Maine is a popular destination for people in search of a rich and relaxing way of life, a vigorous business community or perhaps a second home in the mountains, on a spectacular lake or along the 3,500 miles of splendid coastline. Real estate opportunities in Maine are extremely varied in terms of location, price and local amenities.
Maine is considered one of the most healthful states in the nation and overall quality of life is an important consideration in any relocation.
A relocation or real estate purchase is always a stressful time and understanding the dynamics of a new community is essential to success. Use the information below to increase your awareness of what Southern Maine has to offer.
Maine is a very safe place to live and continues to get better, as crime statistics demonstrate. [Learn More]
A Changing Population
The Portland region grew 0.3% in population during the last one-year period, 2010-11; the national benchmark regions stayed essentially flat, while Maine increased by 1.2%, and New England grew by a modest 0.3%.
From 2006-11, the population of the Portland MSA increased by 0.7%, while the national benchmark cities increased by 3.5%, Maine ncreased by 1.1%, and New England increased by 1.0%. From 2001-11, the population of the ortland region grew by 4.1%, which was much slower than the national benchmark regions (10.1%), but faster than the State of Maine (3.4%) and New England (2.9%).
Maine is a Great Place to Live and Work
Maine is one of the greatest natural playgrounds in the world. It offers 5,000 miles of spectacular coastline, majestic mountain ranges, and crystal-clear lakes and rivers.
Maine has four distinct seasons — each with its own beauty — bringing a refreshing variety and balance of warm and cool weather.
Maine was rated the "best State to raise a child" in a July 1999 report by the Children's Rights Council, a Washington, D.C.-based national advocacy group.
Maine is a national leader in primary and secondary education.
Maine had the lowest rate of violent crime, the second-lowest infant mortality rate, and the sixth-best prenatal care in the nation in the 2002 United Health Foundation's State rankings.
Maine is ranked 11th in the nation in number of community hospitals per capita.
Maine is rich in cultural and artistic organizations and facilities, attracting world-class poets, authors, actors, musicians and artists. Its proximity to Boston allows easy access to an even wider array of cultural attractions.
Monthly Market Report Cumberland County
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