Portland beats out each New England city on list of most efficient areas to live

Congress Street in downtown Portland. The city was just named in the top 25 best places to live by U.S. News and World Report.

Congress road in downtown Portland. The city changed into just named within the excellent 25 surest places to reside through U.S. news and World document. Shawn Patrick Ouellette/body of workers Photographer

one other countrywide rating confirms what locals already know: Portland is a depraved decent region to reside.

Maine's greatest metropolis ranked No. 23 out of 125 most desirable places to reside via U.S. news and World document. Portland became the simplest New England city to wreck the proper 25.

"For the americans of Maine, there is only one Portland," the magazine observed in its profile of the city.

"clever living and farm-to-table dining aren't just tendencies in Portland – they've been a method of lifestyles for years," U.S. information and World file pointed out.  "A 'do it your self' spirit resonates throughout the area, so don't be shocked if a neighbor offers you added produce from a group backyard, domestic-brewed beer or knitting tips."

u.s.a.information and World file ranked cities in response to availability of good jobs, housing cost, great of life, how a great deal americans need to are living there and its web migration – how many americans moved to or left the metropolis.

Portland changed into awarded 7 out of 10 usual facets, with higher marks for satisfactory of existence and job market. It additionally got high marks for a crime fee far below the country wide average. It had the equal average points as six different cities together with Washington, D.C.; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Dallas-fortress price.

The city lost facets as a result of the high cost of housing, about 22 % above the country wide median, in accordance with the magazine.

"Public officials and residents are increasingly worried about Portland's affordability because Portland's housing prices are rising regularly," it observed.

The journal considered the complete Portland metro enviornment, encompassing just about 526,000 residents, when compiling the list. Maine's standard inhabitants is 1.three million.

different New England cities were ranked lessen than Portland. Boston came in at No. 27, and others within the appropriate a hundred included Manchester, New Hampshire, No. forty three;  Hartford, Connecticut, No. forty seven; Worcester, Massachusetts, No. 62; Springfield, Massachusetts, No. 86; and providence, Rhode Island, No. ninety one.

Austin, Texas, was ranked No. 1 in the nation, adopted by using Denver and Colorado Springs, Colorado; Fayetteville, Arkansas; and Des Moines, Iowa.

Portland has again and again discovered itself on national lists for first-rate of life, raising youngsters and naturally, meals. Bon Appetit named Portland its Restaurant city of the 12 months in 2018.

Peter McGuire can be contacted at 791-6325 or at:

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