The 10 Best Cities For Hippies In Maine For 2024

The hippiest cities in Maine are South Portland and Rockland for 2024 based on Saturday Night Science.

You might think that the whole hippie movement has faded away, but the truth is, there are plenty of hippies out there in Maine.

While they aren’t necessarily in your face all the time with war protests, and the next Woodstock isn’t being planned any time soon, we thought it would be fun to look at which cities in the Pine Tree State where the most hippies would live.

And, after crunching the data, you know what? It was spot on.

How do you decide where the most hippies live? By the number of yoga studios, organic markets, and most importantly, where the liberals live in droves.

Using those criteria, it’s not hard to scrape the internet, run some scientific data on where hippies might live in Maine, and then put out a list.

So, put on your tie-dye shirt and sandals as you go through this list with us.

Table Of Contents: Top Ten | Methodology | Summary | Table

The 10 Cities In Maine With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2024

  1. South Portland
  2. Rockland
  3. Brewer
  4. Westbrook
  5. Ellsworth
  6. Bath
  7. Belfast
  8. Saco
  9. Waterville
  10. Augusta

Best Places For Hippies In Maine Map

What’s the hippiest city in Maine? The hippiest city in Maine is South Portland.

Read on below to see where your town ranked, Young Flower Child.

South Portland, ME

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Population: 25,154
% Liberal: 62.3%
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Rockland, ME

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Population: 7,241
% Liberal: 59.9%
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Brewer, ME

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Population: 9,391
% Liberal: 50.2%
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Westbrook, ME

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Population: 17,662
% Liberal: 62.3%
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Ellsworth, ME

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Population: 7,804
% Liberal: 57.0%
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Bath, ME

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Population: 8,396
% Liberal: 56.9%
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Belfast, ME

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Population: 6,664
% Liberal: 53.6%
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Saco, ME

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Population: 18,757
% Liberal: 57.0%
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Waterville, ME

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Population: 15,886
% Liberal: 55.2%
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Augusta, ME

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Population: 18,898
% Liberal: 55.2%
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Methodology: How we determined the most beatnik city in Maine

In order to rank the best cities for hippies in Maine, we used Saturday Night Science to determine what criteria defines a hippie.

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using the Google Places API, the Census’s 2018-2022 American Community Survey, and Voter Registration data, this is the criteria we used:

  • Number of yoga studios per capita
  • Number of organic markets per capita
  • Number of pet adoption centers per capita
  • Number of vegan restaurants per capita
  • Number of thrift stores per capita
  • Each city’s liberal voting population

For the sake of getting reliable numbers on places, we counted any place within a ~4.5 mile radius of a city’s center. The average city in the United States is about 18 square miles.

All of these results are listed in a per capita basis, meaning number of stores per person in a city. Additionally, we limited the analysis to non-CDPs that have over 5,000 people.

We ranked each place with scores from 1 to 19 in each category, where 1 was the most hippie.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each place to create a hippie index.

And finally, we crowned the city with the highest hippie index the “Best City for Hippies In Maine.” We’re looking at you, South Portland.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in hippie central. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the places in the state from hippiest to most square.

Summary: The Hippies Of Maine

If you’re measuring the locations in Maine where there are lots of liberals, and there are many options for vegan food, yoga and thrift stores, this is an accurate list.

The most hippie cities in Maine are South Portland, Rockland, Brewer, Westbrook, Ellsworth, Bath, Belfast, Saco, Waterville, and Augusta.

If you’re curious, here are the most square places in Maine:

  1. Caribou
  2. Caribou
  3. Lewiston

For more Maine reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hippie Cities In Maine

Rank City Population % Liberal
1 South Portland 25,154 62.3%
2 Rockland 7,241 59.9%
3 Brewer 9,391 50.2%
4 Westbrook 17,662 62.3%
5 Ellsworth 7,804 57.0%
6 Bath 8,396 56.9%
7 Belfast 6,664 53.6%
8 Saco 18,757 57.0%
9 Waterville 15,886 55.2%
10 Augusta 18,898 55.2%
11 Portland 66,317 62.3%
12 Gardiner 5,737 55.2%
13 Bangor 32,800 50.2%
14 Auburn 22,960 54.8%
15 Biddeford 21,303 57.0%
16 Presque Isle 9,494 52.5%
17 Lewiston 36,410 54.8%
18 Caribou 8,025 52.5%
19 Caribou 8,025 52.5%
About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

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