The top ten list of anything can make those on it cheer and shout.
The other runner up locations that did not make the short list ask what do they know about Maine? About the secret of every small nook and cranny in Maine. Because Maine is a low population, a high eye candy state that logs in 4th lowest for crime, 46th lowest for FSSR (foreclosure, short sale, repossession) type real estate sales.
How you know you are lucky to live in a small Maine town?
What makes a small Maine town great?
It is more than the attraction of no traffic, little crime, lower cost of living.
Or the fresh air, clean water. What makes a small Maine town great is never forgotten. And each trip to a population center reminds a country mouse of all the reasons why they made their rural home where they did.
Less people paves the way for a better way of life. Less or no zoning, fewer regulations needed in the herding the population when it is small in number. Common sense runs the day in small Maine towns not flush with cash but rich in surroundings and creativity.