The 10 Safest Richmond, VA Neighborhoods To Live In For 2021


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

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

In which Richmond 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 Richmond in 2021? That would be Broad Rock Sports Complex. 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 Richmond.

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

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How We Determined The Safest Richmond 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 Richmond.

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 134 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 Richmond." We're lookin' at you, Broad Rock Sports Complex.

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

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 396
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 53
Property Crime Per 100k: 298
More on Broad Rock Sports Complex: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 451
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 46
Property Crime Per 100k: 524
More on Pine Camp: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 1,463
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 9
Property Crime Per 100k: 861
More on Mary Munford: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 310
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 78
Property Crime Per 100k: 381
More on Powhite Park: Homes For Sale | Data

Malvern Gardens Richmond, VA

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 1,494
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 24
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,212
More on Malvern Gardens: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 3,374
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 73
Property Crime Per 100k: 642
More on Huguenot: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 610
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 89
Property Crime Per 100k: 516
More on Willow Oaks: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 2,098
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 40
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,239
More on Colonial Place: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 1,641
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 135
Property Crime Per 100k: 624
More on Westlake Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 1,298
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 117
Property Crime Per 100k: 880
More on Oakwood Cemetery: Homes For Sale | Data

Summing Up The Safest Places In Richmond

Looking at the data, you can tell that Broad Rock Sports Complex is as safe as they come, according to science and data.

But as most Virginia 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 Richmond For 2021

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Broad Rock Sports Complex 361
2 Pine Camp 560
3 Mary Munford 910
4 Powhite Park 429
5 Malvern Gardens 1,236
6 Huguenot 755
7 Willow Oaks 595
8 Colonial Place 1,259
9 Westlake Hills 759
10 Oakwood Cemetery 987
11 Belmont Woods 1,274
12 Woodhaven 1,469
13 Westover Hills West 1,262
14 Willow Lawn 1,790
15 Cottrell Farms 1,450
16 Broad Rock Industrial Park 1,568
17 Worthington 1,354
18 Shockoe Slip 1,585
19 Brookbury 1,520
20 Country Club Of Virginia 1,585
21 Sherwood Park 1,869
22 Vcu 1,597
23 Stony Point 1,902
24 Central Office 1,585
25 Stonewall Court 1,585
26 Bellevue 1,959
27 Eastview 1,587
28 Forest Hill 2,230
29 Westover Hills 2,105
30 The Museum District 2,039
31 Hollywood Cemetery 1,763
32 Rosedale 2,400
33 Deerbourne 2,066
34 Three Chopt 2,345
35 Stadium 2,373
36 Carillon 2,910
37 Gravel Hill 2,139
38 Stratford Hills 2,479
39 Chimborazo 2,143
40 Walmsley 1,782
41 Oxford 2,277
42 Westover 1,995
43 Piney Knolls 2,096
44 Magnolia Industrial Center 3,273
45 Beaufont 2,233
46 Reedy Creek 2,364
47 Oregon Hill 2,597
48 Fawnbrook 2,308
49 Forest Hill Park 2,658
50 The Fan 3,087
51 Hickory Hill 2,445
52 Bryan Park 3,037
53 Forest Hill Terrace 2,973
54 Cedarhurst 3,091
55 Scott's Addition 3,151
56 Byrd Park 3,356
57 Church Hill 3,643
58 Pocoshock 3,274
59 Cullenwood 3,193
60 Randolph 3,379
61 Woodland Heights 3,997
62 Ginter Park Terrace 5,113
63 Capitol District 3,626
64 Warwick 4,050
65 Green Park 3,324
66 Maymont Park 3,669
67 Sauer's Gardens 4,126
68 City Center 3,683
69 Fulton 3,535
70 North Highland Park 3,539
71 Newtowne West 3,971
72 Museums 3,971
73 Brookhaven Farms 4,175
74 John Marshall 3,760
75 Hioaks 4,184
76 Upper Shockoe Valley 4,553
77 British Camp Farms 3,802
78 Carytown 5,026
79 Jahnke 4,354
80 Monument Avenue Park 5,590
81 Northern Barton Heights 4,924
82 Church Hill North 4,642
83 Brauers 4,498
84 Brookland Park 4,795
85 Mcguire Veterans Hospital 4,234
86 Northrop 4,529
87 Edgewood 5,124
88 Southern Barton Heights 4,848
89 South Garden 4,659
90 Gambles Hill 5,905
91 Belt Center 5,261
92 Maymont 6,333
93 Maury 5,960
94 Swansboro West 5,021
95 Parnell Industrial Area 5,533
96 Bellemeade 5,091
97 Mcguire Manor 5,467
98 The Diamond 5,910
99 Biotech And Mcv District 5,939
100 Carver 7,721
101 Fairmount 5,628
102 Peter Paul 6,508
103 Ginter Park 6,067
104 Washington Park 5,866
105 Midlothian 6,286
106 Woodville 5,777
107 Swanson 6,330
108 Broad Rock 6,330
109 Davee Gardens 6,320
110 Chippenham Forest 8,293
111 Shockoe Bottom 7,373
112 Old Town Manchester 7,592
113 Highland Park Southern Tip 6,337
114 Providence Park 6,481
115 Swansboro 6,827
116 Blackwell 6,487
117 Whitcomb 6,507
118 Cofer 6,859
119 Oak Grove 7,018
120 Monroe Ward 9,516
121 Forest View 7,040
122 Highland Terrace 7,510
123 Virginia Union 7,947
124 Union Hill 8,943
125 Fairfield 7,727
126 Belle And Mayo Islands 10,949
127 Hillside Court 8,549
128 Elkhardt 8,702
129 Chamberlayne Industrial Center 8,974
130 Mcguire 9,424
131 Oakwood 9,120
132 Jackson Ward 12,114
133 Creighton 10,113
134 Jeff Davis 13,656

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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