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Maine

The nation's largest study exploring what makes homeowners happy where it matters most — in their homes.

How Happy Are Maine's Homeowners?

In the first-of-its-kind survey, homeowners from across the nation weighed in to tell HomeAdvisor how their overall happiness is influenced by where they live. We carefully analyzed their responses to assign a Happy Home Score to 50 U.S. states and 36 major metropolitan areas. The result is the most comprehensive look ever taken into where America's homeowners are happiest and why.

Here's a look at Maine's Happy Home Score.

7.7 out of 10 say: "It's the best place to live"

68%

"My home makes me proud"

55%

"My home is my favorite place to be"

65%

"I plan to stay in my community for the next 5 years"

What Makes Maine's Homeowners Happy?

Our research shows that homeowner happiness boils down to a combination of three important factors:

Affordable, well-functioning homes offering enjoyable accommodations

26 years

average home age

85%

have renovated their homes

63%

are happy with their home's size and layout

65%

say they have adequate storage

$149,500

Average Home Price (U.S. Census)

11%

"The cost of living is reasonable"

A sense of diversity, safety and a strong neighborhood network

Diversity

38%

"I feel that my community is racially diverse"

45%

"I feel that my community is religiously diverse"

Safety

71%

"I live in a community that makes me feel safe"

70%

"My community offers good fire, police and medical services"

Neighborhood

54%

"I have neighbors I
enjoy"

67%

"I trust my neighbors"

1,329,328

Population (U.S. Census)

Practical commutes and access to important attractions and services

Commuting and travel times

55%

live and work in close proximity

61%

have a reasonable commute

81%

have easy access to highways

Access to Attractions and Services

79%

live within one hour of a major metro area

72%

have access to shopping that meets their needs

63%

live close to body of water

50 Minutes

Average travel time to work

Want to know more? See Our Methodology.

Note about this state's report

The homeowner sample size for this state was too small to yield an accurate report; therefore, the numbers above reflect the regional data collected for the Homeowner Happiness Index.

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