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A+ Biddeford Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D- Biddeford Cost of Living Cost of living is 5% higher than Maine
Biddeford
1099% more expensive than the US average
Maine
1044% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Biddeford cost of living
D Biddeford Crime Total crime is 130% higher than Maine
Total crime
3,75236% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2736% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-28%Year over year crime is down
Biddeford crime
D+ Biddeford Employment Household income is 7% lower than Maine
Median household income
$47,26515% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$24,60218% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%14% lower than the US average
Biddeford employment
D Biddeford Housing Home value is 20% higher than Maine
Median home value
$211,40014% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$8847% lower than the US average
Home ownership
46%28% lower than the US average
Biddeford real estate or Biddeford rentals
F Biddeford Schools HS graduation rate is 6% lower than Maine
High school grad. rates
81%2% lower than the US average
School test scores
33%34% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:17% lower than the US average
Biddeford K-12 schools or Biddeford colleges

Living in Biddeford, ME

Located in the state of Maine, Biddeford is a medium-sized city with a population of 21,341 inhabitants. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (93% White). Given that fact, Biddeford could be considered less diverse than other cities. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 72% of the population considered married and 64% with kids under the age of 18, Biddeford could be considered a very suitable city for families.

Living in Biddeford can be a fulfilling experience for anyone moving to the town. Having said that, in the state of Maine, there are many incredible places to live, so choose wisely! With useful information like amenities, cost of living, employment and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Biddeford and in the areas around Biddeford is a much easier task.

Biddeford, ME receives 61 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #94 in Maine and #22,811 in the USA. There are seven total categories that generate the livability score. Biddeford ranks well for amenities (A+). Biddeford does not rank well for the following: crime (D-), cost of living (D-), weather (F), education (F) and housing (D). It might be a good idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Biddeford, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the notable things to do include: Biddeford City Theater, Marden's Surplus and Salvage, and Biddeford ArtWalk.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Biddeford is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Biddeford come in at $211,400, which is 20.1% higher than the Maine average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Biddeford, the home price to income ratio is 4.5, which is 28.6% higher than the Maine average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Biddeford area were 6.7% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 4.9%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

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Compare Biddeford, ME Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Biddeford, ME

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Stroudwater, Portland7913.1881
Rosemont, Portland7614.24,411
Oakdale, Portland7414.73,099
Nasons Corner, Portland7314.23,528
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Ocean Avenue, Portland7115.62,672
Downtown, Portland7114.72,151
West End, Portland7014.25,829
Deering Center, Portland6914.84,104

Best Cities Near Biddeford, ME

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Brunswick Station, ME8238548
Freeport, ME7830.71,527
Portsmouth, NH7834.121,458
Yarmouth, ME7825.35,709
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Dover, NH7830.330,750
Cumberland Center, ME7723.42,475
Exeter, NH7743.49,022
York Harbor, ME74262,885
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Attractions5/10
Community7/10
Nightlife5/10
Dining5/10
Shopping6/10
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 where you go during the day. Unfortunately, there aren't many attractions, but there are a few small shops and restaurants. My favorite place to visit when I'm not working is Fortunes Rocks Beach. There are numerous seashells and colorful rocks that are right on the edge of the shore. Most of the attractions are small and outdoors.

Even though there are very few restaurants, one of the places I try to visit at least once a week is Mulligans. The restaurant is locally owned, and the food is caught fresh from the ocean each day. The oysters are the best as well as the flounder. Since the town is so small, there aren't many places to work, but if you're willing to travel, Saco has more opportunities and is a short distance away.
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Source: The Biddeford, ME data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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