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 Lincoln, 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 Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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 Lincoln for 2018:
- Country Club (Homes)
- Family Acres (Homes)
- Colonial Hills (Homes)
- 40th And A (Homes)
- Porter Ridge (Homes)
- Highlands (Homes)
- Greater South (Homes)
- High Ridge-Cushman (Homes)
- Indian Village (Homes)
- Sunset Acres (Homes)
Read on to see how we determined the places around Lincoln that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Lincoln.
If you’re thinking of moving to elsewhere in Nebraska check out:
- 10 Best Places To Live In Nebraska
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How do you determine the top neighborhoods in Lincoln for 2018?
In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Lincoln, 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 29 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 Lincoln.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Country Club.
Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best places Lincoln has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.
1. Country Club
Median Income: $89,273
Median Home Value: $179,212
An area from South Street to Nebraska Highway; generally east of S. 20thHigh Streets, the Sheridan Boulevard area was the first addition to Lincoln that stepped away from the ‘grid pattern’ into the winding side streets that characterize most modern residential areas. This area is listed under the National Registrar of Historic Places as the ‘Boulevards’ district.
More on Country Club: Real Estate | Data
2. Family Acres
Median Income: $100,882
Median Home Value: $246,733
3. Colonial Hills
Median Income: $72,643
Median Home Value: $151,925
An area from Pioneers Boulevard to Old Cheney Road/Nebraska Highway and from S. 56th to S. 70th Streets. Colonial Hills also includes the area at and west of the College View Cemetery from S. 56th to S. 70th Streets.
More on Colonial Hills: Real Estate | Data
4. 40Th And A
Median Income: $56,939
Median Home Value: $130,183
5. Porter Ridge
Median Income: $85,455
Median Home Value: $212,600
Median Income: $83,533
Median Home Value: $152,133
7. Greater South
Median Income: $67,345
Median Home Value: $132,360
8. High Ridge-Cushman
Median Income: $72,815
Median Home Value: $141,100
9. Indian Village
Median Income: $54,833
Median Home Value: $123,800
The Indian Village neighborhood is located from Van Dorn Street on the north to Highway 2 on the south, from 9th Street on the west to 20th Street on the east.
More on Indian Village: Real Estate | Data
10. Sunset Acres
Median Income: $39,433
Median Home Value: $159,000
Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of Lincoln
If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Lincoln where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious, here are the worst places in Lincoln:
- Arnold Heights
For more reading, check out:
- 10 Worst Places To Live In Nebraska
- 10 Safest Places In Nebraska
- These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Nebraska
Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Lincoln
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