According to the new U.S. News & World Report survey of the “Best Places to Live in the U.S. in 2023-2024,” Portland is #7.

According to U.S. News, they analyzed the 150 most populous metro areas. To make the top of the list, a place had to have good value, be a desirable place to live, have a strong job market and a high quality of life. Their complete methodology is HERE.

Here’s what they had to say about Portland:

Maine’s largest metro area and economic hub features cobblestone streets and ships sheltered within the island-specked waters of Casco Bay. Artful living and farm-to-table dining are not just trends in Portland – they have been a way of life for years. A “do it yourself” spirit resonates throughout the region, so don’t be surprised if a neighbor offers you extra produce from a community garden, home-brewed beer or knitting tips. All around Portland, you’ll find dozens of local entrepreneurs offering homegrown or homemade products, from mittens to coffee.

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