Best Places to Live in Portland, Maine

Mid-sized coastal city/town complex - Southern Maine on the Atlantic Coast at Casco Bay
Pros
-Historic interest
-Attractive towns
-Educated population
Cons
-Harsh winters
-Home prices
-Low ethnic diversity

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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.


QUICK FACTS

City: Portland
Zip Codes: 04103 04102 04101 04108 04109 04019
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 63 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Portland is 3.00% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Portland jobs have decreased by 0.64%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Portland's cost of living is 22.60% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Portland's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Portland's population is 66,881 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 3.92%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 30 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Portland is $292,473. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 2.82%. Check out the homes in the area.
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. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Portland

It's a good time to buy in Portland. Home Appreciation is up 1.4% in the last 12 months. Browse Portland Real Estate.

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Reviews for Portland    33 Reviews
Gentrification - 2/26/2017
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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Why would someone write a fake review - 8/24/2016
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)

PORTLAND,MAINE - 8/1/2016
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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ZIP CODES IN PORTLAND, MAINE
04103 04102 04101 04108 04109 04019