Best Places to Live in Maine 2015

What makes a great Maine hometown?

The answer, of course, depends on what you’re looking for. We considered every one of Maine’s 494 cities, towns, and plantations and asked our hearts: which places would we most like to call home? Then we turned to you, our readers, and hundreds of you responded. Some of your choices matched ours; others did not. Next, we compared census and state planning data, took scouting trips, and talked to residents, whittling our selections — and yours — down to eight communities that we think deserve your attention.

Camden

On vacation every day.

Hallowell

The Little Easy.

The Kennebunks

Sisters by the sea.

Norway

Oxford Hills comeback.

Bangor

New urban energy.

Portland

Small city. Big sophistication.

South Bristol

Saltwater pastoral.

Yarmouth

One smart town.


Want to see more? Don’t miss our new list of Maine’s Best Places to Live 2016!


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  • mypersonalopinion

    You left out Kittery? Are you kidding?