Best Places to Live

Portland, ME

Population: 66,490
LIV
SCORE
607

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Maine’s economic capital and the state’s largest port, Portland has over 200 eateries, giving it the distinction of having the most restaurants per capita of any metropolis in America.

The city has safe neighborhoods, year-round recreation and a robust arts district, and a highly rated healthcare presence is anchored by Maine Medical Center. Also ranking high is the education sector, with Portland Public Schools, University of Southern Maine, University of New England and a few other campuses easily accessible.

A popular hangout spot is the city’s Old Port district, and Portland residents can often be found volunteering or getting involved with social causes. 

Find out more about why Portland is a Top 100 Best Place to Live!

Portland, ME Ranking Data

Civic
70
Demographics
43
Economy
76
Education
60
Health
79
Housing
44
Infrastructure
63