The 10 Best Fort Wayne, IN Neighborhoods To Live In For 2019


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 2019. This is our fifth 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.

Here are the best neighborhoods in Fort Wayne for 2019:

  1. Cherry Hill (Homes)
  2. Sycamore Hills (Homes)
  3. Shores Of Rock Creek (Homes)
  4. Arlington Park (Homes)
  5. Bittersweet Lakes (Homes)
  6. Eagle Creek (Homes)
  7. Westchester Glens (Homes)
  8. Westchester Lakes (Homes)
  9. La Cabreah (Homes)
  10. Deerfield Estates (Homes)

So what’s the best neighborhood to live in Fort Wayne for 2019? 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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How we determined the best Fort Wayne hoods in 2019

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.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 1,099
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
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: 19 (Up 17)
Median Home Value: $347,500 (2nd best)
Median Income: $113,750 (4th best)
More on Sycamore Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 549
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 4)
Median Home Value: $167,600 (24th 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: 42 (Up 38)
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: 37 (Up 32)
Median Home Value: $237,000 (6th best)
Median Income: $128,032 (2nd best)
More on Bittersweet Lakes: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 187
Rank Last Year: 43 (Up 37)
Median Home Value: $237,000 (6th best)
Median Income: $128,032 (2nd best)
More on Eagle Creek: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 80
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 3)
Median Home Value: $347,500 (2nd best)
Median Income: $113,750 (4th best)
More on Westchester Glens: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 78
Rank Last Year: 5 (Down 3)
Median Home Value: $347,500 (2nd best)
Median Income: $113,750 (4th best)
More on Westchester Lakes: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 552
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 3)
Median Home Value: $212,400 (10th best)
Median Income: $84,688 (18th best)
More on La Cabreah: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 351
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $167,600 (24th best)
Median Income: $79,063 (28th best)
More on Deerfield Estates: Homes For Sale | Data

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 2019

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

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

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