THE 10 BEST Neighborhoods In Lubbock For 2020


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Lubbock are the best of the best.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the best neighborhoods to live in Lubbock.
Best Neighborhoods In Lubbock

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 Lubbock, 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 Lubbock 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 Lubbock 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, if you're thinking of moving to Texas and Lubbock is on the top of your list, check out our best neighborhoods to live in.

Here are the best neighborhoods in Lubbock for 2020:

  1. Skyview
  2. Chatman Park
  3. Dunbar
  4. Parkway
  5. Maxey
  6. Jackson
  7. Slaton-Bean
  8. Ballenger
  9. East
  10. Harwell

So what's the best neighborhood to live in Lubbock for 2020? According to the most recent census data, Skyview looks to be the best Lubbock neighborhood to live in.

Read on to see how we determined the places around Lubbock that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you're interested in the worst neighborhoods in Lubbock.

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 Lubbock

1. Skyview

#1 Worst Neighborhood In Lubbock

Population: 113
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $90,110 (14th best)
Median Income: $440,481 (39th best)
More on Skyview: Homes For Sale

2. Chatman Park

#2 Worst Neighborhood In Lubbock

Population: 843
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $64,073 (Fifth best)
Median Income: $32,417 (Sixth best)
More on Chatman Park: Homes For Sale

3. Dunbar

#3 Worst Neighborhood In Lubbock

Population: 1,695
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $64,776 (Sixth best)
Median Income: $37,270 (13th best)
More on Dunbar: Homes For Sale

4. Parkway

#4 Worst Neighborhood In Lubbock

Population: 14,177
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $59,428 (Fourth best)
Median Income: $32,690 (Seventh best)
More on Parkway: Homes For Sale

5. Maxey

#5 Worst Neighborhood In Lubbock

Population: 3,496
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $87,365 (13th best)
Median Income: $33,596 (Ninth best)
More on Maxey: Homes For Sale

6. Jackson

#6 Worst Neighborhood In Lubbock

Population: 1,962
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $36,494 (First best)
Median Income: $25,615 (Third best)
More on Jackson: Homes For Sale

7. Slaton-Bean

#7 Worst Neighborhood In Lubbock

Population: 1,543
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $73,268 (Ninth best)
Median Income: $38,538 (15th best)
More on Slaton-Bean: Homes For Sale

8. Ballenger

#8 Worst Neighborhood In Lubbock

Population: 3,278
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $65,738 (Seventh best)
Median Income: $85,073 (35th best)
More on Ballenger: Homes For Sale

9. East

#9 Worst Neighborhood In Lubbock

Population: 21,337
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $78,456 (Tenth best)
Median Income: $41,581 (19th best)
More on East: Homes For Sale

10. Harwell

#10 Worst Neighborhood In Lubbock

Population: 1,789
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $41,477 (Second best)
Median Income: $33,960 (Tenth best)
More on Harwell: Homes For Sale

How We Determined The Best Lubbock, TX Neighborhoods In 2020

In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Lubbock, 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 then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 39 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 Lubbock." We're lookin' at you, Skyview.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the best places Lubbock, Texas 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 Lubbock

If you're measuring the neighborhoods in Lubbock where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Lubbock aren't all good. Adobe Row takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in Lubbock.

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 Lubbock For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Skyview 113 $90,110 $440,481
2 Chatman Park 843 $64,073 $32,417
3 Dunbar 1,695 $64,776 $37,270
4 Parkway 14,177 $59,428 $32,690
5 Maxey 3,496 $87,365 $33,596
6 Jackson 1,962 $36,494 $25,615
7 Slaton-Bean 1,543 $73,268 $38,538
8 Ballenger 3,278 $65,738 $85,073
9 East 21,337 $78,456 $41,581
10 Harwell 1,789 $41,477 $33,960
11 Caprock 7,664 $111,172 $47,824
12 Waters 4,046 $94,055 $92,331
13 South 177,909 $137,258 $49,942
14 Kings Park 1,740 $128,257 $33,250
15 University Pines 4,622 $107,852 $63,857
16 Coronado 2,389 $121,483 $54,114
17 Heart Of Lubbock 6,302 $83,252 $28,496
18 Arnett Benson 11,629 $49,860 $26,908
19 Tech Terrace 4,841 $116,851 $37,321
20 Raintree 2,474 $132,644 $87,112
21 Stubbs 6,112 $72,129 $40,818
22 North 92,333 $141,842 $42,543
23 Lubbock International Airport 762 $137,650 $59,979
24 West 306,598 $144,445 $48,927
25 West End 5,151 $114,282 $51,965
26 Atkins 7,911 $86,657 $40,735
27 Maedgen 5,168 $131,320 $48,370
28 Wester 3,684 $149,422 $35,520
29 Regal Park 1,147 $190,870 $81,950
30 Texas Technological College Historic District 2,179 $190,294 $22,663
31 Bowie 3,605 $122,497 $41,759
32 Wham 5,455 $118,921 $39,391
33 Northridge 4,134 $131,816 $71,339
34 Lakeridge Country Club 2,866 $428,461 $82,581
35 Lakeridge 6,159 $389,068 $73,832
36 Texas Tech 12,695 $193,213 $34,194
37 West Carlisle 1,098 $163,606 $56,900
38 South Overton 2,353 $190,294 $17,885
39 Adobe Row 64 $151,199 $101,776

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

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