Crime & Safety
I adore Dover-Foxcroft for the beautiful Victorian houses! Dover is picturesque! There are some New England traditions that have tempered my experience, such as their inhospitable belief that anyone from outside Maine is suspect. However, I have found comfort and happiness in my own little corner of Dover-Foxcroft and am happy to be here.
Great caring public facilities - library, YMCA, schools, hospital and doctors, police and fire. Been here 30+ years after living in many other small towns. Town has increasingly improved, adding more B&Bs, greater choice of restaurants, and local entertainment events. Diversity is less of an issue, with high school's recent addition of international students. Wide range of housing options, including nearby camps on several lakes. Less than an hour away from a metro area of 135,00, with a state university and all the usual big city enticements.
I've lived in Dover-Foxcroft for four years now, and I love it. It's small, so everyone seems to know or at least recognize each other. The schools are extremely welcoming of diversity and of new people. However, the town is small, so there isn't a large list of in-town activities to choose from without repetition. It's a more family-oriented town than an adult-life-oriented one, to be completely honest, which can be perceived as both good or bad. My own experience has been extremely positive.