The 10 Safest Charlotte, NC Neighborhoods To Live In For 2022


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

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We analyzed every possible crime metric to determine which neighborhoods in Charlotte 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 Charlotte. Then, we calculated your chances of being the victim of a crime in each one.

In which Charlotte 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 Charlotte in 2022? That would be Hembstead. 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 Charlotte.

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

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Safest Neighborhoods In Charlotte

The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Charlotte For 2022

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9
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Population: 2,813
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 65
Property Crime Per 100k: 495
More on Hembstead: Homes For Sale | Data

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Population: 4,754
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 67
Property Crime Per 100k: 719
More on Wessex Square: Homes For Sale | Data

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8.5
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Population: 4,527
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 121
Property Crime Per 100k: 883
More on Sardis Forest: Homes For Sale | Data

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9
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Population: 8,067
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 129
Property Crime Per 100k: 883
More on Providence Plantation: Homes For Sale | Data

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9
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Population: 1,561
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 112
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,105
More on Governor's Square: Homes For Sale | Data

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9
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Population: 4,427
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 70
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,175
More on Sharon Woods: Homes For Sale | Data

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9
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Population: 5,131
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 198
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,120
More on Olde Providence South: Homes For Sale | Data

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8.5
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Population: 4,003
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 169
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,233
More on Sherwood Forest: Homes For Sale | Data

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9.5
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Population: 1,503
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 169
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,364
More on Chantilly: Homes For Sale | Data

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10
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Population: 4,753
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 262
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,084
More on Oxford Hunt: Homes For Sale | Data

Methodology: How We Determined The Safest Charlotte Hoods In 2022

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 Charlotte.

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 151 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 Charlotte." We're lookin' at you, Hembstead.

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

Summary: The Safest Places In Charlotte

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

But as most North Carolina 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 Charlotte For 2022

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Hembstead 540
2 Wessex Square 806
3 Sardis Forest 1,054
4 Providence Plantation 1,002
5 Governor's Square 1,187
6 Sharon Woods 1,265
7 Olde Providence South 1,338
8 Sherwood Forest 1,382
9 Chantilly 1,523
10 Oxford Hunt 1,356
11 Providence Crossing 1,546
12 Ballantyne East 1,747
13 Quail Hollow 1,706
14 Myers Park 1,892
15 Mountainbrook 1,781
16 Ashbrook-Clawson Village 1,774
17 Highland Creek 1,748
18 Eastover 2,125
19 Commonwealth 1,810
20 Downtown Sharlotte 1,835
21 Wendover-Sedgewood 2,029
22 Piper Glen Estates 2,219
23 Providence Park 2,357
24 Carmel 2,079
25 Park Crossing 1,929
26 Marshbrooke 1,992
27 Beverly Woods 2,409
28 Provincetowne 2,279
29 Touchstone Village-Elm Lane 2,095
30 Foxcroft 2,613
31 Yorkshire 2,422
32 Ballantyne West 2,636
33 Stonehaven 2,335
34 Johnston Rd-Mcalpine 2,585
35 Seven Eagles 2,374
36 Davis Lake-Eastfield 2,680
37 Colonial Village 2,559
38 Plaza Hills 3,641
39 Cotswold 3,111
40 Olde Providence North 2,825
41 Hwy 51-Park Road 2,552
42 Coulwood West 2,807
43 Whiteoak 3,045
44 Lansdowne 3,040
45 Griers Fork 2,843
46 Prosperity Church Road 3,073
47 Sardis Woods 3,278
48 Marlwood 3,262
49 Hickory Grove 3,512
50 Harbor House 3,976
51 Plaza Midwood 4,330
52 First Ward 3,799
53 West Sugar Creek 4,342
54 Rockwell Park-Hemphill Heights 3,632
55 Lockwood 4,028
56 Wilson Heights 4,285
57 Freedom Park 5,037
58 Windsor Park 3,947
59 Oakdale South 4,473
60 Closeburn-Glenkirk 4,709
61 Beatties Ford-Trinity 4,552
62 Pawtuckett 4,428
63 Nevin Community 4,714
64 Genesis Park 3,834
65 Rain Tree 5,563
66 Wildwood 5,489
67 Starmount 5,038
68 Sedgefield 5,555
69 Westchester 5,190
70 Yorkmount 5,075
71 Westerly Hills 5,688
72 Ponderosa-Wingate 4,420
73 Briarcreek-Woodland 5,842
74 Coliseum Drive 5,701
75 Shannon Park 5,032
76 West Blvd 5,738
77 Starmount Forest 5,174
78 Greenville 5,994
79 Biddleville 5,885
80 Oaklawn 6,095
81 Revolution Park 6,244
82 Idlewild South 5,904
83 Wilmore 6,353
84 Eagle Lake 6,425
85 Mccrorey Heights 6,539
86 Country Club Heights 5,745
87 Druid Hills North 6,321
88 Newell South 6,266
89 Ashley Park 6,395
90 University Park 6,356
91 Harris-Houston 6,481
92 Jt Williams 6,351
93 Hickory Ridge 6,363
94 Eastland-Wilora Lake 6,433
95 Jackson Homes 6,487
96 Henderson Circle 6,640
97 Capitol Drive 6,497
98 Collingwood 6,562
99 Villa Heights 6,459
100 North Sharon Amity-Reddman Roa 6,495
101 Arbor Glen 6,522
102 Olde Whitehall 7,245
103 Elizabeth 7,274
104 Double Oaks 6,567
105 Madison Park 7,456
106 Barclay Downs 8,919
107 Wesley Heights 7,893
108 Druid Hills South 7,049
109 Derita-Statesville 6,685
110 Echo Hills 7,853
111 Optimist Park 8,005
112 University City North 7,782
113 Westover Hills 6,795
114 Becton Park 7,581
115 University City South 7,492
116 Oakhurst 7,278
117 Farm Pond 6,979
118 Toddville Road 7,205
119 Clanton Park-Roseland 7,352
120 Belmont 7,416
121 East Forest 7,441
122 Sterling 9,048
123 Back Creek Church Road 7,979
124 Eastway-Sheffield Park 7,815
125 Reid Park 7,828
126 Idlewild Farms 8,316
127 Dilworth 9,202
128 Seversville 8,736
129 Plaza-Eastway 8,810
130 Washington Heights 9,129
131 Oak Forest 9,178
132 Third Ward 9,295
133 Hidden Valley 9,267
134 Firestone-Garden Park 9,386
135 Pinecrest 10,460
136 Thomasboro-Hoskins 9,666
137 Todd Park 10,148
138 Montclaire South 9,804
139 Mineral Springs-Rumble Road 10,701
140 North Charlotte 10,349
141 Cherry 10,508
142 Fourth Ward 10,550
143 Sugaw Creek-Ritch Ave 10,748
144 Smallwood 11,248
145 Slater Rd-Hamilton Circle 11,335
146 Enderly Park 11,560
147 Grier Heights 11,706
148 Plaza-Shamrock 12,530
149 Tryon Hills 12,671
150 Lincoln Heights 13,716
151 Lakewood 14,512

Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our second time ranking the safest neighborhoods to live in Charlotte.

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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