Living in New England, we know we're pretty lucky to reside in one of the best parts of the US.

Over the years, countless studies and statistics have directed high praise towards our region. Recently, a WalletHub study announced the best small cities in the country for 2022, and eight New England towns made the list. Maine in particular has received great praise for its beaches, according to sources like Tripadvisor and Beachfix.

But let's zoom in a little more. What communities in Maine have the best downtowns? For this writer, a charming downtown is a walkable, clean place filled with history, character, scenery, and plenty of shopping and dining options.

The definition of the perfect downtown is understandably subjective, and differs for everyone. You might live in the same town that you grew up in, and have a soft spot for your home turf. Maybe your dream downtown is in a big city, or has a certain number of restaurants, entertainment options, etc. On the flip side of that, you may not care about your community's downtown at all, as long as you're in close proximity to an alternate spot you prefer visiting instead. Regardless, we decided to take to Facebook to ask for your thoughts, and received lots of suggestions.

So, here's a look at the 13 Maine cities with the best downtowns, according to locals.

These 13 Maine Cities Have the Best Downtowns

Now, here's a look at some of the best downtowns in New Hampshire. Do you agree with what the locals said?

These 10 New Hampshire Cities Have the Best Downtowns

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