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Places With The Best Housing In Maine 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score65
  • Skowhegan, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,662
81
  • 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]
57
  • Presque Isle, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,298
87
  • Yarmouth, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,709
75
  • 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
  • Old Town, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,655
67
  • 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]
72
  • Caribou, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,902
77
  • 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]
77
  • 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]
67
  • 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]
72
  • North Windham, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,226
81
  • Kennebunk, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,579
71
  • Winslow, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,636
63
  • Old Orchard Beach, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,727
70
  • Brewer, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,284
69
  • Gardiner, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,670
71
  • 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
  • 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]
67
  • 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]
70
  • 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]
79
  • Gorham, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,331
78
  • Orono, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,601
80
  • Topsham, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,436
69
  • Bath, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,334
75
  • Scarborough, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,268
60
  • 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]
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]
60
  • 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
  • Ellsworth, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,879
57
  • Waterville, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,134
  • Waterville Maine...it must be the place. The place where Satan kisses the Earth goodnight. As in any area where there isn't enough to go around, caring and kindness are at a minimum. The city is…[read more]

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.