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Portland, Maine   Add Favorite    33 Reviews | Review This Place




Pros

-Historic interest
-Attractive towns
-Educated population

Cons

-Harsh winters
-Home prices
-Low ethnic diversity


What Bert Has To Say About Portland-South Portland Metro Area


Portland is Maine’s largest city and cultural center. It is a New England classic, with shipping, commercial fishing, and a quaint historic core known as the Old Port. After suffering an extensive urban decline in the 1970s, locals realized what they had and restored much of the downtown core commercially and aesthetically. The result is an excellent example for other cities to follow. Today the Old Port area is an active commercial and entertainment district, with excellent seafood restaurants. The rest of the downtown area is clean, attractive and functional, and the entire city has a slow pace and small-town, New England feel.


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Quick Facts About Portland


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Portland is 3.00 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Portland jobs have Decreased by 0.64 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Portland's cost of living is 22.60% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Portland's population is 66,881 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 3.92 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 30 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Portland is $292,473. Home appreciation the last year has been 2.82 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Portland public schools spend $15,796 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 11.9 students per teacher in Portland.

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  2/26/2017
Gentrification

There is a deliberate gentrification of Portland going on. While that may sound wonderful to the wealthy and well fed, its having profound affects on those who are not.... (Read More)

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  8/24/2016
Why would someone write a fake review

Why do people write fake reviews? Do you somehow have a grudge against a certain city? How odd. Nobody lived in Portland, ME for any length of time wouldn't know the... (Read More)

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  8/1/2016
PORTLAND,MAINE

YOU SHOULD CHECK OUT PORTLAND ME. AGAIN I WAS THERE IN 2015 .WHILE THE CITY COULD BE CLEANED UP SOME, THE BIGGER PROBLEM IS THE AMOUNT OF DRUG ADDICTS AND THE... (Read More)

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