These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Toledo, OH For 2018


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Toledo 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 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.

Here are the best neighborhoods in Toledo for 2018:

  1. Southwyck (Homes)
  2. West Gate (Homes)
  3. Franklin Park (Homes)
  4. Beverly (Homes)
  5. Deveaux (Homes)
  6. Glendale-Heather Downs (Homes)
  7. Whitmer-Trilby (Homes)
  8. Old West End (Homes)
  9. Reynolds Corners (Homes)
  10. Ottawa (Homes)

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.

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

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 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 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 has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.

1. Southwyck

Population: 11,989
Median Income: $47,548
Median Home Value: $118,264

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2. West Gate

Population: 5,097
Median Income: $41,752
Median Home Value: $119,683

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3. Franklin Park

Population: 15,786
Median Income: $46,348
Median Home Value: $110,321

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4. Beverly

Population: 8,928
Median Income: $50,352
Median Home Value: $100,193

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5. Deveaux

Population: 17,786
Median Income: $44,867
Median Home Value: $84,250

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6. Glendale-Heather Downs

Population: 10,861
Median Income: $45,771
Median Home Value: $91,373

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7. Whitmer-Trilby

Population: 16,906
Median Income: $38,574
Median Home Value: $93,607

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8. Old West End

Population: 5,651
Median Income: $27,773
Median Home Value: $60,200

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9. Reynolds Corners

Population: 27,344
Median Income: $40,342
Median Home Value: $90,427

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10. Ottawa

Population: 17,898
Median Income: $35,441
Median Home Value: $90,474

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Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of Toledo

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

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

  1. Warren Sherman
  2. North River
  3. Birmingham

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Toledo

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Prices Crimes Per 100k Unemployment Rate
1 Southwyck 11,989 $118,264 4,400 7.0%
2 West Gate 5,097 $119,683 4,562 3.0%
3 Franklin Park 15,786 $110,321 4,526 5.8%
4 Beverly 8,928 $100,193 4,756 7.0%
5 Deveaux 17,786 $84,250 5,695 7.9%
6 Glendale-Heather Downs 10,861 $91,373 5,441 7.4%
7 Whitmer-Trilby 16,906 $93,607 5,788 8.6%
8 Old West End 5,651 $60,200 6,646 11.2%
9 Reynolds Corners 27,344 $90,427 5,325 7.3%
10 Ottawa 17,898 $90,474 5,866 9.2%
11 Scott Park 11,157 $67,208 7,146 11.6%
12 Point Place 10,020 $81,086 5,650 8.0%
13 East Toledo 22,538 $47,776 7,736 13.0%
14 Five Points 20,626 $66,685 6,483 8.5%
15 Olde Towne 2,467 $51,233 7,407 14.9%
16 City Center 3,008 $67,225 7,041 11.6%
17 South Side 19,803 $45,914 7,728 13.6%
18 North Towne 6,288 $85,367 6,170 7.6%
19 Onyx 6,044 $47,792 7,868 14.2%
20 Roosevelt 3,684 $49,182 7,524 13.1%
21 La Grange 13,192 $43,323 7,873 16.4%
22 Birmingham 3,917 $34,625 8,093 11.0%
23 North River 7,111 $30,938 8,340 10.7%
24 Warren Sherman 2,240 $33,600 8,113 12.6%

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