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A+ Augusta Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C- Augusta Cost of Living Cost of living is 5% lower than Maine
Augusta
100same as the US average
Maine
1055% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Augusta cost of living
C Augusta Crime Total crime is 149% higher than Maine
Total crime
3,66042% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2842% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-11%Year over year crime is down
Augusta crime
D Augusta Employment Household income is 20% lower than Maine
Median household income
$40,55527% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$24,39018% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%6% lower than the US average
Augusta employment
F Augusta Housing Home value is 21% lower than Maine
Median home value
$138,90025% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$67829% lower than the US average
Home ownership
52%18% lower than the US average
Augusta real estate or Augusta rentals
D- Augusta Schools HS graduation rate is 5% lower than Maine
High school grad. rates
83%equal to the US average
School test scores
43%13% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:17% lower than the US average
Augusta K-12 schools or Augusta colleges

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      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 along the river remind me of the rivers edge along the Mississippi, Tennessee, Chattahoochee River and many others.

      Many buildings in Augusta retain the early personality of Augusta standing among the more recent landscapes. I adore the café in the Vickery which was once Vickery Hill Publishing House. Publishing magazines was a mainstay of Augusta, ME back in the early part of the 20th century. The Vickery is a delightful attraction to visit and an interesting building to take a look at. By the way, The Children's Museum is located in the Vickery; the city is filled with shops and museums. Visit Boothby Rail Village, the adult tickets sell for about $10. See a collection of antique rail cars, and visit the old State House, reminding you of a once developing nation, the architecture is quite eloquent.

      The environment in Augusta is clean and uncomplicated, while this beautiful landscape is made for hiking and nature walks. Walking through a park on a beautiful afternoon is so relaxing, almost like a story book. The parks in the afternoon are beautiful sanctuaries, I just can't say enough about the scenery in Augusta.
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      Source: The Augusta, ME data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).