History, Geography, Homes, and State Resources of Maine
Every year families and individuals, old and young alike move to Maine to take advantage of the state's advantages safe cities and towns, excellent schools, friendly
communities, and recreational prospects from the mountains to the ocean.
Your new home in Maine might be a roomy apartment, a Victorian house that's been restored in a tranquil seaside settlement, revitalized mill or the home of your dreams
featuring a huge yard for your pets and children to play in.
You can choose living in a rural spot and commute to work in a nearby commercial center, or just settle in a place you can bicycle or walk to a job, and be nearer to
performing arts, restaurants, local attractions and opportunities.
Annually Maine is ranked as being one of the healthiest top 10 states in the nation. Land preserves and public trails, with access to lakes and rivers makes for easy
enjoyment of Main's outdoors. The hospitals in the state are recognized for both their specialized and general care, while elderly people opt to spend their years of
retirement in Maine with its quality enjoyment of life, along with the places afforded by vibrant communities and historic districts.
There are thirty colleges in Maine. These institutions of higher learning include the University of Maine, the state's oldest, largest and only research university. UMaine was founded in 1865
and is the only country in Grant and Sea Grant College in the country. The University of Maine is located in the city of Orono and is the flagship of Maine. There are also
branches in Augusta, Farmington, Fort Kent, Machias and Presque Isle
Maine is known for a lot of things, although sports isnít all that high on the list. That being said, there are plenty of sports teams Portland Maine residents can enjoy
if they know exactly where to look, including some quality minor league play.
The Portland Sea Dogs Ė Minor League Baseball
Portland isnít going to be left out of Americaís official pastime of baseball! The Portland Sea Dogs are an AA minor league baseball team that currently belong to the
Boston Red Sox farm system. They have been a mainstay of Portland since 1984 and played in the Eastern League. The team plays April through September, and even managed to
win the Eastern League championship in 2006. Plenty of major league players have passed through the Portland Sea Dogs at one point or another, and this can be a great way
to see future Major League Baseball talent before they get there.
There are 68 public airports in Maine. Maine Airports aspire to be world-class in their services and amenities. The airports in Maine are state of the art.
There are three international airports in Maine. They are the Bangor International Airport in Bangor, the Portland International Jetport in Portland and the Houlton
International Airport in Houlton.
Bangor International Airport is one of the fastest growing airports in Maine. The airport has more than sixty flights per day. The airport is handicapped friendly and has
TDD phones in its terminals. There are shops, ATMs, restaurants, porter services, lockers and helpful staff who willingly provide assistance to those in need. The airlines
operating from Bangor International Airport are Delta Airlines, American Airlines, US Airways, Northwest and Continental Express.
The Portland International Jetport has all the facilities necessary to make traveling as easy and comfortable as possible. The airport is handicapped accessible, has a
newspaper and souvenir shop, ATMs, a restaurant and a business center. The airlines operating at this airport are Continental Airlines, United Express, Jet Blue, US Airways,
Delta Airlines and Northwest.