Rockland recognized among Most Exciting Places in Maine
Rockland — Rockland has found itself on another list. This time, the Lime City has been recognized as one of the 10 Most Exciting Places In Maine.
According to movoto.com, a real estate web blog that creates conversations about communities, Rockland is near the top of the list, second only to Portland, Maine’s largest city.
The list was created by starting with the 25 communities in Maine with the highest population counts. From there, the research took into consideration a number of factors related to active lifestyle options, like nightlife, arts & entertainment, theaters, festivals and galleries.
Also included in the mix were population density, the percentage of fast food restaurants, (the fewer the better); and the percentage of restaurants that are not fast food, (the higher the better).
According to the narrative on the website, Rockland may not quite have the young population that Portland and some of the others in the top 10, but that certainly doesn’t stop folks from having a good time, or even partying the night away in hip restaurants and bars, as it ranked Number Two for nightlife per capita.
And in addition to the nightlife, Rockland has plenty of excitement to offer during daylight hours as well, as it was ranked Number One for both its active life and arts listings per capita, with tons of gyms, fitness centers, boating options, galleries and a world-class art museum.
The Top 10 Most Exciting Places In Maine, as identified in the research are:
5. Old Orchard Beach