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:
- West Gate
- Franklin Park
- Glendale-Heather Downs
- Old West End
- Reynolds Corners
Read on to see how we determined the places around Toledo that deserve a little bragging rights.
How do you determine the best 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.
Median Income: $47,548
Median Home Value: $118,264
2. West Gate
Median Income: $41,752
Median Home Value: $119,683
3. Franklin Park
Median Income: $46,348
Median Home Value: $110,321
Median Income: $50,352
Median Home Value: $100,193
Median Income: $44,867
Median Home Value: $84,250
6. Glendale-Heather Downs
Median Income: $45,771
Median Home Value: $91,373
Median Income: $38,574
Median Home Value: $93,607
8. Old West End
Median Income: $27,773
Median Home Value: $60,200
9. Reynolds Corners
Median Income: $40,342
Median Home Value: $90,427
Median Income: $35,441
Median Home Value: $90,474
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:
- Warren Sherman
- North River
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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Toledo
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