The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Anaheim For 2021


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Anaheim are the best of the best.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the best neighborhoods to live in Anaheim.
Best Neighborhoods In Anaheim

Do you like your neighborhood?

Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors?

No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown Anaheim, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.

Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits -- less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all Anaheim neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?

Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Anaheim are the best. If you're in one of the places we're about to highlight, odds are you know you've got it made. So, if you're thinking of moving to California and Anaheim is on the top of your list, check out our best neighborhoods to live in.

Here are the best neighborhoods in Anaheim for 2021.

So what's the best neighborhood to live in Anaheim for 2021? According to the most recent census data, Anaheim Resort looks to be the best Anaheim neighborhood to live in.

Read on to see how we determined the places around Anaheim that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you're interested in the worst neighborhoods in Anaheim.

Once you're done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from best to worst.

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The 10 Best Neighborhoods To Live In Anaheim

Population: 17,863
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $896,889 (best)
Median Income: $47,366 (15th best)
More on Anaheim Resort: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 261
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $439,657 (11th best)
Median Income: $70,862 (Eighth best)
More on East Center Street: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 3,631
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $439,657 (11th best)
Median Income: $74,142 (Seventh best)
More on Downtown: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 9,504
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $411,199 (15th best)
Median Income: $57,136 (11th best)
More on North Euclid: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 9,344
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $455,593 (Ninth best)
Median Income: $41,417 (16th best)
More on Disneyland Resort: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 4,872
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $758,445 (Second best)
Median Income: $134,842 (Second best)
More on Sycamore Canyon: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 50,002
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $434,473 (14th best)
Median Income: $55,317 (14th best)
More on Historic District: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 3,125
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $757,586 (Third best)
Median Income: $141,359 (best)
More on The Summit: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 46,108
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $455,182 (Tenth best)
Median Income: $64,332 (Ninth best)
More on East Anaheim: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 126,425
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $434,667 (13th best)
Median Income: $58,395 (Tenth best)
More on West Anaheim: Homes For Sale | Data

How We Determined The Best Anaheim, CA Neighborhoods In 2021

In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Anaheim, we had to determine what criteria defines a "best".

Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:

  • High incomes
  • Low unemployment rates
  • Low crime
  • High home prices
  • High population densities (A proxy for things to do)

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 16 in each category, where 1 was the best.

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

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the "Best City Neighborhood In Anaheim." We're lookin' at you, Anaheim Resort.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the best places Anaheim, California has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.

Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of The Best Neighborhoods In Anaheim

If you're measuring the neighborhoods in Anaheim where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Anaheim aren't all good. Anaheim Hills takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in Anaheim.

We ranked the neighborhoods from best to worst in the chart below.

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods To Live In Anaheim For 2021

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Anaheim Resort 17,863 $896,889 $47,366
2 East Center Street 261 $439,657 $70,862
3 Downtown 3,631 $439,657 $74,142
4 North Euclid 9,504 $411,199 $57,136
5 Disneyland Resort 9,344 $455,593 $41,417
6 Sycamore Canyon 4,872 $758,445 $134,842
7 Historic District 50,002 $434,473 $55,317
8 The Summit 3,125 $757,586 $141,359
9 East Anaheim 46,108 $455,182 $64,332
10 West Anaheim 126,425 $434,667 $58,395
11 The Highlands 4,984 $743,199 $122,015
12 The Canyon 17,813 $577,722 $81,806
13 Hill And Canyon Area 69,302 $669,463 $115,987
14 Platinum Triangle 3,912 $506,881 $56,156
15 North Central 7,414 $385,140 $57,094
16 Anaheim Hills 586 $562,841 $88,616

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About Chris Kolmar

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