These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Vancouver, WA For 2018


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Vancouver 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 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:

  1. Old Evergreen Highway (Homes)
  2. Fishers Creek (Homes)
  3. Wildwood (Homes)
  4. Burton Evergreen (Homes)
  5. Fairway 164th (Homes)
  6. Fishers Landing East (Homes)
  7. Bella Vista (Homes)
  8. Edgewood Park (Homes)
  9. Bennington (Homes)
  10. 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.

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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

Population: 2,885
Median Income: $94,284
Median Home Value: $337,450

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2. Fishers Creek

Population: 1,004
Median Income: $90,290
Median Home Value: $317,467

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3. Wildwood

Population: 1,133
Median Income: $65,531
Median Home Value: $230,833

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4. Burton Evergreen

Population: 1,719
Median Income: $88,235
Median Home Value: $250,300

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5. Fairway 164Th

Population: 2,258
Median Income: $45,678
Median Home Value: $235,250

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6. Fishers Landing East

Population: 6,142
Median Income: $68,534
Median Home Value: $236,820

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7. Bella Vista

Population: 2,285
Median Income: $69,918
Median Home Value: $251,667

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8. Edgewood Park

Population: 1,119
Median Income: $59,098
Median Home Value: $329,850

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9. Bennington

Population: 3,042
Median Income: $70,268
Median Home Value: $217,300

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10. Lincoln

Population: 3,553
Median Income: $68,807
Median Home Value: $215,400

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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:

  1. Ogden
  2. Central Park
  3. Fruit Valley

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Vancouver

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Prices Crimes Per 100k Unemployment Rate
1 Old Evergreen Highway 2,885 $337,450 1,526 6.2%
2 Fishers Creek 1,004 $317,467 2,164 3.8%
3 Wildwood 1,133 $230,833 3,652 10.5%
4 Burton Evergreen 1,719 $250,300 3,241 4.5%
5 Fairway 164Th 2,258 $235,250 3,251 3.8%
6 Fishers Landing East 6,142 $236,820 3,350 3.9%
7 Bella Vista 2,285 $251,667 3,006 8.3%
8 Edgewood Park 1,119 $329,850 1,832 5.6%
9 Bennington 3,042 $217,300 3,354 6.3%
10 Lincoln 3,553 $215,400 3,417 5.8%
11 Northwest 3,409 $229,960 3,375 6.7%
12 Marrion 2,511 $177,350 3,719 11.0%
13 Countryside Woods 5,421 $213,383 3,837 6.8%
14 Hudsons Bay 1,369 $198,950 3,061 6.8%
15 Hearthwood 2,112 $190,500 4,483 4.0%
16 Carter Park 1,864 $205,200 3,614 7.0%
17 Burton Ridge 1,064 $188,400 3,965 5.8%
18 First Place 1,120 $304,100 3,272 7.7%
19 Parkside 2,081 $173,900 4,160 7.1%
20 Parkway East 1,805 $174,700 3,947 8.9%
21 Landover Sharmel 4,544 $171,667 4,444 4.8%
22 Hough 2,238 $205,650 4,192 5.4%
23 Riveridge 1,705 $254,467 3,358 9.8%
24 Vancouver Heights 4,307 $196,289 3,870 5.4%
25 Esther Short 2,946 $211,640 3,875 5.7%
26 Hamey Heights 5,372 $179,920 4,410 10.4%
27 Ellsworth Springs 4,672 $184,375 3,994 7.3%
28 Mountain View 3,842 $180,600 4,194 7.4%
29 Cascade Highlands 3,360 $168,233 4,001 9.1%
30 Shumway 1,063 $193,400 3,816 8.1%
31 Fircrest 6,173 $171,300 4,214 6.5%
32 North Garrison Heights 3,020 $186,450 4,362 7.6%
33 Burnt Bridge Creek 3,748 $173,433 4,282 5.9%
34 Fourth Plain Village 1,993 $141,250 4,933 11.6%
35 Image 4,459 $166,300 4,552 7.9%
36 Bagley Downs 5,226 $128,350 5,117 11.8%
37 Oakbrook 3,273 $185,450 4,268 9.3%
38 West Minnehaha 3,897 $179,786 4,239 6.8%
39 North Image 5,732 $129,460 4,840 6.6%
40 Van Mall 4,877 $168,043 4,231 8.4%
41 Rose Village 4,730 $134,575 4,782 9.2%
42 Meadow Homes 1,997 $181,440 4,307 7.9%
43 Kevanna Park 2,040 $165,050 4,608 8.7%
44 Fruit Valley 2,025 $80,300 5,415 14.4%
45 Central Park 2,352 $146,400 4,764 8.5%
46 Ogden 4,065 $155,140 4,565 9.0%

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