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Places With The Best Housing In Maine 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score79
  • Yarmouth, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,709
75
  • Scarborough, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,268
75
  • Kennebunk, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,579
70
  • Gorham, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,331
74
  • Saco, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,008
70
  • Portland, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 66,649
  • Portland could be one of the most incredibly amazing places on the East coast, but unfortunately the rental market makes it a miserable place to live. Lets start out with the positives. Casco bay is just
75
  • Topsham, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,436
71
  • North Windham, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,226
58
  • South Portland, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,397
63
  • Biddeford, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,341
76
  • Brunswick, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,564
66
  • Westbrook, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,969
69
  • Belfast, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,641
  • Belfast has over 20 local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farmers! Want to be closely involved in how your town is run and where your food comes from? This town is for you! The setting could not be
70
  • Ellsworth, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,879
56
  • Old Orchard Beach, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,727
69
  • Orono, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,601
68
  • Brewer, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,284
64
  • Sanford, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,887
60
  • Bath, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,334
61
  • Auburn, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,943
59
  • Rockland, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,220
  • I moved just outside Rockland about a year ago. We had visited here for 25 years plus, each year. Finally built a house and made the move. We were blown away by the experience we've had with the people
67
  • Gardiner, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,670
71
  • Winslow, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,636
65
  • Augusta, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,691
  • Augusta, ME is a visual mixture of old and new woven together on a beautiful landscape. Augusta was developed from a frontier existence and has evolved into the bustling city it is today. The industries
62
  • Lewiston, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 36,277
69
  • Bangor, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,491
  • I moved to Bangor with my family and it has been the greatest decision of my entire life. My wife and kids love it here. We have a great downtown, lots of nice restaurants, friendly faces, plenty of
62
  • Old Town, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,655
58
  • Waterville, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,134
56
  • Presque Isle, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,298
66
  • Caribou, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,902
50
  • Skowhegan, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,662

Housing is one of the most important factors when deciding where to live in Maine. Housing prices continue to rise, but there are still some deals to be had. When searching for a new home, you want to ensure that home prices in that area are appreciating, but you also need to ensure that the home prices will fit within you budget. AreaVibes used science and data to create a list of the best cities in Maine to buy a new home with a population over 5,000 people.

The cities listed above have been chosen as the best places to buy a new home in Maine as they have seen high appreciation rates combined with a solid income to home price affordability ratio. High appreciation rates are a good indicator that the home will continue to increase in value, while the affordability ratio ensure that homes in that area are affordable based on the median household income to home price ratio.

To further narrow your search results for the best places to purchase a new home in Maine, you can use the filters. Start by selecting cities and/or neighborhoods, city size based on population, categories (amenities, crime, cost of living, education, employment and weather) as well as home/rent prices to ensure that the cities fall within your budget.