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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Old Orchard Beach is a town in Maine with a population of 8,745. Old Orchard Beach is in York County. Living in Old Orchard Beach offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Old Orchard Beach there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and coffee shops. Many retirees live in Old Orchard Beach and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Old Orchard Beach are above average.
About Old Orchard Beach...
Population
8,745

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$204,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$870
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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Old Orchard Beach Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    180
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    33.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    45
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    101.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,608.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    112.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    5%
  • 10-17 years
    5%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    22%
  • 65+ years
    24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Old Orchard Beach

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$50,663
National
$55,322
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Old Orchard Beach Reviews

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Undoubtfully I am admittedly biased. This is the town I've grown up and still currently live in. On a linear level, this town is the poster child for Maine, titled, "Vacationland". During the school season, the area is stiff. Few live here year-round. Compare the fall and winter to the summer, and you can see a drastic difference. The nature of this town in the summer is completely opposite to the off-season. There are several tourists, community events that take place, restaurants, an amusement park, and what magnetizes tourists here; the beach. I have met at least half of my friends from families that recurringly vacation up to OOB. Despite how stagnant this town is during the fall and winter, every summer makes up for it.
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Great place to live in both the tourist summer season and the off-season! Lots to do that you wouldn't typically find outside of OOB. Arcade, long walks on the beach, affordable rent. Great restaurants and nightlife.
What I like about living and going to school in Old Orchard Beach is that it is a loving community. Everyone supports each other and is aways willing to lead a hand so someone in need. The only thing I would like to see happen in the town, is to have it become more lively during the winter and fall months. During the summer there is many wonderful things to do for fun and entertainment but during the winter it is more dull and quiet. The school systems in OOB are great and the teachers and students really make it feel like one big family where you matter.