These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Orlando, FL For 2018


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Orlando 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 Orlando, 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 Orlando 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 Orlando 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 Orlando for 2018:

  1. South Eola
  2. Orlando International Airport
  3. Park Lake-Highland
  4. Delancy Park
  5. Central Business District
  6. College Park
  7. Lake Eola Heights
  8. Baldwin Park
  9. Lake Davis-Greenwood
  10. Bryn Mawr

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

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How do you determine the top neighborhoods in Orlando for 2018?

In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Orlando, 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 65 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 Orlando.’ We’re lookin’ at you, South Eola.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best places Orlando has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.

1. South Eola

Population: 1,695
Median Income: $61,874
Median Home Value: $325,400

2. Orlando International Airport

Population: 2,665
Median Income: $74,744
Median Home Value: $193,300

3. Park Lake-Highland

Population: 1,118
Median Income: $85,997
Median Home Value: $232,550

4. Delancy Park

Population: 1,051
Median Income: $75,250
Median Home Value: $313,533

5. Central Business District

Population: 3,381
Median Income: $54,814
Median Home Value: $148,850

6. College Park

Population: 11,020
Median Income: $69,635
Median Home Value: $271,544

7. Lake Eola Heights

Population: 2,096
Median Income: $68,306
Median Home Value: $264,633

8. Baldwin Park

Population: 6,986
Median Income: $62,885
Median Home Value: $288,550

9. Lake Davis-Greenwood

Population: 1,271
Median Income: $68,912
Median Home Value: $302,800

10. Bryn Mawr

Population: 3,629
Median Income: $51,801
Median Home Value: $141,700

Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of Orlando

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

If you’re curious, here are the worst places in Orlando:

  1. Rosemont
  2. Countryside
  3. Richmond Estates

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Orlando

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Prices Crimes Per 100k Unemployment Rate
1 South Eola 1,695 $325,400 2,423 3.8%
2 Orlando International Airport 2,665 $193,300 4,075 4.3%
3 Park Lake-Highland 1,118 $232,550 2,734 1.1%
4 Delancy Park 1,051 $313,533 2,423 1.0%
5 Central Business District 3,381 $148,850 3,992 0.9%
6 College Park 11,020 $271,544 2,423 4.9%
7 Lake Eola Heights 2,096 $264,633 2,423 5.9%
8 Baldwin Park 6,986 $288,550 2,423 4.8%
9 Lake Davis-Greenwood 1,271 $302,800 2,423 2.4%
10 Bryn Mawr 3,629 $141,700 6,232 12.9%
11 South Orange 1,486 $225,725 4,318 5.7%
12 Lake Cherokee 1,116 $304,833 2,423 2.9%
13 Lawsona-Fern Creek 2,249 $233,600 2,706 8.3%
14 Princeton-Silver Star 3,178 $189,400 4,954 7.7%
15 Lake Como 2,161 $189,325 4,573 2.8%
16 Colonicaltown North 2,770 $178,967 4,658 6.6%
17 Vista East 7,896 $139,233 6,770 6.7%
18 Vista Park 5,302 $139,100 6,570 7.1%
19 Dover Shores West 1,567 $164,533 5,578 5.7%
20 Audubon Park 1,702 $162,450 4,369 2.9%
21 East Central Park 1,018 $152,500 5,561 0.7%
22 Kirkman South 3,066 $155,500 5,998 8.6%
23 Clear Lake 1,248 $111,300 7,722 11.3%
24 Lake Underhill 1,378 $162,700 5,683 7.9%
25 Colonial Town Center 1,567 $146,380 6,178 7.1%
26 Florida Center 5,428 $137,467 6,395 5.6%
27 Catalina 1,236 $117,133 7,796 11.8%
28 Metro West 17,977 $144,250 6,436 7.4%
29 Mariners Village 2,321 $119,950 6,971 11.2%
30 Dover Shores East 1,778 $153,350 6,331 5.6%
31 Wadeview Park 2,424 $181,667 5,676 8.4%
32 Southport 1,664 $95,900 7,891 7.9%
33 West Colonial 1,615 $124,800 7,314 13.4%
34 Wedgewood Groves 1,301 $146,900 7,399 7.2%
35 Monterey 3,407 $119,700 7,840 5.8%
36 Seaboard Industrial 1,335 $114,900 7,975 7.8%
37 Millenia 9,405 $98,033 8,242 5.2%
38 Boggy Creek 2,392 $103,367 7,834 8.8%
39 Malibu Groves 1,111 $84,300 9,146 13.1%
40 Rosemont North 1,758 $78,800 8,531 10.2%
41 Rock Lake 1,159 $95,200 8,010 10.4%
42 Eagles Nest 4,893 $65,800 8,835 11.3%
43 Signal Hill 1,801 $96,850 8,253 9.3%
44 South Semoran 5,611 $124,920 7,191 8.4%
45 Kirkman North 3,474 $88,025 8,444 10.0%
46 Lake Sunset 1,663 $71,900 9,443 13.0%
47 Mercy Drive 2,203 $58,850 9,694 13.3%
48 Camellia Gardens 1,820 $94,300 8,836 13.0%
49 Dixie Belle 1,807 $98,200 7,711 8.9%
50 Englewood Park 9,239 $84,580 8,561 9.3%
51 Dover Estates 1,605 $98,200 7,711 8.9%
52 33Rd Saint Industrial 4,089 $71,967 8,751 10.9%
53 Florida Center North 9,521 $74,133 8,501 7.7%
54 Lake Mann Estates 1,211 $71,550 9,259 11.3%
55 Ventura 4,184 $79,500 8,179 8.5%
56 Holden-Parramore 3,374 $45,040 9,694 15.3%
57 Airport North 10,043 $88,766 8,400 8.4%
58 Lake Frendrica 6,283 $46,575 8,997 9.0%
59 Carver Shores 1,318 $58,200 9,202 13.0%
60 Richmond Heights 2,903 $66,050 9,126 13.3%
61 Washington Shores 1,189 $77,700 9,285 8.9%
62 Callahan 2,061 $20,475 9,694 15.4%
63 Richmond Estates 1,145 $73,900 9,051 13.7%
64 Countryside 1,370 $69,300 8,999 5.3%
65 Rosemont 8,439 $81,750 8,668 9.8%

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