The 10 Safest Jacksonville, FL Neighborhoods To Live In For 2021


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville.
Safest Neighborhoods In Jacksonville

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

In which Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville in 2021? That would be Eagle Bend. 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 Jacksonville.

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

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How We Determined The Safest Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville.

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 190 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 Jacksonville." We're lookin' at you, Eagle Bend.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the safest places Jacksonville. 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 Jacksonville For 2021

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 4,671
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 76
Property Crime Per 100k: 152
More on Eagle Bend: Homes For Sale | Data

Fort Caroline Shores Jacksonville, FL

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 4,035
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 79
Property Crime Per 100k: 489
More on Fort Caroline Shores: Homes For Sale | Data

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8
/10

Population: 1,145
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 97
Property Crime Per 100k: 155
More on Brown Island: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 2,013
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 24
Property Crime Per 100k: 729
More on Ortega Forest: Homes For Sale | Data

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6
/10

Population: 2,166
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 92
Property Crime Per 100k: 490
More on Eastport: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 5,027
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 117
Property Crime Per 100k: 679
More on Cobblestone: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 6,102
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 111
Property Crime Per 100k: 800
More on Girvin: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 2,790
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 111
Property Crime Per 100k: 834
More on Isle Of Palms: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,966
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 153
Property Crime Per 100k: 712
More on Jacksonville Farms-Terrace: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 6,733
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 144
Property Crime Per 100k: 965
More on Secret Cove: Homes For Sale | Data

Summing Up The Safest Places In Jacksonville

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

But as most Florida 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 Jacksonville For 2021

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Eagle Bend 208
2 Fort Caroline Shores 578
3 Brown Island 212
4 Ortega Forest 783
5 Eastport 602
6 Cobblestone 786
7 Girvin 891
8 Isle Of Palms 965
9 Jacksonville Farms-Terrace 865
10 Secret Cove 1,129
11 Jacksonville Naval Air Station 1,023
12 Julington Creek 1,152
13 East Arlington 1,260
14 Biscayne 1,370
15 Copper Hill 1,188
16 Bulls Bay 1,327
17 Del Rio 1,314
18 Clifton 1,382
19 Blaunt-Quarantine Island 1,393
20 Crystal Springs 1,245
21 Craven 1,341
22 University Park 1,334
23 Mandarin Station-Losco 1,560
24 Loretto 1,481
25 Park Ridge 1,413
26 Deercreek 1,778
27 Normandy Estate 1,574
28 University Club 1,763
29 Jacksonville Beach 1,603
30 Goodby's Creek 1,673
31 Holiday Harbors 1,573
32 Atlantic Highlands 1,502
33 Atlantic Beach 1,583
34 Settlers Landing 1,579
35 Neptune Beach 1,573
36 Baymeadows 1,633
37 Forest Trails 1,805
38 Brooklyn 1,593
39 Greenland 1,815
40 Chimney Lakes 1,770
41 Hidden Hills 1,697
42 Golden Glades-The Woods 1,907
43 Beach Haven 1,985
44 Beacon Hills And Harbour 1,974
45 Miramar 2,289
46 North Beach 1,887
47 Jacksonville Heights West 1,986
48 Sandalwood 1,959
49 Sans Pareil 2,140
50 Southwood 2,111
51 Arlington Hills 2,091
52 Rolling Hills 2,021
53 Jamestown 1,929
54 Ortega Farms 2,012
55 Biscayne Terrace 2,154
56 Woodmere 2,146
57 Oak Haven 2,197
58 Sunbeam 2,573
59 Herlong 2,351
60 Arrowhead 2,671
61 Ortega Hills 2,486
62 The Cape 2,303
63 Glynlea-Grove Park 2,394
64 Mcgirts Creek 2,776
65 San Mateo 2,709
66 Tiger Hole-Secret Woods 2,928
67 San Jose Forest 2,486
68 South Riverside 2,838
69 Tallyrand 2,904
70 Brierwood 3,127
71 Whitehouse 2,859
72 Mandarin 3,237
73 Atlantic Boulevard Estates 2,714
74 Fairways Forest 3,079
75 Charter Point 2,892
76 Pecan Park 3,169
77 Ortega 3,622
78 Deerwood 3,379
79 Jacksonville University 3,363
80 Lakewood 3,448
81 Alderman Park 3,135
82 Avondale 3,701
83 Duclay 3,424
84 Fort George Island 3,342
85 Duval 3,501
86 Dinsmore 3,656
87 Cedar Hills 3,528
88 Empire Point 3,502
89 Sherwood Forest 3,489
90 Duclay Foest 3,757
91 Imeson Park 4,404
92 Oceanway 4,136
93 Arlingwood 4,014
94 Jacksonville North Estate 4,064
95 Sans Souci 4,081
96 Spring Glen 4,506
97 Pickwick Park 4,785
98 Deerwood Center 4,264
99 Wesconnett 3,856
100 Lake Lucina 4,248
101 Turtle Creek 4,583
102 Confederate Point 4,177
103 Holly Oaks 4,729
104 Lakeshore 4,476
105 Jacksonville Heights South 4,626
106 Greenfield Manor 4,135
107 Garden City 4,669
108 Kennel Club 4,326
109 Windy Hill 4,956
110 Osceola Forest 4,228
111 Love Grove-Riviera Manor 4,406
112 Picketville 4,631
113 San Jose 4,904
114 Normandy Manor 4,788
115 Jacksonville Heights 4,879
116 Holiday Hill 4,907
117 Beachwood 4,743
118 Oak Hill 5,307
119 Lake Forest Hills 5,454
120 Downtown Jacksonville 5,494
121 Southsuide Estates 5,633
122 Commonwealth 5,541
123 Fairfax 6,783
124 Marietta 5,555
125 Hollyford 6,011
126 Brentwood 5,640
127 Venetia 5,996
128 Normandy Village 5,408
129 Normandy 5,663
130 Carver Manor 6,180
131 Sweetwater 5,708
132 Edgewood 5,883
133 Murray Hill 5,871
134 Brakridge 5,838
135 Monterey 5,810
136 Lincoln Villas 5,677
137 Argyle Forest 6,512
138 Riverview 5,907
139 Grand Park 5,950
140 Cranzel T Brown Park 6,180
141 Hogan 6,160
142 Hogan's Creek 6,321
143 Pumpkin Hill 6,310
144 Beauclerc 7,277
145 Midtown 6,311
146 Kilarney Shores 7,436
147 Hyde Park 6,394
148 Englewood 6,955
149 Saint Nicholas 6,363
150 Southpoint 7,434
151 Southside 8,056
152 Spring Park 7,289
153 Ribault 6,602
154 Lake Forest 6,763
155 College Park 7,776
156 Regency 7,890
157 Edgewood Manor 6,874
158 Arlington Manor 6,786
159 Otis 9,679
160 Panama Park 7,203
161 Fairfield 7,125
162 Larsen 7,543
163 Hillcrest 7,523
164 Allendale 7,605
165 45th And Moncrief 7,946
166 Woodstock 7,787
167 Magnolia Gardens 8,060
168 Arlington 8,161
169 Highlands 8,488
170 Harborview 8,256
171 Longbranch 8,219
172 Robinson's Addition 8,272
173 Woodland Acres 8,290
174 Cedar Hills Estate 8,292
175 College Gardens 8,356
176 Riverside 10,161
177 San Marco 10,596
178 Royal Terrace 8,835
179 Biltmore 9,170
180 Phoenix 9,540
181 New Town 9,468
182 Tallulah-North Shore 9,533
183 Royal Lakes 11,549
184 Moncrief Park 9,606
185 Springfield 10,488
186 Mid-Westside 12,085
187 Lackawanna 12,553
188 East Jacksonville 12,552
189 Mixon Town 12,707
190 29th And Chase 14,977

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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.

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