THE 10 BEST Neighborhoods In Irving For 2020


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

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

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

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 Irving

#1 Worst Neighborhood In Irving

Population: 424
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $108,832 (Second best)
Median Income: $46,513 (Sixth best)
More on Espanita: Homes For Sale | Data

#2 Worst Neighborhood In Irving

Population: 2,541
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $112,542 (Fourth best)
Median Income: $84,348 (22nd best)
More on Plymouth Park: Homes For Sale | Data

#3 Worst Neighborhood In Irving

Population: 1,476
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $138,753 (Ninth best)
Median Income: $65,118 (20th best)
More on Irving Lake: Homes For Sale | Data

#4 Worst Neighborhood In Irving

Population: 941
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $146,917 (11th best)
Median Income: $60,316 (16th best)
More on Irving Heights: Homes For Sale | Data

#5 Worst Neighborhood In Irving

Population: 319
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $127,211 (Fifth best)
Median Income: $35,605 (First best)
More on Las Brisas Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

#6 Worst Neighborhood In Irving

Population: 1,773
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $110,720 (Third best)
Median Income: $47,144 (Seventh best)
More on Barton Estates: Homes For Sale | Data

#7 Worst Neighborhood In Irving

Population: 544
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $142,164 (Tenth best)
Median Income: $44,250 (Fifth best)
More on Revere Place: Homes For Sale | Data

#8 Worst Neighborhood In Irving

Population: 165,867
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $164,046 (13th best)
Median Income: $56,242 (14th best)
More on North Irving: Homes For Sale | Data

#9 Worst Neighborhood In Irving

Population: 123,039
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $128,599 (Seventh best)
Median Income: $50,596 (Tenth best)
More on South Irving: Homes For Sale | Data

#10 Worst Neighborhood In Irving

Population: 15,017
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $251,994 (24th best)
Median Income: $93,832 (25th best)
More on Las Colinas: Homes For Sale | Data

How We Determined The Best Irving, TX Neighborhoods In 2020

In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Irving, 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 25 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 Irving." We're lookin' at you, Espanita.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the best places Irving, Texas 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 Irving

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

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Irving aren't all good. Townlake Ii takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in Irving.

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 Irving For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Espanita 424 $108,832 $46,513
2 Plymouth Park 2,541 $112,542 $84,348
3 Irving Lake 1,476 $138,753 $65,118
4 Irving Heights 941 $146,917 $60,316
5 Las Brisas Hills 319 $127,211 $35,605
6 Barton Estates 1,773 $110,720 $47,144
7 Revere Place 544 $142,164 $44,250
8 North Irving 165,867 $164,046 $56,242
9 South Irving 123,039 $128,599 $50,596
10 Las Colinas 15,017 $251,994 $93,832
11 Northgate Heights 355 $210,946 $61,236
12 Valley Ranch 2,053 $409,717 $88,705
13 Quail Run 294 $235,205 $52,461
14 Townlake Iii 71 $167,414 $87,768
15 Lamar-Brown 5,883 $134,294 $48,930
16 Arts District 6,716 $108,409 $54,268
17 Cardinal Family Village 1,552 $188,576 $40,918
18 Macarthur Commons 120 $184,958 $53,176
19 Timberlake 146 $127,211 $43,452
20 Hospital District South 128 $148,856 $68,958
21 Hospital District 1,546 $183,923 $58,238
22 University Hills 1,473 $247,777 $49,684
23 Downtown Heritage District 5,173 $170,418 $37,451
24 Woodhaven 1,511 $247,770 $61,175
25 Townlake Ii 249 $171,576 $60,417

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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