These Are The 10 Worst Charlotte Neighborhoods For 2018


We used science and data to determine which Charlotte neighborhoods are the real pits.

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Charlotte’s neighborhoods conjure up too many stereotypes to count. You’ve got hipster areas, preppy places, neighborhoods where college kids thrive, and of course, ghettos.

It seems as if there’s a neighborhood for everyone in Charlotte.

And while the city consistently ranks as one of the best places to live in the country thanks in part to a strong economy and tons of entertainment, it’s not all rainbows and sunshine in Charlotte. Some neighborhoods aren’t as great as others.

So the question arises, which Charlotte neighborhoods are the worst, and which are the best?

Today, we’ll use science and data to determine which Charlotte hoods need a little tender loving care – the sore thumbs of the Charlotte area if you will. Realistically, you can’t expect all the neighborhoods to be amazing, although Eastover ranks way above the rest.

We examined 155 of Charlotte’s neighborhoods to find out the worst places to live. These ten places don’t quite measure up to Charlotte’s reputation:

  1. Westover Hills
  2. Pinecrest
  3. Arbor Glen
  4. Lakewood
  5. Jackson Homes
  6. Capitol Drive
  7. Tryon Hills
  8. Ashley Park
  9. Double Oaks
  10. Westerly Hills

Read on to see how we determined the places around Charlotte that need a pick-me-up. And remember, don’t blame the messenger.

Once you’re done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from worst to best.

Looking for places to avoid outside of the city? You can also check out the worst suburbs of Charlotte.

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How we determined the worst Charlotte hoods

To figure out how bad a place is to live in, we only needed to know what kinds of things people like and then decide what places have the least amount of those things. We threw the following criteria into this analysis in order to get the best, most complete results possible. We used this set of criteria for each neighborhood in Charlotte:

  • High unemployment (Less jobs)
  • Low median income (Less pay)
  • Low population density (No things to do)
  • Low home values (No one’s willing to pay to live here)
  • High crime (Estimated)

Then, we ranked each neighborhood in Charlotte for each of these criteria from worst to best.

Next, we averaged the individual rankings for each criteria into a “Worst Score”.

The neighborhood with the lowest “Worst Score” ranks as the worst neighborhood of Charlotte.

Read on below to learn more about these terrible places around Charlotte to live. Or skip to the end to see the list of all 155 neighborhoods ranked from worst to best.

This list is a scientific analysis based on real data and is completely unbiased. Hold on to your pants.

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1. Westover Hills

Population: 1,012
Median Income: $17,596
Median Home Value: $57,133

2. Pinecrest

Population: 204
Median Income: $20,431
Median Home Value: $71,700

3. Arbor Glen

Population: 290
Median Income: $20,431
Median Home Value: $71,700

4. Lakewood

Population: 756
Median Income: $22,083
Median Home Value: $67,300

5. Jackson Homes

Population: 130
Median Income: $18,333
Median Home Value: $95,000

6. Capitol Drive

Population: 344
Median Income: $18,333
Median Home Value: $95,000

7. Tryon Hills

Population: 1,653
Median Income: $21,051
Median Home Value: $84,900

8. Ashley Park

Population: 2,431
Median Income: $23,417
Median Home Value: $65,575

9. Double Oaks

Population: 1,118
Median Income: $17,150
Median Home Value: $46,550

10. Westerly Hills

Population: 1,298
Median Income: $30,997
Median Home Value: $75,950

The ‘hoods around Charlotte that are really hoods

Well there you have it — the worst of the neighborhoods in Charlotte with Westover Hills landing at the bottom of the pack.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Charlotte aren’t all bad. Eastover takes the cake as the best place to live in Charlotte.

We ranked the neighborhoods from worst to best in the chart below.

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Detailed List Of The Worst Charlotte Neighborhoods

Neighborhood Rank Population Median Income Median Home Values
Westover Hills 1 1,012 $17,596 $57,133
Pinecrest 2 204 $20,431 $71,700
Arbor Glen 3 290 $20,431 $71,700
Lakewood 4 756 $22,083 $67,300
Jackson Homes 5 130 $18,333 $95,000
Capitol Drive 6 344 $18,333 $95,000
Tryon Hills 7 1,653 $21,051 $84,900
Ashley Park 8 2,431 $23,417 $65,575
Double Oaks 9 1,118 $17,150 $46,550
Westerly Hills 10 1,298 $30,997 $75,950
Jt Williams 11 449 $29,911 $76,700
Smallwood 12 1,216 $22,595 $84,167
Reid Park 13 1,558 $24,620 $74,733
Druid Hills North 14 818 $29,911 $76,700
University City South 15 5,059 $26,250 $48,967
Druid Hills South 16 1,224 $14,524 $60,600
Todd Park 17 889 $33,125 $97,150
Oakview Terrace 18 990 $21,071 $81,000
Southside Park 19 970 $11,352 $126,600
West Blvd 20 1,004 $27,800 $102,600
Montclaire South 21 11,693 $32,026 $92,814
Thomasboro-Hoskins 22 5,481 $26,308 $79,975
Clanton Park-Roseland 23 3,274 $26,091 $101,200
Ponderosa-Wingate 24 1,922 $26,715 $76,250
Genesis Park 25 454 $23,531 $93,100
Enderly Park 26 3,325 $20,909 $83,850
York Road 27 406 $30,658 $100,000
Washington Heights 28 1,956 $14,618 $74,400
Eagle Lake 29 3,956 $39,828 $74,940
Sugaw Creek-Ritch Ave 30 3,675 $29,636 $111,150
Coulwood East 31 510 $20,114 $107,000
Westchester 32 3,429 $40,990 $90,500
Seversville 33 822 $22,723 $88,000
Wilson Heights 34 1,702 $35,500 $103,700
Greenville 35 650 $34,265 $95,000
Firestone-Garden Park 36 4,194 $37,012 $93,250
Oak Forest 37 5,813 $29,309 $62,500
Biddleville 38 1,989 $21,136 $85,000
Slater Rd-Hamilton Circle 39 3,064 $35,500 $103,700
Coliseum Drive 40 456 $28,068 $99,300
Yorkmount 41 10,472 $45,039 $69,460
Revolution Park 42 851 $21,858 $75,000
Nevin Community 43 3,951 $34,161 $117,400
University Park 44 1,257 $29,474 $69,100
University City North 45 6,557 $37,437 $71,720
Hidden Valley 46 13,131 $31,026 $70,844
Pawtuckett 47 4,118 $48,324 $100,150
Plaza-Eastway 48 7,230 $34,842 $90,300
Grier Heights 49 2,948 $29,333 $117,967
East Forest 50 14,042 $36,286 $74,750
Sterling 51 3,903 $36,980 $143,400
Mccrorey Heights 52 427 $29,375 $90,500
Derita-Statesville 53 4,970 $36,456 $104,550
Wildwood 54 2,458 $50,282 $104,350
Oaklawn 55 592 $29,375 $90,500
Lincoln Heights 56 2,321 $25,278 $84,550
Back Creek Church Road 57 5,755 $32,158 $121,925
Toddville Road 58 7,669 $40,481 $103,400
Starmount Forest 59 7,092 $33,028 $63,325
Harris-Houston 60 10,633 $41,796 $106,400
Villa Heights 61 1,664 $30,732 $114,400
Idlewild Farms 62 5,414 $37,519 $81,167
Idlewild South 63 6,521 $44,459 $105,450
Belmont 64 2,711 $44,693 $104,400
Lockwood 65 1,500 $46,854 $135,000
Plaza-Shamrock 66 3,154 $21,332 $144,150
Hwy 51-Park Road 67 2,139 $51,006 $146,500
Henderson Circle 68 3,746 $57,233 $135,150
Shannon Park 69 8,357 $36,676 $104,833
Mineral Springs-Rumble Road 70 8,355 $48,549 $84,767
Oakdale South 71 4,999 $53,054 $123,133
Farm Pond 72 5,973 $30,653 $102,650
Oakhurst 73 2,165 $40,549 $144,150
Echo Hills 74 867 $42,480 $146,250
Rockwell Park-Hemphill Heights 75 4,380 $44,851 $116,267
Optimist Park 76 826 $49,044 $154,400
Harbor House 77 4,400 $53,342 $166,233
North Sharon Amity-Reddman Roa 78 8,343 $35,796 $101,767
Becton Park 79 4,161 $49,072 $120,733
Beatties Ford-Trinity 80 4,463 $51,512 $115,000
Griers Fork 81 3,543 $55,946 $131,100
Marlwood 82 5,926 $39,994 $93,700
Eastland-Wilora Lake 83 6,934 $32,770 $122,160
Olde Whitehall 84 4,887 $57,802 $136,133
Hickory Ridge 85 9,116 $40,126 $119,575
Windsor Park 86 12,125 $33,501 $112,250
Coulwood West 87 10,570 $63,388 $134,883
North Charlotte 88 2,938 $59,887 $170,933
Newell South 89 3,235 $46,573 $134,800
West Sugar Creek 90 8,349 $52,050 $120,380
Marshbrooke 91 14,104 $49,810 $116,386
Hickory Grove 92 5,226 $50,894 $140,700
Eastway-Sheffield Park 93 5,617 $48,251 $137,675
Collingwood 94 3,259 $36,918 $199,000
Briarcreek-Woodland 95 4,263 $42,666 $138,200
Yorkshire 96 9,013 $67,857 $161,833
Davis Lake-Eastfield 97 7,808 $72,728 $166,640
Wilmore 98 1,726 $56,881 $207,833
Highland Creek 99 13,622 $79,822 $207,143
Johnston Rd-Mcalpine 100 5,598 $50,928 $142,400
Sardis Woods 101 3,997 $63,406 $173,800
Prosperity Church Road 102 19,436 $68,653 $167,418
Closeburn-Glenkirk 103 4,558 $53,726 $158,567
First Ward 104 2,043 $52,976 $154,200
Plaza Hills 105 688 $48,083 $198,500
Cherry 106 850 $46,150 $211,400
Country Club Heights 107 4,758 $58,261 $202,033
Stonehaven 108 5,594 $87,815 $222,660
Downtown Sharlotte 109 3,786 $64,278 $278,625
Third Ward 110 2,335 $61,673 $255,100
Rain Tree 111 3,729 $76,621 $257,150
Commonwealth 112 516 $80,817 $242,100
Starmount 113 3,170 $64,020 $191,950
Sherwood Forest 114 3,850 $75,139 $315,050
Madison Park 115 4,597 $62,610 $205,200
Sedgefield 116 3,118 $50,575 $219,967
Lansdowne 117 4,817 $82,844 $356,633
Colonial Village 118 1,360 $56,638 $231,300
Wesley Heights 119 1,728 $62,685 $242,900
Providence Plantation 120 7,848 $122,623 $361,200
Park Crossing 121 5,877 $80,354 $250,020
Touchstone Village-Elm Lane 122 2,200 $71,188 $262,300
Ballantyne West 123 10,273 $104,485 $280,250
Cotswold 124 4,233 $56,696 $295,400
Providence Park 125 2,673 $59,278 $201,350
Sardis Forest 126 4,398 $107,525 $269,867
Carmel 127 6,679 $75,470 $390,550
Piper Glen Estates 128 7,633 $100,709 $348,700
Provincetowne 129 10,952 $80,610 $257,371
Seven Eagles 130 3,421 $88,986 $540,600
Governor’S Square 131 1,328 $72,639 $229,300
Hembstead 132 2,934 $120,893 $495,700
Whiteoak 133 2,628 $75,478 $280,300
Chantilly 134 1,346 $79,732 $250,300
Mountainbrook 135 2,753 $95,434 $413,950
Plaza Midwood 136 3,200 $89,962 $323,550
Ashbrook-Clawson Village 137 3,203 $71,095 $251,900
Olde Providence North 138 3,289 $110,091 $363,733
Sharon Woods 139 4,128 $85,941 $278,750
Providence Crossing 140 8,046 $130,936 $362,625
Olde Providence South 141 5,293 $92,188 $424,200
Quail Hollow 142 3,550 $85,028 $249,150
Fourth Ward 143 3,109 $85,495 $166,075
Wessex Square 144 4,109 $147,812 $528,533
Barclay Downs 145 5,202 $103,070 $497,320
Ballantyne East 146 8,740 $101,648 $410,075
Wendover-Sedgewood 147 2,976 $74,865 $662,000
Dilworth 148 6,961 $82,167 $500,520
Foxcroft 149 5,396 $112,948 $651,950
Elizabeth 150 4,623 $80,764 $381,540
Beverly Woods 151 5,835 $95,483 $459,420
Oxford Hunt 152 4,456 $128,008 $329,233
Myers Park 153 11,369 $128,936 $726,189
Freedom Park 154 2,913 $102,549 $484,700
Eastover 155 2,717 $220,536 $897,450

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  1. This list is total bullshit you can tell its all from a computer. Boulevard homes doesnt even exist anymore and these pictures are fake.

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