THE 10 BEST Neighborhoods In Toledo For 2020


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

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the best neighborhoods to live in Toledo.
Best Neighborhoods In Toledo

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 Toledo, 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 Toledo 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 Toledo 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 Ohio and Toledo is on the top of your list, check out our best neighborhoods to live in.

So what's the best neighborhood to live in Toledo for 2020? According to the most recent census data, Southwyck looks to be the best Toledo neighborhood to live in.

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

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 Toledo

Population: 12,280
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $123,545 (First best)
Median Income: $45,963 (Fifth best)
More on Southwyck: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 5,073
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $117,400 (Second best)
Median Income: $43,164 (Seventh best)
More on West Gate: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 17,933
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 2)
Median Home Value: $81,036 (Ninth best)
Median Income: $47,335 (Third best)
More on Deveaux: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 15,655
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $108,704 (Third best)
Median Income: $51,610 (Second best)
More on Franklin Park: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 11,374
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $85,264 (Seventh best)
Median Income: $45,718 (Sixth best)
More on Glendale-Heather Downs: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 16,896
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $91,173 (Fifth best)
Median Income: $42,574 (Eighth best)
More on Whitmer-Trilby: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 9,154
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 3)
Median Home Value: $95,840 (Fourth best)
Median Income: $52,175 (First best)
More on Beverly: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 9,689
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 2)
Median Home Value: $78,486 (11th best)
Median Income: $46,109 (Fourth best)
More on Point Place: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 18,753
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $85,481 (Sixth best)
Median Income: $35,697 (12th best)
More on Ottawa: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 27,129
Rank Last Year: 8 (Down 2)
Median Home Value: $84,119 (Eighth best)
Median Income: $40,942 (Tenth best)
More on Reynolds Corners: Homes For Sale | Data

How We Determined The Best Toledo, OH Neighborhoods In 2020

In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Toledo, 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 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 Toledo." We're lookin' at you, Southwyck.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the best places Toledo, Ohio 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 Toledo

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

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Toledo aren't all good. Warren Sherman takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in Toledo.

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 Toledo For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Southwyck 12,280 $123,545 $45,963
2 West Gate 5,073 $117,400 $43,164
3 Deveaux 17,933 $81,036 $47,335
4 Franklin Park 15,655 $108,704 $51,610
5 Glendale-Heather Downs 11,374 $85,264 $45,718
6 Whitmer-Trilby 16,896 $91,173 $42,574
7 Beverly 9,154 $95,840 $52,175
8 Point Place 9,689 $78,486 $46,109
9 Ottawa 18,753 $85,481 $35,697
10 Reynolds Corners 27,129 $84,119 $40,942
11 Five Points 19,543 $58,385 $42,293
12 North Towne 6,563 $80,900 $38,562
13 Old West End 5,434 $48,082 $30,370
14 East Toledo 21,922 $37,796 $30,306
15 Scott Park 10,804 $59,438 $27,790
16 City Center 3,230 $77,625 $14,821
17 Olde Towne 2,301 $61,767 $22,489
18 South Side 19,204 $37,129 $24,198
19 Onyx 5,628 $44,833 $19,605
20 La Grange 12,704 $37,545 $25,396
21 Birmingham 3,845 $33,200 $27,632
22 Roosevelt 3,322 $34,945 $24,645
23 North River 6,939 $30,131 $20,004
24 Warren Sherman 2,307 $32,050 $15,975

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.