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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$383,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$989
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    10%
  • Own
    90%

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    278
    500
  • Theft
    299
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$105,925
National
$55,322
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    27%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    40%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%
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I grew up in Cape Elizabeth and it was the best decision that my parents could have made. I got an incredible high school education that prepared me to attend a NESCAC. There are countless neighborhoods that are great for raising kids. Just 7 miles from portland, its easy to get to the city for amazing food or fun drinks. The three state parks in the town, combined with the thousands of acres dedicated to the Cape Elizabeth Land trust, the town has preserved its beautiful coastlines, beaches, woods, ponds, and marshes, each with miles of walking/running trails. If you are looking for a safe place to raise children and give them the best opportunities, Cape Elizabeth is unmatched.
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Seaside town w/beautiful homes, parks and neighborhoods but overwhelmingly stultifyingly yuppified and I and everyone else would faint if I saw anything other than a white Protestant living here. Self satisfied towns like Cape are the reason people voted for Donald Trump.
Cape Elizabeth is a small family friendly town on the water. It has multiple beautiful beaches. There are a few restaurants varying in prices. The public schools are full of amazing teachers and opportunities.