A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
  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
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$331,600
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$790
National
$928
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%

Bar Harbor Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    19
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    75
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    113
    525
  • Theft
    1,370
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    56
    263

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$46,812
National
$53,889
Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    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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It's a beautiful summer vacation spot, the air is clean the national Acadia park is an experience that I would recommend to all, in the fall when the leaves changes its the most beautiful thing ever.
I live in an island paradise surrounded by beautiful beaches, Acadia National Park, and fantastic seasonal nightlife. The island has a small town feel with a generous influx of culture during the summer and fall months.