Best Places to Live in Maine

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What you need to know about Maine

From harbors overlooking the Atlantic Ocean to Baxter Peak, the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail, Maine offers a variety of natural beauty. Residents living in Maine experience all four seasons, including harsh winters and cool summers. Portland, Bangor and Augusta are among the best places to live in Maine. Shipbuilding, blueberries, tourism and of course lobsters play a large role in Maine’s economy. Maine is the home state of Stephen King, a prolific author of mystery and horror stories.

 

5 Most Affordable Cities in Maine
Lighthouses, lobster are highlights of affordable living in Maine.
Best Places to Live in Maine
Livability hotspots include Waterville, Portland, Biddeford

Population

1,328,535
Up by 1%
5 Most Affordable Cities in Maine
Lighthouses, lobster are highlights of affordable living in Maine.
5 Most Affordable Cities in Maine
Lighthouses, lobster are highlights of affordable living in Maine.
5 Most Affordable Cities in Maine
Lighthouses, lobster are highlights of affordable living in Maine.
5 Most Affordable Cities in Maine
Lighthouses, lobster are highlights of affordable living in Maine.
5 Most Affordable Cities in Maine
Lighthouses, lobster are highlights of affordable living in Maine.
popular national parks
The Most Popular National Parks in the U.S.
The best 10 places in the country to get your great outdoors on.

Housing

Homes Owned 71%
71% Complete
Homes Rented 29%
29% Complete

Median Home Price

$173,600
Higher than the national average
New York City
Want to Live Longer? Move Here, Study Says
A new study out of Stanford, MIT, Harvard, McKinsey, and the U.S. Treasury has pinpointed America's longest-living cities.

Tech Entrepreneurs Flock to Maine’s Innovative Culture
Highly Desirable Quality of Life Draws Top-Level Talent

beer glass being filled from a row of shiny taps.
The Homebrewing Mayor, how politics and beer are alike
A look at how beer, community and commerce intersect

Featured Cities

Boats in the harbor at Bar Harbor, ME.
Why Bar Harbor, ME, Is a Best Small Town
Bar Harbor, Maine's scenery, amenities and charm make it a best small town
A fishing boat pulls up to a yacht on the water in Bar Harbor, ME under foggy skies.
Seven Things to Do in Bar Harbor, ME
Acadia Park, lighthouses, spas are among the attractions
Portland Maine Skyline
Why Portland, ME, Is a Best Place to Live
Scenery, dining and healthy living give this city a livable edge

Median Household Income

$48,804
Lower than the national average

Education

Bachelor’s Degree 28%
28% Complete
Graduated High School 91%
91% Complete

Residents

Most residents are
Over 65 Years old

More About Maine Cities

5 Most Affordable Cities in Maine
Lighthouses, lobster are highlights of affordable living in Maine.

5 Most Affordable Cities in Maine
Lighthouses, lobster are highlights of affordable living in Maine.

5 Most Affordable Cities in Maine
Lighthouses, lobster are highlights of affordable living in Maine.

5 Most Affordable Cities in Maine
Lighthouses, lobster are highlights of affordable living in Maine.

5 Most Affordable Cities in Maine
Lighthouses, lobster are highlights of affordable living in Maine.

The Most Popular National Parks in the U.S.
The best 10 places in the country to get your great outdoors on.

Want to Live Longer? Move Here, Study Says
A new study out of Stanford, MIT, Harvard, McKinsey, and the U.S. Treasury has pinpointed America's longest-living cities.

Tech Entrepreneurs Flock to Maine’s Innovative Culture
Highly Desirable Quality of Life Draws Top-Level Talent

The Homebrewing Mayor, how politics and beer are alike
A look at how beer, community and commerce intersect

Why Bar Harbor, ME, Is a Best Small Town
Bar Harbor, Maine's scenery, amenities and charm make it a best small town

Seven Things to Do in Bar Harbor, ME
Acadia Park, lighthouses, spas are among the attractions

Why Portland, ME, Is a Best Place to Live
Scenery, dining and healthy living give this city a livable edge

Are These the Funniest Cops on Facebook?
Bangor, Maine Police Department's Facebook page shows police do have a sense of humor.

Things to Do in Portland, ME
From fantastic restaurants to festivals, Portland has a vibe all its own.