The old Port is the bar scene and a active night lfe and summer cruise ship activity but considered chic and trendy. Munjoy HIll on the east end is home to the working middle class and many returning 50+ folks who grew up there as kids and are returning home. House prices are generally over 200k. including the popular Condo tower offering scenic views of Casco Bay. West End is more cultural and home to the more creative and liberal minded folks. Home prices there run the gamut from the low 150k range to over 1million.
Thanks for reaching out. Its always a good idea to chat with qualified people when talking about this type of purchase.
Judging by you looking at the Vaughan Street property you shouldn't have a problem finding a wonderful new home in the price range.
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I know the Portland area very well and would be happy to show you around at no charge. Feel free to contact me anytime.
Good Luck to you,
That is a difficult question to answer since people move to Maine (and Portland specifically) because it is a safe place to live by most measurable standards. We show property all over the city to a varied array of clients and have sold in virtually every neighborhood. Anywhere "downtown" would, in my opinion, be safe.
Let us know your specific criteria and we can send you active listing sheets to meet your specifications. Hope to hear from you..