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:
- Pheasant Hill (Homes)
- Gateway (Homes)
- Shroyer Park (Homes)
- Northridge Estates (Homes)
- Patterson Park (Homes)
- Linden Heights (Homes)
- Dayton View Triangle (Homes)
- Philadelphia Woods (Homes)
- Fairlane (Homes)
- 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
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.
More on Pheasant Hill: Real Estate | Data
Median Income: $46,699
Median Home Value: $107,500
3. Shroyer Park
Median Income: $54,327
Median Home Value: $117,300
4. Northridge Estates
Median Income: $30,611
Median Home Value: $107,925
5. Patterson Park
Median Income: $62,917
Median Home Value: $120,300
6. Linden Heights
Median Income: $38,893
Median Home Value: $69,400
7. Dayton View Triangle
Median Income: $58,732
Median Home Value: $85,100
8. Philadelphia Woods
Median Income: $29,188
Median Home Value: $82,567
Median Income: $26,269
Median Home Value: $78,233
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:
- Wesleyan Hill
- Residence Park
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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Dayton
|7||Dayton View Triangle||1,553|
|15||Historic Inner East||2,470|
|17||Forest Ridge-Quail Hollow||3,165|
|29||Old Dayton View||1,137|
|40||Old North Dayton||5,087|
|44||Southern Dayton View||2,630|