Let’s start with the elephant in the room: where would you choose to live? The first thing to consider are the factors that determine the pricing. As you might expect, it’s the location and more specifically the proximity to downtown Portland. Situated on a peninsula, the city is only about three miles long from one end to the other. As a general rule, the further you get away from the peninsula, the less expensive things become. This is true whether you’re looking to rent or buy a home. Below is a short guide to experiencing Portland, Maine.