THE 10 BEST Neighborhoods In Greensboro For 2020


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Greensboro 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 Greensboro.
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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 Greensboro, 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 Greensboro 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 Greensboro 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 North Carolina and Greensboro is on the top of your list, check out our best neighborhoods to live in.

So what's the best neighborhood to live in Greensboro for 2020? According to the most recent census data, Lowdermilk Area looks to be the best Greensboro neighborhood to live in.

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

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 Greensboro

#1 Worst Neighborhood In Greensboro

Population: 304
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $68,766 (Third best)
Median Income: $27,266 (16th best)
More on Lowdermilk Area: Homes For Sale | Data

#2 Worst Neighborhood In Greensboro

Population: 354
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $73,828 (Eighth best)
Median Income: $26,671 (14th best)
More on Rosewood: Homes For Sale | Data

#3 Worst Neighborhood In Greensboro

Population: 172
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $93,764 (21st best)
Median Income: $29,701 (20th best)
More on Callum Area: Homes For Sale | Data

#4 Worst Neighborhood In Greensboro

Population: 1,358
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $122,891 (43rd best)
Median Income: $25,882 (12th best)
More on Woodmere Park: Homes For Sale | Data

#5 Worst Neighborhood In Greensboro

Population: 253
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $153,380 (61st best)
Median Income: $63,598 (71st best)
More on Englewood Forest: Homes For Sale | Data

#6 Worst Neighborhood In Greensboro

Population: 52
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $106,433 (27th best)
Median Income: $34,167 (29th best)
More on Hope Valley: Homes For Sale | Data

#7 Worst Neighborhood In Greensboro

Population: 2,597
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $84,547 (16th best)
Median Income: $41,988 (45th best)
More on Hewitt Area: Homes For Sale | Data

#8 Worst Neighborhood In Greensboro

Population: 489
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $112,218 (39th best)
Median Income: $42,756 (48th best)
More on Spring Valley: Homes For Sale | Data

#9 Worst Neighborhood In Greensboro

Population: 52
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $106,433 (27th best)
Median Income: $34,167 (29th best)
More on Sharing Trace: Homes For Sale | Data

#10 Worst Neighborhood In Greensboro

Population: 75
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $123,620 (46th best)
Median Income: $30,821 (24th best)
More on Woodbriar Estates: Homes For Sale | Data

How We Determined The Best Greensboro, NC Neighborhoods In 2020

In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Greensboro, 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 88 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 Greensboro." We're lookin' at you, Lowdermilk Area.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the best places Greensboro, North Carolina 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 Greensboro

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

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Greensboro aren't all good. Madison Woods takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in Greensboro.

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 Greensboro For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Lowdermilk Area 304 $68,766 $27,266
2 Rosewood 354 $73,828 $26,671
3 Callum Area 172 $93,764 $29,701
4 Woodmere Park 1,358 $122,891 $25,882
5 Englewood Forest 253 $153,380 $63,598
6 Hope Valley 52 $106,433 $34,167
7 Hewitt Area 2,597 $84,547 $41,988
8 Spring Valley 489 $112,218 $42,756
9 Sharing Trace 52 $106,433 $34,167
10 Woodbriar Estates 75 $123,620 $30,821
11 Natchez Trace 81 $155,613 $53,882
12 Heath Community 389 $68,809 $30,408
13 Summit Hills 311 $110,819 $39,252
14 Green Valley 1,659 $150,476 $73,705
15 Kings Forest 895 $123,615 $27,239
16 Nealtown Farms 146 $123,597 $32,704
17 Lincoln Heights 656 $101,677 $32,262
18 Oaks West 491 $129,228 $55,568
19 Piedmont Heights 420 $73,790 $33,205
20 Beechcroft 741 $129,228 $55,568
21 Rankin Area 865 $125,021 $27,434
22 Meadowood 1,169 $82,177 $38,186
23 Wilpar Estates 237 $153,380 $51,041
24 Rotherwood 455 $153,380 $51,041
25 Cone Mills Community 4,377 $73,471 $30,315
26 Dudley Heights 539 $101,166 $30,786
27 Spicewood 176 $233,932 $72,993
28 New Irving Park 2,273 $164,685 $80,499
29 Bluford Heights 193 $103,764 $45,083
30 Guilford Hills 1,208 $141,575 $66,927
31 College Forest 57 $153,380 $55,484
32 Westwood 707 $147,459 $70,989
33 Woodlea Lakes 422 $119,652 $39,840
34 Hamilton Forest 1,964 $283,841 $79,990
35 Highland Park 427 $190,229 $43,836
36 Glendale Hills 1,307 $75,003 $24,005
37 Garden Homes 517 $147,179 $70,989
38 Shannon Woods 889 $108,783 $37,051
39 Shirley Ln. 115 $106,981 $43,405
40 Hamilton Lakes 2,402 $288,233 $65,088
41 Bethany Woods 50 $136,197 $36,884
42 Adams Farm 1,524 $171,037 $53,480
43 Idle Acres 261 $171,037 $53,480
44 Wynnmere 135 $136,197 $36,884
45 Greentree 373 $92,500 $28,125
46 Oak Grove 484 $55,421 $28,449
47 Brookwood Gardens 265 $158,514 $43,269
48 Shannon Hills 1,165 $108,755 $35,777
49 Martin Area 423 $111,150 $32,238
50 Glenwood 1,888 $83,343 $21,001
51 Holden Farms 268 $164,977 $35,891
52 The Orchard 294 $166,905 $47,469
53 The Pines 717 $108,755 $40,391
54 Southmont 937 $112,149 $38,421
55 Hunter Hills 1,367 $80,562 $45,553
56 Starmount Forest 2,854 $263,893 $66,631
57 Phillips Avenue 1,881 $69,953 $22,845
58 Hillsdale Park 970 $110,762 $38,540
59 Clinton Hills 839 $88,999 $36,412
60 Sunset Hills 481 $239,865 $71,820
61 Hamilton Hills 699 $290,577 $63,847
62 Arlington Park 713 $144,664 $24,919
63 Woodlea 1,315 $115,601 $37,876
64 Old Irving Park 4,343 $525,971 $75,683
65 Smith Homes 1,459 $80,046 $17,634
66 Rolling Roads 2,085 $117,910 $44,662
67 Cumberland 1,899 $79,560 $14,309
68 Idlewood 158 $328,769 $54,550
69 Lamrocton 1,524 $146,033 $48,196
70 Quaker Acres 295 $244,865 $65,000
71 Longview Hills 342 $244,865 $65,000
72 Downtown Community 5,529 $64,668 $24,478
73 Random Woods 1,144 $129,228 $42,375
74 O.henry Oaks 4,415 $93,228 $25,181
75 Lindley Park 3,215 $174,922 $45,008
76 Warnersville 1,145 $91,939 $13,273
77 Bryson Ridge 499 $125,021 $24,058
78 East Market St. A 494 $79,560 $42,043
79 Asheboro Community 1,725 $106,293 $24,552
80 Stephens Street 747 $104,307 $35,966
81 Kirkwood 776 $204,442 $100,841
82 Latham Park 603 $633,213 $121,290
83 Brice Street Area 2,491 $221,138 $44,936
84 Benjamin Benson 431 $110,419 $25,926
85 Logan 459 $111,016 $44,777
86 Dellwood Park 687 $311,364 $51,639
87 Lawndale Homes 1,820 $325,614 $56,976
88 Madison Woods 740 $290,567 $76,218

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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