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Bath, ME has the key to my heart. The town its self is small, but it has so much history. Whether its from the beautiful, giant houses on the water, to the museum down the street, it truly is the most amazing place. Downtown Bath has very nice shops for clothes, antiques, books, and even ice cream! There is also a beautiful spot to sit and over look the water. Bath is the home of Bath Iron Works, where amazing destroyer ships are made! Bath, Maine is the place where I will raise my family one day, for it is the homiest, safest, most beautiful little town I have ever set my eyes on.
I enjoy Bath Maine because it offers everything that a person needs!. Bath is a residential town, so there's alot of priority aimed to making sure services are made available to the locals. Services like dentists, chiropractors, mental health, elder care and health care. There's a team of doctors affiliated with Midcoast hospital that offers preventive care, and can network you to other professionals within the state of Maine, or elsewhere depending on the nature of the persons condition. The hospital is in Brunswick, which is 10-15 minutes away from Bath. What I most appreciate, as I mentioned earlier, was that Bath is in between Maine's major cities, about 30-45 minutes from Augusta, Portland and Lewiston. I'm able to access the businesses within these cities without the struggle of a huge commute. Alongside with that, I'm close to nature preserves and local state parks that I can access, such as Wolf's Neck, Reid State Park, Butler's Head, and more. I realize not everyone can access the ocean, but here I'm not even half an hour away from it! The atmosphere is family friendly. This is the most community orientated town I've ever lived in where there's not that underlining struggle, or resentment between social classes like one may see in other towns like Freeport, or Yarmouth.It's relatively low key. It's not something "urbanized" that might be a college kid's dream--NO. I feel safe here. The Bath police department is excellent in it's service to the people, and for upholding standards. If I had the opportunity to do any do-overs, I would still choose Bath as my home town. I see Bath expanding within the next several years, there's already businesses opening up in town this year, and Bath Iron Works is going strong and steady...an important note to make, Bath Iron Works is keeping Bath Maine strong. I don't want to think of Bath without it, it would be devastated, just like the towns up north affected by their businesses leaving. Overall, I strongly recommend Bath
The most violent crime I've heard of so far are people getting into an altercation over drugs, like marijuana, but that was once I heard of that in the news this year. I wouldn't be concerned with drug activity overall. Although I live a few minutes outside of town, I never felt anything gross when entering town. I could walk around during the night, no problem. I think, there's even a curfew in certain areas? Id' have double check that...if you wanted to get ice cream at 8:30 in the evening and stroll around, you could do that with no concern idling in you mind. An important note to make though, the state of Maine is in turmoil from heroin. The drug has been most prevalent in places like Portland and Kittery (southern Maine). I haven't seen it affect Bath, and don't think it has really. You would know if it was.Besides from that, nothing happens here. The police are diligent in their work, and work to communicate with assertion and respect to the people. I feel safe, and that's coming from a young, Hispanic woman. I've never had to deal with racial profiling, or anything of a sort.