The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Jacksonville For 2022


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

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Jacksonville's crime rate is currently 53% above the national average; it is, afterall, one of the biggest cities in America. So, if you're thinking about moving to the River City, you should definitely look at HomeSnacks' list of the best neighborhoods for 2022 first.

Yes, folks, HomeSnacks' list of the best neighborhoods in Jacksonville brings light to the city's finest. These Jacksonville gems are some of the safest, they have many of the city's most educated inside their crosswalks and sidewalks and this is evident by the high paying jobs that keep median income levels around $50,766. Not to mentions, there's a bunch of stuff to do in these places too. To get this list, we looked at the latest FBI data, Census report, and BLS for Jacksonville's 196 neighborhoods.

These Jax neighborhoods are not the city's cheapest by any means. To live in neighborhoods that made our list like Ortega Forest or Julington Creek, you're going to have to make at least $50,766/year to afford the $141,855 price tag on a home in these two areas.

But, it's worth it. Jacksonville's best neighborhoods are doing great things. Jacksonville Beach has a jammin' Country Music Fest every June and the Florida Stem Expo in Neptune Beach brings students from all over the state to showcase their skills in science and engineering.

At this point, we know that you don't need any more reasons to make the move to one of Jacksonville's best neighborhoods, but you do need to take a look below at our list before you make any final decisions.

If you don't want to commit to buying a home in any one of Jacksonville's best neighborhoods, renting in florida is a great option to test this city's Atlantic Coast waters, too. Either way, we're pretty sure after you peruse our list of the best neighborhoods in Jacksonville, you won't wait another second to make the move.

And the number one best neighborhood in Jacksonville? Drum roll...according to the latest data, that would be Saint Johns Bluff. If you're thinking of making the move to Florida, this would be a good choice.

To see how the rest of Jacksonville's best neighborhoods played out, take a look below. And if you don't find your favorite there, head to the bottom.

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Best Neighborhoods In Jacksonville

The 10 Best Neighborhoods To Live In Jacksonville

Population: 1,291
Rank Last Year: -
Median Home Value: $250,000 (2best)
Median Income: $96,857 (Seventh best)
More on Saint Johns Bluff: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 2,013
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $334,250 (Seventh best)
Median Income: $97,366 (Sixth best)
More on Ortega Forest: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 2,790
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $309,500 (12th best)
Median Income: $78,043 (2best)
More on Isle Of Palms: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 6,733
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $168,300 (53rd best)
Median Income: $63,294 (43rd best)
More on Secret Cove: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 6,588
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $242,275 (22nd best)
Median Income: $91,294 (Ninth best)
More on Julington Creek: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 18,486
Rank Last Year: 5 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $228,686 (26th best)
Median Income: $73,717 (27th best)
More on Beach Haven: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 19,692
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $322,865 (Ninth best)
Median Income: $70,023 (36th best)
More on Jacksonville Beach: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 9,564
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $385,900 (best)
Median Income: $79,638 (19th best)
More on Atlantic Beach: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 5,027
Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 2)
Median Home Value: $219,350 (30th best)
Median Income: $73,786 (26th best)
More on Cobblestone: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 5,330
Rank Last Year: 9 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $348,450 (Fifth best)
Median Income: $72,096 (32nd best)
More on Neptune Beach: Homes For Sale | Data

Methodology: How We Determined The Best Jacksonville, FL Neighborhoods In 2022

In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Jacksonville, 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 196 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 Jacksonville." We're lookin' at you, Saint Johns Bluff.

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

Summary: Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of The Best Neighborhoods In Jacksonville

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

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

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

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Best Neighborhoods To Live In Jacksonville For 2022 Detailed Data

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Saint Johns Bluff 1,291 $250,000 $96,857
2 Ortega Forest 2,013 $334,250 $97,366
3 Isle Of Palms 2,790 $309,500 $78,043
4 Secret Cove 6,733 $168,300 $63,294
5 Julington Creek 6,588 $242,275 $91,294
6 Beach Haven 18,486 $228,686 $73,717
7 Jacksonville Beach 19,692 $322,865 $70,023
8 Atlantic Beach 9,564 $385,900 $79,638
9 Cobblestone 5,027 $219,350 $73,786
10 Neptune Beach 5,330 $348,450 $72,096
11 Avondale 4,049 $308,400 $76,474
12 San Jose Forest 1,049 $260,600 $89,456
13 Hidden Hills 3,322 $161,850 $71,512
14 Miramar 2,025 $367,825 $102,356
15 Loretto 7,883 $129,850 $59,093
16 Holiday Harbors 1,506 $320,500 $88,462
17 Golden Glades-The Woods 17,311 $185,244 $65,776
18 Atlantic Highlands 1,070 $320,500 $88,462
19 Gilmore 1,175 $224,300 $91,154
20 Ortega 1,164 $357,733 $99,424
21 Beacon Hills And Harbour 1,191 $241,000 $91,047
22 Deerwood 7,464 $348,850 $112,246
23 East Arlington 18,408 $179,483 $77,265
24 Monclair 443 $341,000 $120,577
25 University Park 2,749 $148,650 $38,725
26 Mandarin 7,185 $283,125 $97,398
27 Greenland 8,678 $273,567 $86,860
28 Blaunt-Quarantine Island 4,111 $218,950 $89,477
29 Girvin 6,102 $214,260 $77,849
30 Clifton 1,492 $186,700 $39,722
31 Mandarin Station-Losco 11,726 $169,300 $68,819
32 Del Rio 12,295 $165,900 $62,955
33 Woodmere 2,858 $140,550 $52,448
34 Fairfax 1,782 $261,433 $71,388
35 Deercreek 3,412 $297,300 $78,543
36 Pickwick Park 1,969 $223,100 $61,050
37 Brown Island 1,145 $196,900 $87,907
38 Fort Caroline Shores 4,035 $194,867 $73,068
39 Southwood 2,906 $163,000 $38,688
40 North Beach 12,949 $229,312 $57,259
41 Sandalwood 19,937 $143,912 $54,829
42 Eagle Bend 4,671 $179,000 $73,094
43 Pecan Park 4,043 $198,400 $68,676
44 Arrowhead 4,207 $145,100 $49,301
45 Crystal Springs 8,541 $170,233 $61,357
46 Colony Cove 487 $224,300 $91,154
47 Goodby's Creek 4,177 $149,500 $51,530
48 Jamestown 2,074 $188,350 $57,762
49 Copper Hill 1,674 $149,300 $49,825
50 Chimney Lakes 14,713 $138,720 $70,966
51 South Riverside 2,022 $147,450 $45,095
52 Fort George Island 279 $217,900 $63,125
53 Beauclerc 1,071 $288,800 $94,786
54 Sunbeam 6,340 $147,267 $52,706
55 Venetia 1,478 $216,850 $68,306
56 Riverside 5,967 $186,689 $53,078
57 Craven 8,392 $138,440 $49,383
58 Arlington Hills 6,303 $130,550 $54,972
59 Brooklyn 477 $325,300 $25,320
60 Southside 2,003 $240,300 $56,331
61 San Marco 2,405 $281,360 $77,215
62 Jacksonville Farms-Terrace 6,966 $157,950 $53,897
63 Tiger Hole-Secret Woods 2,722 $135,500 $66,749
64 The Cape 4,053 $179,000 $73,094
65 Brierwood 1,801 $166,450 $59,104
66 Arlingwood 5,605 $119,180 $51,943
67 Rolling Hills 4,772 $99,700 $56,999
68 Biscayne 4,180 $119,200 $41,017
69 Normandy Estate 6,169 $123,900 $51,935
70 Charter Point 4,162 $186,600 $41,250
71 Jacksonville Heights West 3,487 $160,300 $48,203
72 Fairways Forest 2,672 $139,700 $43,995
73 Cisco Gardens 1,454 $191,700 $54,926
74 Alderman Park 4,035 $130,600 $58,734
75 Baymeadows 10,859 $97,033 $47,072
76 Lakewood 4,107 $186,400 $47,432
77 Sans Pareil 8,233 $133,333 $69,307
78 Eastport 2,166 $135,900 $58,617
79 Bulls Bay 1,147 $144,100 $50,507
80 Oak Haven 1,021 $124,100 $57,500
81 Pumpkin Hill 640 $217,900 $63,125
82 San Mateo 1,973 $133,200 $56,173
83 Park Ridge 1,504 $149,200 $51,032
84 Holly Oaks 1,800 $142,667 $59,907
85 Imeson Park 1,299 $151,000 $57,292
86 Glynlea-Grove Park 5,829 $134,467 $46,053
87 Oceanway 5,476 $166,400 $73,262
88 University Club 816 $199,900 $42,804
89 Love Grove-Riviera Manor 1,347 $123,900 $59,500
90 Jacksonville Naval Air Station 2,836 $164,100 $49,539
91 Settlers Landing 5,389 $115,033 $59,269
92 Osceola Forest 1,510 $80,600 $51,731
93 Sans Souci 6,021 $120,133 $37,838
94 Saint Nicholas 1,470 $134,400 $49,758
95 Biscayne Terrace 2,865 $119,100 $42,412
96 Lake Lucina 5,243 $89,467 $48,383
97 Jacksonville North Estate 491 $134,300 $58,294
98 Hogan 588 $157,700 $45,438
99 Herlong 3,691 $131,600 $60,274
100 Atlantic Boulevard Estates 4,483 $108,667 $44,187
101 Jacksonville Heights South 4,484 $156,533 $58,618
102 Picketville 1,127 $122,600 $51,462
103 Spring Glen 2,649 $86,400 $27,365
104 Ortega Farms 3,234 $140,700 $43,137
105 Duval 3,629 $97,300 $60,032
106 Cedar Hills 8,132 $80,283 $47,198
107 Greenfield Manor 1,828 $119,900 $52,054
108 Jacksonville Heights 13,479 $87,217 $47,378
109 Empire Point 1,837 $135,600 $30,956
110 Windy Hill 13,286 $111,675 $44,617
111 Duclay 5,551 $66,900 $38,702
112 Jacksonville University 2,076 $141,750 $31,724
113 Holiday Hill 7,239 $109,033 $38,003
114 Argyle Forest 4,767 $101,000 $54,908
115 Murray Hill 9,492 $97,590 $40,021
116 Normandy Manor 5,952 $95,250 $44,644
117 Forest Trails 4,115 $165,800 $51,344
118 Dinsmore 2,914 $144,200 $35,403
119 Deerwood Center 1,113 $111,600 $46,897
120 Garden City 944 $119,200 $41,017
121 Whitehouse 5,394 $109,950 $60,144
122 San Jose 5,659 $58,200 $33,492
123 Lake Forest Hills 2,468 $89,000 $37,683
124 Royal Lakes 2,964 $110,900 $41,877
125 Cedar Hills Estate 4,201 $83,525 $40,926
126 Southsuide Estates 9,285 $103,543 $42,431
127 Duclay Foest 4,090 $103,100 $51,631
128 Otis 337 $150,500 $51,982
129 Sherwood Forest 5,054 $74,633 $32,069
130 Southpoint 3,852 $127,833 $54,827
131 Turtle Creek 6,086 $130,375 $41,964
132 Oak Hill 8,401 $115,225 $44,771
133 Black Hammock Island 610 $86,800 $44,405
134 Normandy Village 2,401 $84,550 $44,722
135 Mcgirts Creek 5,310 $99,575 $49,160
136 Ortega Hills 6,567 $75,800 $45,486
137 Monterey 3,025 $91,167 $27,718
138 Hollyford 865 $170,000 $33,011
139 Regency 4,026 $114,375 $49,661
140 Beachwood 1,566 $112,700 $43,313
141 Englewood 8,010 $109,180 $37,619
142 Lakeshore 4,630 $67,060 $41,255
143 Arlington 4,722 $82,050 $38,196
144 Confederate Point 2,988 $89,600 $41,540
145 Spring Park 5,605 $91,860 $33,947
146 Springfield 5,730 $107,625 $28,821
147 Downtown Jacksonville 3,501 $76,700 $24,546
148 Edgewood Manor 2,165 $86,100 $28,818
149 Brakridge 869 $70,400 $19,192
150 Biltmore 1,871 $105,500 $50,507
151 Hyde Park 8,533 $92,317 $40,435
152 Marietta 2,542 $122,700 $45,988
153 Kilarney Shores 1,538 $89,550 $26,814
154 Sweetwater 2,523 $75,900 $49,658
155 Arlington Manor 4,744 $73,800 $37,554
156 Wesconnett 5,029 $60,675 $32,487
157 Woodland Acres 8,679 $85,700 $30,222
158 Lake Forest 3,120 $86,950 $33,820
159 College Park 1,950 $88,900 $35,000
160 Riverview 3,925 $76,850 $40,262
161 Hillcrest 7,522 $80,025 $28,138
162 Moncrief Park 3,030 $52,167 $19,290
163 Normandy 697 $64,500 $29,583
164 Brentwood 5,332 $62,538 $23,363
165 Highlands 9,978 $94,314 $38,539
166 Kennel Club 1,268 $53,533 $37,417
167 Larsen 1,517 $58,500 $31,648
168 Grand Park 3,108 $61,200 $35,512
169 Robinson's Addition 1,398 $53,050 $29,440
170 Mid-Westside 7,026 $54,788 $25,142
171 Carver Manor 2,234 $88,700 $31,916
172 Ribault 3,409 $81,900 $40,639
173 29th And Chase 1,790 $58,250 $25,000
174 Lincoln Villas 3,815 $85,950 $36,533
175 Mixon Town 1,124 $101,233 $39,578
176 Harborview 1,824 $77,600 $43,443
177 Commonwealth 1,183 $77,100 $27,768
178 College Gardens 1,548 $43,350 $18,180
179 Tallulah-North Shore 3,671 $62,640 $28,849
180 Magnolia Gardens 3,827 $69,050 $20,672
181 Tallyrand 415 $60,000 $26,339
182 New Town 2,199 $72,575 $25,540
183 Hogan's Creek 3,163 $41,800 $18,637
184 Royal Terrace 1,831 $59,350 $20,609
185 Fairfield 1,113 $55,650 $17,296
186 Panama Park 3,002 $37,900 $29,878
187 45th And Moncrief 3,758 $53,233 $23,219
188 Lackawanna 2,578 $61,325 $22,820
189 Longbranch 1,614 $62,650 $20,966
190 Woodstock 4,410 $58,420 $24,008
191 Phoenix 1,094 $48,100 $20,652
192 Cranzel T Brown Park 286 $58,900 $29,545
193 Edgewood 1,150 $66,767 $26,694
194 East Jacksonville 2,371 $38,933 $29,288
195 Allendale 1,708 $55,800 $30,833
196 Midtown 129 $34,400 $30,875

Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our ninth time ranking the best neighborhoods to live in Jacksonville.

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