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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$207,000
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$867
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    295
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    66
    41
  • Robbery
    122
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    613
    525
  • Theft
    4,055
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    70
    263

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$46,940
National
$53,889
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    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

Biddeford Reviews

33 reviews
All Categories
I am a current resident of Biddeford, Maine. I have lived here for a few months, but worked in Biddeford for two years before moving here. I live on the outskirts of town in a nice area. Biddeford is a great up and coming town. There are several shops and restaurants in the town, and the town is working hard to restore their image. It is also conveniently close to the highway, route one, and the beach. It is a fairly good town to live in if you don't mind being in a moderately busy area.
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Biddeford has its nice parts and its not so nice part just like any other city. It has a lot of different things to do such as an indoor play yard for little children to bars for some adult time fun. There are some amazing restaurants, from Chinese to burger joints.
Biddeford pool is a great area to live in. It is far enough away from downtown that you don't feel like you're in Biddeford and close enough in case you need to run to the store. The ocean is literally steps away from where I live, which is wonderful for me because I can't live in an area that isn't close to the beach. I would absolutely recommend living in this area, and would stay here for quite sometime if I was able to.