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%

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
    295
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    66
    41
  • Robbery
    122
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    613
    1
  • Theft
    4,055
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    70
    0

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%
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Biddeford Reviews

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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 use to be a small mill town that everyone knew everyone. As the years have past, Biddeford lost the mill and many people lost their jobs which resulted in many families leaving. Now people are coming back as they are trying to build Biddeford back to its glory. Biddeford has come a long way and has plenty of history.
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.