Here Are The 10 Cheapest Yet Great Places To Live In Maine
By Michelle|Updated on July 03, 2023(Originally published June 29, 2023)
Michelle's life is a colorful map of exploration and adventure. From the iconic streets of New York to the sunny shores of Florida, the jagged coast of Maine to the rugged terrain of Montana, she's been fortunate to call some of America's most beautiful states home. Beyond the U.S., Michelle's wanderlust has taken her on a motorcycle journey through India, led her to teach English in Hanoi, and saw her studying Spanish in Guatemala. Michelle graduated with a communications degree from the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and in addition to a career in advertising has worked with OnlyInYourState since 2016, where her love for travel and storytelling converges. Alongside writing and exploring, Michelle finds joy in photography, staying active, and time with her family.
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What are the cheapest places to live in Maine? Between the food, views, and things to do, we all know that Maine is paradise, but can you LIVE here? Before you think the answer is no, you might want to take a closer look at what it actually costs to purchase a home in your dream state. The SmartAsset website recently researched home costs throughout the state and created an index measuring the most affordable places to purchase a home here. Included in this list are the most affordable cities measured by where the total housing costs on an average house accounted for the smallest proportion of the median income. Without further ado, check out the most affordable places to live in Maine.
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Are there any beach towns in Maine?
There are plenty of fantastic beach towns in Maine. With so much coastline, the state has some of the best. Here are a few great beaches to visit:
Old Orchard Beach: The longest beach in Maine, Old Orchard Beach offers seven miles of sand to enjoy. The beach is fantastic, but the local fun on the pier and amusement park make this a great choice for kids. Just be prepared for lots of tourists in the summer.
Ocean Park: This delightful beach town is just steps from Old Orchard Beach, making it a great option for a quieter stay within close proximity to all the fun. Be sure to enjoy the local ice cream and sticky buns, too!
Gooch’s Beach: Located in southern Maine, this has been voted the most beautiful beach in the state more than once. The beach is also located close to downtown Kennebunkport, making it great for a well-rounded vacation.
Higgins Beach: This small stretch of beach is one of the most popular in the area among locals. In addition to being adorable, it has a hidden shipwreck. And, the more adventurous will want to access it via a kayak down the Spurwink River.
What is the oldest town in Maine?
The oldest town in Maine is Kittery, located in York County about 45 minutes from Portland and an hour from Boston. There are quite a few reasons to visit, but one of the most notable is the beauty. Beyond the scenic views, visitors enjoy the outdoor attractions including a hike on Cutts Island. History buffs will appreciate that Kittery is home to the state's oldest church, which is certainly worth a visit. And, after a busy day visiting people love enjoying a meal at Warren's Lobster House.