The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Oklahoma City For 2021


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

So, you've just taken a job with Devon Energy in Oklahoma City and you've never been and you don't know the first thing about where you should live. Well, don't fret. HomeSnacks has taken going down the Google rabbit hole a thing of the past: we've determined the best neighborhoods in Oklahoma City for 2021 and listed them below.

But, before you head down to HomeSnacks' list of The 405's best of the best, here's a little bit about how we determined the fate of Oklahoma City's 24 neighborhoods. First, we looked at the median income level and average home prices for each place. Our thought, higher median income translates to people buying more expensive homes. People with higher incomes also usually tend to lean towards places that have low crime, low unemployment rates, and a bunch of fun stuff to do, so we measured those things, too.

Here are a bunch of fun facts we discovered with our research that might help with any future questions a newbie to Okie City might have:

One, Oklahoma City has seen a 13% increase in its population making it one of the fastest growing cities in America, so the housing market might currently be a bit competitive. Two, renting a place in Oklahoma City at first might not be a bad idea because the state as a whole is reporting numbers 40% below the national average. And three, the neighborhoods in The Big Friendly have great people and top notch schools; and surprisingly, there are some gems in the top ten that are super affordable.

So, if you're looking for a great deal where the Great Plains meet the Ozark Plateau on the Gulf of Mexico watershed--a place where there's "plenty of hustle without the hassle"--keep reading.

Now, let's get down to business. If you're a millennial looking for other millennials, the Pasea Artist District will put you in the proximity of the right people (you'll just have to do the rest). If you're looking for a family friendly spot with pocket parks and fun "kid" stuff to do, then the Adventure District should be just right. And, if you're looking for an Oklahoma City that has it all, that would be OKC's number one best neighborhood.

So, what is the best neighborhood in Oklahoma City for 2021? According to the latest data and our SnackAbility algorithm, that would be Oklahoma School Of Science And Mathematics.

To see how the rest of Oklahoma City's neighborhoods ranked, take a look below.

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The 10 Best Neighborhoods To Live In Oklahoma City

Population: 502
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $193,547 (Fourth best)
Median Income: $55,322 (Seventh best)
More on Oklahoma School Of Science And Mathematics: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 538
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $134,730 (Seventh best)
Median Income: $47,725 (11th best)
More on Asia District: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 5,463
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $188,978 (Fifth best)
Median Income: $59,694 (Fifth best)
More on Eastside: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 379
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $160,260 (Sixth best)
Median Income: $55,347 (Sixth best)
More on Automobile Alley: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 565
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $108,449 (16th best)
Median Income: $71,696 (Third best)
More on Deep Deuce: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 152,038
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $204,806 (Third best)
Median Income: $55,096 (Eighth best)
More on Suburban Northside: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 584
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $108,757 (14th best)
Median Income: $41,350 (14th best)
More on Northwest 39 Street Enclave: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 2,511
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $315,957 (Second best)
Median Income: $82,822 (Second best)
More on Quail Springs: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 3,003
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $639,319 (best)
Median Income: $111,119 (best)
More on Nichols Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 49,067
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $123,882 (12th best)
Median Income: $45,616 (12th best)
More on Inner City Northside: Homes For Sale | Data

How We Determined The Best Oklahoma City, OK Neighborhoods In 2021

In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Oklahoma City, 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 24 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 Oklahoma City." We're lookin' at you, Oklahoma School Of Science And Mathematics.

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

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

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Oklahoma City aren't all good. Flatiron District takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in Oklahoma City.

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 Oklahoma City For 2021

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Oklahoma School Of Science And Mathematics 502 $193,547 $55,322
2 Asia District 538 $134,730 $47,725
3 Eastside 5,463 $188,978 $59,694
4 Automobile Alley 379 $160,260 $55,347
5 Deep Deuce 565 $108,449 $71,696
6 Suburban Northside 152,038 $204,806 $55,096
7 Northwest 39 Street Enclave 584 $108,757 $41,350
8 Quail Springs 2,511 $315,957 $82,822
9 Nichols Hills 3,003 $639,319 $111,119
10 Inner City Northside 49,067 $123,882 $45,616
11 Arts District 2,091 $125,455 $48,746
12 Downtown 3,425 $111,510 $44,680
13 Meridian Avenue Hospitality Corridor 658 $66,469 $50,031
14 Bricktown 221 $125,455 $28,155
15 Paseo Artists District 112 $96,847 $37,929
16 Inner City Southside 8,956 $72,102 $25,738
17 Medical Community 1,211 $100,702 $28,188
18 Warr Acres 1,627 $102,158 $37,732
19 Stockyards City 193 $98,529 $35,682
20 I-40 Expansion Area 505 $125,455 $26,197
21 Capitol Hill 298 $65,439 $71,310
22 Adventure District 2,506 $133,322 $40,034
23 Presbyterian Health Foundation Research Park 105 $108,449 $15,368
24 Flatiron District 98 $108,449 $15,368

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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