⚓Top 10 reasons NOT to move to Maine. This is not a place for young people. October 13, 2019 100 By Stanley Isaacs CategoryArticles BlogTagsDrone Graveyard Jim hack living in maine living in maine pros and cons living in maine usa maine maine drone maine lobster maine lobster fishing maine lobster roll move Move to portland Portland Maine Portland Oregon Reasons to live in Maine Relocate Royalty Free Images Stock Top 10 Top Ten Lists travel where to live in America 100 Comments Tanya Doyon says: September 20, 2019 at 12:22 am It is BonGor not BanGer. You really should watch our anthem song on how to pronouce the city's name. 😏 Reply lispy raid says: September 20, 2019 at 12:40 am Maine is great like hello , I know it's really easy to say something to something when u have never been there , go to maine you'll change your mind Reply Josh Turner says: September 20, 2019 at 2:43 am Born and raised in Maine, (old orchard beach) during the summer time sucks trying to get out of oob is a joke but after the tourists season is over it's great Reply TheAnonymousGamer 1 says: September 20, 2019 at 3:30 am Lol this dude really just said that the roads are good😂💩💩💩💩 Reply Flowing Titles says: September 20, 2019 at 6:07 am Alright….I'm from Bangor Maine….5:19 dont call it Banger it's Bangor (Ban-gore) Reply James Reagan says: September 20, 2019 at 11:22 am I live in Maine don’t listen to this dude Maine has some pretty big cities and it’s only the way he described it if you live up north. Although he was right moxie is total crap Reply Memi Taylor says: September 20, 2019 at 1:09 pm I felt an EARTHQUAKE!!! I know because I lived in California; but I do enjoy Maine more than most states I’ve lived in. Over 15 years now, left & came back, raised a son in Maine. Maine has wonderful qualities & bad ones, just like most states and Europe 😊 Reply Crazy Boris says: September 20, 2019 at 9:22 pm i am 22 and i am thinking of buying a house in maine. i am looking for peace and quiet. and my parents grew up in Europe that has the same seasons. and i love winter 😀 Reply MrDucky says: September 20, 2019 at 9:47 pm Maine is the best why so many lies? Reply MrDucky says: September 20, 2019 at 9:48 pm Top 10 Reasons to NOT Subscribe to world according to Briggs Reply Roblox is life Bro says: September 21, 2019 at 3:35 am Bro I live in Maine Reply JV Cooperative says: September 21, 2019 at 1:11 pm Good video, coming from someone who lived there 10 years and REALLY TRIED to get into it. 11) Blaming everything on "People from Away." Mainers call anywhere that's not Maine "Away," and they have a brutally tribalistic view of them. It's ignorant and backward and keeps them from growing as a culture. 12) Crushingly depressing poverty that will make you want to crawl into a hole and sob upon witnessing it. I feel so bad for little kids being raised here because they are missing out so bad and don't even know it. It's like a cult. Reply Cheyenne Shelton says: September 22, 2019 at 1:38 pm I’m 23 and lived here my whole life. I think Maine actually needs young people to work. We have many businesses close down because they simply can’t find help. I could quite my job and go get three more jobs tomorrow if I show up bathed and in decent clothing. I think if we had a larger working population for more then the tourist season more businesses would stay open year round for locals. Businesses would have workers and towns would have employed people with money to spend. Maybe that’s just wishful thinking 🤷🏻♀️ I live between Ellsworth and Bar Harbor, for location reference. I’d love to hear other opinions/perspectives. Reply blah says: September 22, 2019 at 10:12 pm Is this a reverse deterrent for people who Love Maine, wanting others to just stay away… Reply Kerry Cross says: September 22, 2019 at 10:58 pm If you dont eat seafood dont move to maine. There are no farms with chickens and cows Reply EziClapz says: September 23, 2019 at 1:24 am This guy don’t know his facts Reply brandon griffin says: September 23, 2019 at 1:59 am Moxie is the best soda ever made I grew up in Maine and I moved to Georgia in 2006 and still get it brought to me Reply Ozzie Crosby says: September 23, 2019 at 2:25 am Keep all the left wing moon bats out. Reply Lee Jones says: September 23, 2019 at 6:07 am So, am I good with my toyota camry or do I need a SUV to live in Maine? Reply Abigail Perry says: September 23, 2019 at 8:44 am Maine is the best state Reply Charlotte Herring says: September 23, 2019 at 3:52 pm Get ready Maine…your state is about to receive thousand African immigrants. Winder hiw the Afrucans are going to handle the snow! Thank your governor for the immigrants headed your way. She said "they would be welcomed"! They are joining you very soon. Reply angelpog says: September 23, 2019 at 7:47 pm So happy that you don't want to come here. We don't want you here, so that works out just fine. Reply Johel Stephenson says: September 23, 2019 at 8:33 pm Oh the snow is the worst I have been living here since 1995 and the snow…oh the snow hate the snow Reply Rachel Cøøkie! says: September 23, 2019 at 9:20 pm I was gonna move there thank you!! Reply A Team says: September 23, 2019 at 10:42 pm Not a place for young people. Sign me up! Reply Alicia Clifford says: September 24, 2019 at 12:35 am State Parks, vibrant foliage, sparkling white Christmases, wildlife, ski slopes, mountains, waterfalls, lobster, whoopie pies, the very best potato chips, and moxie …. Ya, nothing to see here folks😏 Reply Bryce Wooster says: September 24, 2019 at 1:29 am We don’t want all you city folk anyway Reply Lancani says: September 24, 2019 at 1:40 am You know that he couldnt find many reasons when he lists a soda as a reason not to go there Reply Skylar Humbert says: September 24, 2019 at 1:58 am You know what I've lived in Maine most of my life to call myself a local but most of this video is bull we love it in Maine y'all can stay out stay away Reply Quinn Throw Em says: September 24, 2019 at 2:59 am born and raised in maine for 16 years and although i don’t love living here, you still exaggerated every single fact. also this video is extremely bias and isn’t objective whatsoever. it doesn’t sound like you’ve ever been in Maine Reply Twirble says: September 24, 2019 at 1:55 pm I would add heat to cost of living that is outrageous. There are affordable places but out of towners keep finding them and now there is a worker shortage because no one can live here anymore for such low wages. Reply First Name says: September 24, 2019 at 7:17 pm no poisonous snakes or spiders, absolutely incredible restaurants (portland)also way too many stephen king references Reply Phantom Jaw says: September 25, 2019 at 12:19 am I live in maine you forgot to tell the people about all the junkies and the African immigrants robbing and attacking people Reply Robert W AKA Sideboob says: September 25, 2019 at 11:33 am This guy probably hasn't ever been to maine. It a beautiful state. I've lived in 5 different states and Maine is the best one so far no poisoning snakes fire ants . this guy is a moron Reply Brian Chapman says: September 25, 2019 at 4:42 pm No Jobs, rampant drug use and a welfare state. Winters absolutely suck and summer is just a little over 2 months. I was raised in Oakland and moved to Florida in 1981 never looked back. Don't forget about high taxes and gas prices. Cigarettes are $10 a pack. Reply Aly G says: September 26, 2019 at 12:55 am I've lived in Maine my whole life and I love it the way it is.And also Moxie is so GOODI don't care what anyone else says but moxie is one of the best drinks in Maine. Reply Robert Gelly says: September 26, 2019 at 1:33 am Can’t wait to retire and move there. Very soon Reply Adam Kinny says: September 26, 2019 at 9:59 am Well…. you're an idiot, and clearly have never visited here for any length of time. Pronounced Bangor wrong, the laws are indeed odd but no-one enforces the Christmas light one. When was the law of ammo not used as currency written? Bud we'll take the shirt off our backs to help anyone! And guess what? I've never seen anyone from any other state pull over to help each other cause They were stuck in the snow. So ya were rough up here isn't for everyone, but we keep to our selves and expect visitors to be respectful of OUR home. Have fun on Oregon please stay there in sure there's lots to do. Reply Tim Blakeslee says: September 26, 2019 at 11:22 am Im from Maine and i cant find Bang -her on our map Reply Timothy Perez says: September 26, 2019 at 3:05 pm Global warming has been making Maine's winter months more mild. Reply Doc Moody says: September 27, 2019 at 10:36 am Every state has blue laws do some research. Stop embarrassing yourself. Reply Sean Sanborn says: September 27, 2019 at 11:12 pm I live in Maine. You can have Christmas lights up year round if you want for one thing Reply Nathaniel Fletcher says: September 28, 2019 at 1:25 am Time to debunk half of these bad boys. I have lived in Maine my whole life. I'm 19 and I don't want to stay here, but not because of any of these reasons. Lets get started: 10: There are two houses near me that leave their Christmas lights up year round. I have never heard of anyone getting in trouble for that and I know a lot of people that keep their light's up for awhile. Who uses bullets as a currency anyway, that's wack. 9: The divorce rate here should not determine whether you should move somewhere. That's just dumb. Our divorce rate is high due to the lack options causing people to settle, simple as that. 8: MAINERS ARE THE NICEST PEOPLE YOU WILL EVER MEET. Our charity rate is low due to the lack of charities around compound with the high poverty rate. We have a lot of poor people (not to be confused with homeless people, we have very few of those) meaning people can't afford to give you money. But Mainers can sit and talk for the longest time and will feed you if you are invited into their home, no doubt about it. 7: I hate seafood. I hate it so much. As a matter of fact I'm allergic to shellfish. I go to the coast quite frequently. I order a burger. Or a steak. Or chicken alfredo. There are other options, to think otherwise is to be ignorant. 6: Winter driving is terrible. I wholeheartedly agree. The black ice and snow is terrible, but if you can drive here, you can drive anywhere. I have also only ever had to dodge deer, squirrels, and pets oh and maybe a mountain lion once, but it may have been a dog. 5: First of all Moxie is not Coke + Root Beer + Sun + Windex. It is Coke with a little bit of motor oil. Moxie is in fact gross, but the guy acts like we don't sell anything else. I've had Moxie once. I don't even think all stores carry it anymore, this one is just dumb. 4: This should be number one. I hate winter. It takes up 1/3 of our year. I also don't drive a 4×4. I drive a '99 VW Beetle. It handles most of the roads fine, we take good care of our roads. The problem is that the salt we use will rust you cars. The snow is bad but if you get yourself a snowmobile you can have some fun. 3: The lack of people is both a reason to move and not to move. It all depends on who you are, this one was a reach. 2: I'm not gonna lie, rent here is in fact awful, but with enough searching you can find a place that you can afford, especially since all the young people are leaving causing a lot of well paying jobs to be left in their wake. Besides, everything else is cheap so it evens out. 1: MAINE IS NOT FOR OLD PEOPLE. Just because there are old people here doesn't mean that it's not for others. There are so many job opportunities here especially if you are looking to work with your hands, we don't have much in the means of creative endeavor but if you can fix a diesel, there is a log truck waiting for you to change out the rear end. Reply Jacob Dueholm says: September 28, 2019 at 2:04 pm 3:15 A what? Reply Addison Yurchick says: September 29, 2019 at 12:40 am Shut up maine haters just SHUT UP! Reply I, Jupiter says: September 29, 2019 at 12:57 am That was a King-ly review….) Reply Paisley Williams says: September 29, 2019 at 6:50 am That’s right you guys! Stay away! We don’t like tourists anyways… they can’t drive. We will enjoy our beautiful state all to ourselves! 😉 Reply az0970449 says: September 29, 2019 at 4:59 pm Welcome to Maine don't mass it up !! Reply Rosen Zahoor says: September 29, 2019 at 9:41 pm That's right, stay away from Maine. Better to move to California, NY, Minnesota and Texas. Reply Rosemary Bunn says: September 29, 2019 at 10:48 pm I moved here and LOVE IT! As for the charity—less financial support because our wages are low; HOWEVER, Maine ranks #7 in the nation for personal volunteer hours. We do for our communities even if we can't financially contribute. We're the volunteer fire fighters, festival organizers, school volunteers, Scout and 4H counselors, shelter cooks, and so much more. Writing checks is easy, donating time takes, well, time. Reply Marc baglieri says: September 30, 2019 at 1:53 am I moved to Maine 17 yrs ago and love it Reply OrneryPossum says: September 30, 2019 at 4:14 pm To all of the older folks in Maine NOT wanting other (younger) people to move there: Eventually, you're going to run out of other people's money (tax dollars). Augusta will raise taxes (again) and you'll keep losing your best and brightest. Maine is a failing giant liberal retirement community and it shows. What few young people that are born in Maine will continue to leave for better opportunities in other States that have jobs that don't include waiting tables or making coffee. The roads and other infrastructure will continue to suffer, more schools will close, and the population will continue to dwindle. The point is you NEED younger people to stay (or move in) because eventually the 40-something's (the average age of Maine) will go into retirement. Maine has the oldest average population in the Union and it's only getting older. More (younger) people employed = more tax dollars = a higher standard of living for everybody. Raising taxes on the few that remain or raising the minumum wage isn't going to fix the problem – you need to stop taxing businesses to death and maybe, just maybe, companies will want to move there. Those that would've otherwise stayed aren't going to willy nilly hand an additional 4% of their income to the State – they're going to move. A higher minimum wage will only mean that the prices of goods will increase to make up for the fact that companies will have to pay their employees more. Either that or they'll go out of business and said employees with their $15/hour wage will be unemployed. I get it – the big bad corporations like Amazon getting a tax break leaves a bad taste in your mouth, but they also bring with them economic prosperity and JOBS! Jobs that don't include bartending at a seaside restaurant for the six months out of the year that it's open. Corporations exist to make money, and they're going to locate where the cost of doing business is most economically feasible. – A Maine millennial that left 15 years ago for better opportunity (and yes, I miss home – but it simply doesn't make sense to give up a six figure income and an additional 4% of whatever income I have left to live there) Reply scott miller says: September 30, 2019 at 7:26 pm i lives in the inbread town of skowhegan Reply ur2ez2011 says: October 1, 2019 at 12:08 am Except Portland. [email protected] Reply MacKenzie Curtin says: October 1, 2019 at 3:31 am I'm 21 and couldn't think of better place to call home. Born and raised here and still havent seen a moose or black bear.. trust me they dont come out that much 🤣🤣 moxie sucks and most of us actually dont drink it, it's the history of it is why we love it. And buddy, Maine is actually a snowbird state.. that means all our old people are only here in the summer when it's hot. It snows between the months of January and March (if it's a good winter) so we do see daylight people. And our roads suck… I mean the condition they are in. They are the worst. Reply stickney43 says: October 1, 2019 at 12:24 pm I currently live in Maine it’s a great place to live I have lived here for 39 yrs. There is no fine for Christmas lights we have residents that keep their lights up all year round it’s not against the law. Reply Zach Sanchez says: October 1, 2019 at 5:53 pm Not charitable Because we earn what we have you want something get off your ass and go get it! Reply sparky roads says: October 1, 2019 at 7:19 pm 🖕 Reply Johanna Morton says: October 1, 2019 at 10:46 pm Not true Reply Matthew Ewy says: October 2, 2019 at 12:05 am You are outright being rude to my state. And we just have access to seafood you can get a burger if you want. I’ve seen 1 moose in my 13 years of my life. I’ve never drinkin moxie I know one person in my school drinks it. The snow is beautiful. You need supplies in any car. Portland is fine and there are so many tourist so who wants that many people. I don’t know like any elderly retired people. And I know plenty of young people. Stop shaming Maine. You should not do these vids they are offensive Reply nomadic explorations says: October 2, 2019 at 3:17 pm I am a portland native. This brought tears to my eyes.. the sad truth, it wasn't always like it is and it's only getting worse Reply Aj Blaisdell says: October 2, 2019 at 6:14 pm To the idiot who made this video I am 20 years old and lived in this state my entire life and everything’s no other than the dangerous road and crime rating is false you’d have to live in the state to know anything about it quit getting your information online because all of it is false jackass Reply Logan Snow says: October 3, 2019 at 12:25 am It’s not that we’re not generous, we can’t afford to give much because of all the ignorant taxes and piss poor wages. This is still the best state though. But seriously, don’t move here, we prefer to be left alone. Reply Travis Haskell says: October 3, 2019 at 1:27 pm I live in Maine I'd say you hit the dating problem and the cost of rent issues pretty much on the head.. the rest I could probably have a good debate about lol… liked the video though, pretty entertaining. Reply 207_racetruck says: October 3, 2019 at 11:37 pm Sooo your just a lil bitch lol been in maine my hole life wouldn't go anywhere else just shits expansive Reply Bekah F says: October 4, 2019 at 6:56 pm This pisses me off..plenty of young people love it in Maine. Maine is full of adventure and so many cool things you can't get or do in some other states. By the way never heard of the light law.. Reply Bekah F says: October 4, 2019 at 6:57 pm Oh I also have to add the law in feeding deer. ITS CALLED BAITING THE DEER Reply Wolf-Knives TV says: October 4, 2019 at 7:41 pm Ive lived in maine my whole life and love it Reply Mark Jackson says: October 4, 2019 at 8:00 pm Maine = Trump supporters Reply Nathanial Rosie says: October 4, 2019 at 11:50 pm The only thing you're actually right on is road conditions. Sorry Reply Jacob Barter says: October 5, 2019 at 12:22 am Number 15: Burger King foot-lettaass. The last thing you'd want in your burger king burger is someone's foot fungaaas, but as it turns out, that might be what you gaaaat. Reply rodrigo lopez says: October 5, 2019 at 5:25 pm Yes dont move to Maine!!! Bunch of Racist mother fuckers!!!let them keep their lil shitty town! I mean state lmao Reply OMGz1122 says: October 5, 2019 at 6:43 pm Maine is good for the zombie apocalypse! not a lot of zombies to worry about Reply Skylinerunner Score says: October 6, 2019 at 5:06 am I live in tremont Reply Ashton Duran says: October 6, 2019 at 12:48 pm There are lots of things for young people in Maine. It gets kids outdoors and not staring at a screen 24/7. I love living in Maine Reply caraline and slothy says: October 6, 2019 at 12:58 pm I love living here Reply Kevin Luce says: October 6, 2019 at 7:51 pm You are so ignorant about Maine. Reply Cassandra Lewis says: October 7, 2019 at 8:20 am bangER. Hating on maine but can’t even pronounce a simple spelled city lmfao Reply Lorellei Farrer says: October 7, 2019 at 11:26 pm I live in Maine and most off these are untrue Reply Djamal Maldoum says: October 7, 2019 at 11:50 pm I’m dead 😂😂😂 you’re wrong dude Reply Jane Doe says: October 8, 2019 at 4:52 am High property Taxes, & Rats. Reply everything random says: October 9, 2019 at 5:18 am I've lived in maine all my life went down to Florida for about a month and a half and dealt with the craziness of orlando got super homesick and came back yes it is mostly the older generation and everyone knows everyone but its home and theres nothing like the coast of it 🙂 Reply modern times says: October 9, 2019 at 8:01 am If it means I don't need to hear this guy's glib, smug, hazelnut-latte, tartan cardigan voice… Then I'm in! Reply Big J Bassin says: October 10, 2019 at 12:06 am Maine is the best Reply Zekariah Coolong says: October 10, 2019 at 2:15 am This guy hasn’t even gone to Maine. Or even left his house for that matter. Reply Firefighter407 says: October 10, 2019 at 3:27 am How can you make a video on the state when you know nothin about it!!! 😂 Reply Firefighter407 says: October 10, 2019 at 3:33 am He's actually just jealous he doesn't live here! 😜😂 Reply SCOTTSwife says: October 10, 2019 at 5:55 pm It's all bullcrap! Trust me people do leave their lights up all year long! Marriage……dont marry someone you cant stand! Least giving lmfao…..NOT TRUE….we give to all….espically people coming to our country to live….FREE EVERYTHING. Moxie is nasty that's the only thing that is correct about the video. The backroads here are AMAZING it's like a racetrack only cops hardly ever travel them so its 90mph all the way to your destination 🤣 the snow….comes with the territory. Bullcrap go to Portland around 5pm….you'll completely disagree about no one living here. Its NOT BANGEEEEER its BAAAAAANGOOOOOR OROROROR BANGORBANGOOOOOOOOR.Heres an idea stay where ever you're living…..DONT COME HERE WE HAVE ENOUGH JACKASSES HERE Reply Michael Matthews says: October 10, 2019 at 7:08 pm People in Maine are way nicer than any other state I've visited. Theyll hold the door, say hi to strangers, let you pull out in traffic, spot you change when you're short at the store…the people here are amazing Reply Michael Matthews says: October 10, 2019 at 7:10 pm They were incorrect when talking about having to spend a night in your car broken down or stuck. Mainers will either A. Dig that shit out B. Walk to get help and C. Not get stuck in the first place Reply Ethan Hodsdon says: October 10, 2019 at 11:18 pm Don't go assume things jerk ? Reply Brapgang31x Just brap says: October 11, 2019 at 1:57 am Dude if you haven't been around Maine then don't lie about reason to say that Maine sucks bc I love this place it's more freedom then California you don't have close Nabors here in Maine Reply crystal beaudette says: October 11, 2019 at 2:38 pm It’s fine over here 🤣🤣 u dumbass Reply crystal beaudette says: October 11, 2019 at 2:40 pm Least giving ? We have Maine care Reply Zer0 says: October 12, 2019 at 2:08 am Maine is actually nice… but in york we dont want tourists. It gets busy Reply Ron G says: October 12, 2019 at 2:51 am Spoken like a typical know nothing out of stater Reply Sergey Ten says: October 12, 2019 at 5:30 am And let’s not forget Jessica Fletcher. Reply Roxanne Weichinger says: October 12, 2019 at 10:33 am I went to Maine more than once( every time I went there it was during the summer) back in the early 1970’s when I was a kid, and it really is beautiful there! The wide open fields, forests, and rugged coastlines are magnificent! And I loved the old fashioned New England farm houses that were out in the country as well! One time when I was on a summer family vacation in Maine, I remember having to get up early in the morning to use the campsite restroom, and I saw fog rising from a pond( it was always chilly in the mornings!), it was just so picturesque! I saw the same thing when we went to the beach early in the morning, it was always foggy! Then there would be remnants of an old washed out pier off in the distance and made this stretch of coastline look like a ghost beach! The people seemed friendly there, and the seafood was phenomenal!! I think it would be fun to hike Mount Kahtahdin in Baxter State Park Millinocket, Maine, another gorgeous spot! Hopefully Maine will never stop being the wonderful place that it is! PS, Another thing that makes Maine a cool place is that Stephen King is from there, loved reading his spooky books! Reply Alicia Kreisler says: October 12, 2019 at 1:11 pm Yeah Maine is funny af. We are extremely generous and caring so that line about least charitable is BS. Moxie sucks tbh😑Love the snow… keeps the tourists out 😜LOVE OOB,ME‼️ Reply Evade Kitty says: October 12, 2019 at 4:08 pm Your wrong about everything its not a bad place im young and its like any normal life its safe unlike other places its calming and everything else like really i grew up normal. Like are u serious u should take this down its really not necessary and we are not like those people everyone is different Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.