South Portland, ME (City Center)




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About South Portland, ME (City Center)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Median real estate price in the City Center of South Portland is $263,191, which is more expensive than 78.5% of the neighborhoods in Maine and 65.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in South Portland City Center is currently $1,279, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 83.6% of the neighborhoods in Maine.

South Portland City Center is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in South Portland, Maine. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).

Real estate in the City Center of South Portland, ME is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the City Center neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Real estate vacancies in South Portland City Center are 7.4%, which is lower than one will find in 60.6% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in South Portland City Center is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in South Portland, the City Center neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking. The South Portland City Center neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront that are attractive to residents and visitors alike. In addition to being coastal, South Portland City Center 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.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the South Portland City Center neighborhood has more Scottish and English ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 7.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Scottish ancestry and 26.4% have English ancestry.

South Portland City Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.3% 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 98.3% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

If you like to ride a ferry to work, this neighborhood may be for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 0.5% of the South Portland City Center neighborhood's commuters ride a ferry to and from work each day, which is more than we found in 98.7% of America's neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: People

With more than 2.1% of residents living with a same sex partner, City Center is truly a neighborhood that stands out from the rest in this regard. In fact, exclusive analysis by NeighborhoodScout reveals that this neighborhood has a greater concentration of same sex couples than 95.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.

In addition, with a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent walkability, the South Portland City Center neighborhood rates highly as a college student friendly place to live, and one that college students and their parents may want to consider. NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that it rates more highly for a good place for college students to live than 89.2% of the neighborhoods in ME. This often also means that the area has certain amenities and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to graduate students.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the City Center neighborhood in South Portland are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 64.8% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 14.6% 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 54.0% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the South Portland City Center neighborhood, 46.0% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations, with 19.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (18.1%), and 14.6% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the City Center neighborhood in South Portland, ME, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (30.8%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (26.4%), and residents who report French roots (16.8%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (10.0%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (7.5%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the South Portland City Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 94.8% of households. Some people also speak French (3.3%).

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in South Portland City Center neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (50.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (80.0%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (12.5%) . 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. 2 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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South Portland 0.101011101001110
Maine 1.30
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Maine 18.30
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Maine 3

Neighborhood Public School Data

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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
Daniel F. Mahoney Middle School
240 Ocean Street
South Portland, ME, 04106
06-08
Dora L Small Elementary School
87 Thompson Street
South Portland, ME, 04106
KG-05
Dyer Elementary School
52 Alfred Street
South Portland, ME, 04106
KG-05
Memorial Middle School
120 Wescott Road
South Portland, ME, 04106
06-08
South Portland High School
637 Highland Avenue
South Portland, ME, 04106
09-12
Frank I Brown Elementary School
37 Highland Avenue
South Portland, ME, 04106
KG-05
James Otis Kaler Elementary School
165 Kelsey Street
South Portland, ME, 04106
PK-05
Waldo T Skillin Elementary School
180 Wescott Road
South Portland, ME, 04106
PK-05

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