Augusta

33 reviews
  1. Town in Maine
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Real Estate
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$130,700
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$676
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    198
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    96
    37
  • Robbery
    123
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    673
    575
  • Theft
    5,054
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    107
    257

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$38,263
National
$53,046
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

33 reviews
  • Excellent
    0
  • Very Good
    15
  • Average
    9
  • Poor
    7
  • Terrible
    2
Augusta often gets a bad reputation due to some of the more unsightly areas. Augusta offers a bounty of shopping and eating, both local and chain retailers and restaurants. In addition to that, Water Street, which could be like a Main Street, is becoming more lively. With the addition of new shops and studios, there are also apartment units being built. The outskirts of Augusta offer great neighborhoods and a lot of times, people don't even realize that they're there or even IN Augusta.
  • Current Resident
  • 13 days ago
There needs to be better/more public transportation for the community to help with shopping, medical appointments, dentist, court, job interviews, to and from work for all of Augusta and surrounding communities. I think that this may help if it also serves outside of the city limits for people without licenses along major routes to have bus stops.
  • Current Resident
  • 4 months ago
I began living in the Augusta area when I was in the 4th grade. The area has proven to be a success to my upbringing. This area gives me the opportunity to be exposed to a variety of ethnicity and have grown up around foster children whom my parents have cared for since I was an infant. This life experience in itself has turned me into who I am today. I am a role model to other children and have shown other children that it is possible to live a happy life no matter what lifestyle that we are given. I have not been to alot of other places within the country but basing my opinion from the world news, this place is amazing with a lower crime rate and not having to worry what is going to happen to me as there are so many people that know and look out for each other. I live in a clean city being the capital of the state to which I live. I would see that this area will continue to grow and expand as my generation grows.
  • Parent
  • 9 months ago