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%

Belfast 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
    60
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    60
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    883
    1
  • Theft
    2,201
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    180
    0

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%
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Belfast 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
Living in a small coastal town is idyllic. The town's people are friendly and welcoming and this close knit community is a great backdrop for raising children. The University of Maine has a local branch outside town which allows for an easy transition for high school students and adult students alike.
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.