The 10 Safest Madison, WI Neighborhoods To Live In For 2022


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

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

In which Madison 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 Madison in 2022? That would be Hill Farms-University Neighborh. 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 Madison.

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

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Safest Neighborhoods In Madison

The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Madison For 2022

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 3,267
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 44
Property Crime Per 100k: 746
More on Hill Farms-University Neighborh: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 1,154
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 82
Property Crime Per 100k: 638
More on Walnut Grove: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 1,428
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 29
Property Crime Per 100k: 932
More on Sauk Creek: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 864
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 54
Property Crime Per 100k: 772
More on Country Grove: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 1,293
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 33
Property Crime Per 100k: 977
More on Glacier Ridge: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 1,558
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 99
Property Crime Per 100k: 634
More on Parkwood Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 1,526
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 71
Property Crime Per 100k: 949
More on Nakoma League: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 2,590
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 118
Property Crime Per 100k: 931
More on Wexford: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 183
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 108
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,122
More on Stonefield Woods-Ridge: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 594
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 108
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,112
More on Highlands Community: Homes For Sale | Data

Methodology: How We Determined The Safest Madison 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 Madison.

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 101 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 Madison." We're lookin' at you, Hill Farms-University Neighborh.

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

Looking at the data, you can tell that Hill Farms-University Neighborh is as safe as they come, according to science and data.

But as most Wisconsin 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 Madison For 2022

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Hill Farms-University Neighborh 780
2 Walnut Grove 710
3 Sauk Creek 981
4 Country Grove 826
5 Glacier Ridge 990
6 Parkwood Hills 723
7 Nakoma League 1,030
8 Wexford 1,039
9 Stonefield Woods-Ridge 1,230
10 Highlands Community 1,240
11 Sheridan Triangle 1,301
12 Westmorland 1,240
13 Schenk-Atwood-Starkweather-Yahar 1,447
14 Radio Park 1,392
15 Regent 1,642
16 Sunset Hills 1,422
17 Sunset Village 1,421
18 Skyview Meadows 1,861
19 Old Middleton Greenway 1,459
20 Dudgeon-Monroe 1,655
21 Hawk's Landing 1,652
22 Schenk-Atwood 1,945
23 Oakbridge Community 1,852
24 Maple-Prairie 1,723
25 Midvale Heights Community 1,983
26 Blackhawk 1,798
27 Orchard Ridge Community 2,182
28 Lake View Hill 2,148
29 Whitetail Ridge 2,949
30 Sherman Village 2,032
31 Wisconsin Co-Op Housing 2,250
32 Elvehjem 2,649
33 Marbella 2,689
34 Spring Harbor 2,236
35 Indian Springs 2,279
36 University Apartments 2,662
37 Mcclellan Park 2,793
38 Stone Meadows 2,946
39 Faircrest 2,515
40 Summit Woods 2,738
41 Reston Heights 2,738
42 Marquette 3,185
43 Allied Community 3,140
44 Broadway-Lakepoint 3,160
45 Westchester Gardens 3,241
46 Heritage Heights 3,099
47 Woodland Hills 3,911
48 Lake Edge 3,265
49 Glen Oak Hills 4,006
50 Bayview 3,765
51 Brittingham Apartments 3,765
52 Burke Heights 3,782
53 Eastmorland 4,019
54 Sherman Terrace 3,203
55 Arbor Hills 4,363
56 Berkley Oaks 4,142
57 Mendota Hills 4,745
58 Norman Acres 4,184
59 Dunn's Marsh 4,150
60 Vanchamasshe 4,764
61 Clarendon Hills 4,194
62 North Lake Mendota 3,592
63 Westhaven Trails 4,205
64 Vera Court 4,423
65 Bay Creek 4,753
66 Ridgewood 4,591
67 Park Ridge 4,448
68 Heistand 4,356
69 Waunona 4,560
70 Greentree 5,239
71 Highland Manor 4,991
72 Tenney-Lapham 4,929
73 Leopold 4,864
74 Cherokee Park 7,383
75 Tamarack Trails Community 5,566
76 Bluff Acres 5,241
77 Nobel Park 5,089
78 Rolling Meadows 5,779
79 Capitol 5,734
80 Glendale 5,328
81 Junction Ridge 7,242
82 Greenbush 6,206
83 East Buckeye 7,447
84 Burr Oaks 6,648
85 Meadowood 6,655
86 High Point Estates 7,446
87 Sherman 8,062
88 Moorland-Rimrock 7,714
89 Hawthorne 8,317
90 Carpenter-Ridgeway 9,403
91 Prairie Hills 7,959
92 Worthington Park 7,989
93 Bram's Addition 8,365
94 East Bluff 13,005
95 Lerdahl Park 11,155
96 Mayfair Park 8,744
97 Emerson East 9,128
98 High Crossing 11,302
99 Brentwood Village 10,207
100 Eken Park 12,482
101 Wexford Ridge 13,262

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

About Chris Kolmar

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