Bangor, Maine

Living and Working in Bangor, Maine

The choice to live in greater Bangor is a decision to pursue a higher quality of life. Bangor is a beautiful, safe, affordable, small city offering the educational, cultural, and athletic opportunities of the nearby University of Maine as well as exceptional opportunities for outdoor adventure. It offers urban amenities with the ability to quickly escape to nature. Our school system has been recognized for student achievement.

From sushi to snowshoeing, we’ve got it all.

The Great Outdoors

Living in the Bangor area allows easy access to four spectacular seasons full of activities in the greater Bangor area and throughout the region. Outdoor opportunities in the region are truly world-class and include:

  • Hiking and camping in Baxter State Park and Acadia National Park
  • Skiing at Sugarloaf USA, Sunday River, and other local mountains
  • Snowmobiling on one of the best trail systems in North America
  • Hiking, running, biking, snowshoeing, and skiing in the Bangor City Forest, which provides over five miles of biking and walking trails
  • Biking in Acadia National Park
  • Summer recreation in the Moosehead Lake region
  • Outstanding state parks and family camping
  • Premier hunting and fishing opportunities
  • Some of the best kayaking, canoeing, and white water rafting in the eastern US

Experience Culture and Community

Bangor is about more than just outdoor activities. From Thai food to Japanese hibachi to wood-fired pizza, the restaurant scene is diverse. A casino and craft breweries are just a couple examples of many downtown entertainment options. Our size and role as the urban center for a vast geographic region results in an abundance of cultural offerings, including:

Out and About

Best of all, Bangor is easy to access, with flights out of Bangor International Airport to cities in the Midwest, Northeast, and Florida, as well as regular bus service to Portland and Boston. Learn more about the extraordinary quality of life the Bangor region offers by visiting:

Downtown Bangor
Maine Tourism
Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce