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 Vancouver, 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 Vancouver 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 Vancouver 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 Vancouver for 2018:
- Old Evergreen Highway (Homes)
- Fishers Creek (Homes)
- Wildwood (Homes)
- Burton Evergreen (Homes)
- Fairway 164th (Homes)
- Fishers Landing East (Homes)
- Bella Vista (Homes)
- Edgewood Park (Homes)
- Bennington (Homes)
- Lincoln (Homes)
Read on to see how we determined the places around Vancouver that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Vancouver.
If you’re thinking of moving to elsewhere in Washington check out:
- 10 Best Places To Live In Washington
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How do you determine the top neighborhoods in Vancouver for 2018?
In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Vancouver, 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 46 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 Vancouver.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Old Evergreen Highway.
Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best places Vancouver has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.
1. Old Evergreen Highway
Median Income: $94,284
Median Home Value: $337,450
2. Fishers Creek
Median Income: $90,290
Median Home Value: $317,467
Median Income: $65,531
Median Home Value: $230,833
4. Burton Evergreen
Median Income: $88,235
Median Home Value: $250,300
5. Fairway 164Th
Median Income: $45,678
Median Home Value: $235,250
6. Fishers Landing East
Median Income: $68,534
Median Home Value: $236,820
7. Bella Vista
Median Income: $69,918
Median Home Value: $251,667
8. Edgewood Park
Median Income: $59,098
Median Home Value: $329,850
Median Income: $70,268
Median Home Value: $217,300
Median Income: $68,807
Median Home Value: $215,400
Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of Vancouver
If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Vancouver where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious, here are the worst places in Vancouver:
- Central Park
- Fruit Valley
For more reading, check out:
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- 10 Worst Places To Live In Washington
Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Vancouver
|1||Old Evergreen Highway||2,885|
|6||Fishers Landing East||6,142|
|32||North Garrison Heights||3,020|
|33||Burnt Bridge Creek||3,748|
|34||Fourth Plain Village||1,993|