Biddeford, ME (Biddeford Pool / U of New England)




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About Biddeford, ME (Biddeford Pool / U of New England)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Biddeford Pool / U of New England median real estate price is $516,034, which is more expensive than 96.6% of the neighborhoods in Maine and 86.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Biddeford Pool / U of New England is currently $1,363, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 87.6% of the neighborhoods in Maine.

Biddeford Pool / U of New England is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Biddeford, Maine. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).

Biddeford Pool / U of New England real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Biddeford Pool / U of New England neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Biddeford Pool / U of New England. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 54.0%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 98.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (49.4%). This can occur in vacation areas, and occasionally it is also found in neighborhoods that are primarily filled with college students, as some apartments could be vacant when school is not in session. If you live here year round, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Biddeford Pool / U of New England is a neighborhood that is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Many times, such places have amenities that bring locals and visitors to the waterfront for recreational activities or to check out the scenery. In some densely populated areas that are less financially well-off, the neighborhood waterfront can be relatively industrial and less open to recreation. In addition to being coastal, Biddeford Pool / U of New England is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of.

In addition, vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 54.0% of the residential real estate vacant, the Biddeford Pool / U of New England neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 98.9% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.

Notable & Unique: People

Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the Biddeford Pool / U of New England neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the Biddeford Pool / U of New England community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.

In addition, an extraordinary 41.9% of the residents of the Biddeford Pool / U of New England neighborhood are currently enrolled in college. This is such a large part of life in this neighborhood that the neighborhood changes a great deal with the change of semesters and is far quieter during the summer when many students are away.

Also, the Biddeford Pool / U of New England neighborhood stands out within Maine for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students, is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider. Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone, ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 10.0% of college-friendly places to live in ME. In addition to being an excellent choice for college students, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Biddeford Pool / U of New England neighborhood has more French Canadian and French ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 10.8% of this neighborhood's residents have French Canadian ancestry and 14.0% have French ancestry.

Biddeford Pool / U of New England is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 6.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak French at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.6% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Biddeford Pool / U of New England neighborhood, walking to work is a real option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 34.9% of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than we found in 99.0% of American neighborhoods. Get ready to put on your walking shoes if you move here!

Also, a unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Biddeford Pool / U of New England neighborhood, analysis shows that 11.4% of the residents work from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number, but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in 95.5% of the neighborhoods in the United States. One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who choose to work from home.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods, but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the transience of its populace. In the Biddeford Pool / U of New England neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 97.4% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Biddeford Pool / U of New England neighborhood in Biddeford are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 74.7% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Biddeford Pool / U of New England neighborhood, 37.2% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 34.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (21.6%), and 6.7% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the Biddeford Pool / U of New England neighborhood in Biddeford, ME, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (21.5%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (14.6%), and residents who report French roots (14.0%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (11.8%), along with some German ancestry residents (10.8%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Biddeford Pool / U of New England neighborhood is English, spoken by 86.9% of households. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Biddeford Pool / U of New England neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (56.5% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (60.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (34.9%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 3 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Biddeford Pool / U of New England 0.101011101001110
Biddeford 0.101011101001110
Maine 1.30
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Biddeford Pool / U of New England 0.101011101001110
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Maine 18.30
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Maine 3

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

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BIDDEFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS


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Better than of ME school districts.

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to ME Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Biddeford Intermediate School
335 Hill Street
Biddeford, ME, 04005
04-05
Biddeford Regional Ctr Of Tech
10 Maplewood Avenue
Biddeford, ME, 04005
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John F Kennedy Memorial School
64 West Street
Biddeford, ME, 04005
KG-KG
Biddeford Middle School
25 Tiger Drive
Biddeford, ME, 04005
06-08
Biddeford Primary School
320 Hill Street
Biddeford, ME, 04005
01-03
Biddeford High School
20 Maplewood Avenue
Biddeford, ME, 04005
09-12

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