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  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
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-
Biddeford is a town in Maine with a population of 21,413. Biddeford is in York County. Living in Biddeford offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many young professionals live in Biddeford and residents tend to lean liberal.
About Biddeford...
Population
21,413

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$211,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$914
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    51%
  • Own
    49%
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Biddeford Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    181.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    74.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    41.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    348.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,662.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    116.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    16%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • 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%

Working in Biddeford

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$49,812
National
$55,322

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I moved here and attended school through the Biddeford School system beginning at grade 2. Ever since my arrival, I have seen this city grow into something better one day after the other. Downtown Biddeford has improved and the businesses are flourishing. People are moving and finding jobs here. As a hobby, I like to run and I feel perfectly safe running around my city and neighborhood past sunset. For anyone hoping to start up a business or find a home, Biddeford is the city. It is up and coming and will surprise you with how amazing it is.
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It's a a good town but it's still growing and changing. It's certainly an opportunity for those in the real estate industry given the low property values relative to the hub that nearby Portland, ME presents.

Biddeford doesn't offer a substantial amount as far as community activities goes, though during the summer months this changes a tad bit. There're a range of smaller businesses such as coffee shops, corner stores, antique shops, bakeries, and restauraunts.
I absolutely love living here and there's been a lot of growth in the last eight years. For someone who has come from the Rust Belt, the revitalization of the historical textile mills is a symbol of what could have been back home if there had been the same emphasis on re-utilizing old spaces that already existed over wasting money on building new ones. Biddeford is proud of its history and it shows: this is very much a working town with working class people. The hospital is okay so far as hospitals go and there's some great healthcare providers in the area as well. I would like to see more green spaces and parks open up in the near future and some more things to do after 9pm. There isn't much of the way of nightlife in the area at all aside from a few older bars.