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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
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".
- 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
|1||Oklahoma School Of Science And Mathematics||502|
|7||Northwest 39 Street Enclave||584|
|10||Inner City Northside||49,067|
|13||Meridian Avenue Hospitality Corridor||658|
|15||Paseo Artists District||112|
|16||Inner City Southside||8,956|
|20||I-40 Expansion Area||505|
|23||Presbyterian Health Foundation Research Park||105|