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:
- West Gate
- Franklin Park
- Glendale-Heather Downs
- Reynolds Corners
- Point Place
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?
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.
Population: 12,114Median Home Price: $130,745
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,574
Unemployment Rate: 6.0%
Population: 17,892Median Home Price: $90,591
Crimes Per 100K People: 3,263
Unemployment Rate: 7.6%
3. West Gate
Population: 4,896Median Home Price: $126,083
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,638
Unemployment Rate: 5.0%
4. Franklin Park
Population: 15,708Median Home Price: $128,883
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,527
Unemployment Rate: 6.5%
Population: 9,059Median Home Price: $114,107
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,630
Unemployment Rate: 9.1%
6. Glendale-Heather Downs
Population: 10,609Median Home Price: $101,518
Crimes Per 100K People: 3,147
Unemployment Rate: 8.3%
Population: 16,755Median Home Price: $107,047
Crimes Per 100K People: 3,277
Unemployment Rate: 9.4%
8. Reynolds Corners
Population: 27,668Median Home Price: $100,804
Crimes Per 100K People: 3,147
Unemployment Rate: 8.7%
9. Point Place
Population: 10,133Median Home Price: $92,271
Crimes Per 100K People: 3,168
Unemployment Rate: 10.3%
Population: 18,317Median Home Price: $94,433
Crimes Per 100K People: 3,470
Unemployment Rate: 9.6%
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:
- North River
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- These Are The 10 Fastest Growing Cities In Ohio
Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Toledo
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