What you need to know about Portland, ME

Seaside relaxation and a historic downtown are among the quality of life perks in Portland, a major New England seaport and the largest city in Maine. About 230 restaurants give Portland the distinction of having the most restaurants per capita of any metropolis in America, and a thriving arts district is alive at numerous interesting venues. Portland has safe neighborhoods, highly rated healthcare and the state's largest school system – Portland Public Schools.

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

Population

66,317
Up by 4.77%
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Lighthouses, lobster are highlights of affordable living in Maine.
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Business

Interested in learning more about the business climate in the Portland, Maine area? Visit BusinessClimate.com

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

Homes Owned 43.70%
43.70% Complete
Homes Rented 56.30%
56.30% Complete

Real Estate

In Portland, Maine


Ready to move to Portland? There are a variety of housing options in the area. Click below to learn about the recent trends, average home values and even a few current real estate listings in Portland.
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Why Portland, ME, Is a Best Place to Live
Scenery, dining and healthy living give this city a livable edge

Median Home Price

$236,000
Higher than the state average
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Things to Do in Portland, ME
From fantastic restaurants to festivals, Portland has a vibe all its own.

Schools

In Portland, Maine


The quality of a school district is often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Portland rates.

Median Household Income

$45,865
Lower than the national average

Business

In Portland, Maine


Being a great place to live and being a great place to work often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Portland.

Residents

Most residents are
25-34 Years old

Health

In Portland, Maine


Access to quality hospitals, doctors and health-care providers is just part of what makes a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Portland.

Education

Bachelor’s Degree 46%
46% Complete
Graduated High School 92%
92% Complete

Portland, ME's Livability Rankings

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More About Portland, ME

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Lighthouses, lobster are highlights of affordable living in Maine.
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 Portland, ME, Is a Best Place to Live
Scenery, dining and healthy living give this city a livable edge
Things to Do in Portland, ME
From fantastic restaurants to festivals, Portland has a vibe all its own.