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Parkside is a neighborhood in Portland, Maine with a population of 5,753. Parkside is in Cumberland County. Living in Parkside offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many young professionals live in Parkside and residents tend to be liberal.
About Parkside...
Population
5,753

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$177,738
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$944
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    92%
  • Own
    8%
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Crime & Safety

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

Diversity
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Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$32,420
National
$55,322
Children
6%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Parkside Reviews

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In terms of parkside specifically, it's not the greatest neighborhood. People know you shouldn't wander down Grant Street alone at night, and it's pretty loud, but it has gotten a lot better in the past 5-6 years. Rents are rising though, which makes it harder for lower income families to live here, so who knows.

Portland in general is great. It's a great little city, on the penninsula, everything is easily walkable or bikeable. I like it a lot. Public transit is not great, and it's certainly small. You have to leave town for certain things, and while you don't NEED a car, it's easier to have one.
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It's a pretty cheap area for Portland, a little grimy, but not horrible. Rent keeps getting raised each year though.
Very rarely do we have issues with the weather. Even with extremes in seasonal temperatures, things are pretty even-keeled. The most essential items in my wardrobe would probably have to be my down parka, waterproof boots & winter hat.