The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Lincoln, NE For 2024

The best Lincoln neighborhoods are Family Acres and Porter Ridge for 2024 based on Saturday Night Science.

Best Neighborhoods In Lincoln
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What’s the best part of Lincoln?

It could be where everyone knows their neighbor. Or it could be where home prices are the highest, meaning it’s where everyone wants to live.

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 based on Saturday Night Science.

Whether you live in the sticks or in an apartment building downtown, you want a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood offers different perks and benefits.

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?

If you’re thinking of moving to Nebraska and Lincoln is on the top of your list, check out the best neighborhoods for 2024.

Table Of Contents: Top Ten | Methodology | Summary | Table

The Best Neighborhoods In Lincoln For 2024

  1. Family Acres
  2. Porter Ridge
  3. Yankee Ridge
  4. Crown Pointe
  5. Southern Hills
  6. Taylor Park
  7. Autumn Wood
  8. Maple Village-Wedgewood
  9. Country Club
  10. Highlands

So what’s the best neighborhood to live in Lincoln for 2024? 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.

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The 10 Best Neighborhoods To Live In Lincoln

Population: 8,801
Median Home Value: $300,620 (Second best)
Median Income: $104,415 (Fourth best)
More on Family Acres: Data | Real Estate

Population: 1,223
Median Home Value: $270,400 (Fourth best)
Median Income: $101,066 (Fifth best)
More on Porter Ridge: Data | Real Estate

Population: 133
Median Home Value: $339,200 (best)
Median Income: $125,612 (best)
More on Yankee Ridge: Data | Real Estate

Population: 637
Median Home Value: $288,300 (Third best)
Median Income: $112,165 (Second best)
More on Crown Pointe: Data | Real Estate

Population: 495
Median Home Value: $252,300 (Fifth best)
Median Income: $86,850 (Seventh best)
More on Southern Hills: Data | Real Estate

Population: 481
Median Home Value: $202,500 (Eighth best)
Median Income: $70,764 (14th best)
More on Taylor Park: Data | Real Estate

Population: 382
Median Home Value: $201,700 (Ninth best)
Median Income: $64,384 (17th best)
More on Autumn Wood: Data | Real Estate

Population: 805
Median Home Value: $200,000 (Tenth best)
Median Income: $79,478 (11th best)
More on Maple Village-Wedgewood: Data | Real Estate

Population: 6,101
Median Home Value: $208,875 (Seventh best)
Median Income: $86,161 (Eighth best)
More on Country Club: Data | Real Estate

Population: 5,605
Median Home Value: $174,150 (13th best)
Median Income: $88,394 (Sixth best)
More on Highlands: Data | Real Estate

Methodology: How We Determined The Best Lincoln, NE Neighborhoods In 2024

To rank the best neighborhoods in Lincoln, we had to determine what criteria define “best” and then apply Saturday Night Science to it.

Using FBI 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 37 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.

We updated this article for 2024. This report is our tenth time ranking the best neighborhoods to live in Lincoln.

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.

The best neighborhoods in Lincoln are Family Acres, Porter Ridge, Yankee Ridge, Crown Pointe, Southern Hills, Taylor Park, Autumn Wood, Maple Village-Wedgewood, Country Club, and Highlands.

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

The worst neighborhoods in Lincoln are North Bottoms, Malone, Arnold Heights, Clinton, and Hartley.

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

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Best Neighborhoods To Live In Lincoln For 2024 Detailed Data

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Family Acres 8,801 $300,620 $104,415
2 Porter Ridge 1,223 $270,400 $101,066
3 Yankee Ridge 133 $339,200 $125,612
4 Crown Pointe 637 $288,300 $112,165
5 Southern Hills 495 $252,300 $86,850
6 Taylor Park 481 $202,500 $70,764
7 Autumn Wood 382 $201,700 $64,384
8 Maple Village-Wedgewood 805 $200,000 $79,478
9 Country Club 6,101 $208,875 $86,161
10 Highlands 5,605 $174,150 $88,394
11 Bicentennial Estates 782 $166,000 $80,441
12 Amber Hills 152 $249,300 $107,756
13 Antelope Park 793 $128,000 $64,244
14 Meadowlane 5,012 $158,800 $75,475
15 Indian Village 2,822 $149,467 $63,241
16 High Ridge-Cushman 1,742 $143,800 $71,654
17 Greater South 3,287 $142,750 $67,737
18 40th And A 4,085 $129,900 $56,031
19 West A 10,307 $154,500 $70,361
20 Far South 164 $174,900 $59,330
21 Salt Valley View 180 $179,300 $86,125
22 Capitol Beach 759 $130,800 $58,870
23 Landons 552 $148,800 $42,917
24 Near South 9,926 $154,643 $42,556
25 Woods Park 3,701 $119,200 $38,838
26 South 48th Street 5,319 $148,817 $50,911
27 Everett 3,308 $112,333 $35,902
28 University Place 11,359 $126,690 $48,097
29 Belmont 5,797 $109,180 $52,129
30 Downtown 5,854 $132,357 $29,614
31 South Salt Creek 3,898 $86,867 $44,516
32 East Campus 1,875 $135,267 $53,784
33 Hartley 4,049 $94,975 $38,687
34 Clinton 5,746 $99,350 $35,363
35 Arnold Heights 961 $139,100 $53,282
36 Malone 3,078 $105,000 $32,164
37 North Bottoms 1,222 $89,450 $31,203
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.

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