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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B-
Standish is a town in Maine with a population of 10,091. Standish is in Cumberland County. Living in Standish offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals live in Standish and residents tend to have moderate political views.
About Standish...
Population
10,091

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$228,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$868
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    7%
  • Own
    93%
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Standish Rankings

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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
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    14%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Standish

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$73,295
National
$55,322
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Standish Reviews

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Standish is great because it is only about 30 minutes from Portland and South Portland so that is generally the furthest you will have to travel to get anything you need. There is a large grocery store, Hannaford with a Pharmacy and two large banks located in town. In addition, there are a couple restaurants and one of those discount "dollar" type stores. All of the above mentioned are in the area considered town center and if you can't find what you need there, it is only about 10 minutes to the next town to the east, Gorham or north, Windham where you will find more options. Standish has three elementary schools and a high school. The middle school is next door to the high school, but technically in Buxton.
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Standish is where I'm from. It is where I played sports, danced tap and jazz, and graduated high school. It is near and dear to the Saco River and Sebago Lake I grew up. I still have a favorite trail I like to hike near my house. I would sit and wait along the rocks of the Saco River. Pure serenity. There are some restaurants, gas stations, churches, grocery stores. I would say it is perfect for any type of family starting out. It also very safe and beautiful naturalistic views.
I moved to standish around first grade. I made friends right away and it is an extremely friendly town. Its one of those places where nothing bad happens, and nothing exciting really happens either however it is very safe on top of being very quiet.