The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Greensboro For 2021


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

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the best neighborhoods to live in Greensboro.
Best Neighborhoods In Greensboro
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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 Greensboro, 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 Greensboro 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 Greensboro 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 North Carolina and Greensboro is on the top of your list, check out our best neighborhoods to live in.

Here are the best neighborhoods in Greensboro for 2021.

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

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

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 Greensboro

Population: 740
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $290,567 (Seventh best)
Median Income: $76,218 (Fifth best)
More on Madison Woods: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 1,820
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $325,614 (Fourth best)
Median Income: $56,976 (19th best)
More on Lawndale Homes: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 687
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $311,364 (Fifth best)
Median Income: $51,639 (27th best)
More on Dellwood Park: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 459
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $111,016 (53rd best)
Median Income: $44,777 (36th best)
More on Logan: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 431
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $110,419 (56th best)
Median Income: $25,926 (76th best)
More on Benjamin Benson: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 2,491
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $221,138 (15th best)
Median Income: $44,936 (35th best)
More on Brice Street Area: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 603
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $633,213 (best)
Median Income: $121,290 (best)
More on Latham Park: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 776
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $204,442 (16th best)
Median Income: $100,841 (Second best)
More on Kirkwood: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 747
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $104,307 (64th best)
Median Income: $35,966 (56th best)
More on Stephens Street: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 1,725
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $106,293 (63rd best)
Median Income: $24,552 (80th best)
More on Asheboro Community: Homes For Sale | Data

How We Determined The Best Greensboro, NC Neighborhoods In 2021

In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Greensboro, 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 88 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 Greensboro." We're lookin' at you, Madison Woods.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the best places Greensboro, North Carolina 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 Greensboro

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

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

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 Greensboro For 2021

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Madison Woods 740 $290,567 $76,218
2 Lawndale Homes 1,820 $325,614 $56,976
3 Dellwood Park 687 $311,364 $51,639
4 Logan 459 $111,016 $44,777
5 Benjamin Benson 431 $110,419 $25,926
6 Brice Street Area 2,491 $221,138 $44,936
7 Latham Park 603 $633,213 $121,290
8 Kirkwood 776 $204,442 $100,841
9 Stephens Street 747 $104,307 $35,966
10 Asheboro Community 1,725 $106,293 $24,552
11 East Market St. A 494 $79,560 $42,043
12 Bryson Ridge 499 $125,021 $24,058
13 Warnersville 1,145 $91,939 $13,273
14 Lindley Park 3,215 $174,922 $45,008
15 O.henry Oaks 4,415 $93,228 $25,181
16 Random Woods 1,144 $129,228 $42,375
17 Downtown Community 5,529 $64,668 $24,478
18 Longview Hills 342 $244,865 $65,000
19 Quaker Acres 295 $244,865 $65,000
20 Lamrocton 1,524 $146,033 $48,196
21 Cumberland 1,899 $79,560 $14,309
22 Idlewood 158 $328,769 $54,550
23 Rolling Roads 2,085 $117,910 $44,662
24 Smith Homes 1,459 $80,046 $17,634
25 Old Irving Park 4,343 $525,971 $75,683
26 Woodlea 1,315 $115,601 $37,876
27 Arlington Park 713 $144,664 $24,919
28 Hamilton Hills 699 $290,577 $63,847
29 Sunset Hills 481 $239,865 $71,820
30 Clinton Hills 839 $88,999 $36,412
31 Hillsdale Park 970 $110,762 $38,540
32 Phillips Avenue 1,881 $69,953 $22,845
33 Starmount Forest 2,854 $263,893 $66,631
34 Hunter Hills 1,367 $80,562 $45,553
35 Southmont 937 $112,149 $38,421
36 The Pines 717 $108,755 $40,391
37 The Orchard 294 $166,905 $47,469
38 Holden Farms 268 $164,977 $35,891
39 Glenwood 1,888 $83,343 $21,001
40 Shannon Hills 1,165 $108,755 $35,777
41 Martin Area 423 $111,150 $32,238
42 Brookwood Gardens 265 $158,514 $43,269
43 Oak Grove 484 $55,421 $28,449
44 Greentree 373 $92,500 $28,125
45 Wynnmere 135 $136,197 $36,884
46 Adams Farm 1,524 $171,037 $53,480
47 Idle Acres 261 $171,037 $53,480
48 Bethany Woods 50 $136,197 $36,884
49 Hamilton Lakes 2,402 $288,233 $65,088
50 Shannon Woods 889 $108,783 $37,051
51 Shirley Ln. 115 $106,981 $43,405
52 Garden Homes 517 $147,179 $70,989
53 Glendale Hills 1,307 $75,003 $24,005
54 Highland Park 427 $190,229 $43,836
55 Hamilton Forest 1,964 $283,841 $79,990
56 Woodlea Lakes 422 $119,652 $39,840
57 Westwood 707 $147,459 $70,989
58 College Forest 57 $153,380 $55,484
59 Bluford Heights 193 $103,764 $45,083
60 Guilford Hills 1,208 $141,575 $66,927
61 New Irving Park 2,273 $164,685 $80,499
62 Spicewood 176 $233,932 $72,993
63 Dudley Heights 539 $101,166 $30,786
64 Cone Mills Community 4,377 $73,471 $30,315
65 Wilpar Estates 237 $153,380 $51,041
66 Rotherwood 455 $153,380 $51,041
67 Meadowood 1,169 $82,177 $38,186
68 Rankin Area 865 $125,021 $27,434
69 Beechcroft 741 $129,228 $55,568
70 Piedmont Heights 420 $73,790 $33,205
71 Oaks West 491 $129,228 $55,568
72 Lincoln Heights 656 $101,677 $32,262
73 Nealtown Farms 146 $123,597 $32,704
74 Kings Forest 895 $123,615 $27,239
75 Green Valley 1,659 $150,476 $73,705
76 Summit Hills 311 $110,819 $39,252
77 Heath Community 389 $68,809 $30,408
78 Natchez Trace 81 $155,613 $53,882
79 Woodbriar Estates 75 $123,620 $30,821
80 Sharing Trace 52 $106,433 $34,167
81 Spring Valley 489 $112,218 $42,756
82 Hewitt Area 2,597 $84,547 $41,988
83 Hope Valley 52 $106,433 $34,167
84 Englewood Forest 253 $153,380 $63,598
85 Woodmere Park 1,358 $122,891 $25,882
86 Callum Area 172 $93,764 $29,701
87 Rosewood 354 $73,828 $26,671
88 Lowdermilk Area 304 $68,766 $27,266

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.

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