Cape Elizabeth, Maine 

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+4.2% since 2020

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

139.9 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

9.2 / 4.3

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Living in Cape Elizabeth, ME offers a unique experience that blends the best of urban and rural life. The coastal town provides easy access to the amenities of Portland and other larger cities, while offering a small-town charm that makes it a great place to call home. With plenty of green spaces and parks, including Fort Williams Park and Two Lights State Park, there is plenty of opportunity to enjoy nature without leaving the town’s boundaries. Residents also have access to good schools and health care as well as ample shopping opportunities. With its safe streets and friendly neighbors, Cape Elizabeth is an ideal place for families or retirees looking for a peaceful yet convenient lifestyle close enough to enjoy all the city has to offer. Mid-sized coastal city/town complex - Southern Maine on the Atlantic Coast at Casco Bay.
State: Maine
County: Cumberland County
Metro Area: Portland-South Portland Metro Area
City: Cape Elizabeth
Zip Codes: 04107
Cost of Living: 39.9% higher
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 63 ft above sea level

Cape Elizabeth, Me Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
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.


The unemployment rate in Cape Elizabeth is 3.2% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Cape Elizabeth jobs have increased by 1.2%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Cape Elizabeth's cost of living is 39.9% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Cape Elizabeth's Cost of Living

August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Cape Elizabeth, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Cumberland county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 66.5% to 30.8%. More Voting Stats

Cape Elizabeth's population is 9,448 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 2.0%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 23.4 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Cape Elizabeth is $750,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 17.4%.

Cape Elizabeth public schools spend $13,694 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 11.9 students per teacher in Cape Elizabeth. More Education

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Housing Market in Cape Elizabeth

It's a good time to buy in Cape Elizabeth. Home Appreciation is up 17.4% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Cape Elizabeth is $750,500.
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Reviews for Cape Elizabeth   2 Reviews
Town of Many Resources and Beautiful Landscapes - 3/5/2012
Cape Elizabeth is a lovely town, right on the Maine shoreline, and just outside the city of Portland. If you love nature and the outdoors, you will love Cape Elizabeth.... Read More

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Cape Elizabeth - 3/5/2012
Moved to CE in 2007 and find it to be very beautiful seacoast town that includes farms, Maine coast views, great seafood and local produce, and a homey feel. The local... Read More

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