The 10 Best Toledo, OH Neighborhoods To Live In For 2019


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 2019. This is our fifth 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.

Here are the best neighborhoods in Toledo for 2019:

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

So what’s the best neighborhood to live in Toledo for 2019? 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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How we determined the best Toledo hoods in 2019

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.

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 12,280
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $123,545 (1st best)
Median Income: $45,963 (5th best)
More on Southwyck: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 5,073
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $117,400 (2nd best)
Median Income: $43,164 (7th best)
More on West Gate: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 17,933
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 2)
Median Home Value: $81,036 (9th best)
Median Income: $47,335 (3rd best)
More on Deveaux: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 15,655
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $108,704 (3rd best)
Median Income: $51,610 (2nd best)
More on Franklin Park: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 11,374
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $85,264 (7th best)
Median Income: $45,718 (6th best)
More on Glendale-Heather Downs: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 16,896
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $91,173 (5th best)
Median Income: $42,574 (8th best)
More on Whitmer-Trilby: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 9,154
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 3)
Median Home Value: $95,840 (4th best)
Median Income: $52,175 (1st best)
More on Beverly: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 9,689
Rank Last Year: 12 (Up 4)
Median Home Value: $78,486 (11th best)
Median Income: $46,109 (4th best)
More on Point Place: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 18,753
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $85,481 (6th best)
Median Income: $35,697 (12th best)
More on Ottawa: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 27,129
Rank Last Year: 9 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $84,119 (8th best)
Median Income: $40,942 (10th best)
More on Reynolds Corners: Homes For Sale | Data

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 2019

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.