Bangor

77 reviews
  1. Town in Maine
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Real Estate
    C+
  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
$147,400
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$742
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    86
    264
  • Murder
    3
    5
  • Rape
    12
    37
  • Robbery
    68
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    559
    575
  • Theft
    4,523
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    68
    257

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$36,272
National
$53,046
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

77 reviews
  • Excellent
    11
  • Very Good
    29
  • Average
    28
  • Poor
    8
  • Terrible
    1
2017 will mark the twenty-two years residing in Bangor. Over the years Bangor has been on an upward trend in development, recreation, night life and much more. Local farmers markets, waterfront concert series, trendy restaurants and bars in the quaint historic downtown of Bangor provide a hot spot for visitors and millennium youths. A day trip to the ocean, lake, or hiking in Acadia National Park are all vital to a quick get away. Public schools and friendly safe communities are a steal for newly weds looking to start a family. I couldn't have imagined growing up anywhere else in Maine. Truly an up and coming town that has much to offer for all ages.
  • Current Resident
  • 3 months ago
I was born and raised in Bangor, Me. The northern most state in the continental U.S. It was a quiet, respectful town when I was growing up but not I can see the reality which I live in now. These once peaceful neighborhood and blocks are now being turned into dumps or ghettos. More and more people from out of state are coming into this state to sell their drugs and make this nice town their new “home”. Their drugs corrupt the youth and in turn ruins their futures. Majority of the people living in the neighborhood I grew up in are lazy welfare recipients. I would like to see either the whole welfare system abolished or the recipients be required to pass a monthly clean drug screening.
  • Current Resident
  • 3 months ago
Bangor is a city that has seen some wonderful development in the downtown area, but is still facing a huge drug epidemic that is not well managed. It is a family friendly city with lots of activities for children, though not a lot of employment opportunities. Lots of parks, walking trails, and farmers market make it a great place for the health-conscious.
  • Current Resident
  • 3 months ago