These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In San Bernardino, CA For 2018


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

  1. Wildwood Park (Homes)
  2. Sandin Hills (Homes)
  3. North Park (Homes)
  4. Rancho West (Homes)
  5. Belevedere (Homes)
  6. South Pointe (Homes)
  7. Hi-30 (Homes)
  8. Nena (Homes)
  9. Cajon (Homes)
  10. University (Homes)

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

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How do you determine the top neighborhoods in San Bernardino for 2018?

In order to rank the best neighborhoods in San Bernardino, 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 48 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 San Bernardino.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Wildwood Park.

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

1. Wildwood Park

Population: 3,693
Median Income: $45,752
Median Home Value: $155,667

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2. Sandin Hills

Population: 5,011
Median Income: $49,619
Median Home Value: $186,200

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3. North Park

Population: 3,281
Median Income: $59,513
Median Home Value: $192,017

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4. Rancho West

Population: 10,187
Median Income: $49,517
Median Home Value: $125,333

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5. Belevedere

Population: 4,142
Median Income: $68,631
Median Home Value: $216,700

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6. South Pointe

Population: 4,550
Median Income: $58,832
Median Home Value: $132,800

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7. Hi-30

Population: 1,623
Median Income: $49,902
Median Home Value: $153,800

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8. Nena

Population: 3,453
Median Income: $50,560
Median Home Value: $199,700

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9. Cajon

Population: 4,640
Median Income: $44,700
Median Home Value: $149,720

Cajon Junction is an unincorporated community in Cajon Canyon and the northern Cajon Pass area, within San Bernardino County, California.
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10. University

Population: 3,113
Median Income: $40,560
Median Home Value: $152,567

The University District, often referred to as University Parkway, is a foothill community located approximately 58 miles north of downtown San Bernardino, California. The District is named after the California State University, San Bernardino. It is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in San Bernardino along with the Hospitality Lane District. As California State University, San Bernardino grew so did the region around it; it used to be nothing but mid-desert farmland, but has been developing quickly to become a major and important independent neighborhood to not only San Bernardino but also the entire region.
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Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of San Bernardino

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

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

  1. Carousel
  2. East Valley
  3. Dmv

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In San Bernardino

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Prices Crimes Per 100k Unemployment Rate
1 Wildwood Park 3,693 $155,667 6,040 10.5%
2 Sandin Hills 5,011 $186,200 5,879 10.4%
3 North Park 3,281 $192,017 5,820 11.3%
4 Rancho West 10,187 $125,333 7,149 12.7%
5 Belevedere 4,142 $216,700 4,637 9.5%
6 South Pointe 4,550 $132,800 6,470 2.4%
7 Hi-30 1,623 $153,800 6,167 11.2%
8 Nena 3,453 $199,700 5,864 4.9%
9 Cajon 4,640 $149,720 6,893 11.2%
10 University 3,113 $152,567 6,774 12.3%
11 Drnag 18,904 $168,046 6,315 9.0%
12 Arrowhead 4,799 $157,417 6,051 9.6%
13 Yerdemont 8,494 $243,400 5,027 9.3%
14 Cimmeron 1,425 $137,000 6,628 2.9%
15 Arrowview 3,176 $115,125 7,135 11.5%
16 La Plaza 5,040 $120,900 8,105 10.5%
17 Kendall 4,085 $144,650 5,602 9.9%
18 Pacific 8,514 $127,540 8,108 10.9%
19 Muscupiabe 4,030 $122,000 7,663 10.6%
20 California 3,236 $140,633 7,568 12.3%
21 Show Place 1,566 $138,550 7,456 6.8%
22 Roosevelt 3,618 $112,675 7,993 11.1%
23 Mount Vernon 4,380 $110,750 7,903 14.6%
24 Riverview 3,814 $156,000 7,124 7.0%
25 Hudson 2,743 $126,600 5,976 5.3%
26 Terrace 11,264 $81,886 8,174 12.7%
27 Alessandro 3,243 $105,400 7,834 11.4%
28 Wilson 3,255 $135,300 7,313 8.6%
29 Muscoy 9,625 $146,933 7,838 12.7%
30 Valley College 1,904 $125,400 7,584 8.3%
31 Blair Park 1,376 $188,200 6,211 9.3%
32 Sbhs 7,151 $129,467 8,570 13.7%
33 Carvedale 3,323 $136,850 7,286 9.8%
34 Perris Hills 6,127 $108,400 8,263 8.9%
35 Valley View 1,907 $111,800 8,559 5.3%
36 Lankershim 7,691 $80,925 8,673 12.8%
37 Seccombe Lane 4,473 $104,533 8,672 14.7%
38 Ne-Sterling 1,664 $114,367 8,205 11.8%
39 Delman 2,374 $123,100 8,434 14.2%
40 Curtis 6,036 $113,267 8,543 6.7%
41 San Gorgonio 6,885 $99,760 8,427 8.7%
42 Amtrak 3,287 $84,400 8,536 14.9%
43 International 3,063 $33,100 8,877 7.5%
44 Lytle Creek 4,003 $120,950 8,579 9.9%
45 Feldheym 4,311 $73,150 8,877 16.6%
46 Dmv 8,607 $100,580 8,599 16.0%
47 East Valley 5,681 $54,420 8,877 8.4%
48 Carousel 2,352 $95,875 8,621 8.7%

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