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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 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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  • Location: Southern Maine on the Atlantic Coast at Casco Bay
  • Country: United States
  • State: Maine
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  • Metro Area: Portland-South Portland Metro Area

Quick Facts About Portland-South Portland

    The unemployment rate in Portland-South Portland Metro Area is 3.00 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Portland-South Portland Metro Area jobs have Decreased by 0.64 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Portland-South Portland Metro Area's cost of living is 9.20% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Portland-South Portland Metro Area's population is 526,295 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 19.27 percent.
    Average Commute time is 27 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Portland-South Portland Metro Area is $214,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -2.53%.
    Portland-South Portland Metro Area public schools spend $14,030 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 12.5 students per teacher in Portland-South Portland Metro Area.

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