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:
- Bangor Symphony Orchestra (America’s oldest community orchestra)
- Maine Savings Amphitheater, a premier outdoor concert venue along the Bangor waterfront attracting some of music’s biggest names
- Division I basketball, concerts, and other activities at the Cross Insurance Center
- Cultural and entertainment opportunities at the Penobscot Theatre, Gracie Theatre, and Collins Center for the Arts
- The University of Maine and Husson University are also in the area, providing high quality secondary education as well as exciting athletic competition including Division I Hockey and Football
- The Bangor Public Library is an architectural and literary treasure, with an average of 1,448 books and other materials being “checked out” of the library every day. The library serves as a community center, offering meeting space, programs for adults and children, and monthly exhibits of art and artifacts.
- FUSION connects residents of the Bangor region to each other, helping to expand their networks and plug into a community of civic-minded and enthusiastic professionals.
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:
Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce