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
    B-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$246,900
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$686
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    230
    273
  • Murder
    92
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    46
    525
  • Theft
    1,104
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    46
    263

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$45,100
National
$53,889
Children
8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

    Boothbay Harbor Reviews

    11 reviews
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    This area is absolutely beautiful. It has the best of all worlds, the ocean, the hiking trails, small mountains nearby for hiking, lakes for kayaking and canoeing, fishing, hunting, etc. I couldn't pick a better place to live nature wise! This area is stunning especially when it comes to the ocean, our largest attraction!
    Review Boothbay Harbor
    There are very few good qualities about this area. Sure there is a good sense of community but the majority of this area are in poverty. There is a huge drug and alcohol problem in this area and not enough jobs for anyone. The wealthy are buying out everything in town making it impossible for the less fortunate to afford more than a single room apartment and eventually everyone who has low income will be forced to move. This area will be made up of summer homes and country clubs. I wouldn't be surprised if in a few years from now this town won't even be open in the winter.
    I am lucky to live in an area where the worst we have gotten (knock on wood) are bad winter blizzards. I live in Maine... I can handle a blizzard! Every season is beautiful, bringing truly the best weather I can see (based on national news).