Maine Long-Distance Movers
Moving across the state or country? We’ll get your belongings to your destination as conveniently as possible. Colonial Van Lines is a full-service national and long-distance moving company that takes the stress out of your next relocation.
Our goal as a reputable full-service packing and moving company is customer satisfaction and to make your move as easy and simple as possible.
Whether you’re moving a single team or your entire organization, you’ll need a reliable corporate moving company to keep everything moving smoothly and seamlessly.
Moving to Maine from another state? There are several important things to know, including what to expect during your across-state-lines move. Before you take off, there are a couple of key things to do that many people forget.
Make sure to store your important records in a safe place before loading everything into a moving truck. You may need these documents during your travel, so it is important to keep them handy just in case.
Forward your mail to your new address. You don’t want to miss anything important! It can take up to two weeks for forwarding to take effect once it has been requested, and doing this early can help you avoid delays in receiving important items.
Regardless of where you’re moving to in Maine, Colonial Van Lines can help with your long-distance moving needs. Let us take the worry about the transportation of your belongings off your hands so you can enjoy the journey!
Moving To Maine
Once you’ve figured out the logistics of your move and the details of the long-distance relocation, you can focus on what moving to Maine is going to be like and learning about your new home state. Depending on what area of the country you are coming from, there is likely something new to you about Maine and life in the state.
Most of Maine is considered extremely safe for travel. Employing common-sense safety measures such as locking your vehicle when you’re not nearby should keep you and your belongings safe. The Maine Turnpike is a major thoroughfare, and it uses the EZPass system. You may want to consider obtaining an EZPass prior to entering the state to avoid any toll slow-downs.
Be prepared to enjoy the view. No matter what time of year you are traveling, or which direction you are coming from, there are a variety of scenic wonders on the way to Maine that are worth keeping your camera handy for rather than packed away in a moving box. From breathtaking coastlines to historical wonders, Maine boasts it all.
Winters are brutal in Maine, so be prepared! You will need to invest in high-quality winter clothing. Many homes have wood stoves or fireplaces, so knowing how to properly light a fire and store wood will be important. If you aren’t used to driving in winter weather, take it slow. Keeping a blanket, water, and snacks in your vehicle during the winter months is a good idea in case you become stuck somewhere.
Top Cities in Maine
Portland is the largest city in Maine, boasting an estimated population of 66,882. Portland’s cobblestone streets and quaint waterfront appeal to locals and travelers alike, and the city hosts an array of events throughout the year that will appeal to a variety of interests. Old Port Festival, which is Maine’s largest one-day event, is held in Portland annually and offers a wide range of entertainment, food, and crafts for all to enjoy.
Lewiston, population 36,221, is the second-largest city in Maine. Lewiston is home to the Great Falls Balloon Festival, which brings over 100,000 visitors to the event each year. Lewiston has a crime rate that is below the US average by a significant amount, with an average of 2 officers per 1,000 residents.
Bangor rounds out the top three largest Maine cities, with a population of 31,903. Bangor is the home of author Stephen King. If you ever feel like you’re experiencing deja vu in a place you’ve never been before while in Maine, these books could easily be the reason why.
The total estimated population of Maine is 1.3 million people as of July 2018, with an astonishing 92.1% of the population having graduated from at least high school, and 30.2% of the population attaining a Bachelor’s Degree or higher level of education. Education is obviously quite important to Maine residents, as their schools – both public and private – boast some of the highest ratings offered, and students routinely post outstanding scores in standardized testing.
Maine has 3,478 miles of coastline, which is a great opportunity for sea-gazing. It’s also well-known for its lighthouses, with 65 historic lighthouses available to visit along the coast. Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse in Bass Harbor, Cape Elizabeth Lighthouse in Cape Elizabeth, and West Quoddy Head Lighthouse in Lubec are all noteworthy attractions, providing amazing photo opportunities with rich histories to entice visitors to spend the day in their presence.
Home to the University of Maine, Bates College, and the Maine Maritime Academy, a great assortment of collegiate options are available. There are a number of colleges throughout the state in both the public and private sectors, with programs sure to appeal no matter what vocation is being pursued.
Things to Do in Maine & Other Interesting Information
Maine is the only state in the United States whose name consists of one syllable. Don’t believe us? Try it out with a map! Maine is also the only state that shares a border with only one other state.
Maine has plenty of attractions and appeal everywhere you turn. Whether you’re a history buff, an adventurer, or something in between, there is local appeal for all types. From magnificent fall displays to crazy events like the Polar Plunge, Maine offers enticement in the form of a new home with plenty of room to wander and plenty of adventure to be found.
Looking for ideas for things to do? In the spring, you can find Maine Maple Sundays, a statewide tradition where Maine Maple Sugar Shacks provide free samples and teach people how to make maple syrup. Summer brings events such as the George H W Bush Celebrity Golf Classic, which attracts pros, celebrities and even past presidents to Kennebunkport. During the fall, there are a variety of events, such as the Harvest on the Harbor in Portland, which is a food and wine event that features top chefs from the area. The Winter months bring events like the Festival of Trees in Saco, where thematically decorated trees and wreaths can be viewed at the Dyer Library and Saco Museum.
Moving to a new state can be difficult, but we can ease the transition with great service, allowing you to focus on settling into your new home and becoming familiar with all it has to offer.