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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$199,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$797
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    17
    283
  • Murder
    34
    6
  • Rape
    34
    41
  • Robbery
    17
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    204
    500
  • Theft
    730
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    17
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$65,538
National
$55,322
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
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Winthrop Maine is a unique, humble town located in central Maine, just west of the capital city of Augusta. It is a popular summertime tourist destination, attracting hundreds of people to its many lakes each year. Winthrop is truly a haven to the outdoor enthusiast, particularly those who enjoy water sports (kayaking, swimming, canoeing) as the town contains a multitude of picturesque scenery that is optimal for these activities. I would consider the town of Winthrop, Maine a hidden gemstone; a place that, once you find out it exists, you'll feel as if you've discovered a well hidden secret; a secret so special that you'll want to return year after year (if not move there!)
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Winthrop is a small town, but slowly more businesses are coming in. There's Hannaford, Cumberland Farms, Subway, U.S. Cellular, and many other companies on Main Street so you don't have to travel too far for anything. The taxes are super high; however, the school has good education (even though the student body isn't the kindest). Teachers are nice and usually willing to work with you except for a select few.
Winthrop is a very safe place to live with a sense of community where most people know all of their neighbors and most of the people who live in town. There are plenty of trails and outside activities, with a few restaurants mostly located on main street. However the suicide rate in Winthrop and the rest of Maine is high especially among youth and young to middle age men. There is no nightlife or activities besides outdoor sports, and businesses do not thrive here. I would not plan on moving back to Winthrop later on in life and I would not encourage others to move their family here.