i like going to oob area and surrounding area for the ocean, but that IS IT. if i had to live there, i dunno man (although pine point area is considerably nicer). biddeford...surely you can't be that desperate. if you are, see how much you can downsize and go wells/berwick/somewhere in the vicinity of york. but if i was in your spot, brunswick area not bad at all, and at least you got a decent college in the area so you know there are amenities and culture that you spoke of. damariscotta though, fthat. camden/rockland beautiful, especially camden...but camden be $$$ i think. any farther than that (until you get to mdi) and i feel like you should probably maybe take a cousin you really like with you...especially if you go inland. although oob could possibly be the same mentality. my solution would be north of portland, unless you just gotta have some sandy beaches and you don't have time to drive or means of transportation. best of luck!