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Maine Senior Living Communities

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Do you have what it takes to retire in Maine? Do you love the beauty of nature? Cold and snowy winters? If you’re thinking about retiring in Maine Senior Living can help. We are a directory of all 222 of the state’s assisted living options with peer-reviews, pictures and articles that you should find useful in your search for the right retirement community. Here are some Maine facts you might find useful.

Maine Senior LivingMaine’s largest cities—the places you’ll likely find the most senior living options—are Bangor, Augusta, and Portland. Maine’s overall cost of living is 14% higher than the national average. Housing costs are 40% higher than the national average. To give you an idea of housing prices, let’s look at Maine’s big cities. According to median list prices as of October 2010 were as follows: Augusta $166,900; Bangor $149,900; Portland $250,000. A married couple can deduct $6000 of pension such as state, military and employee retirement benefits. VA benefits are not taxed. Property is taxed but there are several ways to receive partial exemptions.

If you like the cold, Maine will not disappoint. During the winter months, average daytime temperatures range from 20 to 30 degrees. And snowfall, in Portland for example, averages 78 inches per year. The coastal areas are warmer than the northern and central areas. Summer high temperatures range from the mid-70s in the north to upper 70s in coastal Portland.

Lakes, rocky coasts, mountains and forests cover Maine making it an ideal state for active seniors who like to explore the outdoors. You can hike the Appalachian Trail, wander Acadia National Park or walk the beaches along Maine’s 230 miles of coast. Portland has their Arts District, the Maine Historical Society, the Portland Symphony Orchestra, Longfellow Arboretum, and many other cultural sites of interest.

If you want to find out more about Maine’s retirement options, click on one of the city links. You can also type your address in the search box above to get listings of communities in your area. If you have more questions, click on Contact Us, fill out the short form and someone from Senior Living will be touch. Let us help in any way we can in your search for Maine’s senior living communities.