These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Fresno


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

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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.

Here are the best neighborhoods in Fresno:

  1. Woodward Park
  2. Bullard
  3. North Growth Area
  4. Southeast Growth Area
  5. Hoover
  6. Fresno-High
  7. South Growth Area
  8. West
  9. Mclane
  10. Roosevelt

Read on to see how we determined the places around Fresno that deserve a little bragging rights.

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How do you determine the best neighborhoods in Fresno?

In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Fresno, 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 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, Woodward Park.

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

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1. Woodward Park

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 58,602
Median Home Price: $290,734
Crimes Per 100K People: 3,157
Unemployment Rate: 7.7%

2. Bullard

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 98,039
Median Home Price: $259,688
Crimes Per 100K People: 3,703
Unemployment Rate: 6.5%

3. North Growth Area

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,860
Median Home Price: $267,900
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,830
Unemployment Rate: 8.1%

4. Southeast Growth Area

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,206
Median Home Price: $288,800
Crimes Per 100K People: 4,505
Unemployment Rate: 8.1%

5. Hoover

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 53,122
Median Home Price: $178,807
Crimes Per 100K People: 5,642
Unemployment Rate: 10.6%

6. Fresno-High

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 57,148
Median Home Price: $161,812
Crimes Per 100K People: 6,183
Unemployment Rate: 9.8%

7. South Growth Area

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,891
Median Home Price: $207,250
Crimes Per 100K People: 5,583
Unemployment Rate: 8.7%

8. West

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 50,131
Median Home Price: $157,669
Crimes Per 100K People: 6,277
Unemployment Rate: 8.7%

9. Mclane

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 53,727
Median Home Price: $151,438
Crimes Per 100K People: 6,478
Unemployment Rate: 9.5%

10. Roosevelt

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 124,544
Median Home Price: $137,823
Crimes Per 100K People: 6,837
Unemployment Rate: 11.3%

Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of Fresno

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

If you’re curious, here are the worst places in Fresno:

  1. Edison
  2. Central
  3. Roosevelt

For more reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Fresno

Neighborhood Rank Population Home Prices Crimes Per 100k Unemployment Rate
Woodward Park 1 58,602 $290,734 3,157 7.7%
Bullard 2 98,039 $259,688 3,703 6.5%
North Growth Area 3 1,860 $267,900 1,830 8.1%
Southeast Growth Area 4 5,206 $288,800 4,505 8.1%
Hoover 5 53,122 $178,807 5,642 10.6%
Fresno-High 6 57,148 $161,812 6,183 9.8%
South Growth Area 7 2,891 $207,250 5,583 8.7%
West 8 50,131 $157,669 6,277 8.7%
Mclane 9 53,727 $151,438 6,478 9.5%
Roosevelt 10 124,544 $137,823 6,837 11.3%
Central 11 14,051 $129,688 7,161 9.9%
Edison 12 24,557 $133,657 7,119 10.3%

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