These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Jacksonville


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:

  1. Avondale
  2. Miramar
  3. San Jose Forest
  4. Neptune Beach
  5. Beach Haven
  6. Julington Creek
  7. Cobblestone
  8. Jacksonville Beach
  9. Atlantic Beach
  10. Deerwood

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

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How do you determine the best neighborhoods in Jacksonville?

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, Avondale.

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. Avondale

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 4,716
Median Home Price: $291,000
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,850
Unemployment Rate: 4.1%

2. Miramar

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,821
Median Home Price: $403,600
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,850
Unemployment Rate: 2.8%

3. San Jose Forest

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,506
Median Home Price: $332,950
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,850
Unemployment Rate: 5.1%

4. Neptune Beach

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,564
Median Home Price: $351,525
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,850
Unemployment Rate: 2.1%

5. Beach Haven

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 16,997
Median Home Price: $278,967
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,208
Unemployment Rate: 2.9%

6. Julington Creek

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,973
Median Home Price: $241,275
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,316
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%

7. Cobblestone

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 4,334
Median Home Price: $244,850
Crimes Per 100K People: 3,165
Unemployment Rate: 5.4%

8. Jacksonville Beach

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 18,649
Median Home Price: $322,194
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,850
Unemployment Rate: 4.8%

9. Atlantic Beach

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,970
Median Home Price: $368,686
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,850
Unemployment Rate: 5.1%

10. Deerwood

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,961
Median Home Price: $371,950
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,850
Unemployment Rate: 4.9%

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. Kennel Club
  2. Allendale
  3. Lackawanna

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Jacksonville

Neighborhood Rank Population Home Prices Crimes Per 100k Unemployment Rate
Avondale 1 4,716 $291,000 1,850 4.1%
Miramar 2 1,821 $403,600 1,850 2.8%
San Jose Forest 3 1,506 $332,950 1,850 5.1%
Neptune Beach 4 5,564 $351,525 1,850 2.1%
Beach Haven 5 16,997 $278,967 2,208 2.9%
Julington Creek 6 6,973 $241,275 2,316 3.3%
Cobblestone 7 4,334 $244,850 3,165 5.4%
Jacksonville Beach 8 18,649 $322,194 1,850 4.8%
Atlantic Beach 9 8,970 $368,686 1,850 5.1%
Deerwood 10 6,961 $371,950 1,850 4.9%
Hidden Hills 11 3,451 $205,050 3,019 6.5%
Isle Of Palms 12 3,254 $283,450 2,244 3.7%
Gilmore 13 1,169 $269,500 2,523 0.8%
Beauclerc 14 1,077 $318,550 1,850 3.3%
Saint Johns Bluff 15 1,150 $216,500 3,870 2.1%
Pickwick Park 16 2,053 $251,100 2,033 4.3%
Holiday Harbors 17 1,573 $310,600 1,850 4.1%
Fairfax 18 1,812 $322,300 1,850 4.9%
Woodmere 19 3,305 $180,650 4,275 5.3%
Greenland 20 8,465 $289,567 2,002 4.8%
Atlantic Highlands 21 1,118 $310,600 1,850 4.1%
Mandarin 22 7,145 $280,425 1,850 5.2%
Secret Cove 23 4,612 $173,200 3,231 4.3%
Golden Glades-The Woods 24 17,372 $204,744 4,030 5.7%
Deercreek 25 3,576 $319,950 1,850 3.7%
Beacon Hills And Harbour 26 1,513 $229,200 2,434 1.2%
Ortega Forest 27 2,016 $332,150 1,850 8.8%
Girvin 28 5,576 $245,260 2,825 3.6%
Ortega 29 1,098 $387,200 1,850 7.4%
Goodby’S Creek 30 3,760 $167,933 4,119 4.4%
East Arlington 31 17,081 $201,767 3,660 5.6%
Del Rio 32 10,639 $182,925 3,599 3.9%
Blaunt-Quarantine Island 33 3,863 $235,300 2,721 2.8%
Fort Caroline Shores 34 4,162 $216,400 3,592 4.8%
Mandarin Station-Losco 35 11,236 $190,880 4,169 5.6%
San Marco 36 1,984 $263,900 1,850 5.6%
Loretto 37 7,163 $140,975 4,967 3.7%
Lakewood 38 3,585 $205,257 3,569 5.5%
Love Grove-Riviera Manor 39 1,064 $165,900 3,733 6.3%
Southside 40 1,542 $228,100 1,850 4.2%
Sunbeam 41 7,176 $161,433 4,843 5.0%
Fairways Forest 42 3,231 $160,800 5,008 7.0%
Eagle Bend 43 4,337 $204,700 3,700 4.2%
The Cape 44 3,761 $204,700 3,700 4.2%
Riverside 45 5,693 $259,556 2,625 7.0%
Brierwood 46 1,647 $178,750 3,760 5.6%
Tiger Hole-Secret Woods 47 2,828 $170,000 4,226 4.3%
North Beach 48 11,894 $230,412 3,523 6.9%
Arrowhead 49 3,434 $159,600 4,433 6.2%
Charter Point 50 4,090 $201,500 4,358 5.9%
University Park 51 3,038 $173,000 4,341 7.6%
Sans Souci 52 6,126 $151,867 5,183 4.6%
Venetia 53 2,245 $212,950 3,200 6.8%
Alderman Park 54 3,446 $158,833 4,826 9.1%
Sandalwood 55 19,605 $164,812 5,048 6.2%
Arlingwood 56 5,373 $145,400 4,954 6.1%
Crystal Springs 57 7,821 $165,033 4,415 5.7%
Copper Hill 58 1,669 $171,900 4,914 5.0%
Clifton 59 1,014 $234,100 2,490 11.2%
Craven 60 7,193 $214,425 4,183 8.3%
Ortega Farms 61 2,561 $169,867 4,319 7.1%
Oceanway 62 4,494 $203,300 3,876 6.4%
Chimney Lakes 63 15,599 $155,320 4,847 6.9%
Arlington Manor 64 4,648 $290,025 4,167 11.2%
Glynlea-Grove Park 65 5,800 $138,833 5,208 6.7%
South Riverside 66 2,295 $151,350 4,998 5.5%
Greenfield Manor 67 1,451 $151,600 5,100 4.0%
Southwood 68 2,598 $167,900 4,767 7.9%
Royal Lakes 69 3,279 $174,200 4,326 7.8%
Confederate Point 70 2,585 $183,150 4,310 8.3%
Saint Nicholas 71 1,411 $153,750 3,587 5.2%
Rolling Hills 72 4,616 $125,850 5,227 6.5%
Jacksonville Heights 73 12,791 $123,083 5,627 6.6%
Sans Pareil 74 8,355 $206,100 4,879 7.8%
Normandy Estate 75 5,797 $130,700 5,344 7.4%
Jamestown 76 2,119 $154,500 4,587 7.0%
Duval 77 4,252 $132,500 5,666 6.3%
Southpoint 78 3,147 $155,500 5,043 4.5%
Springfield 79 5,667 $159,314 5,228 7.2%
Park Ridge 80 1,360 $172,550 4,941 7.4%
Pecan Park 81 3,637 $166,100 4,745 7.9%
Jacksonville Heights West 82 3,104 $177,800 5,103 5.9%
Imeson Park 83 1,076 $138,800 4,383 5.7%
Southsuide Estates 84 8,939 $125,971 5,650 4.8%
Arlington Hills 85 7,226 $149,025 5,440 7.5%
Mcgirts Creek 86 5,043 $133,825 5,644 5.4%
Cisco Gardens 87 1,583 $152,700 5,078 5.1%
Hollyford 88 1,070 $273,100 2,722 9.8%
Jacksonville Farms-Terrace 89 5,318 $172,450 5,034 6.5%
Herlong 90 3,359 $145,100 5,109 5.9%
Eastport 91 1,821 $165,200 4,744 7.7%
San Jose 92 7,099 $139,000 5,769 7.0%
Biscayne 93 3,937 $158,200 4,930 8.7%
Biscayne Terrace 94 2,901 $168,050 5,300 6.3%
Lake Lucina 95 4,727 $109,300 5,915 7.4%
Whitehouse 96 5,142 $137,650 5,162 7.8%
Forest Trails 97 3,064 $168,300 5,138 6.0%
Baymeadows 98 8,895 $127,080 5,151 7.6%
Settlers Landing 99 5,728 $153,167 5,324 8.0%
San Mateo 100 1,979 $131,550 5,094 5.6%

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