Portland is absolutely the hub of Maine and the most "happening" place to live in the state.  Portland is so popular that there is ongoing housing dilemma where people who want to live here, can't, because there just isn't enough space. But, if you do live in Portland or are planning on working you way in, where should you live?

That's where a website called Neighborhood Scout comes in. They compile crime statistics (violent and property) and then determine which neighborhoods in any given city are the safest. Here are the 6 safest neighborhoods in Portland according to their data.


1. AUBURN ST/WASHINGTON AVE

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2. PEAKS ISLAND/CLIFF ISLAND

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3. NASON'S CORNER

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4. SPRUCE ST/EMERY ST

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5. BRADLEYS CORNER/BRIGHTON CORNER

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6. DEERING/ROSEMONT

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This is undoubtedly just a broad list compiled on crime statistics and not actual experiences from living in these neighborhoods. But if you're thinking about moving in Portland or living in Portland for the very first time, this isn't a bad place to start looking!