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Bar Harbor Reviews
It's a beautiful area. The town itself, however, is very tourism based. Incredibly crowded from June to October. Lots of businesses and restaurants close during the winter and many landlords only rent to local tenants from November to April or May. Seasonal jobs are abundant and typically pay well. The best things about Bar Harbor, in my opinion, are the history and proximity to other opportunities like Acadia National Park.
Very family friendly, however, it can be boring and isolating for post-grads. In the summer, there are many tourist, which contributes to diversity and energy. In the winter, the entire town shuts down. I recommend this town for older retired folks or families with children. The public schools are very good.
I like the small community that is in Bar Harbor. There are a lot of outdoor activities that you can do around the village and there are many amazing views of the ocean. Bar Harbor is inside Acadia National park so there are a lot of touristy shops and activities surrounding the town.