These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Anaheim


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Anaheim are the best of the best.

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Do you like your neighborhood? Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors? No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown Anaheim, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.

Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits — less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all Anaheim neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?

Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Anaheim are the best. If you’re in one of the places we’re about to highlight, odds are you know you’ve got it made.

Here are the best neighborhoods in Anaheim:

  1. Anaheim Hills
  2. Northeast
  3. The Colony
  4. Southwest
  5. Southeast
  6. Northwest

Read on to see how we determined the places around Anaheim that deserve a little bragging rights.

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How do you determine the best neighborhoods in Anaheim?

In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Anaheim, we had to determine what criteria defines a “best”.

Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:

  • High incomes
  • Low unemployment rates
  • Low crime
  • High home prices
  • High population densities (A proxy for things to do)

We limited the analysis to neighborhoods with over 1,000 people.

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 6 in each category, where 1 was the best.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the “Best City Neighborhood In Anaheim.” We’re lookin’ at you, Anaheim Hills.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best places Anaheim has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.

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1. Anaheim Hills

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 52,317
Median Home Price: $574,450
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,072
Unemployment Rate: 6.1%

2. Northeast

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 38,182
Median Home Price: $367,442
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,915
Unemployment Rate: 7.7%

3. The Colony

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 30,700
Median Home Price: $415,614
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,917
Unemployment Rate: 9.0%

4. Southwest

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 112,071
Median Home Price: $364,134
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,948
Unemployment Rate: 7.9%

5. Southeast

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 46,311
Median Home Price: $318,250
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,989
Unemployment Rate: 9.2%

6. Northwest

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 53,172
Median Home Price: $307,570
Crimes Per 100K People: 3,199
Unemployment Rate: 8.0%

Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of Anaheim

If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Anaheim where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious, here are the worst places in Anaheim:

  1. Northwest
  2. Southeast
  3. Southwest

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Anaheim

Neighborhood Rank Population Home Prices Crimes Per 100k Unemployment Rate
Anaheim Hills 1 52,317 $574,450 1,072 6.1%
Northeast 2 38,182 $367,442 2,915 7.7%
The Colony 3 30,700 $415,614 2,917 9.0%
Southwest 4 112,071 $364,134 2,948 7.9%
Southeast 5 46,311 $318,250 2,989 9.2%
Northwest 6 53,172 $307,570 3,199 8.0%

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