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 Syracuse, 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 Syracuse 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 Syracuse 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 Syracuse for 2018:
- Far West-Side
- South Valley
Read on to see how we determined the places around Syracuse that deserve a little bragging rights.
How do you determine the best neighborhoods in Syracuse for 2018?
In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Syracuse, 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 24 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 Syracuse.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Sedgewick.
Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best places Syracuse 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: $89,269
Median Home Value: $196,750
Median Income: $48,345
Median Home Value: $159,260
Median Income: $70,587
Median Home Value: $140,083
Median Income: $41,037
Median Home Value: $87,020
Median Income: $27,841
Median Home Value: $113,400
Median Income: $50,100
Median Home Value: $103,588
7. Far West-Side
Median Income: $42,731
Median Home Value: $86,062
8. South Valley
Median Income: $51,920
Median Home Value: $101,560
Median Income: $24,293
Median Home Value: $124,560
Median Income: $27,161
Median Home Value: $75,473
Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of Syracuse
If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Syracuse where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious, here are the worst places in Syracuse:
- Washington Square
- Near Eastside
- Near Westside
For more reading, check out:
- These Are The 10 Most Ghetto Places In New York
- These Are The 10 Worst Places To Live In New York State
- These Are The 10 Most Dangerous Places In New York
Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Syracuse