These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Jacksonville For 2018


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville, 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 Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville for 2018:

  1. Holiday Harbors
  2. Atlantic Highlands
  3. Beacon Hills And Harbour
  4. Ortega
  5. Beauclerc
  6. Deercreek
  7. San Marco
  8. Fort Caroline Shores
  9. Girvin
  10. Avondale

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

Or, if you’re thinking of moving to elsewhere in Florida check out the best places in Florida overall or the worst neighborhoods in Jacksonville.

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How do you determine the best neighborhoods in Jacksonville for 2018?

In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Jacksonville, 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 178 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 Jacksonville.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Holiday Harbors.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best places Jacksonville 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. Holiday Harbors

Population: 1,441
Median Income: $70,076
Median Home Value: $294,200

2. Atlantic Highlands

Population: 1,024
Median Income: $70,076
Median Home Value: $294,200

3. Beacon Hills And Harbour

Population: 1,336
Median Income: $83,551
Median Home Value: $219,900

4. Ortega

Population: 1,059
Median Income: $102,588
Median Home Value: $340,733

5. Beauclerc

Population: 1,059
Median Income: $115,127
Median Home Value: $296,200

6. Deercreek

Population: 3,840
Median Income: $87,212
Median Home Value: $318,950

7. San Marco

Population: 2,266
Median Income: $76,398
Median Home Value: $247,560

8. Fort Caroline Shores

Population: 3,792
Median Income: $81,303
Median Home Value: $199,567

9. Girvin

Population: 5,764
Median Income: $79,277
Median Home Value: $226,140

10. Avondale

Population: 4,545
Median Income: $75,499
Median Home Value: $291,343

Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of Jacksonville

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

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

  1. East Jacksonville
  2. Magnolia Gardens
  3. Larsen

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Jacksonville

Neighborhood Rank Population Home Prices Crimes Per 100k Unemployment Rate
Holiday Harbors 1 1,441 $294,200 1,683 1.7%
Atlantic Highlands 2 1,024 $294,200 1,683 1.7%
Beacon Hills And Harbour 3 1,336 $219,900 2,045 1.3%
Ortega 4 1,059 $340,733 1,683 5.1%
Beauclerc 5 1,059 $296,200 1,683 4.2%
Deercreek 6 3,840 $318,950 1,683 4.6%
San Marco 7 2,266 $247,560 1,683 5.5%
Fort Caroline Shores 8 3,792 $199,567 3,052 4.6%
Girvin 9 5,764 $226,140 2,399 4.8%
Avondale 10 4,545 $291,343 1,683 3.1%
Neptune Beach 11 5,417 $322,150 1,683 3.8%
Atlantic Beach 12 9,277 $352,757 1,683 4.1%
Gilmore 13 1,235 $235,100 2,082 1.1%
Fairfax 14 1,825 $254,100 1,683 2.0%
Secret Cove 15 6,071 $171,800 2,587 4.6%
San Jose Forest 16 1,214 $317,450 1,683 2.9%
Saint Johns Bluff 17 1,018 $196,900 2,508 1.9%
Hidden Hills 18 3,067 $162,450 3,583 2.4%
Blaunt-Quarantine Island 19 3,956 $208,950 2,489 2.8%
Isle Of Palms 20 3,114 $266,750 1,683 3.9%
Beach Haven 21 17,252 $225,729 2,404 2.4%
Copper Hill 22 1,787 $161,900 4,584 3.1%
Julington Creek 23 7,033 $229,700 2,144 2.5%
Jacksonville Beach 24 19,009 $271,718 1,683 3.5%
Eagle Bend 25 4,658 $187,000 3,605 5.3%
Miramar 26 1,660 $349,575 1,683 4.2%
Deerwood 27 6,910 $343,100 1,683 4.7%
Ortega Forest 28 2,188 $326,400 1,683 6.5%
Pecan Park 29 3,853 $154,400 4,071 4.8%
The Cape 30 4,040 $187,000 3,605 5.3%
Alderman Park 31 3,701 $132,233 4,616 11.2%
Golden Glades-The Woods 32 17,034 $180,633 3,437 4.7%
Jacksonville Heights South 33 3,726 $136,167 4,558 10.7%
Brierwood 34 1,792 $161,500 3,834 10.2%
Cobblestone 35 4,511 $197,600 3,525 6.6%
Greenland 36 9,179 $290,533 1,683 5.7%
Pickwick Park 37 1,959 $224,600 1,705 4.8%
Mandarin 38 7,146 $270,075 1,683 5.8%
Riverside 39 5,052 $246,044 1,964 4.2%
Woodmere 40 3,248 $150,600 4,286 5.9%
Biscayne Terrace 41 3,101 $148,650 5,037 4.1%
Oceanway 42 5,389 $170,400 3,641 6.1%
East Arlington 43 17,638 $172,717 3,679 5.5%
Love Grove-Riviera Manor 44 1,040 $155,000 3,539 4.4%
Loretto 45 7,426 $124,250 4,410 4.3%
Holly Oaks 46 1,621 $146,067 4,413 7.0%
Southside 47 1,633 $197,100 2,216 3.7%
Park Ridge 48 1,562 $159,900 4,523 7.7%
Jamestown 49 2,071 $150,100 4,129 5.1%
Jacksonville Heights West 50 3,453 $149,100 5,046 5.9%
Del Rio 51 12,250 $165,725 3,486 5.2%
Eastport 52 2,191 $142,800 4,349 7.4%
North Beach 53 11,941 $221,112 2,775 6.9%
South Riverside 54 2,284 $151,450 4,008 3.5%
University Park 55 2,876 $153,200 4,328 5.4%
Lakewood 56 4,110 $186,029 3,515 5.4%
Mandarin Station-Losco 57 11,529 $169,160 3,900 6.7%
Herlong 58 3,358 $125,400 4,774 7.8%
Sandalwood 59 19,584 $140,650 4,690 5.3%
Oak Haven 60 1,111 $116,400 4,818 10.5%
Goodby’S Creek 61 4,260 $156,767 4,105 7.8%
Southpoint 62 3,447 $127,367 4,888 5.4%
Picketville 63 1,350 $127,700 5,295 2.9%
Crystal Springs 64 8,333 $156,667 4,036 6.0%
Whitehouse 65 4,955 $122,650 5,036 7.6%
Jacksonville Farms-Terrace 66 6,326 $148,100 4,868 8.2%
Arrowhead 67 3,710 $138,867 4,266 6.9%
Arlingwood 68 5,178 $126,220 4,586 4.9%
Sunbeam 69 6,855 $135,833 4,509 6.6%
Charter Point 70 4,254 $186,100 4,036 7.2%
San Mateo 71 2,060 $117,150 4,870 4.0%
Tiger Hole-Secret Woods 72 2,620 $137,250 3,978 4.6%
Fairways Forest 73 2,767 $123,300 4,918 6.1%
Jacksonville Naval Air Station 74 2,553 $130,900 4,850 6.1%
Turtle Creek 75 5,900 $131,250 4,991 7.2%
Lincoln Villas 76 3,409 $117,800 5,616 11.0%
Chimney Lakes 77 15,849 $136,880 4,275 5.8%
Dinsmore 78 2,281 $119,650 4,936 6.0%
Venetia 79 1,918 $206,850 1,865 7.8%
Clifton 80 1,365 $172,900 4,474 7.9%
Cedar Hills 81 8,860 $89,867 5,845 11.5%
Duval 82 3,773 $114,800 5,099 10.5%
Windy Hill 83 12,736 $98,200 5,041 10.3%
Sans Souci 84 5,922 $135,367 4,810 7.3%
Glynlea-Grove Park 85 5,709 $129,367 4,632 7.1%
Cisco Gardens 86 1,713 $149,300 4,420 5.8%
Deerwood Center 87 1,177 $112,300 5,167 4.9%
Confederate Point 88 2,867 $94,167 5,184 11.1%
Imeson Park 89 1,178 $121,500 4,470 6.1%
Bulls Bay 90 1,224 $135,300 4,973 5.9%
Normandy Estate 91 6,383 $125,400 4,937 8.2%
Craven 92 7,677 $143,140 4,546 7.2%
Southwood 93 2,601 $145,800 4,291 7.6%
Rolling Hills 94 5,100 $107,150 4,879 7.6%
Hyde Park 95 7,866 $95,233 5,443 13.3%
Argyle Forest 96 4,836 $101,150 4,874 8.3%
Kilarney Shores 97 1,168 $97,450 5,374 6.4%
Baymeadows 98 10,247 $95,883 4,896 6.7%
Saint Nicholas 99 1,543 $133,550 4,249 6.9%
Riverview 100 3,650 $84,725 5,560 11.1%

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