- 2 months ago
- Wedding: February 2020 - Breckenridge, CO
My fiancé and I are thinking about moving to Maine within the next couple years. We both grew up in Colorado and it’s just becoming a nightmare and it is no longer the Colorado we loved as kids. There are waaaaay too many people, traffic is insane, we can’t afford a house. It’s just not working for us anymore.
I am a teacher so I need a place with decent teacher salaries and lower housing costs. Colorado is one of the lowest paying states for teachers and one of the most expensive places to live. It just doesn’t make sense for me to stay.
My fiancé traveled to Vermont for work and absolutely fell in love with the New England area. We are open to any state up there but I’d love to be near a beach so Maine sounds perfect to me.
I understand the winters can be hardcore. We are totally ok with that. We are mountain lovers and our Subarus get the job done. 😉
I hate to leave Colorado. It’s my home and my soul is here. Plus I understand how annoying it is to be in an area with a bunch of transplants and now I’m going to be that annoying transplant for Mainers. Sorry. 🙁
I’m looking for recommendations on places in southern Maine with affordable houses (less than $350k), job availability for elementary teachers, decent teacher salaries, near the ocean, but far-ish from people. We are homebodies and don’t want to be too close to our neighbors. We like having space. Also future hubby is a reconditioning manager at a truck dealership and has management experience in lots of different auto settings.
Please let me know what you think! Thank you!!