The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Lubbock For 2021


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Lubbock 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 Lubbock.
Best Neighborhoods In Lubbock

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

Here are the best neighborhoods in Lubbock for 2021.

The Best Neighborhoods In Lubbock For 2021

  1. Adobe Row
  2. South Overton
  3. West Carlisle
  4. Texas Tech
  5. Northridge
  6. Lakeridge Country Club
  7. Lakeridge
  8. WHAM
  9. Texas Technological College Historic District
  10. Bowie

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

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

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 Lubbock

1. Adobe Row

Population: 64
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $151,199 (Eighth best)
Median Income: $101,776 (Second best)
More on Adobe Row: Homes For Sale

2. South Overton

Population: 2,353
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $190,294 (Fifth best)
Median Income: $17,885 (39th best)
More on South Overton: Homes For Sale

3. West Carlisle

Population: 1,098
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $163,606 (Seventh best)
Median Income: $56,900 (12th best)
More on West Carlisle: Homes For Sale

4. Texas Tech

Population: 12,695
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $193,213 (Third best)
Median Income: $34,194 (29th best)
More on Texas Tech: Homes For Sale

5. Northridge

Population: 4,134
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $131,816 (15th best)
Median Income: $71,339 (Ninth best)
More on Northridge: Homes For Sale

6. Lakeridge Country Club

Population: 2,866
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $428,461 (best)
Median Income: $82,581 (Sixth best)
More on Lakeridge Country Club: Homes For Sale

7. Lakeridge

Population: 6,159
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $389,068 (Second best)
Median Income: $73,832 (Eighth best)
More on Lakeridge: Homes For Sale

8. Wham

Population: 5,455
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $118,921 (20th best)
Median Income: $39,391 (24th best)
More on Wham: Homes For Sale

9. Texas Technological College Historic District

Population: 2,179
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $190,294 (Fifth best)
Median Income: $22,663 (38th best)
More on Texas Technological College Historic District: Homes For Sale

10. Bowie

Population: 3,605
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $122,497 (18th best)
Median Income: $41,759 (20th best)
More on Bowie: Homes For Sale

How We Determined The Best Lubbock, TX Neighborhoods In 2021

In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Lubbock, 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 39 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 Lubbock." We're lookin' at you, Adobe Row.

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

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

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

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 Lubbock For 2021

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Adobe Row 64 $151,199 $101,776
2 South Overton 2,353 $190,294 $17,885
3 West Carlisle 1,098 $163,606 $56,900
4 Texas Tech 12,695 $193,213 $34,194
5 Northridge 4,134 $131,816 $71,339
6 Lakeridge Country Club 2,866 $428,461 $82,581
7 Lakeridge 6,159 $389,068 $73,832
8 Wham 5,455 $118,921 $39,391
9 Texas Technological College Historic District 2,179 $190,294 $22,663
10 Bowie 3,605 $122,497 $41,759
11 Regal Park 1,147 $190,870 $81,950
12 Wester 3,684 $149,422 $35,520
13 Maedgen 5,168 $131,320 $48,370
14 West End 5,151 $114,282 $51,965
15 Atkins 7,911 $86,657 $40,735
16 Lubbock International Airport 762 $137,650 $59,979
17 West 306,598 $144,445 $48,927
18 North 92,333 $141,842 $42,543
19 Stubbs 6,112 $72,129 $40,818
20 Tech Terrace 4,841 $116,851 $37,321
21 Raintree 2,474 $132,644 $87,112
22 Arnett Benson 11,629 $49,860 $26,908
23 Heart Of Lubbock 6,302 $83,252 $28,496
24 Coronado 2,389 $121,483 $54,114
25 University Pines 4,622 $107,852 $63,857
26 Kings Park 1,740 $128,257 $33,250
27 South 177,909 $137,258 $49,942
28 Waters 4,046 $94,055 $92,331
29 Caprock 7,664 $111,172 $47,824
30 Harwell 1,789 $41,477 $33,960
31 East 21,337 $78,456 $41,581
32 Ballenger 3,278 $65,738 $85,073
33 Slaton-Bean 1,543 $73,268 $38,538
34 Jackson 1,962 $36,494 $25,615
35 Maxey 3,496 $87,365 $33,596
36 Parkway 14,177 $59,428 $32,690
37 Dunbar 1,695 $64,776 $37,270
38 Chatman Park 843 $64,073 $32,417
39 Skyview 113 $90,110 $440,481

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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