These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Lincoln For 2018


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 for 2018:

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

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

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

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How do you determine the best 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.

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1. Country Club

Population: 5,273
Median Income: $89,273
Median Home Value: $179,212

2. Family Acres

Population: 8,139
Median Income: $100,882
Median Home Value: $246,733

3. Colonial Hills

Population: 3,488
Median Income: $72,643
Median Home Value: $151,925

4. 40Th And A

Population: 3,911
Median Income: $56,939
Median Home Value: $130,183

5. Porter Ridge

Population: 1,091
Median Income: $85,455
Median Home Value: $212,600

6. Highlands

Population: 5,921
Median Income: $83,533
Median Home Value: $152,133

7. Greater South

Population: 3,069
Median Income: $67,345
Median Home Value: $132,360

8. High Ridge-Cushman

Population: 1,787
Median Income: $72,815
Median Home Value: $141,100

9. Indian Village

Population: 3,203
Median Income: $54,833
Median Home Value: $123,800

10. Sunset Acres

Population: 1,396
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:

  1. Downtown
  2. Everett
  3. Arnold Heights

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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 5,273 $179,212 1,787 2.6%
Family Acres 2 8,139 $246,733 1,385 1.9%
Colonial Hills 3 3,488 $151,925 2,531 1.9%
40Th And A 4 3,911 $130,183 3,265 1.5%
Porter Ridge 5 1,091 $212,600 1,847 2.1%
Highlands 6 5,921 $152,133 2,992 2.9%
Greater South 7 3,069 $132,360 3,079 2.0%
High Ridge-Cushman 8 1,787 $141,100 3,568 2.1%
Indian Village 9 3,203 $123,800 3,419 1.9%
Sunset Acres 10 1,396 $159,000 3,209 5.5%
Meadowlane 11 4,772 $127,400 3,585 2.6%
Eastridge 12 1,535 $167,000 2,807 3.3%
Capitol Beach 13 1,612 $169,600 3,051 8.2%
Landons 14 1,500 $134,600 3,686 7.9%
South 48Th Street 15 5,365 $134,100 3,601 4.0%
University Place 16 10,379 $98,231 4,368 5.8%
East Campus 17 2,297 $126,025 3,910 5.9%
Near South 18 9,531 $94,393 4,428 7.0%
West A 19 8,964 $107,100 4,245 3.5%
Belmont 20 4,465 $112,440 4,146 7.0%
Woods Park 21 3,338 $88,100 4,538 6.0%
Tri-Court 22 1,385 $69,650 5,091 10.7%
South Salt Creek 23 3,270 $88,350 4,480 6.1%
Clinton 24 5,218 $90,200 4,889 9.7%
Hartley 25 4,206 $78,300 4,818 8.1%
Malone 26 2,826 $73,400 5,053 7.9%
Arnold Heights 27 1,826 $91,500 4,680 9.3%
Everett 28 4,051 $73,417 4,916 9.9%
Downtown 29 5,357 $61,975 5,082 8.0%

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