The 10 Best Neighborhoods In Syracuse For 2022


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Syracuse 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 Syracuse, 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 Syracuse 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 Syracuse 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 New York and Syracuse is on the top of your list, check out our best neighborhoods to live in.

Here are the best neighborhoods in Syracuse for 2022.

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

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

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 Syracuse

The 10 Best Neighborhoods To Live In Syracuse

Population: 2,136
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $196,850 (best)
Median Income: $106,808 (best)
More on Sedgewick: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 5,159
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $153,467 (Third best)
Median Income: $76,101 (Second best)
More on Meadowbrook: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 13,659
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $87,233 (11th best)
Median Income: $41,761 (Eighth best)
More on Eastwood: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 2,591
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $113,100 (Eighth best)
Median Income: $39,632 (Tenth best)
More on Downtown: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 4,829
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $155,860 (Second best)
Median Income: $42,864 (Seventh best)
More on University: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 5,327
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $130,800 (Fifth best)
Median Income: $56,723 (Third best)
More on South Valley: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 8,131
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $77,644 (13th best)
Median Income: $41,694 (Ninth best)
More on Northside: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 6,358
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $108,138 (Ninth best)
Median Income: $54,151 (Fourth best)
More on Strathmore: Homes For Sale | Data

Strathmore Syracuse, NY

Population: 2,035
Rank Last Year: 8 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $113,500 (Seventh best)
Median Income: $36,912 (12th best)
More on Lincoln Park: Homes For Sale | Data

Population: 6,819
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $87,325 (Tenth best)
Median Income: $46,855 (Sixth best)
More on Far West-Side: Homes For Sale | Data

Methodology: How We Determined The Best Syracuse, NY Neighborhoods In 2022

In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Syracuse, 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 26 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 Syracuse." We're lookin' at you, Sedgewick.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the best places Syracuse, New York 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 Syracuse

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

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

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

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Best Neighborhoods To Live In Syracuse For 2022 Detailed Data

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Sedgewick 2,136 $196,850 $106,808
2 Meadowbrook 5,159 $153,467 $76,101
3 Eastwood 13,659 $87,233 $41,761
4 Downtown 2,591 $113,100 $39,632
5 University 4,829 $155,860 $42,864
6 South Valley 5,327 $130,800 $56,723
7 Northside 8,131 $77,644 $41,694
8 Strathmore 6,358 $108,138 $54,151
9 Lincoln Park 2,035 $113,500 $36,912
10 Far West-Side 6,819 $87,325 $46,855
11 Wescott 3,250 $115,300 $26,119
12 Skytop-South Campus 3,584 $141,300 $13,712
13 North Valley 5,775 $65,480 $27,037
14 Elmwood 1,881 $69,100 $47,050
15 Outer Comstock 4,521 $61,780 $35,668
16 Washington Square 13,954 $67,817 $29,102
17 Skunk City 2,166 $64,100 $29,532
18 University Hill 8,101 $2,500 $9,454
19 Near Northeast 9,938 $55,180 $25,698
20 Salt Springs 4,766 $84,917 $39,351
21 Lakefront 600 $32,300 $34,359
22 Brighton 10,330 $54,207 $25,420
23 Westside 2,680 $61,667 $26,815
24 Near Westside 6,154 $63,300 $22,567
25 Near Eastside 2,894 $68,880 $17,039
26 Southwest 4,459 $59,586 $17,925

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

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.

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