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 Santa Ana might be more expensive than living in rural California, there are certain neighborhoods that are definitely cheaper.
So what exactly are those Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana are the cheapest.
What’s the cheapest neighborhood to live in Santa Ana for 2020? According to the most recent census data, Mar-Les looks to be the cheaptest Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana. 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 Santa Ana that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Santa Ana.
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 Santa Ana Hoods In 2020
In order to rank the cheapest places to live in Santa Ana, we had to determine what criteria defines “cheap”.
- Overall Cost Of Living
- Rent To Income Ratio
- Median Home Value To Income Ratio
We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 56 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 Santa Ana.” We’re lookin’ at you, Mar-Les.
Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the cheapest places Santa Ana. 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 Santa Ana For 2020
The median income in Mar-Les comes in at $64,427 and the median home value is $229,900 for 2020.
The median income in Northwest comes in at $52,813 and the median home value is $269,350 for 2020.
The median income in Riverglen comes in at $52,813 and the median home value is $269,350 for 2020.
The median income in Bristol-Warner comes in at $92,045 and the median home value is $365,200 for 2020.
The median income in Windsor Village comes in at $90,750 and the median home value is $378,700 for 2020.
The median income in Cornerstone Village comes in at $26,935 and the median home value is $20,000 for 2020.
The median income in Santa Anita comes in at $49,834 and the median home value is $229,471 for 2020.
The median income in Thornton Park comes in at $80,580 and the median home value is $429,700 for 2020.
The median income in Concord comes in at $95,446 and the median home value is $432,900 for 2020.
The median income in Lacy comes in at $37,852 and the median home value is $204,433 for 2020.
Summing Up The Cheapest Places In Santa Ana
If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Santa Ana where prices are low and it’s cheap to live, this is an accurate list.
As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Santa Ana aren’t all cheap. Bristol Memory takes the title of the most expensive neighborhood to live in Santa Ana.
We ranked the neighborhoods from cheapest to most expensive in the chart below.
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