South Portland Tourism, Maine

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South Portland is a city in Cumberland County, Maine, United States, and is the fourth-largest city in the state, incorporated in 1898. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 25,002. Known for its working waterfront, South Portland is situated on Portland Harbor and overlooks the skyline of Portland and the islands of Casco Bay. Due to South Portland's close proximity to air, marine, rail, and highway transportation options, the city has become a center for retail and industry in the region. Despite the name, South Portland was never part of the city of Portland, having broken away from Cape Elizabeth in 1895. South Portland is a principal city of the Portland – South Portland – Biddeford metropolitan area.

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South Portland is a town developed thanks to the presence of various modes of transportation, especially the Portland harbour. You can test the waters near Portland when you check out the Willard Beach. This is a popular spot for swimming or riding a boat in the ocean. From the beach, you can see the Spring Point Ledge lighthouse close to the channel. The Portland Harbour Museum will tell you all about the history of the harbour and how the city came about to be. There are several parks in the city that you can spend some time in. The Mill Creek Park is a garden replete with a pond and rose garden. The Hinckley Park is home to two such ponds that reflect the calmness of the city around it. Travel to South Portland and discover its charms.

 

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Facts and Stats for South Portland*

  • Pollution Statistics in South Portland

    Know the pollution level of South Portland before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 31.25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 68.75 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 31.25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 18.75 (Very Low)
  • South Portland: Crime and Safety

    How safe is South Portland for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in South Portland.

    • Burglary and Theft 40 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 26.67 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 35 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 28.33 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 11.67 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 26.67 (Low)
    • Drug offense 63.33 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 90 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 46.67 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 38.33 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 20 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 57.14 (Moderate)
  • Living in South Portland - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of South Portland is 166.63 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 64.03 (High)
    • Climate Index 58.22 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 35.06 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 25.5 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 76.74 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.13 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 116.17 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in South Portland

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in South Portland

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.5 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 51.6 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 76.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 44.17 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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