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The trend of seasonal residency is growing in Maine. Maine, as a state and by individual communities, needs to know more about its seasonal residents if it is to accommodate their recreational demands now and plan for changing use patterns in the future. Such questions as how many children the seasonal resident has in his household, how many days the seasonal home is in use each season, and what the resident plans to do with his property in the future are all-important for recreational planning both state-wide and on an individual community basis.
In this study, the investigator has attempted to identify pertinent socio-economic characteristics of seasonal residents in Maine, to ascertain the use patterns and future plans of these residents, and to describe their attitudes toward certain aspects of their seasonal community's environmental quality. The data are presented, for the most part, in descriptive tables. The text points out features of interest in each table, although the reader may discover information important to them beyond that highlighted by the writer. In addition, a profile of "The Typical Seasonal Resident" (pages 26-27) summarizes the most frequent responses for the group surveyed.
Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station
seasonal residency, seasonal home occupancy
Behavioral Economics | Economics | Growth and Development | Regional Economics
Tobey, D. M.. 1972. B700: Seasonal Home Residents in Five Maine Communities, Socio-Economic Characteristics, Use Patterns, and Environmental Attitudes. Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station Bulletins 700.