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Places With The Best Housing In Maine 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score80
  • Yarmouth, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,709
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  • Scarborough, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,268
78
  • Kennebunk, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,579
75
  • Gorham, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,331
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
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
77
  • Topsham, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,436
75
  • North Windham, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,226
71
  • South Portland, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,397
  • Living in South Portland, ME I get to experience all four seasons. The winters are very cold and covered in snow. The Summers are warm and sunny. Autumn and spring offer cool temps and beautiful
64
  • 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
76
  • 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
68
  • 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
72
  • 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
72
  • Ellsworth, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,879
65
  • Old Orchard Beach, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,727
73
  • Orono, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,601
73
  • Brewer, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,284
66
  • 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
68
  • Bath, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,334
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
70
  • 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
69
  • Gardiner, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,670
73
  • Winslow, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,636
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
68
  • 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
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
62
  • Old Town, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,655
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  • Waterville, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,134
  • Living in Watervills is definitely NOT something I would encourage anyone to do. I have lived here for 8 years now and let me tell you, things get better instead of worse here. It seems that the
62
  • Presque Isle, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,298
67
  • Caribou, ME
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,902
60
  • 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.