With all of Maine seeing a spike in housing prices, we have used data from the U.S. Census and the National Association of Realtors to answer a persistent question from readers: What are the most and least expensive places to buy a home?

Here are the Maine counties in descending order from most expensive to cheapest average sales price in the fourth quarter of 2021, with the priciest and bargain communities of more than 1,000 in each county singled out.

Most expensive: Cumberland County, $392,000

Fueled by Portland and the high costs of affluent suburbs like Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland County is the clear frontrunner for the most expensive place to buy a home in Maine, according to data from the National Association of Realtors.


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