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Quality of Life

Northern Maine embodies what is an increasingly rare phenomenon in American life: a sense of balance. This is a place where you don't have to sacrifice community to find opportunity. Where business is not miles away from pleasure. Where work and home and family can all have their place, and the time they deserve.

The values that shaped the history of New England are still an everyday part of life in Northern Maine. Friendliness, responsibility, integrity-these are the characteristics that define the region. The numbers agree:

  • Maine has the 4 th lowest crime rate in the U.S.
  • Maine is the #1 place in the U.S. to raise children.
  • Maine 's primary education system is #1 in the U.S.

Northern Maine possesses a natural beauty unlike anywhere else in America . It is something that enriches the lives of residents all year long and offers countless opportunities for recreation. In Northern Maine, the kind of outdoor pleasures other people have to drive hours to enjoy can be found right outside your door.

Northern Maine residents benefit from the comprehensive care of four major medical centers and associated facilities:

  • Houlton Regional Hospital: 78 bed facility with 24-hour emergency room service and twelve specialty clinics.
  • The Aroostook Medical Center: Member of Eastern Maine Healthcare; Northern Maine's largest healthcare organization with a 96 bed facility, 24-hour emergency service, numerous primary care centers and specialty services.
  • Cary Medical Center: 65-bed facility with 24-hour emergency service, state-of-the-art outpatient rehab center, long-term care facilities, a veterans home and services.
  • Northern Maine Medical Center: Modern 52- bed acute care facility and physician staffed 24-hour emergency room.

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