 2021, I probably will new return.

  • 1 month ago

    If everybody moved to Maine, it would be like a congested big city.

  • Foofa
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    1 month ago

    Maine lacks the infrastructure to accommodate all 7.8 billion people on Earth. 

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  • 1 month ago

    Not enough room, for one thing.

  • 1 month ago

    If everybody moved to Maine, it would be like a congested big city.

  • 1 month ago

    People move to places that have:

     

    1) good economy with good jobs; 

    2) nice weather; 

    3) family in close proximity, and 

    4) a sense of adventure in a new place or a place able to capitalize on some unique aspect such a scenery or recreational activities. 

    Maine could score high in #4, unless someone has family there, or close by, but Maine doesn't do as well with the first 2. Maine can't do much about its weather, but I am a little surprised that it hasn't had much investment in good paying jobs in recent decades. Rough weather isn't always a showstopper, look at North Dakota a few years back and its oil boom (sadly, it was short lived, not long enough for the state to diversify its economy).

  • 1 month ago

    Because there aren't enough jobs there.  The housing isn't affordable if you can't get a job.

    And the weather.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    I plan to move to Vermont for school, which is close to Maine. I love the snow and winter. 

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    I'm assuming you mean "all Americans" instead of "everyone." While Maine is certainly a vey lovely place to visit, it's not a great place to live, at least not for everybody. Why? Well, while you claim that it's "affordable" compared to other parts of the country, the fact is that relative to the average wage, Maine actually boasts a very high cost of living. 

    In terms of employment, there are far fewer good paying jobs per capita to be found in Maine than in other places. There are a few reasons for that. Firstly, because Maine has a relatively low population and population density. Secondly, because Maine has an above average percentage of older retired people. And thirdly, because the economy of the state of Maine is very specialised and is geared toward a few select industries. 

    While the crime rate at the state level is fairly low, practically all of the sizable cities and towns in Maine have some crime to speak of. Like anyplace else, Maine has both wealth and poverty. Violent crime may be rare, but petty crime is not. 

    It's true that Maine is strikingly beautiful, but it's not an incredibly varied place. There are dense forests, beautiful lakes and mountains and a gorgeous rocky coast, but that's essentially it - trees, lakes and rivers, and the ocean. Some parts of the state experience a four or five month long winter. Frozen lakes, icy roads, and endless snow-caked pine trees is what Maine offers pretty much from October to March. That isn't everybody's idea of scenic.    

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