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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$130,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$562
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    75
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    25
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    275
    500
  • Theft
    1,523
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    25
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$42,794
National
$55,322
Children
11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%
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I adore Dover-Foxcroft for the beautiful Victorian houses! Dover is picturesque! There are some New England traditions that have tempered my experience, such as their inhospitable belief that anyone from outside Maine is suspect. However, I have found comfort and happiness in my own little corner of Dover-Foxcroft and am happy to be here.
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Great caring public facilities - library, YMCA, schools, hospital and doctors, police and fire. Been here 30+ years after living in many other small towns. Town has increasingly improved, adding more B&Bs, greater choice of restaurants, and local entertainment events. Diversity is less of an issue, with high school's recent addition of international students. Wide range of housing options, including nearby camps on several lakes. Less than an hour away from a metro area of 135,00, with a state university and all the usual big city enticements.
I've lived in Dover-Foxcroft for four years now, and I love it. It's small, so everyone seems to know or at least recognize each other. The schools are extremely welcoming of diversity and of new people. However, the town is small, so there isn't a large list of in-town activities to choose from without repetition. It's a more family-oriented town than an adult-life-oriented one, to be completely honest, which can be perceived as both good or bad. My own experience has been extremely positive.