The 10 Safest Austin, TX Neighborhoods To Live In For 2021


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Austin are the safest places to live.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our second time ranking the safest neighborhoods to live in Austin.
Safest Neighborhoods In Austin

We analyzed every possible crime metric to determine which neighborhoods in Austin are the safest.

Every year, more than 30 million Americans move. Sometimes, its for a job, other times its to escape the big city. But no matter where you move, you want a neighborhood thats family friendly, clean, and most importantly, safe.

Weve analyzed the FBI crime reports data on violent and property crimes for every single neighborhood in Austin. Then, we calculated your chances of being the victim of a crime in each one.

In which Austin neighborhoods can you leave your doors unlocked at night? Heres the list. For a more detailed breakdown for each neighborhood, keep reading.

So, which neighborhood is the safest in Austin in 2021? That would be Downtown. Thats according to the most recent FBI crime data, which takes into account everything from thefts and robberies to assaults and murders.

If you want to dig down deeper into each neighborhood's statistics, as well as our methodology, take a look below. Some of these neighborhoods are the best places to live in Austin.

If you dont see a neighborhood youre looking for in our top ten, scroll down to the bottom, where we have all Austin neighborhoods listed in order from safest to most dangerous. Read on to see how we determined the places around Austin that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you're interested in the worst neighborhoods in Austin.

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How We Determined The Safest Austin Hoods In 2021

You can ask people which neighborhoods are the safest, or you can just look at the unbiased raw data. So, instead of relying on speculation and opinion, we analyzed the hard numbers from the FBIs most recent crime report (published in September of 2019) for every neighborhood in Austin.

To be more specific, we analyzed the FBIs Uniform Crime Report. We then ran an analysis to calculate each neighborhoods property and violent crimes based on the demographics of the area and reported crime. We used two key criteria:

  • Total Crimes Per Capita
  • Violent Crimes Per Capita
  • Property Crimes Per Capita

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 60 in each category, where 1 was the safest.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a safe neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest safest neighborhood index the "Safest City Neighborhood In Austin." We're lookin' at you, Downtown.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the safest places Austin. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from safest to most expensive.

The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Austin For 2021

Downtown Austin, TX

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 7,414
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 170
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,484
More on Downtown: Homes For Sale | Data

Rosedale Austin, TX

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 6,008
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 268
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,215
More on Rosedale: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 5,882
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 316
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,088
More on Windsor Road: Homes For Sale | Data

Crestview Austin, TX

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 5,172
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 257
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,568
More on Crestview: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 5,651
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 378
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,429
More on Hyde Park: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 4,729
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 297
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,731
More on North University: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 9,602
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 245
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,892
More on University Of Texas: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 3,152
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 376
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,477
More on East Cesar Chavez: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 1,359
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 415
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,846
More on Triangle State: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 8,861
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 311
Property Crime Per 100k: 4,341
More on Allandale: Homes For Sale | Data

Summing Up The Safest Places In Austin

Looking at the data, you can tell that Downtown is as safe as they come, according to science and data.

But as most Texas residents would agree, almost every place here has its safe and not safe parts. So just make sure you're informed ahead of time.

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Detailed List Of The Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Austin For 2021

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Downtown 1,625
2 Rosedale 3,483
3 Windsor Road 3,414
4 Crestview 3,835
5 Hyde Park 3,797
6 North University 4,038
7 University Of Texas 4,097
8 East Cesar Chavez 3,853
9 Triangle State 4,261
10 Allandale 4,642
11 Holly 4,301
12 Brentwood 4,694
13 Barton Hills 5,527
14 Garrison Park 4,722
15 Windsor Hills 5,154
16 Galindo 5,918
17 Old West Austin 6,503
18 West University 6,245
19 South Lamar 6,085
20 South Manchaca 5,635
21 Mckinney 6,157
22 Franklin Park 6,194
23 Chestnut 6,382
24 South River City 6,758
25 Wooten 6,518
26 North Shoal Creek 7,404
27 Zilker 7,323
28 Pleasant Valley 6,411
29 Upper Boggy Creek 7,608
30 West Gate 8,005
31 Johnston Terrace 7,583
32 West Congress 8,010
33 Highland 8,504
34 Southeast 8,921
35 Pecan Springs Springdale 7,827
36 Martin Luther King-Hwy 183 8,149
37 Parker Lane 8,578
38 Rmma 10,311
39 North Austin 8,361
40 Rosewood 8,020
41 North Lamar 8,542
42 Hancock 10,237
43 Central East Austin 10,473
44 Montopolis 9,296
45 Coronado Hills 10,324
46 Sweet Briar 10,510
47 University Hills 9,213
48 Windsor Park 9,760
49 North Loop 11,891
50 Saint Edwards 12,925
51 Govalle 10,793
52 East Congress 12,010
53 Dawson 11,756
54 North Burnett 14,222
55 Georgian Acres 10,771
56 Heritage Hills 13,383
57 Mlk 12,751
58 Riverside 13,407
59 Bouldin 13,876
60 Saint Johns 14,884

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.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

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