SCARBOROUGH — Town services won high marks from residents participating in a survey while some areas including pedestrian safety and neighborhood street lighting were seen as needing additional attention.

In December, the town invited 1,318 randomly selected residents to participate in the Citizen Satisfaction Survey sponsored by the New England States Performance Measurement Project. A total of 246 residents completed the online survey.

Ninety-seven percent were pleased with the overall quality of life in Scarborough and with the town as a place to raise children. Eighty-nine percent were satisfied with police, fire and emergency medical services. Eighty-three percent who used town services rated them as satisfactory.

In addition to the lighting and pedestrian issues, residents gave lower rankings to cost of living and economic development.

Town officials plan to conduct additional surveys to help identify priorities for limited resources.

Detailed survey results are available at