Choosing a place to raise your family is important. Many people make a move to Maine for the sole purpose of providing their family with a safe place to live. It’s not surprising that so many have chosen to either stay in Maine, come back to Maine, or simply pack up and move here. With some great schools, a relatively low cost of living, and many recreational activities, it’s a great choice. But, selecting the right town can be a big decision. Luckily, we’ve done some of the research for you! Here’s a list of some of the best places to live in Maine for families.

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What are your thoughts on this list of best places to live in Maine for families? Are there any cities or towns that you would add to the list? Be sure to share your thoughts and recommendations with us in the comments below — we’d love to hear from you! For related content, be sure to check out our list of some of the best, most picturesque small towns in Maine you’ll want to visit soon.

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What are the most picturesque small towns in Maine?

If you're someone who often falls for New England's charms, you'll find that Maine might just have it all: breathtaking scenery, coastal vibes, and friendly small towns that will make you feel right at home from the moment you arrive. One of our top recommendations is a place known as Searsport. Home to the scenic Moose Point State Park, this delightful destination also happens to be the second-largest deep water port in the state. It probably comes as no surprise that this region is rich in maritime history. Next up on our list of the most charming small towns in Maine would be Brooklin in Hancock County. Historically a fishing town, this charming locale is worthy of a day trip. Some other picturesque small towns in Maine worth visiting include Rockport in Knox County, Port Clyde in Knox County, Stonington in Hancock County, Phippsburg in Sagadahoc County, Andover in Oxford County, Stratton in Franklin County, Sebec in Piscataquis County, Hartland in Somerset County, and Kennebunkport in York County.