These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Tempe, AZ For 2018


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

  1. Broadmor (Homes)
  2. Alta Mira (Homes)
  3. McClintock (Homes)
  4. Camelot Village (Homes)
  5. Ntna-Indian Bend (Homes)
  6. Cyprus Southwest (Homes)
  7. Optimist Park Sw (Homes)
  8. Tempe Royal Estates (Homes)
  9. Optimist Park Ne (Homes)
  10. Evergreen (Homes)

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

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

In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Tempe, 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 30 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 Tempe.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Broadmor.

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

1. Broadmor

Population: 1,678
Median Income: $73,177
Median Home Value: $302,900

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2. Alta Mira

Population: 1,324
Median Income: $108,190
Median Home Value: $321,300

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3. Mcclintock

Population: 1,235
Median Income: $72,216
Median Home Value: $194,000

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4. Camelot Village

Camelot Village Tempe, AZ

Population: 1,493
Median Income: $66,708
Median Home Value: $323,300

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5. Ntna-Indian Bend

Population: 1,483
Median Income: $57,311
Median Home Value: $163,600

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6. Cyprus Southwest

Population: 2,025
Median Income: $48,395
Median Home Value: $177,700

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7. Optimist Park Sw

Population: 1,027
Median Income: $71,477
Median Home Value: $202,700

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8. Tempe Royal Estates

Population: 3,185
Median Income: $56,327
Median Home Value: $181,500

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9. Optimist Park Ne

Population: 1,275
Median Income: $71,203
Median Home Value: $204,350

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10. Evergreen

Population: 1,151
Median Income: $69,838
Median Home Value: $214,200

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Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of Tempe

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

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

  1. Escalante
  2. Wood Park
  3. Alegre Community

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Tempe

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Prices Crimes Per 100k Unemployment Rate
1 Broadmor 1,678 $302,900 2,194 1.3%
2 Alta Mira 1,324 $321,300 2,025 5.0%
3 Mcclintock 1,235 $194,000 4,919 3.6%
4 Camelot Village 1,493 $323,300 2,025 6.7%
5 Ntna-Indian Bend 1,483 $163,600 4,776 1.2%
6 Cyprus Southwest 2,025 $177,700 4,781 3.0%
7 Optimist Park Sw 1,027 $202,700 3,127 5.6%
8 Tempe Royal Estates 3,185 $181,500 4,614 5.5%
9 Optimist Park Ne 1,275 $204,350 3,751 8.1%
10 Evergreen 1,151 $214,200 3,629 5.8%
11 Maple-Ash 1,029 $315,433 2,848 6.5%
12 Kyrene-Superstition 1,549 $142,750 5,182 1.1%
13 Mach 8 1,232 $171,100 5,264 3.2%
14 Optimist Park Nw 1,064 $188,350 3,794 5.3%
15 Rural-Geneva 1,121 $171,550 4,936 3.0%
16 Dava-Lakeshore 1,659 $157,500 5,561 4.7%
17 Hughes Acres 1,096 $171,550 4,936 3.0%
18 Riverside 1,614 $257,900 3,990 4.6%
19 Pepperwood 3,922 $126,050 5,947 2.8%
20 Gililland 2,033 $168,650 5,587 10.3%
21 Holdeman 1,948 $168,650 5,587 10.3%
22 Meyer Park 3,444 $145,700 5,418 5.6%
23 University Park 2,720 $398,300 2,989 7.8%
24 Kiwanis Park 1,484 $153,200 5,090 5.7%
25 Ntna-College 2,761 $144,200 5,283 4.0%
26 Baseline-Hardy 5,434 $125,933 6,226 3.2%
27 Sunset 2,901 $81,300 6,971 3.7%
28 Alegre Community 2,003 $158,000 6,187 6.4%
29 Wood Park 3,805 $131,500 6,184 8.7%
30 Escalante 2,080 $111,133 6,550 9.2%

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