The 10 Safest Neighborhoods In Charlotte For 2020


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

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

We analyzed every possible crime metric to determine which neighborhoods in Charlotte 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 Charlotte. Then, we calculated your chances of being the victim of a crime in each one.

In which Charlotte 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 Charlotte in 2020? That would be Hembstead. 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 Charlotte.

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

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How We Determined The Safest Charlotte 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 Charlotte.

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 150 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 Charlotte.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Hembstead.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the safest places Charlotte. 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 Charlotte For 2020

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 2,813
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 56
Property Crime Per 100k: 444
More on Hembstead: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Hembstead comes in at 56 and the property crime per capita is 444 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 8,067
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 78
Property Crime Per 100k: 834
More on Providence Plantation: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Providence Plantation comes in at 78 and the property crime per capita is 834 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 1,561
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 67
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,022
More on Governor’s Square: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Governor’s Square comes in at 67 and the property crime per capita is 1,022 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 4,527
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 93
Property Crime Per 100k: 843
More on Sardis Forest: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Sardis Forest comes in at 93 and the property crime per capita is 843 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 4,427
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 59
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,097
More on Sharon Woods: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Sharon Woods comes in at 59 and the property crime per capita is 1,097 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 4,003
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 105
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,161
More on Sherwood Forest: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Sherwood Forest comes in at 105 and the property crime per capita is 1,161 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 5,131
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 143
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,028
More on Olde Providence South: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Olde Providence South comes in at 143 and the property crime per capita is 1,028 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 1,503
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 105
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,292
More on Chantilly: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Chantilly comes in at 105 and the property crime per capita is 1,292 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 4,753
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 166
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,022
More on Oxford Hunt: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Oxford Hunt comes in at 166 and the property crime per capita is 1,022 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 8,310
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 146
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,219
More on Providence Crossing: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Providence Crossing comes in at 146 and the property crime per capita is 1,219 for 2020.

Summing Up The Safest Places In Charlotte

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

But as most North Carolina 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 Charlotte For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Hembstead 500
2 Providence Plantation 912
3 Governor’s Square 1,089
4 Sardis Forest 936
5 Sharon Woods 1,156
6 Sherwood Forest 1,266
7 Olde Providence South 1,171
8 Chantilly 1,397
9 Oxford Hunt 1,188
10 Providence Crossing 1,365
11 Ballantyne East 1,568
12 Quail Hollow 1,533
13 Mountainbrook 1,594
14 Myers Park 1,747
15 Highland Creek 1,556
16 Eastover 1,959
17 Ashbrook-Clawson Village 1,589
18 Park Crossing 1,671
19 Piper Glen Estates 2,011
20 Carmel 1,854
21 Providence Park 2,177
22 Wendover-Sedgewood 1,816
23 Downtown Sharlotte 1,791
24 Commonwealth 1,791
25 Marshbrooke 1,749
26 Provincetowne 2,061
27 Touchstone Village-Elm Lane 1,816
28 Beverly Woods 2,193
29 Foxcroft 2,367
30 Yorkshire 2,187
31 Stonehaven 1,998
32 Ballantyne West 2,411
33 Johnston Rd-Mcalpine 2,313
34 Seven Eagles 2,019
35 Davis Lake-Eastfield 2,370
36 Plaza Hills 3,350
37 Hwy 51-Park Road 2,166
38 Olde Providence North 2,526
39 Colonial Village 2,192
40 Cotswold 2,822
41 Whiteoak 2,751
42 Coulwood West 2,464
43 Griers Fork 2,505
44 Prosperity Church Road 2,737
45 Lansdowne 2,688
46 Sardis Woods 2,913
47 Hickory Grove 3,088
48 Marlwood 2,800
49 Harbor House 3,534
50 Plaza Midwood 3,943
51 West Sugar Creek 3,881
52 Rockwell Park-Hemphill Heights 3,102
53 Wilson Heights 3,793
54 Windsor Park 3,412
55 Freedom Park 4,622
56 Oakdale South 3,970
57 First Ward 3,940
58 Closeburn-Glenkirk 4,218
59 Pawtuckett 3,832
60 Beatties Ford-Trinity 4,047
61 Genesis Park 3,198
62 Nevin Community 4,186
63 Lockwood 4,178
64 Rain Tree 5,053
65 Wildwood 4,872
66 Sedgefield 4,947
67 Starmount 4,356
68 Yorkmount 4,405
69 Westchester 4,548
70 Shannon Park 4,329
71 Ponderosa-Wingate 3,675
72 Briarcreek-Woodland 5,142
73 Starmount Forest 4,419
74 Biddleville 5,124
75 Idlewild South 5,109
76 Eagle Lake 5,786
77 Mccrorey Heights 5,923
78 Wilmore 5,664
79 Newell South 5,458
80 Hickory Ridge 5,571
81 Harris-Houston 5,739
82 Eastland-Wilora Lake 5,605
83 Country Club Heights 4,903
84 Collingwood 5,770
85 Henderson Circle 5,870
86 North Sharon Amity-Reddman Roa 5,647
87 Villa Heights 5,602
88 Double Oaks 5,695
89 Olde Whitehall 6,454
90 Westerly Hills 6,109
91 Elizabeth 6,494
92 Derita-Statesville 5,789
93 Oakhurst 6,396
94 Madison Park 6,725
95 Westover Hills 5,875
96 Greenville 6,404
97 Druid Hills South 5,923
98 University City South 6,648
99 Becton Park 6,757
100 Farm Pond 6,064
101 Wesley Heights 7,167
102 Clanton Park-Roseland 6,458
103 Belmont 6,532
104 Echo Hills 7,056
105 Toddville Road 6,257
106 Barclay Downs 8,215
107 Optimist Park 7,235
108 East Forest 6,545
109 University City North 6,968
110 Druid Hills North 6,808
111 Jt Williams 6,808
112 Reid Park 6,603
113 Ashley Park 6,871
114 Eastway-Sheffield Park 6,781
115 Back Creek Church Road 7,069
116 Capitol Drive 7,011
117 Jackson Homes 7,011
118 Sterling 8,120
119 Idlewild Farms 7,338
120 Arbor Glen 7,126
121 Dilworth 8,231
122 Seversville 7,242
123 Washington Heights 7,671
124 Plaza-Eastway 7,694
125 Oak Forest 7,825
126 Hidden Valley 7,884
127 Pinecrest 8,439
128 Third Ward 8,163
129 Firestone-Garden Park 8,114
130 Thomasboro-Hoskins 8,310
131 Todd Park 8,830
132 Montclaire South 8,455
133 Mineral Springs-Rumble Road 9,538
134 North Charlotte 9,113
135 Cherry 9,266
136 Fourth Ward 9,307
137 Sugaw Creek-Ritch Ave 9,332
138 Slater Rd-Hamilton Circle 9,946
139 Smallwood 9,654
140 Enderly Park 9,945
141 Grier Heights 9,952
142 Tryon Hills 10,763
143 Plaza-Shamrock 10,841
144 Revolution Park 14,135
145 Lincoln Heights 11,622
146 Lakewood 12,395
147 West Blvd 14,151
148 University Park 14,190
149 Oaklawn 14,630
150 Coliseum Drive 14,634

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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