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Housing

Biddeford offers a wide range of housing choices - single family homes, multi-family homes, apartment buildings and condominiums in a variety of settings: in town, suburban, rural, and coastal.  
 
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the housing stock here comprises almost 10,000 dwelling units.
 
Despite escalated housing costs in recent years, Biddeford remains among the most affordable in Southern Maine's coastal communities.  Here prices average about 10% to 20% lower than the cost of comparable housing in the Greater Portland area.  Existing homes in downtown neighborhoods can be purchased for about $200,000.  Homes in new subdivisions start at about $300,000. Some new subdivisions in the city offer lots that can accommodate homes in the $300,000 to $600,000 price range. Waterfront homes along the Saco River or in any of the City's coastal neighborhoods are priced anywhere from $600,000 to $6,000,000.   
 
In terms of rental housing, Biddeford has a mix of rentals with two bedroom units ranging generally between $900 to $2,000 per month, depending on location, condition and amenities.