When I meet people that are transplants like myself, I often ask them, "how did you get here?" Or "What made you move to Maine?" This list below are the common most answers I receive in my search for insight. Maine is definitely an interesting place that has drawn so many people from different walks of life. However, our friends from 'away' don't understand the "why" when we tell them we are coming here. Here is a list you can forward them when they seem puzzled.