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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$194,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$752
National
$928
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    60
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    60
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    883
    525
  • Theft
    2,201
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    180
    263

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$35,946
National
$53,889
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

    Belfast Reviews

    4 reviews
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    Belfast is one of the nicest places to live. There is always something to do any day of the week and in the summer there are even more activities. There is a nightlife thanks to several bars, theater groups, and a movie theater.

    Belfast is perfectly located right on the water, only a hour from Bangor and Augusta. It is a great place to vacation as it is a easy drive to anywhere in the Midcoast.
    Review Belfast
    Great little city right next to the water. Lots of great sea food and sailing spots. Really busy during the summer but gets quite during the off season. Home of Maine Fest, and the Celtic festival.
    Belfast is a small, cute, art town on the coast of Maine. I honestly wouldn't want to see anything changed. Every once in awhile big businesses try and come in and change everything, but the towns people fight back. We like our little tourist town just the way it is. There are great shops, delicious food, and it's not too far from a big city. In the winter time many people might say that there is nothing to do, but that's just small town life and I don't mind it. It's quite in the winter and busy in the summer. That's a happy medium for us who live there year round.