Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Salem, MA
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Re: Good east coast retirement cities?
When you get towards New England, just throwing a mooring out there might not be an option, even if you have waterfront property. Many harbors have long waiting lists for mooring permits.
I waited 10 years for a mooring in Noank, CT. I've been on the list for Stonington, CT for 10 years and it's looking like I might not make it to the top in this lifetime.
I don't think that's the case in Maine. Pretty sure you can get a mooring in Portland right away. Houses in some communities around there, like Falmouth, give you waterfront access, which I'm pretty sure gives you the right to install a mooring.
The only drawback to Maine might be that the sailing season is a little short, although if you have your own mooring you could probably stretch it beyond what the marinas offer.