The 10 Best San Bernardino, CA Neighborhoods To Live In For 2019


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

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the best neighborhoods to live in San Bernardino.
Best Neighborhoods In San Bernardino

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 2019:

  1. Cimmeron (Homes)
  2. Nena (Homes)
  3. Sandin Hills (Homes)
  4. Kendall (Homes)
  5. Yerdemont (Homes)
  6. Mount Vernon (Homes)
  7. South Pointe (Homes)
  8. University (Homes)
  9. Arrowhead (Homes)
  10. California (Homes)

So what’s the best neighborhood to live in San Bernardino for 2019? According to the most recent census data, Cimmeron looks to be the best San Bernardino neighborhood to live in.

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.

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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How we determined the best San Bernardino hoods in 2019

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 then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 50 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, Cimmeron.

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

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 1,358
Rank Last Year: 15 (Up 14)
Median Home Value: $189,800 (10th best)
Median Income: $55,820 (8th best)
More on Cimmeron: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 2,759
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 8)
Median Home Value: $241,820 (3rd best)
Median Income: $59,738 (3rd best)
More on Nena: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 4,922
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $209,833 (7th best)
Median Income: $49,955 (11th best)
More on Sandin Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 3,812
Rank Last Year: 18 (Up 14)
Median Home Value: $181,075 (16th best)
Median Income: $57,548 (4th best)
More on Kendall: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 8,709
Rank Last Year: 13 (Up 8)
Median Home Value: $287,780 (1st best)
Median Income: $82,495 (1st best)
More on Yerdemont: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 4,068
Rank Last Year: 23 (Up 17)
Median Home Value: $130,150 (34th best)
Median Income: $41,550 (23rd best)
More on Mount Vernon: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 3,940
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $136,600 (30th best)
Median Income: $50,551 (10th best)
More on South Pointe: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 3,780
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 4)
Median Home Value: $207,200 (8th best)
Median Income: $43,559 (16th best)
More on University: Homes For Sale | Data

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.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 4,610
Rank Last Year: 14 (Up 5)
Median Home Value: $188,883 (11th best)
Median Income: $56,948 (5th best)
More on Arrowhead: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 3,596
Rank Last Year: 21 (Up 11)
Median Home Value: $186,167 (12th best)
Median Income: $48,263 (12th best)
More on California: Homes For Sale | Data

Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of The Best Neighborhoods In 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.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in San Bernardino aren’t all good. Stadium West takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in San Bernardino.

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 San Bernardino For 2019

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Cimmeron 1,358 $189,800 $55,820
2 Nena 2,759 $241,820 $59,738
3 Sandin Hills 4,922 $209,833 $49,955
4 Kendall 3,812 $181,075 $57,548
5 Yerdemont 8,709 $287,780 $82,495
6 Mount Vernon 4,068 $130,150 $41,550
7 South Pointe 3,940 $136,600 $50,551
8 University 3,780 $207,200 $43,559
9 Arrowhead 4,610 $188,883 $56,948
10 California 3,596 $186,167 $48,263
11 Wildwood Park 3,621 $183,267 $45,318
12 Hudson 2,974 $158,075 $55,894
13 Rancho West 10,024 $120,333 $50,970
14 North Park 3,419 $214,117 $56,207
15 Perris Hills 4,880 $157,550 $39,538
16 Carvedale 3,465 $172,150 $32,840
17 Terrace 10,941 $106,586 $41,901
18 Riverview 3,985 $179,767 $44,041
19 Pacific 9,989 $173,260 $41,812
20 Blair Park 1,522 $211,900 $34,496
21 Drnag 17,378 $184,831 $43,530
22 Ridgeline 930 $265,750 $26,804
23 Belevedere 4,334 $222,833 $66,832
24 Alessandro 3,721 $128,667 $25,451
25 Cajon 4,502 $199,440 $42,052
26 Roosevelt 3,749 $139,050 $37,924
27 Muscoy 10,134 $168,533 $41,701
28 La Plaza 4,568 $135,400 $36,436
29 Muscupiabe 3,639 $134,133 $43,174
30 San Gorgonio 7,009 $115,480 $30,839
31 Arrowview 3,311 $154,525 $39,235
32 Hi-30 1,663 $184,700 $45,192
33 Valley College 1,840 $146,667 $33,938
34 Wilson 3,393 $150,975 $37,922
35 Seccombe Lane 4,204 $85,933 $19,481
36 Amtrak 3,585 $96,800 $31,644
37 Show Place 1,459 $152,800 $38,962
38 Valley View 1,507 $137,900 $31,856
39 Sbhs 7,515 $124,150 $28,656
40 Delman 2,795 $148,333 $39,833
41 Curtis 6,556 $113,067 $27,720
42 Dmv 8,064 $88,640 $26,747
43 Feldheym 4,947 $128,017 $24,124
44 Lankershim 7,679 $55,075 $29,259
45 Lytle Creek 4,203 $124,400 $21,448
46 International 3,568 $36,567 $27,370
47 Ne-Sterling 1,480 $136,067 $22,207
48 East Valley 6,508 $51,140 $22,067
49 Carousel 2,798 $103,275 $19,631
50 Stadium West 909 $79,800 $18,232

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