David Sleeper

Owner/Designated Broker | Realty of Maine Bangor Office

Realty of Maine Bangor Office

458 Main Street
Bangor, ME 04401

Email Phone: 1-207-942-6310 Toll Free: 1-800-639-2162 Fax: 207-942-8099

Bangor is the county seat of Penobscot County, and as of 2006, is Maine's third largest city with a population of 31,008. The city is located on the Penobscot River and is the largest market town, distribution center, transportation hub and media center in a five-county (Penobscot, Piscataquis, Hancock, Aroostook, Washington) area of 324,000 people. Across the Penobscot River lies the city of Brewer. Other neighboring towns include Hampden, Orono, Old Town, Hermon, Veazie and Glenburn.

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Bangor was settled in the 1760s and became known as the “lumber capital of the world” during the 19th century. Most of Boston and New York City is built from lumber transported from the Bangor port. By 1900, an average of 2000 vessels called at Bangor annually. The great fire of 1911, sparked by embers from a hayshed, destroyed much of downtown, but did not stop the citizens of Bangor from re-building. Most of the present downtown is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the “Great Fire Historic District,” while the portion that survived the fire is the 'West Market Square Historic District.”

Bangor is the hometown of Hannibal Hamlin, Abraham Lincoln’s first Vice-President and a strong opponent of slavery. William Cohen, former U.S. Senator and United States Secretary of Defense under President Bill Clinton is a Bangor native. Singer/songwriter Howie Day and comedian Bob Marley were born in Bangor. Bangor’s most notable residents are writers Stephen and Tabitha King. Current U.S. Senator Susan Collins also lives in Bangor.

Population density in Bangor is low at 901 people per square mile. A typical Bangor resident is 36 years old, educated, travels 15 minutes to work, lives in a household of two, and has a family income of $42,047.

Bangor Real Estate Agents

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About David

Realty of Maine's owner and designated broker Dave Sleeper began selling real estate in Bangor, Maine in 1979. Dave's life experiences, especially while a nuclear test manager at Groton, CT based Electric Boat, readied him for the day-to-day issues he would face in the real estate field. In 1986, Dave and a partner formed a real estate company that would eventually evolve into Realty of Maine. 

 
A 1958 University of Maine graduate, Dave was honored by the Engineering Department in May 2009 by being inducted into the Francis Crowe Society as a Distinguished Engineer in Mechanical Engineering. While at Maine, Dave met his wife Anne who was studying education. Dave and Anne celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in June 2008 and have three children and 10 grandchildren.