Location Profile

Bangor, Maine

Facility Type
Acute Care - Psychiatric
Facility Location
Bangor, Maine
Teaching Facility
Trauma Center
Number of Beds

Hospital Overview

The healthcare provider is located in Bangor, Maine. Recognized for its excellence, the facility is one of the most esteemed providers in the region. A wide range of services are available at the state-of-the-art facility. More than 350 healthcare professionals offer dedicated compassionate care in cardiac health, women’s health, and other services.

Community Overview

One of the biggest cities in Maine, Bangor is a thriving city on the Penobscot River. Bangor is a family-friendly city with playgrounds, parks, and excellent schools. World-class entertainment, exciting cultural opportunities, and fun outdoor activities make Bangor an enjoyable place to live year-round. Full of activity, Bangor is a great place to live. It’s a top-rated community on Niche.com and is a lush green area. The historical architecture and revitalized waterfront give it a unique charm, letting you feel like you’re in a small town enjoying big-city amenities. Bangor is known for its events like the Bangor State Fair, Festival of Lights, and the American Folk Festival. The city is growing in its diversity, and nearby Portland, Maine, less than 2 hours away, has several Asian markets. Nearby Bath, Maine, also less than 2 hours away, offers the Jade Lotus Restaurant for Filipino cuisine.

Learn more about Bangor at the official city website and explore the area at the county website.

Cost of Living


The highly-rated Bangor School Department runs the public schools in the area, featuring 7 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and 1 high school. Students in the district have a world of academic opportunities including a STEM academy. Schools consistently achieve high test scores, with 65% of district students proficient in math and 53% proficient in reading. Bangor School Department has 3 National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence within the district. Bangor High is a National Blue Ribbon and repeatedly recognized for its achievements, plus is among the top 2,150 schools in the country by U.S. News and World Report’s Best U.S. High Schools. In addition to great academics, the district features high-quality extracurricular activities in athletics, arts, and sciences. Bangor also has 8 private schools for students in grades K-12.

Click here to read more about public schools in Bangor.
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Local and Nearby Attractions

As one of the biggest cities in Maine, Bangor has an endless array of shopping and entertainment options. Whether you browse the charming downtown stocked full of local shops or visit one of the bustling shopping centers, you’ll delight in all of the great finds here. Browse for great gifts like lobster cookbooks and crackers, or pick up a piece of Maine-inspired home decor. Clothing, toys, artisan food, and other goods can be found at the locally-owned shops, while the Bangor Mall is the home of brand-names like JCPenney and The Children’s Place. Common stores like T.J. Maxx, Kohl’s, and Target are here as well.

Bangor is known as a cultural mecca for arts and culture in Maine, with events offered throughout the year. Museums in the area offer eye-opening exhibits and interesting artifacts, with venues for all ages. The Maine Discovery System features hands-on experiences as families explore the subjects of science, nature, geography, children’s literature, music, art, and anatomy. Cole Land Transportation Museum is another family-friendly destination, as it offers an up-close look at Maine’s various vehicles including a caboose, fire engines, and motorcycles. The Challenger Learning Center offers public events throughout the year to allow children to expand their math and science skills. Art fans can’t miss the University of Maine Museum of Art which features a great collection of modern and contemporary art, plus rotating exhibits.

There’s so much that the area has to offer when it came to entertainment. The Bangor Symphony performs both classic and pops events for all ages at the Collins Center for the Arts (CCA) at the University of Maine. The CCA also offers theatrical and dance performances throughout the year. Located in the city’s Bangor Opera House, the Penobscot Theatre Company is another great spot for theatre and includes at least 1 children’s show each season. The Gracie Theatre showcases local and traveling musicians in a variety of genres while the Cross Insurance Center welcomes musical guests, comedians, sports events, and other live entertainment. For the movies, Bangor has several great movie theatres that show the new releases.

Thanks to its river location, Bangor has no shortage of outdoor recreation. You can take a walk on the Bangor waterfront or explore the nearly 700-acre City Forest. This sprawling property is home to an assortment of wildlife plus has 9 miles of trails for hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. Featuring a waterfall and fountain, Cascade Park contains several miles of trails and a playground. Other amenities in Bangor’s parks include ice skating rinks, skate parks, pools, and sports fields.

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Crime Rate

You’ll be plenty safe in Bangor. Crime has decreased over the last year in the city as Bangor is patrolled by police officers dedicated to the community. There are 84 sworn officers and a series of crime prevention programs at the Bangor police department. These initiatives include online crime tips and community watch groups. Maine overall is the safest state in the country with a 40% decrease over the last 10 years.

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