The 10 Safest Neighborhoods In Jacksonville For 2020


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

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

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

In which Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville in 2020? That would be Eagle Bend. 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 Jacksonville.

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

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How We Determined The Safest Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville.

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 190 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 Jacksonville.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Eagle Bend.

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

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 4,671
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 62
Property Crime Per 100k: 155
More on Eagle Bend: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Eagle Bend comes in at 62 and the property crime per capita is 155 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 1,145
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 73
Property Crime Per 100k: 158
More on Brown Island: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Brown Island comes in at 73 and the property crime per capita is 158 for 2020.

Fort Caroline Shores Jacksonville, FL

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 4,035
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 93
Property Crime Per 100k: 500
More on Fort Caroline Shores: Homes For Sale | Data

Fort Caroline was an attempted French colonial settlement in Florida, located on the banks of the St. Johns River in present-day Duval County. It was established under the leadership of Ren Goulaine de Laudonnire on June 22, 1564, as a new territorial claim in French Florida and a safe haven for Huguenots. The French colony came into conflict with the Spanish, who established St. Augustine in September 1565, and Fort Caroline was sacked by Spanish troops under Pedro Menndez de Avils on September 20. The Spanish continued to occupy the site as San Mateo until 1569.

The violent crime per 100K people in Fort Caroline Shores comes in at 93 and the property crime per capita is 500 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 2,013
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 41
Property Crime Per 100k: 745
More on Ortega Forest: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Ortega Forest comes in at 41 and the property crime per capita is 745 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 5,027
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 91
Property Crime Per 100k: 694
More on Cobblestone: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Cobblestone comes in at 91 and the property crime per capita is 694 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 2,166
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 96
Property Crime Per 100k: 501
More on Eastport: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Eastport comes in at 96 and the property crime per capita is 501 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 6,102
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 95
Property Crime Per 100k: 817
More on Girvin: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Girvin comes in at 95 and the property crime per capita is 817 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 6,966
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 125
Property Crime Per 100k: 727
More on Jacksonville Farms-Terrace: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Jacksonville Farms-Terrace comes in at 125 and the property crime per capita is 727 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 2,790
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 104
Property Crime Per 100k: 852
More on Isle Of Palms: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Isle Of Palms comes in at 104 and the property crime per capita is 852 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 6,733
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 154
Property Crime Per 100k: 986
More on Secret Cove: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Secret Cove comes in at 154 and the property crime per capita is 986 for 2020.

Summing Up The Safest Places In Jacksonville

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

But as most Florida 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 Jacksonville For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Eagle Bend 217
2 Brown Island 231
3 Fort Caroline Shores 593
4 Ortega Forest 786
5 Cobblestone 785
6 Eastport 597
7 Girvin 912
8 Jacksonville Farms-Terrace 852
9 Isle Of Palms 956
10 Secret Cove 1,140
11 Jacksonville Naval Air Station 1,051
12 East Arlington 1,264
13 Julington Creek 1,152
14 Biscayne 1,412
15 Del Rio 1,309
16 Copper Hill 1,186
17 Clifton 1,393
18 Crystal Springs 1,235
19 Blaunt-Quarantine Island 1,401
20 Bulls Bay 1,330
21 Craven 1,345
22 University Park 1,337
23 Mandarin Station-Losco 1,560
24 Loretto 1,485
25 Park Ridge 1,438
26 Baymeadows 1,627
27 Normandy Estate 1,577
28 Goodby’s Creek 1,695
29 Deercreek 1,785
30 University Club 1,800
31 Atlantic Highlands 1,517
32 Settlers Landing 1,589
33 Forest Trails 1,808
34 Holiday Harbors 1,663
35 Atlantic Beach 1,663
36 Jacksonville Beach 1,663
37 Brooklyn 1,663
38 Neptune Beach 1,663
39 Greenland 1,848
40 Chimney Lakes 1,778
41 Hidden Hills 1,701
42 Golden Glades-The Woods 1,919
43 Beacon Hills And Harbour 1,988
44 North Beach 1,916
45 Beach Haven 2,021
46 Miramar 2,318
47 Jacksonville Heights West 2,009
48 Sandalwood 1,979
49 Sans Pareil 2,147
50 Southwood 2,159
51 Arlington Hills 2,102
52 Rolling Hills 2,022
53 Jamestown 1,930
54 Biscayne Terrace 2,187
55 Ortega Farms 2,019
56 Woodmere 2,155
57 Oak Haven 2,214
58 Sunbeam 2,612
59 Herlong 2,359
60 Arrowhead 2,694
61 Ortega Hills 2,487
62 The Cape 2,323
63 Glynlea-Grove Park 2,401
64 Mcgirts Creek 2,794
65 Tiger Hole-Secret Woods 2,944
66 San Mateo 2,752
67 San Jose Forest 2,486
68 South Riverside 2,872
69 Tallyrand 2,953
70 Whitehouse 2,893
71 Brierwood 3,178
72 Mandarin 3,301
73 Atlantic Boulevard Estates 2,746
74 Charter Point 2,919
75 Fairways Forest 3,083
76 Pecan Park 3,175
77 Deerwood 3,427
78 Jacksonville University 3,405
79 Ortega 3,673
80 Alderman Park 3,159
81 Avondale 3,728
82 Lakewood 3,458
83 Duclay 3,465
84 Fort George Island 3,374
85 Duval 3,525
86 Dinsmore 3,716
87 Empire Point 3,519
88 Cedar Hills 3,546
89 Sherwood Forest 3,507
90 Duclay Foest 3,767
91 Imeson Park 4,454
92 Oceanway 4,192
93 Arlingwood 4,028
94 Sans Souci 4,122
95 Spring Glen 4,550
96 Pickwick Park 4,876
97 Wesconnett 3,853
98 Lake Lucina 4,278
99 Confederate Point 4,199
100 Turtle Creek 4,657
101 Lakeshore 4,506
102 Holly Oaks 4,766
103 Jacksonville North Estate 4,581
104 Greenfield Manor 4,137
105 Jacksonville Heights South 4,686
106 Kennel Club 4,356
107 Deerwood Center 4,757
108 Windy Hill 5,013
109 Love Grove-Riviera Manor 4,405
110 Osceola Forest 4,224
111 Picketville 4,644
112 San Jose 4,968
113 Normandy Manor 4,832
114 Holiday Hill 4,956
115 Jacksonville Heights 4,906
116 Beachwood 4,756
117 Garden City 5,212
118 Oak Hill 5,338
119 Southsuide Estates 5,670
120 Lake Forest Hills 5,479
121 Marietta 5,619
122 Hollyford 6,102
123 Fairfax 6,907
124 Venetia 6,073
125 Normandy Village 5,424
126 Monterey 5,864
127 Brakridge 5,892
128 Downtown Jacksonville 5,966
129 Murray Hill 5,926
130 Commonwealth 6,028
131 Sweetwater 5,730
132 Carver Manor 6,235
133 Brentwood 6,066
134 Lincoln Villas 5,690
135 Argyle Forest 6,581
136 Normandy 6,115
137 Riverview 5,950
138 Grand Park 5,991
139 Hogan 6,219
140 Edgewood 6,330
141 Pumpkin Hill 6,343
142 Beauclerc 7,372
143 29th And Chase 6,532
144 Hyde Park 6,425
145 Saint Nicholas 6,383
146 Kilarney Shores 7,520
147 Cranzel T Brown Park 6,624
148 Southpoint 7,514
149 Midtown 6,653
150 Hogan’s Creek 6,653
151 Englewood 7,032
152 Southside 8,192
153 Ribault 6,622
154 Lake Forest 6,780
155 Spring Park 7,342
156 College Park 7,862
157 Arlington Manor 6,830
158 Edgewood Manor 6,896
159 Otis 9,817
160 Regency 7,967
161 Fairfield 7,121
162 Panama Park 7,231
163 Larsen 7,616
164 Hillcrest 7,577
165 Allendale 7,619
166 Woodstock 7,837
167 45th And Moncrief 7,981
168 Magnolia Gardens 8,145
169 Arlington 8,235
170 Highlands 8,556
171 Harborview] 8,316
172 Longbranch 8,293
173 Cedar Hills Estate 8,300
174 Robinson’s Addition 8,339
175 Woodland Acres 8,346
176 College Gardens 8,378
177 Riverside 10,300
178 San Marco 10,710
179 Royal Terrace 8,846
180 Biltmore 9,205
181 Phoenix 9,583
182 New Town 9,492
183 Royal Lakes 11,672
184 Tallulah-North Shore 9,549
185 Moncrief Park 9,625
186 Springfield 10,519
187 Mid-Westside 12,109
188 Lackawanna 12,671
189 East Jacksonville 12,558
190 Mixon Town 12,805

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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