The 10 Safest Neighborhoods In Richmond For 2020


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

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

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

In which Richmond 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 Richmond in 2020? That would be Willow Lawn. 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 Richmond.

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

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How We Determined The Safest Richmond 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 Richmond.

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 133 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 Richmond.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Willow Lawn.

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

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 997
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 133
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,146
More on Willow Lawn: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Willow Lawn comes in at 133 and the property crime per capita is 1,146 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 2,235
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 133
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,146
More on Three Chopt: Homes For Sale | Data

Three Chopt is a neighborhood in western Richmond, Virginia that is located at the southern terminus of the famous Three Notch’d Road, which in itself serves as a main artery for the community. Located in the West End of the city, the neighborhood is directly to the east of the University of Richmond campus and the suburbs of Westham and Tuckahoe.

The violent crime per 100K people in Three Chopt comes in at 133 and the property crime per capita is 1,146 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 1,463
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 133
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,146
More on Mary Munford: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Mary Munford comes in at 133 and the property crime per capita is 1,146 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 181
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 133
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,146
More on Shockoe Slip: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Shockoe Slip comes in at 133 and the property crime per capita is 1,146 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 2,098
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 133
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,146
More on Colonial Place: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Colonial Place comes in at 133 and the property crime per capita is 1,146 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 245
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 133
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,146
More on Central Office: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Central Office comes in at 133 and the property crime per capita is 1,146 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 942
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 133
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,146
More on Stonewall Court: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Stonewall Court comes in at 133 and the property crime per capita is 1,146 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 1,053
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 133
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,146
More on Stony Point: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Stony Point comes in at 133 and the property crime per capita is 1,146 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 343
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 133
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,146
More on Gambles Hill: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Gambles Hill comes in at 133 and the property crime per capita is 1,146 for 2020.

Malvern Gardens Richmond, VA

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 1,494
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 154
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,325
More on Malvern Gardens: Homes For Sale | Data

Malvern Gardens is a small, upper-middle class neighborhood in the West End of Richmond, Virginia.

The violent crime per 100K people in Malvern Gardens comes in at 154 and the property crime per capita is 1,325 for 2020.

Summing Up The Safest Places In Richmond

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

But as most Virginia 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 Richmond For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Willow Lawn 1,279
2 Three Chopt 1,279
3 Mary Munford 1,279
4 Shockoe Slip 1,279
5 Colonial Place 1,279
6 Central Office 1,279
7 Stonewall Court 1,279
8 Stony Point 1,279
9 Gambles Hill 1,279
10 Malvern Gardens 1,479
11 The Fan 1,523
12 Country Club Of Virginia 1,628
13 The Museum District 1,901
14 Huguenot 1,984
15 Stratford Hills 1,997
16 Monument Avenue Park 2,020
17 Bellevue 2,031
18 Forest Hill 2,053
19 Carytown 2,088
20 Sauer’s Gardens 2,147
21 Oxford 2,353
22 Sherwood Park 2,495
23 Westover Hills 2,561
24 Forest Hill Park 2,562
25 Ginter Park 2,603
26 Church Hill 2,635
27 Gravel Hill 2,644
28 Forest Hill Terrace 2,674
29 Willow Oaks 2,694
30 Carillon 2,748
31 Bryan Park 2,899
32 Scott’s Addition 2,899
33 Monroe Ward 2,981
34 Rosedale 2,987
35 Forest View 3,022
36 Westover Hills West 3,026
37 Shockoe Bottom 3,059
38 Chippenham Forest 3,064
39 Byrd Park 3,134
40 Powhite Park 3,175
41 Maymont Park 3,266
42 Capitol District 3,294
43 Oregon Hill 3,297
44 The Diamond 3,300
45 City Center 3,370
46 Stadium 3,373
47 Edgewood 3,416
48 Ginter Park Terrace 3,461
49 Chimborazo 3,471
50 Westlake Hills 3,504
51 Cedarhurst 3,509
52 Jackson Ward 3,521
53 Newtowne West 3,525
54 Museums 3,525
55 John Marshall 3,582
56 Northrop 3,584
57 Woodland Heights 3,645
58 Union Hill 3,697
59 Cottrell Farms 3,700
60 Belle And Mayo Islands 3,841
61 Randolph 3,916
62 Brookhaven Farms 3,947
63 Fawnbrook 3,947
64 Northern Barton Heights 4,002
65 Walmsley 4,004
66 Reedy Creek 4,054
67 Virginia Union 4,086
68 Mcguire Veterans Hospital 4,093
69 Cullenwood 4,093
70 Brookland Park 4,094
71 Westover 4,219
72 Deerbourne 4,221
73 Church Hill North 4,234
74 Vcu 4,241
75 Old Town Manchester 4,268
76 British Camp Farms 4,278
77 Swansboro 4,284
78 Southern Barton Heights 4,297
79 Jahnke 4,311
80 Hickory Hill 4,347
81 Hollywood Cemetery 4,411
82 Swanson 4,422
83 Warwick 4,422
84 Pocoshock 4,422
85 Blackwell 4,436
86 Carver 4,436
87 Maymont 4,440
88 Belt Center 4,456
89 Fulton 4,576
90 Chamberlayne Industrial Center 4,583
91 Broad Rock Sports Complex 4,583
92 South Garden 4,583
93 Beaufont 4,608
94 Belmont Woods 4,613
95 Brookbury 4,613
96 Parnell Industrial Area 4,622
97 Midlothian 4,624
98 Oakwood 4,647
99 Oakwood Cemetery 4,647
100 Green Park 4,667
101 Worthington 4,673
102 Highland Park Southern Tip 4,675
103 Piney Knolls 4,698
104 Mcguire Manor 4,761
105 Brauers 4,776
106 North Highland Park 4,778
107 Woodhaven 4,784
108 Hioaks 4,797
109 Pine Camp 4,830
110 Washington Park 4,830
111 Magnolia Industrial Center 4,839
112 Biotech And Mcv District 4,873
113 Providence Park 4,874
114 Highland Terrace 4,886
115 Elkhardt 4,924
116 Whitcomb 4,951
117 Mcguire 5,051
118 Woodville 5,074
119 Peter Paul 5,074
120 Cofer 5,117
121 Hillside Court 5,117
122 Jeff Davis 5,117
123 Swansboro West 5,117
124 Maury 5,117
125 Creighton 5,117
126 Broad Rock Industrial Park 5,117
127 Fairfield 5,117
128 Oak Grove 5,117
129 Upper Shockoe Valley 5,117
130 Eastview 5,117
131 Fairmount 5,117
132 Broad Rock 5,117
133 Davee Gardens 5,117

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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