These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Lincoln


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Lincoln 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 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:

  1. Country Club
  2. Family Acres
  3. Porter Ridge
  4. Colonial Hills
  5. Greater South
  6. Indian Village
  7. Highlands
  8. Eastridge
  9. Meadowlane
  10. 40Th And A

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

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How do you determine the best neighborhoods in Lincoln?

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 30 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.

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1. Country Club

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,392
Median Home Price: $173,925
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,053
Unemployment Rate: 2.5%

2. Family Acres

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,530
Median Home Price: $240,967
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,475
Unemployment Rate: 1.8%

3. Porter Ridge

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,043
Median Home Price: $211,100
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,883
Unemployment Rate: 1.1%

4. Colonial Hills

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,754
Median Home Price: $151,375
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,596
Unemployment Rate: 3.2%

5. Greater South

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,191
Median Home Price: $134,340
Crimes Per 100K People: 3,165
Unemployment Rate: 2.9%

6. Indian Village

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,371
Median Home Price: $127,450
Crimes Per 100K People: 3,292
Unemployment Rate: 3.2%

7. Highlands

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,684
Median Home Price: $148,367
Crimes Per 100K People: 3,284
Unemployment Rate: 4.2%

8. Eastridge

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,570
Median Home Price: $171,800
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,736
Unemployment Rate: 3.2%

9. Meadowlane

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 4,193
Median Home Price: $122,300
Crimes Per 100K People: 3,745
Unemployment Rate: 2.9%

10. 40Th And A

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,633
Median Home Price: $129,867
Crimes Per 100K People: 3,413
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%

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:

  1. Tri-Court
  2. South Salt Creek
  3. Downtown

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Lincoln

Neighborhood Rank Population Home Prices Crimes Per 100k Unemployment Rate
Country Club 1 5,392 $173,925 2,053 2.5%
Family Acres 2 8,530 $240,967 1,475 1.8%
Porter Ridge 3 1,043 $211,100 1,883 1.1%
Colonial Hills 4 3,754 $151,375 2,596 3.2%
Greater South 5 3,191 $134,340 3,165 2.9%
Indian Village 6 3,371 $127,450 3,292 3.2%
Highlands 7 5,684 $148,367 3,284 4.2%
Eastridge 8 1,570 $171,800 2,736 3.2%
Meadowlane 9 4,193 $122,300 3,745 2.9%
40Th And A 10 3,633 $129,867 3,413 3.3%
High Ridge-Cushman 11 1,722 $139,150 3,753 2.3%
Sunset Acres 12 1,415 $153,500 3,566 3.0%
Capitol Beach 13 1,401 $148,500 3,334 4.5%
West A 14 9,063 $127,900 4,190 3.2%
South 48Th Street 15 5,305 $125,806 3,840 4.1%
Antelope Park 16 1,086 $109,000 4,057 7.6%
Landons 17 1,534 $130,100 3,924 8.9%
University Place 18 10,101 $103,585 4,422 6.7%
East Campus 19 2,400 $114,425 4,374 4.5%
Woods Park 20 3,318 $98,533 4,700 5.5%
Near South 21 9,182 $104,408 4,475 8.1%
Malone 22 2,625 $113,400 4,754 7.7%
Everett 23 3,996 $89,200 4,900 6.4%
Hartley 24 3,650 $92,650 4,742 7.5%
Belmont 25 4,397 $114,160 4,340 8.9%
Clinton 26 5,199 $90,825 5,184 8.7%
Arnold Heights 27 1,977 $92,650 4,948 8.8%
Downtown 28 4,657 $79,780 5,157 7.9%
South Salt Creek 29 3,733 $87,525 4,911 7.9%
Tri-Court 30 1,248 $66,100 5,467 15.2%

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