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 Mobile, 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 Mobile 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 Mobile 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 Mobile for 2018:
- Travis (Homes)
- Cypress Shores (Homes)
- Alderbrook (Homes)
- Country Club (Homes)
- Cottage Park (Homes)
- Second Creek (Homes)
- Di Grado (Homes)
- Berkleigh (Homes)
- College Park (Homes)
- D Iberville (Homes)
Read on to see how we determined the places around Mobile that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Mobile.
If you’re thinking of moving to elsewhere in Alabama check out:
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How do you determine the top neighborhoods in Mobile for 2018?
In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Mobile, 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 103 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 Mobile.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Travis.
Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best places Mobile has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.
Median Income: $83,034
Median Home Value: $205,700
2. Cypress Shores
Median Income: $64,784
Median Home Value: $152,400
Median Income: $87,609
Median Home Value: $175,700
4. Country Club
Median Income: $95,174
Median Home Value: $453,350
5. Cottage Park
Median Income: $87,900
Median Home Value: $197,800
6. Second Creek
Median Income: $102,946
Median Home Value: $246,200
7. Di Grado
Median Income: $98,750
Median Home Value: $253,400
Median Income: $61,946
Median Home Value: $187,900
9. College Park
Median Income: $79,683
Median Home Value: $271,167
10. D Iberville
Median Income: $68,269
Median Home Value: $164,100
The D’Iberville Apartments is a complex of historic apartment buildings located in Mobile, Alabama. They were built in 1943 to the designs of architects Harry Pembleton and Aurelius Augustus Evans. They were constructed in a Minimal Traditionalist style of architecture and are notable for their significance to the community planning and development of Mobile during World War II, a time of tremendous growth in the city. The apartments were added to the National Register of Historic Places on September 3, 2004.
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Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of Mobile
If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Mobile where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious, here are the worst places in Mobile:
- Riverfront Industrial Area
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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Mobile
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