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If you can’t get enough of the great outdoors, you’re in for a treat as you make your way north to Maine from NYC. From boating out to the coastal islands, to hiking along the Appalachian Trail, to snowsports, there’s something for every nature enthusiast. But there’s more beyond the trailhead to explore in this state — and as a soon-to-be resident, the good news is that you can take your time finding all the gems.
As you set your sights northward, take the stress out of your move by working with Piece of Cake Moving and Storage. Our East Coast moving professionals regularly move New Yorkers to all the parts of Maine. No matter the size of your move — big or small — we can help with it all! Plus, you can choose from our wide range of moving services, including moving supplies, eco-friendly plastic moving bin rental, packing, unpacking, and much more. Let us take the lead on your move so you can get on with making this state your “Maine” squeeze!
Moving you to Maine and all of its major cities and towns
Piece of Cake Moving and Storage moves New Yorkers to all the cities and towns in the Maine. They include major centers such as:
- Bar Harbor
- Old Orchard Beach
- Old Town
- Presque Isle
- South Portland
Our top moving tips when moving to Maine
Having lived in NYC, you’re no stranger to winter weather. And that’s a good thing, because moving north along the coast will bring quite a bit more your way. Maine is known for it’s cold, snowy winters and milder summers.
Along the coast, there’s an average of about 50 to 60 inches of snow per year. If you reside inland, you’re looking at 60 to 110 inches (for reference, NYC averages about 25 inches per year). Temperature wise, winters can range from 25 degrees Fahrenheit (F) to less than 15F. Summers are a breezy 60F to 70F. The farther north you go, the cooler the temps will be.
As you get acclimated to the new climate and snow without ‘snow days’, you’ll be lacing up your boots and shoveling alongside 1.3 million Mainers. But, there’s more to know about this state than the weather report, so you may be interested in knowing about:
- Cost of living: You’ll be happy to know that where you’re moving is pretty much the same as the national average across the board. The median home cost is $301,700 compared to the national median home cost of $291,700. Aspiring Maine homeowners will be interested to know that the property tax is at a rate of 1.36%. For those looking to rent, a one-bedroom apartment will range between $662 and $1,356 per month in the top five most populated cities in the state (Portland, South Portland, Bangor, Auburn, and Lewiston). No matter where you live though, you’ll likely need to shop from time to time. State sales tax in Maine is 5.5% and local sales tax isn’t collected, which makes it pretty easy to calculate wherever you spend. If you choose to use a personal vehicle to get around, Maine is a state that collects vehicle property tax and it’s on the higher end at a 2.4% rate. There are public transportation options available, including buses and ferries for an economical and eco-friendly way to get around. Maine’s Department of Transportation has each public transportation provider listed by region.
- The Great Outdoors: Starting along the coast, you’ll have 3,500 miles of it to enjoy. Comfort on the water is a must if you’re hoping to check out the 350 mile long Maine Island Trail, which is accessible by boat. Moving inland, you can strap on your boots and slap on your sunscreen to enjoy hiking amongst the state’s 17 million acres of forest land. Some highlights include ascending Mount Katahdin at Baxter State Park, which is both the highest peak in the state (at over 5,000 feet) and the terminus of the Appalachian Trail. You can also roam around the 47,000 acres of Acadia National Park. One would be remiss not to mention the wildlife you’ll be sharing nature with. During the months of June and July, you can take tour boats to get a good view of the nearby Atlantic puffins. Similarly, whale watching off the coast is a treat for tourists and residents alike. Then of course, there’s the moose. With a population around 75,000, this state has more moose than any other in the U.S. mainland. And, while there’s ways to get a glimpse of these lanky four-legged animals, Mainers understand the importance of moose safety by keeping a safe distance at all times. A moose is likely to charge if it feels threatened by a human coming too close for comfort.
- Eat, Drink, and Be Merry: Mainers produce some tasty treats and they think they’re worth celebrating, too. For instance, Moxie soda is produced in the state. It has a unique and bitter taste that residents seem to love — so much so, they throw a festival for it annually. Another local delicacy is lobster (it’s almost synonymous with the state). You won’t have to go anywhere fancy to crack a claw or dive into a tail. A great place to catch the freshest ocean bounty are the lobster shacks or snack bars. If you love this crustacean like the locals do, you can join them in celebrating it at the Maine Lobster Festival in Rockland, ME. Among the other local ingredients you can get right in your state include maple syrup, apples, and wild blueberries. In fact, Maine is the largest producer of the country’s wild blueberries which means you’ll have access to the freshest ones around. If you’re wild about these berries like your fellow Mainers, you can join them at the Machias Wild Blueberry Festival in Machia, ME.
- Maine attractions: Hello? Anyone on the Maine line? You might be able to hear the call when visiting the world’s largest telephone in Woodstock, ME. If you’re into a little less talk and a lot more action, you may find your kicks exploring the history of two arctic adventurers at the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum. Robert Peary and Donald MacMillan were both alumni of Bowdoin and the museum is located on it’s campus in Brunswick, ME. Maybe you’re still seeking out some of this state’s gems? Perhaps a visit to the Maine Mineral and Gem Museum is in order. It’s claim to fame is that it houses the largest collection of lunar meteorites in the world. For those who appreciate gems of the literary variety, you’ll be happy to know that the master of scary stories, Stephen King, is a fellow Mainer. He was born in Portland, ME and now resides in Bangor, ME. Maybe you’ll find an old copy of one of his tomes or some other fabulous treasures on Maine Antique Trail, featuring about 50 unique shops along Route 1 between Kittery, ME to Arundel, ME.
- Key industries and employment: If you’ll be a hopeful job applicant once you’ve relocated, it’s good to be aware of the top industries in the area to inform your search. The “Maine” industries in the state include Advanced Materials & Composites, Environmental Tech, Renewable Energy, Food & Beverage, Forest Products (paper and wood products), Hospitality & Tourism, Life Sciences, Marine Construction & Tech, and Renewable Energy. When it comes to the job market, the state is in the middle of the pack ranking at #25 for their unemployment rate (4.1%) in the U.S. In terms of compensation, the state minimum wage is currently at $12.75 an hour and the average salary is $57,918 (as of 2019). With all this in mind, the state has launched a Live and Work in Maine campaign to attract new talent to the state, so there are some additional resources and information available to aid you in your search.
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From start to finish my move was a great experience. I immediately got a quote. The scheduling was easy, and they provided me with information regarding insurance coverage (and took care of the paperwork my building provided). The move itself went like clockwork. The movers arrived on time and texted me when they were on their way with an ETA to the delivery site. They moved everything up the 3 flights of stairs into my apartment quickly and safely. A great company that provides great service at very reasonable rates.
I was amazed how efficient the guys were. they sorted out my items to be removed and, went straight to work. We will definitely use A Piece of Cake multiple times in the future until, we officially make the BIG MOVE! THANKS FOR YOUR HELP....YES, IT WAS A PIECE OF CAKE! NO STRESS INVOLVED...JUST SWEET SERVINGS.....
Was very easy to call and set up a move. The price was good to. I had some mix-ups and needed to add items and even change the date, but they were able to easily accommodate. Day of the move the crew was super nice and professional. They quickly packed up the entire apartment with ease, I didn't really lift a finger. They made what is usually a stressful day pretty easy.
They came at zero hour after the moving company I initially hired and paid a deposit to canceled. I was freaking out about my move not happening at all but they did get this done and my stuff arrived more or less intact and accounted for. They handled changes and snafus gracefully and earned their money. Hopefully I won't be moving again for a long time but if I get forced into that again, I'll remember this experience.
They were awesome! They take everything apart and then re assemble for you.They wrap up your tvs and glass shit professionally. They take the legs off your couch so it fits through doors. Everything's wrapped until it's inside so it doesn't ruin the paint on your walls if they rub against them.Not even a wine glass was chipped.
Excellent moving company. I hired 2 men for 2 hours to complete 1 bedroom move. They arrived early, were extremely efficient, helpful, personable, strong, and careful. They finished the job with 45 min to spare. Everything went extremely smoothly. I would hire Piece of Cake again.
Nicholas and Giga made this moving experience an easy one, especially since I was moving alone. They were punctual, kind and very thoughtful. When we arrived to my apartment? They helped unwrap all the packing tape and set up my furniture and bed - something that would take probably days for me. They delivered excellent service and went beyond my expectations.
Jose and his team did a great job moving my husband and I. They arrived on time and were very organized. They were professional, courteous and moved us quickly. They wrapped our furniture very well. They took apart and put together our bed and sectional couch. We were very pleased and would recommend them.
Piece of Cake Moving was phenomenal to work with. From the initial sale, to the follow up, to the day of delivery. The moving crew themselves were a dream to work with. I honestly don't know how they managed to move everything we'd accumulated over the years in such a short (relatively) period of time. Will definitely use them again (in hopefully 7-8 years).
Great move with POC movers! I rented their pink bins which was an excellent choice, they provide plenty of packing paper, zip ties, and tags. My team arrived right at the start of their arrival window and quickly and safely packed all my bins and furniture into their truck. The team just as efficiently unloaded everything, leaving the bins in the labeled rooms and re assembling my bed frame. I definitely recommend renting their bins. I would definitely use Piece of Cake movers again and recommend them to a friend.
The movers were so professional, friendly and quick. They took such great care of my stuff. I happened to move on one of the hottest days of the year and felt so bad. They were gracious and so still worked quickly. Pls make sure you tip your movers good, they work hard and were really great!
I had made an appointment from another moving company that completely screwed me over the day of. I called every moving company in New York freaking out, and Piece of Cake was willing to come at 7pm to help me move, last minute. I genuinely don't know what I would have done if they didn't go out of their way to fit me in. Anytime in the future I will be using piece of cake moving! They boxed and unboxed so fast and efficiently, it was amazing!
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