The 10 Safest Neighborhoods In Syracuse For 2020


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

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

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

In which Syracuse 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 Syracuse in 2020? That would be Meadowbrook. 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 Syracuse.

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

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How We Determined The Safest Syracuse 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 Syracuse.

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 26 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 Syracuse.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Meadowbrook.

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

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 5,159
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 83
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,685
More on Meadowbrook: Homes For Sale | Data

Meadowbrook is a Syracuse, New York neighborhood, located in the southeastern corner of the city. It corresponds to Onondaga County Census Tract 46. It is named after Meadow Brook, which runs through it and into Butternut Creek.

The violent crime per 100K people in Meadowbrook comes in at 83 and the property crime per capita is 1,685 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 5,327
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 260
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,444
More on South Valley: Homes For Sale | Data

South Valley is a neighborhood on the South side of Syracuse, New York. It features Meachem Elementary School, Clary Middle School, Betts Branch library, Webster’s Pond, and the Redmond family.

The violent crime per 100K people in South Valley comes in at 260 and the property crime per capita is 1,444 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 13,659
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 289
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,909
More on Eastwood: Homes For Sale | Data

Eastwood is a neighborhood in the east of Syracuse, New York, United States.

The violent crime per 100K people in Eastwood comes in at 289 and the property crime per capita is 1,909 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 2,136
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 100
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,245
More on Sedgewick: Homes For Sale | Data

Sedgwick is one of the 26 officially recognized neighborhoods of Syracuse, New York, United States. It borders four other Syracuse neighborhoods, with Northside to the north and west, Near Northeast to the southwest, Lincoln Park to the south, and Eastwood to the east.

The violent crime per 100K people in Sedgewick comes in at 100 and the property crime per capita is 2,245 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 8,131
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 498
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,720
More on Northside: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Northside comes in at 498 and the property crime per capita is 1,720 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 8,101
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 553
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,677
More on University Hill: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in University Hill comes in at 553 and the property crime per capita is 1,677 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 4,829
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 155
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,317
More on University: Homes For Sale | Data

The University Neighborhood is one of Syracuse, New York’s 26 officially recognized neighborhoods. It borders the neighborhoods of Westcott to the north, University Hill to the west, Outer Comstock to the southwest, Skytop to the south, and Meadowbrook to the east.

The violent crime per 100K people in University comes in at 155 and the property crime per capita is 2,317 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 4,521
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 212
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,276
More on Outer Comstock: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Outer Comstock comes in at 212 and the property crime per capita is 2,276 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 1,881
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 567
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,912
More on Elmwood: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Elmwood comes in at 567 and the property crime per capita is 1,912 for 2020.

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 2,035
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 681
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,964
More on Lincoln Park: Homes For Sale | Data

The violent crime per 100K people in Lincoln Park comes in at 681 and the property crime per capita is 1,964 for 2020.

Summing Up The Safest Places In Syracuse

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

But as most New York 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 Syracuse For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Meadowbrook 1,768
2 South Valley 1,704
3 Eastwood 2,198
4 Sedgewick 2,345
5 Northside 2,218
6 University Hill 2,230
7 University 2,472
8 Outer Comstock 2,488
9 Elmwood 2,479
10 Lincoln Park 2,645
11 North Valley 2,878
12 Far West-Side 2,914
13 Strathmore 3,235
14 Wescott 3,390
15 Skunk City 3,008
16 Salt Springs 3,534
17 Brighton 3,423
18 Washington Square 3,755
19 Downtown 4,004
20 Westside 4,842
21 Near Eastside 4,404
22 Southwest 4,470
23 Near Northeast 4,272
24 Near Westside 4,593
25 Lakefront 5,004
26 Skytop-South Campus 6,074

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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