THE 10 BEST Neighborhoods In Fort Wayne, IN For 2020


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

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the best neighborhoods to live in Fort Wayne.
Best Neighborhoods In Fort Wayne
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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 Fort Wayne, 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 Fort Wayne 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 Fort Wayne 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.

So what's the best neighborhood to live in Fort Wayne for 2020? According to the most recent census data, Cherry Hill looks to be the best Fort Wayne neighborhood to live in.

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

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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The 10 Best Neighborhoods To Live In Fort Wayne

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 1,099
Rank Last Year: 2 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $164,500 (26th best)
Median Income: $75,786 (32nd best)
More on Cherry Hill: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 437
Rank Last Year: 18 (Up 16)
Median Home Value: $347,500 (Second best)
Median Income: $113,750 (Fourth best)
More on Sycamore Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 549
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 3)
Median Home Value: $167,600 (23rd best)
Median Income: $79,063 (28th best)
More on Shores Of Rock Creek: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 2,590
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 3)
Median Home Value: $144,750 (54th best)
Median Income: $77,604 (31st best)
More on Arlington Park: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 257
Rank Last Year: 26 (Up 21)
Median Home Value: $237,000 (Fifth best)
Median Income: $128,032 (First best)
More on Bittersweet Lakes: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 187
Rank Last Year: 31 (Up 25)
Median Home Value: $237,000 (Fifth best)
Median Income: $128,032 (First best)
More on Eagle Creek: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 80
Rank Last Year: 40 (Up 33)
Median Home Value: $347,500 (Second best)
Median Income: $113,750 (Fourth best)
More on Westchester Glens: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 78
Rank Last Year: 41 (Up 33)
Median Home Value: $347,500 (Second best)
Median Income: $113,750 (Fourth best)
More on Westchester Lakes: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 552
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $212,400 (Ninth best)
Median Income: $84,688 (17th best)
More on La Cabreah: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 351
Rank Last Year: 14 (Up 4)
Median Home Value: $167,600 (23rd best)
Median Income: $79,063 (28th best)
More on Deerfield Estates: Homes For Sale | Data

How We Determined The Best Fort Wayne, IN Neighborhoods In 2020

In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Fort Wayne, 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 231 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 Fort Wayne." We're lookin' at you, Cherry Hill.

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

Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of The Best Neighborhoods In Fort Wayne

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

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Fort Wayne aren't all good. Highland Park Forest takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in Fort Wayne.

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 Fort Wayne For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Cherry Hill 1,099 $164,500 $75,786
2 Sycamore Hills 437 $347,500 $113,750
3 Shores Of Rock Creek 549 $167,600 $79,063
4 Arlington Park 2,590 $144,750 $77,604
5 Bittersweet Lakes 257 $237,000 $128,032
6 Eagle Creek 187 $237,000 $128,032
7 Westchester Glens 80 $347,500 $113,750
8 Westchester Lakes 78 $347,500 $113,750
9 La Cabreah 552 $212,400 $84,688
10 Deerfield Estates 351 $167,600 $79,063
11 Woodmont 479 $212,400 $84,688
12 Longwood 265 $158,900 $81,731
13 Wildwood Park 377 $204,800 $40,089
14 Pine Valley 2,030 $170,850 $88,238
15 North Pointe Woods 70 $171,000 $90,417
16 Westchester Ridge 216 $167,600 $79,063
17 Blum 422 $101,900 $87,315
18 Imperial Gardens 724 $120,800 $69,688
19 Wheatridge 249 $144,400 $66,250
20 Timber Lake-Covington Woods 518 $174,350 $72,378
21 Still Water Place 281 $164,500 $75,786
22 Windsor Woods 270 $212,400 $84,688
23 Tamarak 374 $101,900 $87,315
24 Inverness Lakes 355 $210,150 $65,489
25 Aboite Meadows 483 $161,650 $82,344
26 Eagle Lake 259 $212,400 $84,688
27 Candelite Park 195 $167,600 $79,063
28 Inverness Hills 139 $239,200 $65,284
29 Haverhill 914 $137,600 $69,531
30 Blackhawk 1,076 $124,900 $61,642
31 Centaur Acres 167 $181,100 $65,694
32 Northwood Park 160 $144,400 $66,250
33 Lake Forest 560 $131,900 $67,656
34 Whispering Meadows 733 $151,000 $86,063
35 Glens Of Liberty Mill 300 $149,500 $81,719
36 Burning Tree 226 $183,200 $96,250
37 Kekionga Shores 313 $144,800 $75,057
38 Brierwood Hills 159 $145,200 $65,469
39 Winterset 196 $118,100 $67,794
40 Lincoln Village 1,031 $138,600 $62,073
41 Forest Ridge Estates 258 $149,500 $81,719
42 West Lakes 314 $175,300 $92,847
43 Georgetown Place 484 $150,300 $65,703
44 Rolling Hills 240 $149,500 $81,719
45 Woodland Lake 217 $221,600 $103,790
46 Valley Park Forest 338 $150,300 $65,703
47 Southwood Park 1,544 $102,967 $57,366
48 Copper Hill 507 $148,000 $71,840
49 Blackhawk Farms 334 $124,900 $61,642
50 Oakborough 459 $148,000 $71,840
51 Coves At West Lakes 209 $175,300 $92,847
52 Blackhawk Forest 316 $124,900 $61,642
53 Aspen Village 205 $175,300 $92,847
54 Liberty Hill 184 $144,800 $75,057
55 Aldale Acres 216 $153,200 $64,234
56 Aboite Lake Estates 213 $137,600 $69,531
57 Sheffield Woods 119 $149,500 $81,719
58 Paper Mill Bluffs 394 $129,300 $45,882
59 Liberty Hills West 132 $144,800 $75,057
60 Centerhurst 340 $97,500 $61,838
61 Sunset 120 $120,800 $69,688
62 Woodlands Of Riverside 326 $129,300 $45,882
63 Millstone 408 $123,000 $62,226
64 Westlawn 856 $154,300 $52,679
65 Saratoga Park 109 $144,800 $75,057
66 Forest Park Boulevard 484 $102,400 $65,835
67 Lake Forest Extended 418 $113,500 $69,608
68 Plantation Of Aboite 98 $144,800 $75,057
69 Chandlers Landing 272 $146,100 $74,413
70 Shorewood 751 $157,700 $75,688
71 Winterfield 266 $148,000 $71,840
72 Lakeshores 483 $115,900 $62,390
73 Brookside Park 187 $97,500 $61,838
74 Lake Pointe Villas 120 $158,500 $80,227
75 Shores Of Oakborough 201 $148,000 $71,840
76 Old Brook Farm 170 $97,500 $61,838
77 Kensington Downs 387 $130,500 $62,969
78 Hillsboro 496 $121,800 $70,509
79 Walden 1,274 $113,900 $56,104
80 New Glenwood 1,269 $113,900 $56,104
81 Foster Park 320 $96,500 $49,519
82 Brandonwood 141 $97,500 $61,838
83 Hearthstone 178 $123,000 $62,226
84 Kern Valley Meadows 229 $130,500 $62,969
85 Concord Hills 302 $105,900 $64,410
86 Bullerman Park Forest 627 $105,000 $57,826
87 Waterswolde 289 $128,600 $57,222
88 Greenfield 120 $97,500 $61,838
89 Tanbark Trails 250 $105,900 $64,410
90 The Knolls 143 $113,500 $69,608
91 Breconshire 99 $118,200 $37,250
92 Oakhurst 459 $105,000 $57,826
93 Saint Marys River 394 $113,700 $56,985
94 North Anthony Area 1,909 $93,033 $57,454
95 Newfield 87 $112,300 $61,667
96 Abby Place 178 $154,300 $52,679
97 Woodhurst 227 $125,500 $51,500
98 Jonathon Oaks 269 $121,800 $70,509
99 Wallen Chase 264 $132,800 $57,896
100 Sherwood To Pettit 494 $81,000 $53,636
101 Lakewood Park 322 $113,700 $56,985
102 Manor Park 254 $132,800 $57,896
103 Maplewood Park 940 $102,200 $55,298
104 Falls Of Beaver Creek 147 $154,300 $52,679
105 Eldorado Hills 164 $128,600 $57,222
106 Wedgewood Place 198 $121,800 $70,509
107 Camelot 240 $105,000 $57,826
108 Willshire Estates 219 $105,000 $57,826
109 Village Of Buckingham 436 $101,400 $53,333
110 Northside 6,424 $87,700 $50,693
111 Maplewood Gardens 207 $105,000 $57,826
112 Statewood Park 396 $101,400 $53,333
113 Brookside-Parkerdale 736 $90,400 $46,250
114 New Kirkwood Park 201 $84,300 $51,313
115 Illsley Place 70 $96,500 $49,519
116 Fairmont 618 $86,800 $48,079
117 Becketts Run 116 $132,800 $57,896
118 Old Trail 700 $69,900 $41,513
119 Maplewood Terrace And Downs 665 $104,600 $51,321
120 Auburn Farms 102 $132,800 $57,896
121 Parkview 1,076 $96,400 $41,250
122 Bass-Leesburg 1,549 $113,575 $49,201
123 Summit Ridge 234 $101,400 $53,333
124 Glenwood Park 1,190 $116,550 $43,776
125 Mill Ridge Place 106 $124,400 $61,172
126 Lakes Of Buckingham 222 $101,400 $53,333
127 Burnham Woods 64 $143,800 $43,750
128 Frances Slocum 2,501 $83,820 $45,608
129 Monarch Park 402 $111,900 $49,375
130 Springwood-Orchard Woods 574 $91,500 $47,028
131 Harrison Hill 528 $74,850 $47,420
132 Greenview 317 $90,400 $46,250
133 Hoevelwood 391 $79,600 $43,571
134 Cambridge Oaks 196 $102,200 $55,298
135 Westwood-Fairway 1,019 $111,600 $36,513
136 Lofton Woods 339 $111,900 $49,375
137 Crown Colony 1,398 $79,900 $48,875
138 North Triangle 252 $57,100 $36,780
139 Log Cabin Park 245 $106,800 $50,722
140 Southwick Village 1,101 $79,900 $48,875
141 Eldrado Hills 227 $90,400 $46,250
142 Ranchwood 980 $112,000 $35,082
143 Bellair 380 $83,300 $47,768
144 North Highlands 1,229 $75,100 $54,784
145 Bridlewood 213 $90,400 $46,250
146 Hazelwood 64 $84,300 $51,313
147 Greentree 168 $91,800 $45,583
148 The Hollows 108 $101,400 $53,333
149 Park State East 215 $90,600 $49,000
150 Bohde Grove 140 $91,800 $45,583
151 Interurban Acres 335 $143,300 $41,954
152 Fairfield 1,643 $61,100 $36,967
153 Southwest Waynedale 737 $73,800 $29,510
154 Irvington Park 124 $57,100 $36,780
155 Westmoor Park 283 $104,400 $40,022
156 Somerset Acres 83 $91,800 $45,583
157 Village Woods 1,400 $75,200 $42,678
158 Sunny Meadows 235 $94,100 $35,266
159 Avalon Place 704 $82,500 $38,112
160 Caribe Colony 29 $99,800 $59,554
161 Brentwood Park 773 $85,600 $34,650
162 Wyndemere 212 $94,100 $35,266
163 Countryside 164 $90,600 $49,000
164 Bellshire 162 $90,600 $49,000
165 Countrybrook 153 $90,600 $49,000
166 Kyle Road 908 $79,600 $30,270
167 Kirkwood Park 283 $91,900 $36,538
168 Lincoln Park 858 $73,150 $48,416
169 Oakdale 1,872 $73,300 $42,378
170 Southeast Waynedale 375 $82,500 $38,112
171 South Wayne 1,576 $70,000 $43,480
172 Hillcrest 462 $65,100 $30,471
173 Williams Park 772 $33,100 $17,824
174 North Franke Park 485 $86,900 $35,536
175 Audubon Park 81 $90,600 $49,000
176 Lafayette Place 596 $54,300 $38,289
177 Reckeweg Road 373 $90,600 $42,794
178 Tower Heights 370 $83,300 $37,000
179 Hamilton 2,826 $58,060 $35,688
180 Sawmill Woods 397 $86,000 $34,416
181 Sand Point 607 $84,350 $37,052
182 Fairfield Terrace-Belmont 1,149 $67,900 $38,548
183 Maysville Heights 285 $82,700 $18,750
184 Kingston Park 103 $122,700 $35,678
185 Crestwood Colony 1,033 $83,600 $41,317
186 Morningside Terrace 223 $65,100 $30,471
187 Colonial Heritage 162 $81,500 $52,722
188 Bloomingdale 3,180 $51,325 $34,898
189 West Central 3,775 $71,260 $25,504
190 Belle Vista 222 $89,100 $43,835
191 Elmhurst 204 $89,100 $43,835
192 Williams-Woodland Park 758 $71,950 $29,356
193 Rudisill-Plaza 274 $47,900 $29,821
194 Spy Run 1,492 $53,550 $29,036
195 South Calhoun Place 184 $54,300 $38,289
196 Nebraska 1,696 $55,750 $34,251
197 Summerfield 395 $83,600 $41,317
198 Five Points 1,329 $69,633 $36,189
199 Broad River 1,393 $53,033 $32,236
200 Village Green 92 $81,500 $52,722
201 Casselwood Terrace 235 $88,400 $28,507
202 Rolling Rose 410 $62,800 $29,250
203 Oxford 5,055 $40,543 $26,664
204 Hickory Grove 210 $88,400 $28,507
205 Continental Park 195 $88,400 $28,507
206 Victoria Park 602 $75,300 $25,503
207 Pettit-Rudisill 5,147 $39,314 $23,310
208 Brookview 668 $55,767 $29,514
209 Anthony Wayne 1,139 $35,950 $28,896
210 Creighton Home 1,045 $39,400 $27,558
211 Taylor Street 365 $81,800 $43,819
212 North Sherwood Terrace And Silver Maples 191 $83,600 $41,317
213 Pontiac Place 945 $35,750 $22,927
214 East Central 2,566 $29,240 $23,390
215 Westfield 1,228 $64,650 $37,968
216 Larez 1,529 $35,300 $21,159
217 Michigan Avenue 579 $40,633 $25,938
218 Hoagland Masterson 699 $49,700 $22,038
219 Mount Vernon Park 790 $45,600 $22,034
220 East Side 1,103 $27,600 $24,063
221 Greater Mcmillen Park 889 $38,100 $23,880
222 South Suburan 1,869 $54,433 $22,344
223 Vesey 539 $47,500 $32,117
224 Poplar 564 $29,900 $19,034
225 Ferndale 208 $72,900 $11,426
226 Memorial Park 782 $40,967 $18,175
227 Suburan Heights 252 $45,600 $22,034
228 Oakland Park 99 $75,300 $25,503
229 Branning Hills 205 $82,100 $11,674
230 Harvester 343 $34,600 $24,211
231 Highland Park Forest 82 $56,600 $24,271

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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