The 10 Cheapest Mobile, AL Neighborhoods To Live In For 2019


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Mobile are the cheapest of the cheap.

Editor’s Note: This is our first time ranking the cheapest neighborhoods to live in Mobile.
Cheapest Neighborhoods In Mobile
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Everything else equal, I think we can all agree that living in a cheaper place is better than living in a more expensive place.

I’d much rather pay $500/mo in rent than $1,000. And I’d rather pay $2 for coffee than $5.

And while every neighbhorhood in Mobile might be more expensive than living in rural Alabama, there are certain neighborhoods that are definitely cheaper.

So what exactly are those Mobile neighborhoods where your dollar goes a little further — you can get that one bedroom instead of the studio?

Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Mobile are the cheapest.

Here are the cheapest neighborhoods in Mobile for 2019:

  1. Bayview (Homes)
  2. Usa (Homes)
  3. Riverfront Industrial Area (Homes)
  4. Fowl River (Homes)
  5. Huron (Homes)
  6. Twin Lakes (Homes)
  7. Edington (Homes)
  8. Seminole (Homes)
  9. Mohawk (Homes)
  10. Pinewood (Homes)

What’s the cheapest neighborhood to live in Mobile for 2019? According to the most recent census data, Bayview looks to be the cheaptest Mobile neighborhood to live in.

At this point we should make it clear that you do get what you pay for — some of these neighborhoods might not be the best places to live in Mobile. You could be sacrificing location or crime rates in return for more space and cheaper groceries.

Read on to see how we determined the places around Mobile that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Mobile.

Once you’re done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from cheapest to most expensive.

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How We Determined The Cheapest Mobile Hoods In 2019

In order to rank the cheapest places to live in Mobile, we had to determine what criteria defines ‘cheap’.

Using census and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:

  • Overall Cost Of Living
  • Rent To Income Ratio
  • Median Home Value To Income Ratio

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 146 in each category, where 1 was the cheapest.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a cheap neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest cheapest neighborhood index the ‘Cheapest City Neighborhood In Mobile.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Bayview.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the cheapest places Mobile. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from cheapest to most expensive.

The 10 Cheapest Neighborhoods To Live In Mobile For 2019

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 1,320
Cost Of Living Index: 80 (4th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.8 (7th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.008 (7th cheapest)
More on Bayview: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Bayview comes in at $34,490 and the median home value is $62,800 for 2019.

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 1,258
Cost Of Living Index: 80 (4th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.2 (3rd cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.008 (12th cheapest)
More on Usa: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Usa comes in at $49,336 and the median home value is $59,550 for 2019.

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 2,900
Cost Of Living Index: 76 (1st cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.1 (2nd cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.011 (18th cheapest)
More on Riverfront Industrial Area: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Riverfront Industrial Area comes in at $28,973 and the median home value is $31,900 for 2019.

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 794
Cost Of Living Index: 85 (21st cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.8 (5th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.013 (33rd cheapest)
More on Fowl River: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Fowl River comes in at $47,500 and the median home value is $84,900 for 2019.

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 383
Cost Of Living Index: 85 (21st cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.1 (18th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.016 (46th cheapest)
More on Huron: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Huron comes in at $40,469 and the median home value is $84,900 for 2019.

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 359
Cost Of Living Index: 85 (21st cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.1 (18th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.016 (46th cheapest)
More on Twin Lakes: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Twin Lakes comes in at $40,469 and the median home value is $84,900 for 2019.

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 370
Cost Of Living Index: 85 (21st cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.1 (18th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.016 (46th cheapest)
More on Edington: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Edington comes in at $40,469 and the median home value is $84,900 for 2019.

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 323
Cost Of Living Index: 85 (21st cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.1 (18th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.016 (46th cheapest)
More on Seminole: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Seminole comes in at $40,469 and the median home value is $84,900 for 2019.

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 483
Cost Of Living Index: 85 (21st cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.1 (18th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.016 (46th cheapest)
More on Mohawk: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Mohawk comes in at $40,469 and the median home value is $84,900 for 2019.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 1,184
Cost Of Living Index: 87 (44th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.3 (47th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.007 (3rd cheapest)
More on Pinewood: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Pinewood comes in at $51,085 and the median home value is $119,550 for 2019.

Summing Up The Cheapest Places In Mobile

If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Mobile where prices are low and it’s cheap to live, this is an accurate list.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Mobile aren’t all cheap. Thornhill takes the title of the most expensive neighborhood to live in Mobile.

We ranked the neighborhoods from cheapest to most expensive in the chart below.

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Detailed List Of The Cheapest Neighborhoods To Live In Mobile For 2019

Rank Neighborhood Cost Of Living Index
1 Bayview 80
2 Usa 80
3 Riverfront Industrial Area 76
4 Fowl River 85
5 Huron 85
6 Twin Lakes 85
7 Edington 85
8 Seminole 85
9 Mohawk 85
10 Pinewood 87
11 Cody 86
12 Devonshire 89
13 Cedar Grove 86
14 Owens 77
15 Glen Acres 87
16 Driftwood 84
17 Venetia 91
18 Hamilton 90
19 Cypress Branch 90
20 Jackson Creek 90
21 Churchill 90
22 Colonial Heights 88
23 Dawes 92
24 Fisher 81
25 Nevius 89
26 Park Place 89
27 Rolling Acres 92
28 Westavia 94
29 Airmont 87
30 Rose Haven 90
31 Mertz 86
32 Canterbury 94
33 Rothfield 90
34 Westmont 87
35 Hillview 89
36 Larkspur 89
37 Lott Road 90
38 Bellewood 87
39 Greenwich Hills 87
40 Garland 94
41 Pierce Creek 102
42 Brookwood 91
43 Goldmine 95
44 Westlake 99
45 Cottage Park 99
46 Carver 86
47 Cypress Shores 97
48 Claremont 93
49 Grove Hill 88
50 Woodlawn 86
51 Maysville 83
52 Navco 87
53 Travis 99
54 Pleasant Valley 87
55 Pine Grove 92
56 North Industrial Area 86
57 North Crichton 84
58 Second Creek 104
59 Yorkwood 96
60 Beau Terra 87
61 Loma Vista 87
62 Gorgas 84
63 Bienville 90
64 Ridgeway 94
65 Forest Highland 94
66 Plateau 83
67 Overlook 92
68 D Iberville 99
69 Tillman 88
70 Riviera 86
71 Alderbrook 104
72 Warwick 94
73 Beverly 88
74 Baltimore 85
75 Muddy Creek 86
76 Argyle 86
77 Oakleigh 84
78 Bell Aire 86
79 Terrace Hills 91
80 Blackstone 98
81 Greenmound 85
82 Redstone 98
83 Neely 85
84 Scenic Hill 97
85 Theodore Industrial Park 87
86 Camelia 96
87 Rickarby 85
88 Belmeade 92
89 Maryvale 82
90 Sunnyvale 97
91 Mooncrest 97
92 Hannon Park 97
93 Red Creek 97
94 Pamona 97
95 Prospect 100
96 Skyland Park 97
97 Lourdes 89
98 Neshota 89
99 Kimberline 96
100 Irvington 89
101 Berkleigh 98
102 Summerville 83
103 Bellmont 91
104 Westfield 91
105 Deer River 89
106 Milkhouse 98
107 South Crichton 84
108 Hillsdale 86
109 Carlen 95
110 Leinkauf 92
111 Bayside 92
112 Highland 92
113 Bates 92
114 Melrose 92
115 Baker 98
116 Country Club 128
117 Parkhill 111
118 Washington Square 95
119 Bellfontaine 93
120 Rosedale 87
121 Arlington 81
122 Oakdale 85
123 Texas Street 88
124 Lyons Park 96
125 Westhill 96
126 Sheldon 96
127 Jefferson 90
128 Dauphin Acres 87
129 College Park 114
130 Crestview 98
131 Spring Valley 98
132 Mcvoy 90
133 Azalea 96
134 Alligator Bayou 110
135 Rochon 110
136 Audubon 110
137 Koolman 110
138 Georgia Avenue 93
139 Fire Tower 96
140 Reichlieu 93
141 Malibar Heights 95
142 Overton 108
143 Jackson Heights 94
144 Central Business District 97
145 Llanfair 105
146 Thornhill 107

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.

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