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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 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. So, if you're thinking of moving to New York and Syracuse is on the top of your list, check out our best neighborhoods to live in.
So what's the best neighborhood to live in Syracuse for 2020? According to the most recent census data, Sedgewick looks to be the best Syracuse neighborhood to live in.
Read on to see how we determined the places around Syracuse that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you're interested in the worst neighborhoods in Syracuse.
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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The 10 Best Neighborhoods To Live In Syracuse
Sedgwick is one of the 26 officially recognized neighborhoods of Syracuse, New York, United States. It borders four other Syracuse neighborhoods, with Northside to the north and west, Near Northeast to the southwest, Lincoln Park to the south, and Eastwood to the east.
Meadowbrook is a Syracuse, New York neighborhood, located in the southeastern corner of the city. It corresponds to Onondaga County Census Tract 46. It is named after Meadow Brook, which runs through it and into Butternut Creek.
Eastwood is a neighborhood in the east of Syracuse, New York, United States.
The University Neighborhood is one of Syracuse, New York's 26 officially recognized neighborhoods. It borders the neighborhoods of Westcott to the north, University Hill to the west, Outer Comstock to the southwest, Skytop to the south, and Meadowbrook to the east.
South Valley is a neighborhood on the South side of Syracuse, New York. It features Meachem Elementary School, Clary Middle School, Betts Branch library, Webster's Pond, and the Redmond family.
Strathmore, or Strathmore "By the Park" Subdivision, is a neighborhood in the southwest of Syracuse, New York, United States. It is a mostly residential neighborhood that has many houses from the early and middle of the twentieth century.
The Syracuse Far Westside is one of 26 neighborhoods recognized by the City of Syracuse, New York. Until this area joined the city in 1886 it was known as the village of Geddes.
Downtown Syracuse is the economic center of Syracuse, New York, and Central New York, employing over 30,000 people, and housing over 3,500. It is also one of the 26 officially recognized neighborhoods of Syracuse.
How We Determined The Best Syracuse, NY Neighborhoods In 2020
In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Syracuse, we had to determine what criteria defines a "best".
- 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 26 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, New York has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.
Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of The Best Neighborhoods In Syracuse
If you're measuring the neighborhoods in Syracuse where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.
As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Syracuse aren't all good. Southwest takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in Syracuse.
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 Syracuse For 2020