Congratulations on your big decision to move to Maine!

Are you in the process of or considering moving from New Jersey to Maine? Leaving the Garden State can be hard, especially if you’ve lived there most of your life. Fortunately, Maine offers a variety of sights, cultural charms, and natural attractions to keep you occupied for a lifetime.

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We are licensed to perform local moves in New Jersey to relocate customers to any location in the continental United States, including Maine.

White Glove is also happy to offer a flat price on your long distance move. Our prices are based on your inventory rather than charging based on factors like weight or cubic feet. This helps eliminate variable on the move day and gives our consumers complete control over your price and removes all surprises.

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Benefits of Living in Maine

If you are planning to move from New Jersey to Maine, the following information may be immensely helpful before you start your move.


Some Basic Facts About Maine

Nicknamed the Pine Tree State, the majority of Maine is covered in beautiful green forests, and as a matter of fact, Maine is one of the most heavily forested states in the U.S. The population of Maine is approximately 1,341,582, so it is far less populated than New Jersey. The state supplies roughly 90% of the nation’s lobster supply, which amounts to more than 40 million pounds of lobster each year.

Maine is believed to have been explored by Vikings some 1,000 years ago, but the state’s earliest settlers are believed to have been present since the Ice Age. The capital of Maine is Augusta, but the largest city is Portland. It is located in the region of the country known as New England, so it is close to states such as Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. Maine is presently one of the least populated states in the country.


Cost of Living

There is very little to argue about, New Jersey isn’t exactly the cheapest place to live in the United States. As a matter of fact, the cost of living in New Jersey is higher than in most other places in the country. Conversely, Maine is a relatively affordable state to reside in. Its low cost of living is even evident in places such as its state capital, Augusta.

Compared to New Jersey, where the population is more densely packed, Maine has a spread-out, lower population. This means it can be difficult to picture what the housing market looks like. According to the real estate site Zillow, the average home value in Maine is roughly $222,600, which has increased by only 7.4% in the past year. Most homes are currently listed at around $245,000.

Not everyone wants to buy a home. If you are in the market to rent, you can expect to spend about $1214 in the state’s largest city, Portland. If you don’t like the idea of spending so much, you may be able to get a one-bedroom for approximately $585 in Augusta, which is substantially cheaper.

Whether you prefer to rent or buy, you have plenty of living options in Maine, most of which are significantly cheaper than those in New Jersey. Just imagine what you could do with the extra money you save on rent or a mortgage.


Job Market

Maine is the least densely populated state in New England and the 42nd most populous state in the U.S. This means its population is spread out with miles of land between its residents. Despite its small population, you will need to find employment if you intend to move to Maine, so here are some facts about the state’s job market.

Currently, some of the fastest-growing professions in the state are nurse practitioner, software developer, physical therapist, mechanic, and occupational therapist. Some of the highest-paying jobs are surgeon, psychiatrist, OBGYN, and dentist, so the medical field is heavily represented.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Maine has an extremely low unemployment rate of 2.7%, which is far below the national average. This means you will have an easier time finding and keeping a job, no matter what field you choose to work in. The state minimum wage is also $10/hour, which is slightly higher than the federal minimum.


Local Attractions and Events

Despite its small population, Maine has a robust culture, and you will find plenty of activities to keep you occupied. Here are just a few of Maine’s primary attractions and major events:

  • Whale Watching – If you move to Maine, you must absolutely book a whaleboat tour. This is especially true if you are moving from a part of the country that is not near the ocean. Whale watching is a family-friendly activity and seeing the beautiful creatures in their natural habitat will blow your mind.
  • Acadia National Park – Located on Mount Desert Island, just southwest of Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park is perfect for the outdoorsy type. Ideal for biking, hiking, or just observing the massive granite peaks, you can also explore historic carriage roads and take in the view of some of the tallest mountains on the Atlantic coast.
  • Old Port – Part of Portland, Old Port is home to numerous 19th-century buildings, historic charm, and cobblestone streets. The area is also home to countless restaurants, stores, bars, and fishing piers. Old Port is busy at all times of the day, so there is no need to worry about choosing the perfect time to go.
  • Maine Lobster Festival – One of the most popular events in the state, the Maine Lobster Festival takes place in Rockland. Over the course of several days, visitors enjoy local art, music, cooking contests, and of course, lobsters. The festival draws visitors from all over the state and it is considered a staple of Maine’s cultural heritage.

White Glove’s Long Distance Price Lock Guarantee

White Glove is proud to be the only Long-Distance mover in New Jersey & New York to offer, “Long-Distance Price Lock.

This means the price we quote you before your move is always the price you pay after the move. 

No hidden fees, no circumstantial costs, no nickel or diming you for things you didn’t agree to. That’s one of the ways we make your moving day a White Glove experience. Learn more about other commitments we make to our customers.

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