The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Lincoln For 2022


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

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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 Lincoln, 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 Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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 Nebraska and Lincoln is on the top of your list, check out our best neighborhoods to live in.

Here are the best neighborhoods in Lincoln for 2022.

So what's the best neighborhood to live in Lincoln for 2022? According to the most recent census data, Family Acres looks to be the best Lincoln neighborhood to live in.

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

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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Best Neighborhoods In Lincoln

The 10 Best Neighborhoods To Live In Lincoln

Population: 9,068
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $261,433 (Second best)
Median Income: $102,353 (Third best)
More on Family Acres: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 133
Rank Last Year: -
Median Home Value: $339,200 (best)
Median Income: $125,612 (best)
More on Yankee Ridge: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 5,080
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $189,825 (Seventh best)
Median Income: $91,167 (Sixth best)
More on Country Club: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 712
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 2)
Median Home Value: $220,400 (Fourth best)
Median Income: $82,955 (Eighth best)
More on Crown Pointe: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 500
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $180,500 (Eighth best)
Median Income: $70,833 (13th best)
More on Bishop Park: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 3,312
Rank Last Year: 5 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $165,125 (12th best)
Median Income: $68,592 (14th best)
More on Colonial Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 5,657
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $153,800 (16th best)
Median Income: $73,363 (Tenth best)
More on Highlands: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 527
Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $165,700 (11th best)
Median Income: $51,991 (22nd best)
More on Taylor Park: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 858
Rank Last Year: 8 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $160,450 (15th best)
Median Income: $76,160 (Ninth best)
More on Maple Village-Wedgewood: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 480
Rank Last Year: -
Median Home Value: $163,200 (13th best)
Median Income: $83,720 (Seventh best)
More on Bicentennial Estates: Homes For Sale | Data

Methodology: How We Determined The Best Lincoln, NE Neighborhoods In 2022

In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Lincoln, 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 43 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 Lincoln." We're lookin' at you, Family Acres.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the best places Lincoln, Nebraska 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 Lincoln

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

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

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

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Best Neighborhoods To Live In Lincoln For 2022 Detailed Data

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Family Acres 9,068 $261,433 $102,353
2 Yankee Ridge 133 $339,200 $125,612
3 Country Club 5,080 $189,825 $91,167
4 Crown Pointe 712 $220,400 $82,955
5 Bishop Park 500 $180,500 $70,833
6 Colonial Hills 3,312 $165,125 $68,592
7 Highlands 5,657 $153,800 $73,363
8 Taylor Park 527 $165,700 $51,991
9 Maple Village-Wedgewood 858 $160,450 $76,160
10 Bicentennial Estates 480 $163,200 $83,720
11 Porter Ridge 1,158 $218,900 $95,680
12 High Ridge-Cushman 1,742 $143,800 $71,654
13 Amber Hills 152 $249,300 $107,756
14 Southern Hills 501 $212,300 $72,770
15 Autumn Wood 755 $138,800 $32,146
16 Meadowlane 4,917 $131,000 $58,562
17 40th And A 4,085 $129,900 $56,031
18 Capitol Beach 1,420 $143,100 $58,979
19 Yankee Hill 313 $172,400 $100,341
20 Greater South 3,297 $135,040 $60,980
21 Eastridge 1,720 $162,425 $49,176
22 Indian Village 3,244 $129,125 $53,282
23 Landons 1,584 $134,300 $45,889
24 Salt Valley View 122 $141,500 $68,313
25 West A 9,627 $111,317 $56,911
26 Far South 160 $139,300 $50,000
27 Sunset Acres 1,380 $178,400 $38,268
28 South 48th Street 5,242 $133,581 $50,415
29 University Place 11,525 $102,362 $40,963
30 Arnold Heights 1,930 $92,650 $44,034
31 Antelope Park 912 $109,700 $44,446
32 East Campus 2,023 $124,125 $45,412
33 Downtown 5,004 $85,100 $20,412
34 Woods Park 3,246 $119,175 $37,672
35 Malone 2,795 $104,333 $24,399
36 Everett 3,513 $70,650 $25,510
37 Belmont 4,484 $111,400 $43,969
38 Near South 9,943 $99,036 $27,557
39 Clinton 5,125 $89,900 $28,720
40 Tri-Court 1,146 $63,200 $41,250
41 Hartley 4,447 $75,640 $31,872
42 South Salt Creek 2,976 $82,825 $33,252
43 North Bottoms 769 $68,100 $29,375

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

About Chris Kolmar

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