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Average Rent in Portland, ME

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Portland Studio - $2,065-
Portland 1 Bed - $2,725+47%
Portland 2 Beds - $5,480+181%
Last updated 6/23/2024

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See what Portland, ME has to offer.

Local Reviews

I like that my neigborhood is quiet and well lit at night. I like that my neigbors are friendly and respectful of eachother. O like that my neighborhood is well naintained.

Close to buses, restraunt, discount grocery stores and hospital , a dog park is. Near by there is a popular restraunt/bar nearby. The only active area after nine or ten is the afford mentioned restraunt, and a pool hall. However most of these are kept well controlled.

I like the fact that I have friends around my parents have friends in the neighborhood so no one is bored

I like that my neighborhood is close to shopping, schools and places to eat. We have a diverse selection of restaurant to choice from. Both local and chain types. I like having friends and family over for cookouts.

There's a park right across the street that is attached to a school. There's also 2 markets, a restaurant and a veterinary clinic nearby.

Demographics

Education

High School

18%

Associate's

21%

Bachelor's

39%

Master's

20%

Doctorate

2%

Family Size

2 people

65%

3 people

14%

4 people

15%

5 people

4%

6+ people

2%

Household Income

0-50k

49%

50-100k

24%

100-150k

13%

150-200k

7%

200k+

8%

Age

0-10

8%

10-20

5%

20-45

51%

45-65

20%

65+

16%

Rent Trends

Average rent in West End, Portland, ME

In Portland, ME, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $2,065 to $5,480. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in West End, Portland, ME is $2,065. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $2,725. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $5,480.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

-

Changed from $2,065 to $2,065
1 Bed

+47%

Changed from $1,854 to $2,725
2 Beds

+181%

Changed from $1,950 to $5,480
Last updated 6/23/2024

Cost of Living

Compared to State Average

0%

Compared to National Average

8.8%

The cost of living in West End, Portland, ME is 0% higher than the state average and 8.8% higher than the national average. West End, Portland, ME housing is 19.9% more expensive than the U.S average, while utilities are about 7.6% more pricey. When it comes to basic necessities such as food and clothing, groceries are around 1.7% more in West End, Portland, ME than in the rest of the country.

Healthcare services such as doctor check-ups and dentistry cost 5% more here compared to the U.S. average.
Cost of Living in West End, Portland, MECompared to State AverageCompared to National Average
Housing
0%
19.9%
Utilities
0%
7.6%
Food
0%
1.7%
Transportation
0%
9.8%
Healthcare
0%
5%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Scarborough$4,480-7%
Portland$2,065--
Portsmouth$2,000--
South Portland$1,175+9%
Rochester$1,075+9%
Somersworth$1,0250%
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Portland$2,725+47%
Scarborough$2,500--
Portsmouth$2,400+50%
Dover$1,945+5%
Damariscotta$1,900--
Somersworth$1,8050%
Berwick$1,800--
Conway$1,750--
South Portland$1,629+5%
Rochester$1,400+26%
Lewiston$1,300--
Durham$1,190--
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Durham$2,800--
Berwick$2,287--
Dover$2,2700%
South Portland$2,155-10%
Conway$2,050--
Rochester$1,960+56%
Biddeford$1,795--
Somersworth$1,5000%
Lewiston$1,350--
Auburn$1,300--

Compare Neighborhoods

Rosemont

$1,500

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Parkside

$1,750

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Downtown

$2,450

1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Portland, ME?

For renters in Portland seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are Rosemont, Parkside, and Downtown, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $1,500, $1,750, and $2,450 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Arts District and West Bayside, where the rents are $2,450 and $2,685, a favorable comparison to Portland's overall 1-bedroom average of $2,725.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Portland, ME?

In Portland, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are West Bayside, Downtown, and Arts District. A 1-bedroom apartment in West Bayside averages at $2,685, in Downtown it averages $2,450, and in Arts District, the average is $2,450. For additional high-end living options, Parkside offers 1-bedroom apartments at $1,750, and Rosemont at $1,500. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $2,725 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Portland, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in Portland, ME?

In Portland, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include Rosemont, Parkside, and West Bayside. In Rosemont, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $1,500. Parkside sees average rents of $1,750 for a 1-bedroom unit. West Bayside offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $2,685. For those seeking other popular areas, Arts District presents 1-bedroom apartments at $2,450, and Downtown at $2,450. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $2,725 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Portland, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
West Bayside$2,685--
Downtown$2,450+32%
Arts District$2,450+32%
Parkside$1,750--
Rosemont$1,500+3%
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
West Bayside$5,480--
Deering Center$3,800--
Oakdale$2,950--
East End$2,550+31%
Downtown$1,900--
Arts District$1,900--
Parkside$1,900--
Riverton$1,725--

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

44%

15-30 Mins

39%

30-40 Mins

9%

40-60 Mins

4%

60+ Mins

5%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 8686

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 4 of 5 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 4 of 5 renters

Percentage: 8181

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 4 of 5 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Hospitals

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll see so many hospitals here, you'll get sick of them here.

  1. A high number of hospitals per resident
  2. 93% more hospitals than average
  3. 73% more hospitals than areas of a similar size

Childcare

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

West End Portland earns a gold star for childcare.

  1. Few daycares per resident
  2. 60% more daycares than average
  3. 13% more daycares than areas of a similar size

Theaters

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's a pretty good scene for movie buffs and theater lovers.

  1. A high number of theaters per resident
  2. 91% more theaters than average
  3. 73% more theaters than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

West End Portland has the right frame of mind for art.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. 91% more fine art centers than average
  3. 87% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

More of a gem than germ, this West End Portland is not too bad for medical care.

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. 68% more medical facilities than average
  3. 53% more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Nightlife is on the rocks in West End Portland.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 77% more bars and clubs than average
  3. 29% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The food shops around here are few and far between.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. An average number of grocery stores
  3. A standard number of grocery stores compared to areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

West End Portland serves up a dining scene that's only lukewarm.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 55% fewer restaurants than average
  3. Far fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The coffee scene is lukewarm in West End Portland.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. An average number of coffee shops
  3. A standard number of coffee shops compared to areas of a similar size

Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too many park perks in West End Portland.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. An average number of parks
  3. A standard number of parks compared to areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The retail inventory is low in West End Portland.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. An average number of shops
  3. A standard number of shops compared to areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll have to workout somewhere else to keep fit.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. An average number of gyms
  3. A standard number of gyms compared to areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

West End Portland could do with more oppawtunities for pets.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. An average number of pet facilities
  3. 93% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Amusement Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

In need of a lift: West End Portland is light on amusement parks.

  1. Few amusement parks per resident
  2. An average number of amusement parks
  3. A standard number of amusement parks compared to areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Honk if you see a gas station.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. An average number of gas stations
  3. A standard number of gas stations compared to areas of a similar size

Area Features

Busy Streets

No

Say 5 of 5 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 5 of 5 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 5 of 5 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 5 of 5 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 5 of 5 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 4 of 5 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 4 of 5 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 4 of 5 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 4 of 5 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 4 of 5 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 4 of 5 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 4 of 5 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Near Downtown

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 4 of 5 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 4 of 5 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 5 of 5 renters

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in West End Portland

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Portland, ME 1.1 miles$2,725$5,480
South Portland, ME 1.4 miles$1,629$2,155
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Find Apartments in Nearby Neighborhoods

Neighborhood1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Downtown 0.7 miles$2,450$1,900
Downtown 0.8 miles$2,725$5,480
Arts District 0.6 miles$2,450$1,900
West Bayside 0.9 miles$2,685$5,480
East End 1.7 miles---$2,550