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


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

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Editor’s Note: This is our first time ranking the cheapest neighborhoods to live in Toledo.
Cheapest Neighborhoods In Toledo

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 Toledo might be more expensive than living in rural Ohio, there are certain neighborhoods that are definitely cheaper.

So what exactly are those Toledo 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 Toledo are the cheapest.

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

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How We Determined The Cheapest Toledo Hoods In 2019

In order to rank the cheapest places to live in Toledo, 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 24 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 Toledo.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Birmingham.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the cheapest places Toledo. 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 Toledo For 2019

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Population: 3,845
Cost Of Living Index: 81 (2nd cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.2 (1st cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.019 (12th cheapest)
More on Birmingham: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Birmingham comes in at $27,632 and the median home value is $33,200 for 2019.

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4
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Population: 21,922
Cost Of Living Index: 82 (6th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.2 (2nd cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.02 (15th cheapest)
More on East Toledo: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in East Toledo comes in at $30,306 and the median home value is $37,796 for 2019.

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Population: 19,543
Cost Of Living Index: 86 (14th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.4 (3rd cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.018 (11th cheapest)
More on Five Points: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Five Points comes in at $42,293 and the median home value is $58,385 for 2019.

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2
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Population: 3,322
Cost Of Living Index: 82 (6th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.4 (4th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.025 (19th cheapest)
More on Roosevelt: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Roosevelt comes in at $24,645 and the median home value is $34,945 for 2019.

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 9,689
Cost Of Living Index: 87 (15th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.7 (9th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.013 (5th cheapest)
More on Point Place: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Point Place comes in at $46,109 and the median home value is $78,486 for 2019.

Overall SnackAbility

2
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Population: 6,939
Cost Of Living Index: 81 (2nd cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.5 (6th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.025 (21st cheapest)
More on North River: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in North River comes in at $20,004 and the median home value is $30,131 for 2019.

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 19,204
Cost Of Living Index: 82 (6th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.5 (7th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.024 (18th cheapest)
More on South Side: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in South Side comes in at $24,198 and the median home value is $37,129 for 2019.

Old West End Toledo, OH

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Overall SnackAbility

3
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Population: 5,434
Cost Of Living Index: 84 (10th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.6 (8th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.02 (14th cheapest)
More on Old West End: Homes For Sale | Data

The Old West End is a historic neighborhood in Toledo, Ohio and is considered to be ‘the largest neighborhood of late Victorian, Edwardian, and Arts & Crafts homes east of the Mississippi.’ The south end of the neighborhood is bounded by the Toledo Museum of Art and the eastern edge by churches of many denominations on Collingwood Boulevard. The area has homes varying in area from 1,200 to 10,000 square feet.

The median income in Old West End comes in at $30,370 and the median home value is $48,082 for 2019.

Overall SnackAbility

4
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Population: 6,563
Cost Of Living Index: 86 (14th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.1 (15th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.013 (3rd cheapest)
More on North Towne: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in North Towne comes in at $38,562 and the median home value is $80,900 for 2019.

Overall SnackAbility

3
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Population: 12,704
Cost Of Living Index: 83 (8th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 1.5 (5th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.025 (20th cheapest)
More on La Grange: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in La Grange comes in at $25,396 and the median home value is $37,545 for 2019.

Summing Up The Cheapest Places In Toledo

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

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

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 Toledo For 2019

Rank Neighborhood Cost Of Living Index
1 Birmingham 81
2 East Toledo 82
3 Five Points 86
4 Roosevelt 82
5 Point Place 87
6 North River 81
7 South Side 82
8 Old West End 84
9 North Towne 86
10 La Grange 83
11 Beverly 89
12 Glendale-Heather Downs 88
13 Reynolds Corners 88
14 Warren Sherman 80
15 Franklin Park 90
16 Deveaux 89
17 Scott Park 85
18 Whitmer-Trilby 89
19 Onyx 82
20 Ottawa 88
21 Southwyck 92
22 Olde Towne 84
23 West Gate 93
24 City Center 85

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