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Auburn is a small town with about 6000 residents. It has a small market, a library, post office, fire/police station and town hall. Auburn is close enough to bigger towns and cities, but we don't have the traffic in our town. We have one elementary/middle school with 500 kids enrolled. Auburn did not have a high school. I really liked the small school, for the fact we had more 1:1 interaction with teachers and more hands-on experiences. As a student I felt I was better prepared academically to then attend a much larger school in a neighboring town, for our high school years. My graduating class size of today, is 692. I had no problem with the transition from a small school to large school. The school situation can be a problem for people planning to move into Auburn. My parents knew when they moved to Auburn, when I was 2 years old, that school would be a while away, but they had faith that my brother and I would do well. Both of us have retained honors status in high school.
I've lived in Auburn for as long as I could remember, and I'm glad to have grown up here. With it's quaint feel, nice people, and scenic views, especially at Lake Massabesic, it's a wonderful town to settle down and start a family, or to spend your golden years enjoying retirement. Another wonderful characteristic about the town is the plethora of small businesses, between restaurants to arts and crafts to hair salons, all owned by good, hardworking people who can't wait to do business with you.
Living in Auburn for my whole life has been a great experience. It is a quaint little town, with beautiful scenery and friendly people. Although there aren't many amenities within the town, it is a very convenient town that is close to neighboring cities that have all of the amenities.