Mainers seem to be very proud of where they come from. With the exception of Florida (which is a given), I've never heard more people say, "I would never live anywhere else," than here in so-called Vacationland... And as a former "military brat," I've been all over the world.

Niche.com, which is a website that claims to helps you discover the schools and neighborhoods that are right for you, put together a list of the "Best Places To Live In Maine" for 2017. They ranked 100 cities and towns based on factors such as housing trends, employment rates, crime rates, and the quality of local schools.

Here are the top 10:

(1) Cape Elizabeth
(2) Cumberland
(3) Falmouth
(4) Cumberland Center
(5) Falmouth Foreside
(6) Yarmouth
(7) North Yarmouth
(8) Scarborough
(9) Freeport
(10) Farmington