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-Historic interest
-Attractive towns
-Educated population


-Harsh winters
-Home prices
-Low ethnic diversity

What Bert Has To Say About Portland-South Portland-Biddeford 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.


Quick Facts About Portland

    The unemployment rate in Portland is 4.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Portland jobs have Increased by 0.81 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Portland's cost of living is 17.50% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Portland's population is 66,235 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 3.17 percent.
    Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Portland is $244,900. Home appreciation the last year has been 1.40 percent.
    Portland public schools spend $15,419 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 11.6 students per teacher in Portland.

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I was born and raised here, lived here until the age of thirty, and I have just moved back after living elsewhere for the past decade. What brought me back was my search... (read more)
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re: Glad to be back in Maine - 10/7/2007
I have never been to city with so much dog turd on its sidewalks. People in Portland can't seem to be bothered with cleaning up after their dogs.... (read more)
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