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Brunswick is a town in Maine with a population of 20,497. Brunswick is in Cumberland County and is one of the best places to live in Maine. Living in Brunswick offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Brunswick there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Brunswick and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Brunswick are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$217,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$796
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Brunswick 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
    63
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    29
    41
  • Robbery
    19
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    195
    500
  • Theft
    1,480
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    19
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$58,502
National
$55,322
Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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Brunswick a "vibrant and attractive place to work, play, and do business" (BDA). It’s a support-local, charming, little town. It is charming in the winter, as the Ice-skaters spend the day on the frozen-over park in the center of town. But it’s more charming in the summer, as from the same park you hear the train come huffing in; while having a picnic. We welcome the seasonal tourists who all want to visit the beautiful place we call home. Historically, Brunswick was a home to the poet Longfellow, as well as Harriet Beacher Stowe. It’s a family-friendly town (with a 98% occupancy rate) with a unique community. If you don't believe me, look it up...or better yet, come and visit! I'll meet you at the train station early in the morning as the church bells downtown are ringing. We can walk down Main Street on the old brick sidewalks to one of the local coffee shops. You can watch the town wake up, putting out open signs, and welcoming another "day-in-paradise".
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Brunswick is a great town, that offers the ambience of a traditional New England town. Carousel an array of downtown shops, restaurants, and even a little bit of night life with evenings in the park. Brunswick also boasts several other larger chain stores and restaurants. A modest fifteen minute drive can get you to Reid State Park and Popham Beach. Lastly, a short drive will navigate you to Boothbay Harbor, Rockland, Freeport, and Bath. So if you are interested in visiting an area that is enchanted with that traditional New England charm, add your travels to the Brunswick area.
It's a college town filled with friendly people and wonderful shops and restaurants in town. It's about 30 minutes away from Freeport and Portland, both of which have lovely shopping centers. The school system, especially the high school is very caring and patient with your children. The music program is one of the best in the state and there are multiple after-school activities avaliable.