The 10 Best Dayton, OH Neighborhoods To Live In For 2019


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

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the best neighborhoods to live in Dayton.
Best Neighborhoods In Dayton

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 2019:

  1. Patterson Park (Homes)
  2. Pheasant Hill (Homes)
  3. Shroyer Park (Homes)
  4. Dayton View Triangle (Homes)
  5. Hearthstone (Homes)
  6. Gateway (Homes)
  7. Princeton Heights (Homes)
  8. Belmont (Homes)
  9. Mcpherson (Homes)
  10. Eastmont (Homes)

So what’s the best neighborhood to live in Dayton for 2019? According to the most recent census data, Patterson Park looks to be the best Dayton neighborhood to live in.

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.

Once you’re done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from best to worst.

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How we determined the best Dayton hoods in 2019

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 then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 64 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, Patterson Park.

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

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 1,469
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 4)
Median Home Value: $115,800 (8th best)
Median Income: $65,515 (4th best)
More on Patterson Park: Homes For Sale | Data

Pheasant Hill Dayton, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 2,604
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $163,800 (4th best)
Median Income: $78,333 (1st best)
More on Pheasant Hill: Homes For Sale | Data

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.

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 2,047
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 3)
Median Home Value: $111,700 (10th best)
Median Income: $49,965 (5th best)
More on Shroyer Park: Homes For Sale | Data

Dayton View Triangle Dayton, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 1,763
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 4)
Median Home Value: $77,250 (22nd best)
Median Income: $44,876 (9th best)
More on Dayton View Triangle: Homes For Sale | Data

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.

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 1,995
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 7)
Median Home Value: $72,933 (25th best)
Median Income: $46,116 (8th best)
More on Hearthstone: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 1,418
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 4)
Median Home Value: $125,600 (6th best)
Median Income: $67,218 (3rd best)
More on Gateway: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 636
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 4)
Median Home Value: $61,800 (35th best)
Median Income: $48,250 (7th best)
More on Princeton Heights: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 9,715
Rank Last Year: 16 (Up 8)
Median Home Value: $78,570 (21st best)
Median Income: $34,948 (22nd best)
More on Belmont: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 399
Rank Last Year: 34 (Up 25)
Median Home Value: $158,600 (5th best)
Median Income: $40,202 (16th best)
More on Mcpherson: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 2,355
Rank Last Year: 27 (Up 17)
Median Home Value: $79,800 (17th best)
Median Income: $48,437 (6th best)
More on Eastmont: Homes For Sale | Data

Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of The Best Neighborhoods In Dayton

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

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Dayton aren’t all good. Highview Hills takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in Dayton.

We ranked the neighborhoods from best to worst in the chart below.

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods To Live In Dayton For 2019

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Patterson Park 1,469 $115,800 $65,515
2 Pheasant Hill 2,604 $163,800 $78,333
3 Shroyer Park 2,047 $111,700 $49,965
4 Dayton View Triangle 1,763 $77,250 $44,876
5 Hearthstone 1,995 $72,933 $46,116
6 Gateway 1,418 $125,600 $67,218
7 Princeton Heights 636 $61,800 $48,250
8 Belmont 9,715 $78,570 $34,948
9 Mcpherson 399 $158,600 $40,202
10 Eastmont 2,355 $79,800 $48,437
11 Oregon 1,302 $183,400 $17,019
12 University Row 1,085 $74,100 $41,071
13 Forest Ridge-Quail Hollow 3,423 $119,850 $76,586
14 Downtown 1,658 $190,300 $26,157
15 University Park 9,408 $96,400 $44,028
16 Linden Heights 6,008 $68,833 $40,758
17 Walnut Hills 4,770 $69,083 $33,424
18 Grafton Hill 1,404 $97,800 $24,966
19 Historic Inner East 2,479 $71,725 $37,476
20 Old Dayton View 1,125 $76,950 $31,540
21 Webster Station 717 $190,300 $26,157
22 College Hill 2,001 $61,150 $35,170
23 South Park 1,701 $112,575 $28,116
24 Kittyhawk 1,982 $84,867 $40,654
25 Northern Hills 1,706 $57,533 $33,292
26 Eastern Hills 4,568 $56,740 $35,794
27 Five Oaks 2,500 $48,350 $30,806
28 Deweese 1,485 $84,500 $41,068
29 Germantown Meadows 1,663 $87,700 $39,874
30 Northridge Estates 2,671 $102,825 $38,384
31 Fairlane 1,546 $79,000 $43,509
32 Springfield 2,862 $63,800 $34,497
33 Carillon 614 $54,500 $30,000
34 Burkhardt 4,329 $52,600 $22,256
35 Madden Hills 587 $59,400 $26,487
36 Wright View 4,230 $51,075 $30,502
37 Hillcrest 2,608 $67,075 $29,992
38 Cornell Heights 1,855 $49,200 $23,864
39 Fairview 1,624 $61,875 $27,606
40 Mount Vernon 677 $69,100 $25,312
41 Santa Clara 1,562 $51,550 $23,958
42 Riverdale 1,039 $50,000 $19,321
43 Five Points 565 $78,800 $18,190
44 Old North Dayton 5,559 $55,567 $29,395
45 Midtown 178 $70,700 $21,164
46 Wolf Creek 398 $78,800 $18,190
47 Twin Towers 2,880 $33,475 $19,908
48 North Riverdale 4,026 $44,560 $20,826
49 Philadelphia Woods 1,072 $68,400 $29,390
50 Arlington Heights 443 $18,850 $25,000
51 West Wood 5,107 $30,612 $23,023
52 Southern Dayton View 2,229 $38,075 $30,431
53 Little Richmond 800 $55,300 $27,813
54 Residence Park 4,110 $52,462 $21,562
55 Wesleyan Hill 1,459 $48,000 $19,481
56 Miami Chapel 1,549 $55,500 $18,528
57 Edgemont 1,644 $47,500 $22,528
58 Greenwich Village 2,365 $28,200 $24,679
59 Pineview 823 $39,750 $21,512
60 Mccook Field 789 $12,350 $24,773
61 Roosevelt 782 $26,500 $17,014
62 Lakeview 1,574 $5,850 $16,990
63 Stoney Ridge 1,554 $39,500 $17,984
64 Highview Hills 521 $39,500 $17,984

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