Communities / Bangor, Maine

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Bangor, Maine

urban • northeast, USA

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Main Street in downtown Bangor offers a diverse mix of dining, shopping, and art galleries.
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About Bangor

Located in east-central Maine, and only a short drive to the ocean or mountains, Bangor offers a little something for everyone. Cold, snowy winters provide the perfect climate for downhill and cross-country skiing, while warm and humid summers support a wide range of recreational activities, from sailing and sportfishing to kayaking and diving. Located just 30 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, Bangor offers easy access to some of the world’s finest seafood. Top Bangor attractions include the University of Maine Museum of Art, the Maine Discovery Museum — a major children's museum, the Bangor State Fair, the Cole Land Transportation Museum, as well as an abundance of pubs, breweries, and restaurants. Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, located right in the heart of downtown, hosts world class concerts by artists including Jimmy Buffet, Phish, and Bob Dylan. Bangor Public School system features 10 schools, and proudly touts a matriculation rate of 88.7 percent for Bangor High School graduating seniors, with 78.1 percent pursuing post-secondary education. Students can pursue tracks in STEM, business, visual and performing arts, and humanities. Downtown Bangor boasts a diverse mix of Greek Revival, Victorian, Colonial Revival, and modern architecture, so there’s truly housing options for all preferences. Located just a few miles outside of town, residents can also pop over to Bangor City Forest, a 650-acre recreational area offering hiking, cross-country skiing and a bog boardwalk, which provides a unique way to explore the area’s forested wetlands. CoVort, located in historic downtown Bangor, offers a co-working space with premium amenities, including 24/7 access, kitchen and coffee services, meeting and conference rooms, notary services, and teleconferencing equipment. Membership options include single-day, as well as weekly and monthly passes. Bangor is conveniently located an hour’s drive to Acadia National Park and the coastal town of Bar Harbor, where you can hop on the high-speed ferry to Nova Scotia, Canada. If you’re looking to get away for the weekend, Bangor International Airport offers direct flights to key destinations such as New York City, Washington, D.C, Chicago, and Orlando, so you’re always a short flight away from Disney World, the Big Apple, the Nation's Capital, and beyond.

Population

31,753

Internet Speed Rating

100 Mbps

Closest Airport

Bangor International Airport • 3 mi

Weather (High/Low)

79 / 28

Median Home Value (3BR, 2BA)

$209,447

FUN FACT


As a former logging hub of the Northeast, Bangor, Maine, prides itself on being the birthplace of Paul Bunyan. So much so that a 31-foot-tall statue of the folklore legend keeps watch over Bangor citizens from Bass Park. Even cooler, the statue came to life in Stephen King’s famous novel It.
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