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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 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.
So what's the best neighborhood to live in Lincoln for 2020? According to the most recent census data, Family Acres looks to be the best Lincoln neighborhood to live in.
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.
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 Lincoln
56th to 84th. Yankee Hill to Old Cheney. Also includes Old Cheney to Pioneers from 70th to 84th. It excludes a section West of 84 near Highway 2.
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.
The Highlands is a newer residential neighborhood in northwest Lincoln, located north of I-80 and near Lincoln Airport.
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.
How We Determined The Best Lincoln, NE Neighborhoods In 2020
In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Lincoln, we had to determine what criteria defines a "best".
- 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 43 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, Family Acres.
Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the best places Lincoln, Nebraska 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 Lincoln
If you're measuring the neighborhoods in Lincoln where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.
As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Lincoln aren't all good. North Bottoms takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in Lincoln.
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 Lincoln For 2020
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|23||Salt Valley View||122|
|27||South 48th Street||5,242|
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