The 10 Cheapest Vancouver, WA Neighborhoods To Live In For 2019


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Vancouver 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 Vancouver.
Cheapest Neighborhoods In Vancouver

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

So what exactly are those Vancouver 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 Vancouver are the cheapest.

What’s the cheapest neighborhood to live in Vancouver for 2019? According to the most recent census data, Cascade Highlands looks to be the cheaptest Vancouver 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 Vancouver. 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 Vancouver that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Vancouver.

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 Vancouver Hoods In 2019

In order to rank the cheapest places to live in Vancouver, 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 59 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 Vancouver.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Cascade Highlands.

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

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8
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Population: 3,446
Cost Of Living Index: 98 (2nd cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.2 (1st cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.004 (1st cheapest)
More on Cascade Highlands: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Cascade Highlands comes in at $73,636 and the median home value is $165,633 for 2019.

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Population: 1,735
Cost Of Living Index: 92 (1st cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.4 (2nd cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.018 (26th cheapest)
More on Fruit Valley: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Fruit Valley comes in at $34,370 and the median home value is $83,900 for 2019.

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 489
Cost Of Living Index: 111 (28th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 3.2 (9th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.015 (12th cheapest)
More on Northwood: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Northwood comes in at $68,646 and the median home value is $217,700 for 2019.

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Population: 2,069
Cost Of Living Index: 107 (14th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 3.2 (10th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.019 (29th cheapest)
More on Kevanna Park: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Kevanna Park comes in at $55,615 and the median home value is $177,800 for 2019.

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9
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Population: 1,873
Cost Of Living Index: 112 (34th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.7 (3rd cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.016 (18th cheapest)
More on Parkway East: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Parkway East comes in at $78,688 and the median home value is $210,600 for 2019.

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9
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Population: 1,092
Cost Of Living Index: 117 (43rd cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 3.4 (14th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.008 (4th cheapest)
More on Father Blanchet Park: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Father Blanchet Park comes in at $89,854 and the median home value is $301,233 for 2019.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
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Population: 3,556
Cost Of Living Index: 111 (28th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 3.6 (23rd cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.012 (10th cheapest)
More on Lincoln: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Lincoln comes in at $67,066 and the median home value is $239,367 for 2019.

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8
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Population: 5,591
Cost Of Living Index: 104 (9th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 2.8 (4th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.022 (50th cheapest)
More on North Image: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in North Image comes in at $51,358 and the median home value is $145,520 for 2019.

Overall SnackAbility

8
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Population: 4,556
Cost Of Living Index: 109 (20th cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 3.6 (25th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.016 (19th cheapest)
More on Vancouver Heights: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Vancouver Heights comes in at $57,780 and the median home value is $209,756 for 2019.

Overall SnackAbility

8
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Population: 1,890
Cost Of Living Index: 110 (23rd cheapest)
Home Value To Income Ratio: 3.7 (27th cheapest)
Rent To Income Ratio: 0.015 (14th cheapest)
More on Carter Park: Homes For Sale | Data

The median income in Carter Park comes in at $60,804 and the median home value is $222,767 for 2019.

Summing Up The Cheapest Places In Vancouver

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

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Vancouver aren’t all cheap. Fairway 164Th takes the title of the most expensive neighborhood to live in Vancouver.

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 Vancouver For 2019

Rank Neighborhood Cost Of Living Index
1 Cascade Highlands 98
2 Fruit Valley 92
3 Northwood 111
4 Kevanna Park 107
5 Parkway East 112
6 Father Blanchet Park 117
7 Lincoln 111
8 North Image 104
9 Vancouver Heights 109
10 Carter Park 110
11 Bella Vista 114
12 Van Mall 102
13 Rose Village 102
14 Parkside 112
15 Old Evergreen Highway 124
16 Forest Ridge 112
17 Marrion 112
18 Image 110
19 Hudsons Bay 108
20 Northwest 113
21 Arnada 108
22 Hamey Heights 106
23 Burton Evergreen 125
24 Cimarron 125
25 North Garrison Heights 104
26 Meadow Homes 105
27 Oakbrook 112
28 Fishers Creek 128
29 Fourth Plain Village 103
30 Burnt Bridge Creek 112
31 Bagley Downs 101
32 Fircrest 109
33 Ogden 104
34 Central Park 101
35 Hough 107
36 Hearthwood 110
37 Northcrest 111
38 Evergreen Highlands 118
39 Edgewood Park 118
40 Riverview 128
41 Landover Sharmel 111
42 West Minnehaha 111
43 Fishers Landing East 119
44 South Cliff 125
45 Dubois Park 125
46 Riveridge 118
47 Bennington 118
48 Columbia Way 111
49 Esther Short 108
50 Wildwood 120
51 Shumway 110
52 Countryside Woods 114
53 Airport Green 114
54 Mountain View 108
55 Ellsworth Springs 110
56 Village At Fishers Landing 132
57 First Place 132
58 North Hearthwood 123
59 Fairway 164th 113

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