The Reason Stephen King Lives In Bangor
A lot of people know that author Stephen King is originally from Maine, but why did he choose to live in Bangor? According to a BDN article, the answer is fairly complex.
According to an essay written for a Bangor Historical Society event in 1983, there were many reasons.
He, and wife Tabitha, were attracted to the many Victorian homes on West Broadway Street and the fact there was a grade school in walking distance for their children.
In reference to the question of "why not somewhere warmer?", he says the freezing temperatures can improve someone morally and it widens a person's prospective.
I love his outlook!
If you are a fan of King's work, or Maine in general, read the essay in its entirety HERE