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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$320,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$892
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    37
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    75
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    56
    500
  • Theft
    1,011
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    37
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$49,227
National
$55,322
Children
12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%
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Bar Harbor Reviews

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It's a beautiful area. The town itself, however, is very tourism based. Incredibly crowded from June to October. Lots of businesses and restaurants close during the winter and many landlords only rent to local tenants from November to April or May. Seasonal jobs are abundant and typically pay well. The best things about Bar Harbor, in my opinion, are the history and proximity to other opportunities like Acadia National Park.
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Very family friendly, however, it can be boring and isolating for post-grads. In the summer, there are many tourist, which contributes to diversity and energy. In the winter, the entire town shuts down. I recommend this town for older retired folks or families with children. The public schools are very good.
I like the small community that is in Bar Harbor. There are a lot of outdoor activities that you can do around the village and there are many amazing views of the ocean. Bar Harbor is inside Acadia National park so there are a lot of touristy shops and activities surrounding the town.