These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Dayton, OH For 2018


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Dayton 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 Dayton, 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 Dayton 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 Dayton 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 Dayton for 2018:

  1. Pheasant Hill (Homes)
  2. Gateway (Homes)
  3. Shroyer Park (Homes)
  4. Northridge Estates (Homes)
  5. Patterson Park (Homes)
  6. Linden Heights (Homes)
  7. Dayton View Triangle (Homes)
  8. Philadelphia Woods (Homes)
  9. Fairlane (Homes)
  10. Hearthstone (Homes)

Read on to see how we determined the places around Dayton that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Dayton.

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How do you determine the top neighborhoods in Dayton for 2018?

In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Dayton, 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 49 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 Dayton.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Pheasant Hill.

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

1. Pheasant Hill

Pheasant Hill Dayton, OH

Source: Public domain

Population: 2,716
Median Income: $85,286
Median Home Value: $164,600

Pleasant Hill was originally called Newton, and under the latter name was platted in 1843. A post office called Pleasant Hill has been in operation since 1839, although the post office was originally located about one mile away from its present location. The village was incorporated in 1866.
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2. Gateway

Population: 1,193
Median Income: $46,699
Median Home Value: $107,500

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3. Shroyer Park

Population: 2,755
Median Income: $54,327
Median Home Value: $117,300

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4. Northridge Estates

Population: 3,017
Median Income: $30,611
Median Home Value: $107,925

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5. Patterson Park

Population: 1,383
Median Income: $62,917
Median Home Value: $120,300

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6. Linden Heights

Population: 5,195
Median Income: $38,893
Median Home Value: $69,400

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7. Dayton View Triangle

Dayton View Triangle Dayton, OH

Source: Public domain

Population: 1,553
Median Income: $58,732
Median Home Value: $85,100

The Dayton View Historic District is a 680-acre sector of Dayton developed in the late 19th century consisting of 219 structures in the registry.
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8. Philadelphia Woods

Population: 1,119
Median Income: $29,188
Median Home Value: $82,567

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9. Fairlane

Population: 1,553
Median Income: $26,269
Median Home Value: $78,233

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10. Hearthstone

Population: 2,158
Median Income: $40,000
Median Home Value: $74,900

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Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of Dayton

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

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

  1. Edgemont
  2. Wesleyan Hill
  3. Residence Park

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Dayton

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Prices Crimes Per 100k Unemployment Rate
1 Pheasant Hill 2,716 $164,600 2,463 1.6%
2 Gateway 1,193 $107,500 4,816 1.6%
3 Shroyer Park 2,755 $117,300 6,130 5.3%
4 Northridge Estates 3,017 $107,925 6,291 12.6%
5 Patterson Park 1,383 $120,300 2,711 7.2%
6 Linden Heights 5,195 $69,400 7,395 10.1%
7 Dayton View Triangle 1,553 $85,100 5,036 3.7%
8 Philadelphia Woods 1,119 $82,567 7,430 12.5%
9 Fairlane 1,553 $78,233 7,507 11.1%
10 Hearthstone 2,158 $74,900 6,672 5.9%
11 University Row 1,175 $84,700 5,486 8.7%
12 Belmont 9,575 $79,850 6,053 6.1%
13 Oregon 1,177 $190,200 2,562 4.3%
14 Kittyhawk 2,064 $92,000 5,898 6.0%
15 Historic Inner East 2,470 $58,275 7,421 10.6%
16 College Hill 2,120 $60,950 7,380 11.6%
17 Forest Ridge-Quail Hollow 3,165 $127,775 4,435 8.9%
18 University Park 9,853 $99,440 8,630 5.2%
19 Springfield 2,674 $63,580 7,614 4.2%
20 Deweese 1,416 $88,600 6,291 13.2%
21 Walnut Hills 4,565 $69,250 7,167 7.6%
22 Cornell Heights 1,766 $61,400 7,997 10.6%
23 Downtown 1,631 $219,800 3,409 3.6%
24 Eastmont 2,176 $83,200 6,171 6.8%
25 Hillcrest 2,682 $71,050 7,470 16.2%
26 Germantown Meadows 1,581 $84,200 7,743 5.6%
27 South Park 1,618 $102,050 5,902 6.2%
28 Grafton Hill 1,226 $100,833 5,999 5.9%
29 Old Dayton View 1,137 $69,450 7,910 6.5%
30 North Riverdale 4,095 $50,580 8,518 13.5%
31 Eastern Hills 4,884 $63,400 7,722 9.4%
32 Burkhardt 3,993 $40,860 9,246 11.1%
33 Santa Clara 1,533 $46,600 8,926 10.1%
34 Twin Towers 3,329 $46,125 9,617 11.9%
35 Stoney Ridge 1,608 $54,300 8,983 13.5%
36 Riverdale 1,057 $52,300 8,519 12.4%
37 Five Oaks 2,411 $59,025 8,310 7.2%
38 Greenwich Village 2,528 $47,067 8,760 12.0%
39 Wright View 3,911 $51,800 7,723 7.8%
40 Old North Dayton 5,087 $54,300 8,303 15.0%
41 West Wood 5,526 $40,638 8,867 12.6%
42 Miami Chapel 1,743 $57,150 8,181 13.2%
43 Northern Hills 1,628 $57,733 7,172 9.4%
44 Southern Dayton View 2,630 $54,625 9,011 16.2%
45 Fairview 1,651 $66,575 8,115 7.5%
46 Lakeview 1,745 $36,500 9,853 31.3%
47 Residence Park 4,298 $56,338 8,371 9.7%
48 Wesleyan Hill 1,442 $42,900 8,698 8.5%
49 Edgemont 1,717 $41,250 9,324 27.5%

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