34 reviews
  1. Town in Maine
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
$133,900
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$678
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    242
    273
  • Murder
    5
    6
  • Rape
    75
    41
  • Robbery
    107
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    763
    525
  • Theft
    4,267
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    75
    263

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$39,544
National
$53,889
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Augusta Reviews

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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.
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.
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.