A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    C
  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
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$374,100
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,012
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    11%
  • Own
    89%

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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
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    249
    525
  • Theft
    672
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    11
    263

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$101,068
National
$53,889
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    38%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    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 is a quiet suburb of Portland, Maine on the coast. It is an affluent community with an excellent public school system, is very family friendly and safe but is severely lacking in diversity.