Tiny Maine Hometown in NYT Today!
Kind of. The NYT Real Estate section featured this house for sale for $629,000 in Winthrop, ME, the decaying former woolen mill town I grew up in. (Sidebar: Who picks those amount? $629k seems pretty odd. Why not $630k? Anyway.) Winthrop has about 6k people total, is in Maine and is entirely unremarkable, so it’s bizarre that it would make the NYT.
I sent the picture to my Dad, who is still a proud Winthropian (Winthroper?), and his response is a perfect illustration of tiny town living:
I think that house may be on Annabesacook lake, down the road across from the blinker at the credit union.
This is awesome because:
- He knew which house in town it was from a picture.
- He doesn’t use street names, just landmarks.
- The landmarks are his local credit union and a lake.
- The intersection only has a blinking light because there are so few cars on the roads.
This is amusing to approximately 0 people on Tumblr, but I’m enjoying it!
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- thedept said: The $629k vs $630k thing has to do with how properties are searched for, I think. People search in dollar ranges. Your $630k house wouldn’t show up in a “<$630k” search, but your $629k house would.
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