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Portland Maine

National Recognition and Awards

Portland Maine has been recognized nationally by many organizations. The city and local area is considered by many to be an excellent place to live, raise a family and conduct business. They city combines many elements of big city life and a rural, beautiful setting along Casco Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.

National Recognition of Portland, Maine

 Footer-Bird Top 10 for New England's Best Cities - 2012
 Footer-Bird Seventh Greenest City - 2012
Travel & Leisure
 Footer-Bird Best City in the US for Second Acts - 2012
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
 Footer-Bird Top 10 for Job Prospects - 2012
 Footer-Bird 3rd Best City for Families in the US - 2012
Parenting Magazine
 Footer-Bird Top 100 Places to Live in the United State - 2010
Relocate America
 Footer-Bird Top 10 for Small Business Vitality - 2010
 Footer-Bird America's Foodiest Small Town - 2009
Bon Appetit
 Footer-Bird America's Most Livable City - 2009
 Footer-Bird Commercial St Named a Great Place in America - 2008
American Planning Association
 Footer-Bird Top 10 Place to Retire - 2007
US News and World Report
  Footer-Bird  Best City for Mid-Level Professionals - 2007
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
 Top Gree City (Under 150,000) - 2007
Organic Gardening Magazine
 Top Vacation Area for People with Dogs - 2007
 Best Place to Raise Kids - 2007
Business Week
 Footer-Bird Top twelve surprising, thriving and emerging world travel destinations - 2007     Frommer’s Travel Guides
 Second Healthiest City for Women - 2006
Self Magazine
  Footer-Bird  Included in Boom Town List of Hottest Cities for Entrepreneurs - 2006
Inc. Magazine
  Footer-Bird  Top 50 Places for Business and Careers - 2006
Forbes Magazine
  Footer-Bird  Maine named as the second-safest and fourth-healthiest state in the Nation. Morgan Quitno Press, 2006
  Footer-Bird  Top 100 “Best Performing Cities” in the Nation - 2006
Milken Institute
  Footer-Bird  Ranked #7 on the list of the 100 Best Art Towns in America - 2005
Countryman Press
  Footer-Bird  Ranked #15 in medium sized Top U.S. Cities for Doing Business - 2005
Inc. Magazine
  Footer-Bird  Named #1 Top Market in Small Business Vitality - 2005
American City Business Journal
  Footer-Bird  Ranked #14 in Best Performing Cities index - 2004
Milken Institute
  Footer-Bird  Top 10 Great Adventure Towns - 2004
National Geographic Adventure Magazine
  Footer-Bird  Named #23 in the Top 25 Cities for Doing Business in America - 2004
Inc. Magazine

Listed #6 as one of the ten safest, culturally most fascinating U.S.Cities - 2004
Travel Smart Consumer Newsletter

  Footer-Bird  Named Bike Town USA - 2004
Bike Town Magazine
  Footer-Bird  Ranked 4th among the 10 Perfect Places to Live in America - 2003
Fine Living Cable Network
 Footer-Bird America's Dozen Distinctive Destination - 2003
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Portland is rated One of the 50 Cities that Sizzle - 2001
National Restaurant Association

 Footer-Bird Included Among North America's 10 Dream Towns - 1999
Outside Magazine

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