Best Places to Live in Orono, Maine

Small city / college town - Central Maine along the Penobscot River, about 30 miles north of the Atlantic Ocean
Pros
-Outdoor recreation
-Attractive setting
-Nearby university
Cons
-Low job growth
-Isolation
-Harsh winters

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What Bert Has To Say About Bangor Metro Area

Bangor is the gateway to the “north country” and a fairly prosperous lumber, paper, and shipping center and the navigable terminus of the Penobscot River in east-central Maine. The areas to the north are wooded wilderness. The rugged shore area is 30 miles to the south, and the “Down East” coast to the northeast is a vast, unpopulated area of classic New England coastline with fishing and other recreational sites. Acadia National Park is on an island 40 miles to the south. Old Town, on a river island 10 miles north, is home to the University of Maine and the Old Town Canoe Company, a business befitting to the area.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Maine
County: Penobscot County
Metro Area: Bangor Metro Area
City: Orono
Zip Codes: 04473 04469
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 110 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Orono is 4.30% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Orono jobs have decreased by 1.57%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Orono's cost of living is 3.80% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Orono's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Orono's population is 10,700 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 0.00%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 28 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Orono is $177,938. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -13.19%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Orono public schools spend $14,905 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 8.1 students per teacher in Orono. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Orono

It's not a good time to buy in Orono. Home Appreciation is down -6.1% in the last 12 months. Browse Orono Real Estate.

The median home price in Orono is $177,938. Browse Homes in this Range.


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04473 04469