The out of state Maine real estate buyer said his local news providers don't put all the murders on the broadcast nightly.
Because there would be no room for the news if they did. So many drive by shootings, gang violence, school disturbances and car wrecks, property arsons, etc reported.
So the news that the locals in the urban area get to watch, listen to is filtered, sorted, controlled. Where he hangs his hat in areas that are numbed to the steady stream of bad news.
It is like there would be lots of good news if there was not the amount of tragic happening round the clock in the concrete jungle.
Maine is not like that.
In the 4th lowest crime state it is all about helping others, not hurting or stealing from them. Life a little more precious. Family is everything.
Less people makes for way way fewer problems too. No so many accidents, more time spent holding open doors. Letting others go in traffic. Rather than road rage.
The cost of real estate in Maine is lower too. You can purchase property here that would be impossible to own elsewhere. All due to the high cost of living. The layers and layers of piled on fees.