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 Cincinnati, 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 Cincinnati 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 Cincinnati 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 Cincinnati for 2018:
- Mount Lookout
- Hyde Park
- Mount Adams
- Mount Auburn
- East End
Read on to see how we determined the places around Cincinnati that deserve a little bragging rights.
How do you determine the best neighborhoods in Cincinnati for 2018?
In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Cincinnati, 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 42 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 Cincinnati.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Mount Lookout.
Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best places Cincinnati has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.
1. Mount Lookout
Median Income: $90,262
Median Home Value: $340,714
2. Hyde Park
Median Income: $66,566
Median Home Value: $297,282
Median Income: $57,662
Median Home Value: $198,300
4. Mount Adams
Median Income: $88,934
Median Home Value: $373,000
Median Income: $33,953
Median Home Value: $277,670
Median Income: $78,187
Median Home Value: $341,333
Median Income: $26,438
Median Home Value: $144,642
8. Mount Auburn
Median Income: $30,933
Median Home Value: $145,667
Median Income: $34,303
Median Home Value: $124,242
10. East End
Median Income: $48,634
Median Home Value: $173,983
Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of Cincinnati
If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Cincinnati where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious, here are the worst places in Cincinnati:
- Camp Washington
- North Fairmount
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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Cincinnati
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|East Price Hill||27|
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