These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Dayton For 2018


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

Join HomeSnacks
This article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. Don’t freak out.

Swipe left for slideshow. Article continues below.
Advertisement. Article Continues Below.

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

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

Or, if you’re thinking of moving to elsewhere in Ohio check out the best places in Ohio overall or the worst neighborhoods in Dayton.

Advertisement. Article Continues Below.

How do you determine the best 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.

Advertisement. Article Continues Below.

1. Pheasant Hill

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

2. Gateway

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

3. Shroyer Park

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

4. Northridge Estates

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

5. Patterson Park

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

6. Linden Heights

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

7. Dayton View Triangle

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

8. Philadelphia Woods

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

9. Fairlane

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

10. Hearthstone

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

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

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Dayton

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

Like HomeSnacks on Facebook:

Facebook Discussion

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *