The 10 Safest Springfield, MA Neighborhoods To Live In For 2021


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

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

In which Springfield 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 Springfield in 2021? That would be East Forest Park. 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 Springfield.

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

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How We Determined The Safest Springfield 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 Springfield.

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 17 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 Springfield." We're lookin' at you, East Forest Park.

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

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 10,379
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 253
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,223
More on East Forest Park: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 21,307
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 416
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,430
More on Sixteen Acres: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 8,156
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 433
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,761
More on East Springfield: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 7,709
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 789
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,719
More on Upper Hill: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 4,365
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 659
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,982
More on Brightwood: Homes For Sale | Data

Indian Orchard Springfield, MA

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 9,163
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 743
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,252
More on Indian Orchard: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 10,654
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 896
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,227
More on Pine Point: Homes For Sale | Data

Liberty Heights Springfield, MA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 15,011
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 725
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,596
More on Liberty Heights: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 27,734
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 923
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,352
More on Forest Park: Homes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 5,199
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,185
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,419
More on Memorial Square: Homes For Sale | Data

Summing Up The Safest Places In Springfield

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

But as most Massachusetts 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 Springfield For 2021

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 East Forest Park 1,476
2 Sixteen Acres 1,816
3 East Springfield 2,184
4 Upper Hill 2,508
5 Brightwood 2,641
6 Indian Orchard 2,985
7 Pine Point 3,093
8 Liberty Heights 3,331
9 Forest Park 3,275
10 Memorial Square 4,594
11 Mcknight 4,630
12 Boston Road 5,198
13 Maple High-Six Corners 5,310
14 Old Hill 5,812
15 Bay 5,883
16 South End 6,258
17 Metro Center 10,317

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About Chris Kolmar

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One thought on “The 10 Safest Springfield, MA Neighborhoods To Live In For 2021

  1. I was just told by a friend who’s lived and worked in Springfield, Ma. for many years. She tells me the best (only) she says, place to live in Springfield, Ma. Is the McNight area. But I don’t see it listed by your study….?

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