The 10 Safest Neighborhoods In Austin For 2020


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Austin are the safest places to live.

Editor’s Note: This is our first time ranking the safest neighborhoods to live in Austin.
Safest Neighborhoods In Austin

We analyzed every possible crime metric to determine which neighborhoods in Austin are the safest.

Every year, more than 30 million Americans move. Sometimes, its for a job, other times its to escape the big city. But no matter where you move, you want a neighborhood thats family friendly, clean, and most importantly, safe.

Weve analyzed the FBI crime reports data on violent and property crimes for every single neighborhood in Austin. Then, we calculated your chances of being the victim of a crime in each one.

In which Austin neighborhoods can you leave your doors unlocked at night? Heres the list. For a more detailed breakdown for each neighborhood, keep reading.

So, which neighborhood is the safest in Austin in 2020? That would be Downtown. Thats according to the most recent FBI crime data, which takes into account everything from thefts and robberies to assaults and murders.

If you want to dig down deeper into each neighborhood’s statistics, as well as our methodology, take a look below. Some of these neighborhoods are the best places to live in Austin.

If you dont see a neighborhood youre looking for in our top ten, scroll down to the bottom, where we have all Austin neighborhoods listed in order from safest to most dangerous. Read on to see how we determined the places around Austin that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Austin.

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How We Determined The Safest Austin Hoods In 2020

You can ask people which neighborhoods are the safest, or you can just look at the unbiased raw data. So, instead of relying on speculation and opinion, we analyzed the hard numbers from the FBIs most recent crime report (published in September of 2019) for every neighborhood in Austin.

To be more specific, we analyzed the FBIs Uniform Crime Report. We then ran an analysis to calculate each neighborhoods property and violent crimes based on the demographics of the area and reported crime. We used two key criteria:

  • Total Crimes Per Capita
  • Violent Crimes Per Capita
  • Property Crimes Per Capita

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 60 in each category, where 1 was the safest.

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

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest safest neighborhood index the ‘Safest City Neighborhood In Austin.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Downtown.

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

The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Austin For 2020

Downtown Austin, TX

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 7,414
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 166
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,276
More on Downtown: Homes For Sale | Data

Downtown Austin is the central business district of Austin, Texas. Downtown is located on the north bank of the Colorado River. The approximate borders of Downtown include Lamar Boulevard to the west, Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and the University of Texas at Austin to the north, Interstate 35 to the east, and Lady Bird Lake to the south.

The violent crime per 100K people in Downtown comes in at 166 and the property crime per capita is 1,276 for 2020.

Rosedale Austin, TX

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 6,008
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 183
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,822
More on Rosedale: Homes For Sale | Data

The Rosedale neighborhood is located in north central Austin, Texas. The neighborhood borders on 38th Street to the south, Shoal Creek to the west, North Loop / Hancock Drive to the north, and Lamar Boulevard to the east. Ramsey Park is located in the heart of the neighborhood, and has a swimming pool, tennis courts, playgrounds, and picnic areas. There are over 1200 homes in the area, a variety of businesses within walking distance, and a network of medical services close by

The violent crime per 100K people in Rosedale comes in at 183 and the property crime per capita is 1,822 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 5,882
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 224
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,750
More on Windsor Road: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Windsor Road comes in at 224 and the property crime per capita is 1,750 for 2020.

Crestview Austin, TX

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 5,172
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 175
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,021
More on Crestview: Homes For Sale | Data

Crestview, Austin, Texas is a neighborhood in north central Austin, in the U.S. state of Texas.

The violent crime per 100K people in Crestview comes in at 175 and the property crime per capita is 2,021 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 9,602
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 160
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,205
More on University Of Texas: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in University Of Texas comes in at 160 and the property crime per capita is 2,205 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 4,729
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 204
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,114
More on North University: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in North University comes in at 204 and the property crime per capita is 2,114 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 5,651
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 261
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,943
More on Hyde Park: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Hyde Park comes in at 261 and the property crime per capita is 1,943 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 8,861
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 206
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,459
More on Allandale: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Allandale comes in at 206 and the property crime per capita is 2,459 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 9,082
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 325
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,389
More on Brentwood: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Brentwood comes in at 325 and the property crime per capita is 2,389 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 1,359
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 314
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,414
More on Triangle State: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Triangle State comes in at 314 and the property crime per capita is 2,414 for 2020.

Summing Up The Safest Places In Austin

Looking at the data, you can tell that Downtown is as safe as they come, according to science and data.

But as most Texas residents would agree, almost every place here has its safe and not safe parts. So just make sure you’re informed ahead of time.

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Detailed List Of The Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Austin For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Downtown 1,442
2 Rosedale 2,005
3 Windsor Road 1,974
4 Crestview 2,196
5 University Of Texas 2,365
6 North University 2,318
7 Hyde Park 2,204
8 Allandale 2,665
9 Brentwood 2,714
10 Triangle State 2,728
11 Barton Hills 3,171
12 Garrison Park 2,757
13 Windsor Hills 2,983
14 Galindo 3,412
15 West University 3,592
16 Old West Austin 3,730
17 South Lamar 3,516
18 South Manchaca 3,286
19 South River City 3,888
20 Chestnut 3,704
21 Franklin Park 3,621
22 Wooten 3,796
23 Pleasant Valley 3,756
24 North Shoal Creek 4,273
25 Zilker 4,221
26 Upper Boggy Creek 4,398
27 West Congress 4,650
28 West Gate 4,659
29 Johnston Terrace 4,424
30 Martin Luther King-Hwy 183 4,739
31 Highland 4,932
32 Southeast 5,164
33 Pecan Springs Springdale 4,586
34 North Lamar 4,982
35 North Austin 4,865
36 Rmma 5,926
37 Parker Lane 4,995
38 Rosewood 4,698
39 Hancock 5,924
40 Central East Austin 6,047
41 University Hills 5,380
42 Montopolis 5,419
43 Coronado Hills 5,985
44 Sweet Briar 6,096
45 Windsor Park 5,674
46 North Loop 6,860
47 Saint Edwards 7,455
48 Govalle 6,274
49 Dawson 6,806
50 North Burnett 8,174
51 East Congress 6,932
52 Georgian Acres 6,273
53 Heritage Hills 7,745
54 Mlk 7,438
55 Bouldin 8,014
56 Riverside 7,766
57 Saint Johns 8,614
58 Mckinney 9,493
59 Holly 9,836
60 East Cesar Chavez 13,804

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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