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Safest Cities In Maine 2021

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score87
  • Yarmouth, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,709
82
  • 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…[read more]
82
  • Kennebunk, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,579
78
  • Gorham, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,331
78
  • Orono, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,601
73
  • Gardiner, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,670
80
  • Topsham, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,436
73
  • North Windham, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,226
72
  • Winslow, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,636
82
  • Scarborough, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,268
63
  • Old Town, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,655
78
  • Brunswick, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,564
  • Although I enjoy living in Brunswick, ME, there are very few things to do unless you travel outside the town limits. I've been here for about three years and moved to the area because I love the state of…[read more]
70
  • Bath, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,334
64
  • 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…[read more]
76
  • Saco, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,008
  • I experienced an awesome time while living in Saco Maine. The city is in York County Maine. Saco Maine is a twin city of Biddeford and is near Portland. The town is known for its energetic Funtown…[read more]
71
  • Caribou, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,902
70
  • Westbrook, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,969
  • Westbrook, Maine is a lot of fun to live in. It is a suburb of the largest city in Maine, Portland. Westbrook has the wonderful small town feel but is within easy distance of any activity you might want…[read more]
71
  • Ellsworth, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,879
73
  • Auburn, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,943
  • Auburn is a small city in Maine, far enough away from any other big cities to make it feel like you're in the country, but with enough amenities to keep you active and happy. I spent a couple years…[read more]
64
  • Old Orchard Beach, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,727
74
  • South Portland, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,397
  • Moved here from living in Portland. What a difference! Less crime and more community feel. So you can't walk to 20 bars or places to eat. But you also don't have drunk people walking by your house at…[read more]
62
  • Sanford, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,887
  • If you'll be welcoming friends and family into Sanford soon, there are several activities you can take advantage of. McDougal Orchards is a wonderful place to enjoy nature and there are lots of hiking…[read more]
69
  • Lewiston, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 36,277
  • Lewiston has a lot to offer for a small city. I enjoy taking advantage of some of the free activities that the city offers including the festivals at Androscoggin River in the summer and Lost Valley for…[read more]
70
  • Brewer, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,284
60
  • Waterville, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,134
  • I moved here from NJ. There's crime here but it's nowhere near as bad as NJ, I'd rather live here in that regard. I've never felt unsafe. The community isn't bad, most people I've encountered have been…[read more]
69
  • Portland, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 66,649
  • I joined this site for the sole purpose of writing this one review. We walked for an hour before finding the one non-juice vegan option in town (@Portland Regency Hotel & Spa-vegan “pulled pork”-not a…[read more]
58
  • Presque Isle, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,298
66
  • Skowhegan, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,662
70
  • 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…[read more]
68
  • 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…[read more]
66
  • Biddeford, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,341
  • Biddeford is a beautiful area in Maine. It's not very large, and I know many of the people who live in the town. It's a place where you can enjoy being yourself without worrying about what you wear or…[read more]

Low crime rates are an important factor when determining the livability of any given city in Maine. Finding the safest places to live in Maine can be challenging, especially in larger cities which tend to have more crime. Luckily, AreaVibes has done all the heavy lifting for you. Using science and data, AreaVibes has created a list of the safest places to live in Maine with a population over 5,000.

The Maine cities listed above have impeccably low crime rates when compared to other cities in the state. How did we choose the safest places to live in Maine? To create the list, we looked at both property crimes (burglary, theft, vehicle theft) and violent crimes (murder, rape, robbery, assault), then calculated the number of crimes per 100,000 people so that all cities are compared equally. Higher weights were given to violent crimes.

To narrow your search results even further, you can fully customize your list of the safest places to live in Maine. Simply adjust the filters to select cities or neighborhoods, population size and home/rent prices. You can also select any other categories (amenities, cost of living, education, employment, housing and weather) that are most important to you.