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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 Fresno, 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 Fresno 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 Fresno 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, if you're thinking of moving to California and Fresno is on the top of your list, check out our best neighborhoods to live in.
So what's the best neighborhood to live in Fresno for 2020? According to the most recent census data, North Growth Area looks to be the best Fresno neighborhood to live in.
Read on to see how we determined the places around Fresno that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you're interested in the worst neighborhoods in Fresno.
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 Fresno
Woodward Park is a public park located in Fresno, California, abutting the San Joaquin River. It is the largest of the three major public parks in the Fresno area. Ralph Woodward donated the majority of the land for the park in 1968. The CIF Cross Country State Championships are hosted here every November.
Figarden is an unincorporated community in Fresno County, California. It is located 6 miles northwest of downtown Fresno, at an elevation of 315 feet.
The "West Side" of Fresno, also often called "Southwest Fresno", is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city. The neighborhood lies southwest of the 99 freeway, west of the 41 freeway and south of Nielsen Ave, and extends to the city limits to the west and south. The neighborhood is traditionally considered to be the center of Fresno's African-American community. It is culturally diverse and also includes significant Mexican-American and Asian-American populations.
How We Determined The Best Fresno, CA Neighborhoods In 2020
In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Fresno, we had to determine what criteria defines a "best".
- 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 12 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 Fresno." We're lookin' at you, North Growth Area.
Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the best places Fresno, California 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 Fresno
If you're measuring the neighborhoods in Fresno where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.
As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Fresno aren't all good. Edison takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in Fresno.
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 Fresno For 2020
|1||North Growth Area||2,295|
|4||South Growth Area||3,848|
|5||Southeast Growth Area||6,677|