...with a population of about
30,000. Brewer, across the river, has about 10,000.
In the surrounding communities live about 60,000, bringing
the total area population to roughly 100,000.
Bangor has a clean, bustling downtown. On the north end
of town is a shopping center with a recently expanded
mall and several other shopping areas. The roads throughout
the area are very good, and finding one's way around is
not complicated at all. One of the benefits of living
in the north during the winter is our ability to clear
the streets, preventing a loss in productivity and making
life generally a lot easier than states that tend to shut
down with a few inches of snow.
Downtown Bangor sits next to the Penobscot
river, with a subtle skyline accented with exquisite
architecture and church spires. Scenic hills surround
the general area, and during the summer the river is
frequented by colorful boats and crafts. Our waterfront
is currently undergoing a multi-million dollar development
project to create a park, playgrounds,
and vendor outlets. Throughout the area you will find
beautiful homes and
buildings that are a century or
two old, lending to its "New England charm."
It's been said that, "If you've
got a lemon, make lemonade." Well, we've got snow,
so we've got plenty of snowmobiles, sleds, ice skates,
snow boards, skis, and all kinds of activities to make
winter a fun, enjoyable season!
The other seasons are very colorful
and enjoyable, with the most wonderful summer days anywhere.
You can expect to spend May through September outdoors
with only a few days of unbearable heat you know, way
up in the 90s). And you just haven't seen color until
you've enjoyed the long, scenic autumns of Maine, as
the surrounding hills and countryside practically explode
in bright and vivid colors.
There are four colleges in or near Bangor for anyone
wanting to further their education, plus Bangor Theological
Seminary. Maine's public schools are among the best
financed in the nation. Our students rank at or near
the top in reading and math scores. There are several
private and Christian schools in Bangor, and a support
network for home schoolers, also.
Bangor is safe. You can leave your doors unlocked, even
take an evening walk down your street and feel safe.
We never have traffic jams or congestion, and only then
it's usually due to a yard sale up ahead. Maine has
one of the lowest crime rates in the nation, and Bangor
epitomizes that fact. There is no rat-race, overcrowding,
urban noise or suburban sprawl. It's rather peaceful
around here, without feeling like you're in the middle
DINING: You won't find everything here, like
some popular restaurants and certain chain stores, but
we do have most of the big franchise restaurants. Can
you buy a McLobster Sandwich in your town? You can here
at any of our McDonalds. There are many private restaurants
catering to all tastes, so your taste-buds won't be
disappointed. For shopping, we have recently renovated
and expanded shopping mall and several discount shopping
stores. Outlet stores are just down the highway about
two hours for serious shoppers.
Looking for fun? You can bowl, roller skate, ice skate,
go to the movies for $1, fish, hike, bike, snowmobile,
four-wheel, camp, ski, sled, swim, sail, deer-hunt,
duck-hunt, moose-hunt, quail-hunt, partridge-hunt, bargain-hunt,
walk on the beach, watch a theatrical play, climb a
mountain, or just plain get lost in the many things
to do around town. We even have four FM Christian radio
stations! The quality of life here is only accentuated
by the many things to do.
There's plenty to do in Bangor, and
the pace of life is just right!