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