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Living a Beach Lifestyle in Bar Harbor, Maine

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Where to Retire in Bar Harbor and Home Prices

There is at least one active adult community in the area (see link at top right). The median home value was $379,064 in early 2020, according to Zillow.

What Is Special about Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor is home to the largest part of Acadia National Park, and the lovely Porcupine Islands are just offshore. It has a long history of being an old-money resort with wonderful buildings and traditions.

What Is Not Special about Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor can be a bit cold and windy for some tastes.

Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature is 22 degrees; average July temperature is 69 degrees.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Bar Harbor is a top tourist destination, with many cruise ships stopping by. Long-distance cyclists are constantly passing through, since Bar Harbor hosts a grand assortment of cycling associations and routes. There is also a prime historical district here.


Crime here is very low.

Medical Facilities

Mount Desert Island Hospital


Hancock County Bar Harbor Airport

Valuable Links

Bar Harbor on Wikipedia

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