These Are The 10 Worst Charlotte Neighborhoods


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 157 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. Jackson Homes
  2. Southside Park
  3. Capitol Drive
  4. Lakewood
  5. Smallwood
  6. Druid Hills North
  7. Jt Williams
  8. Arbor Glen
  9. Boulevard Homes
  10. Pinecrest

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.

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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 157 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.

1. Jackson Homes

Jackson Homes, Charlotte, NC

Source: Google Maps

Population: 211
Median Income: $27,885
Median Home Value: $75,000

2. Southside Park

Southside Park, Charlotte, NC

Source: Google Maps

Population: 965
Median Income: $9,357
Median Home Value: $48,100

3. Capitol Drive

Capitol Drive, Charlotte, NC

Source: Google Maps

Population: 556
Median Income: $27,885
Median Home Value: $75,000

4. Lakewood

Lakewood, Charlotte, NC

Source: Google Maps

Population: 861
Median Income: $19,976
Median Home Value: $72,800

5. Smallwood

Smallwood, Charlotte, NC

Source: Google Maps

Population: 1,293
Median Income: $20,207
Median Home Value: $75,100

6. Druid Hills North

Druid Hills North, Charlotte, NC

Source: Google Maps

Population: 822
Median Income: $15,128
Median Home Value: $76,900

7. Jt Williams

Jt Williams, Charlotte, NC

Source: Google Maps

Population: 451
Median Income: $15,128
Median Home Value: $76,900

8. Arbor Glen

Arbor Glen, Charlotte, NC

Source: Google Maps

Population: 275
Median Income: $19,559
Median Home Value: $80,900

9. Boulevard Homes

Boulevard Homes, Charlotte, NC

Source: Google Maps

Population: 85
Median Income: $8,722
Median Home Value: $95,400

10. Pinecrest

Pinecrest, Charlotte, NC

Source: Google Maps

Population: 194
Median Income: $19,559
Median Home Value: $80,900

The ‘hoods around Charlotte that are really hoods

Well there you have it — the worst of the neighborhoods in Charlotte with Jackson Homes 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 Charlotte Neighborhoods

Place Rank Population Median Income Median Home Value
Jackson Homes 1 211 $27,885 $75,000
Southside Park 2 965 $9,357 $48,100
Capitol Drive 3 556 $27,885 $75,000
Lakewood 4 861 $19,976 $72,800
Smallwood 5 1,293 $20,207 $75,100
Druid Hills North 6 822 $15,128 $76,900
JT Williams 7 451 $15,128 $76,900
Arbor Glen 8 275 $19,559 $80,900
Boulevard Homes 9 85 $8,722 $95,400
Pinecrest 10 194 $19,559 $80,900
Reid Park 11 1,416 $22,284 $75,700
Westover Hills 12 1,025 $31,535 $75,033
Tryon Hills 13 1,817 $22,518 $88,600
Oakview Terrace 14 844 $12,159 $73,600
Ponderosa-Wingate 15 1,598 $23,646 $73,100
Clanton Park-Roseland 16 3,355 $31,606 $83,750
Westerly Hills 17 1,500 $37,108 $81,100
Coliseum Drive 18 361 $23,859 $102,500
Double Oaks 19 933 $22,702 $93,900
Genesis Park 20 405 $21,654 $93,900
Todd Park 21 1,244 $41,625 $102,750
Grier Heights 22 2,605 $18,154 $92,700
Ashley Park 23 2,168 $32,024 $85,400
Druid Hills South 24 1,214 $18,699 $70,400
Westchester 25 3,366 $39,106 $94,850
Thomasboro-Hoskins 26 5,004 $28,835 $88,975
Montclaire South 27 11,325 $34,585 $116,517
West Blvd 28 1,092 $26,532 $95,750
Enderly Park 29 3,257 $23,115 $77,275
Greenville 30 612 $32,639 $101,900
Sugaw Creek-Ritch Ave 31 2,921 $35,875 $110,950
Seversville 32 914 $14,497 $89,200
Firestone-Garden Park 33 4,123 $35,058 $101,500
Washington Heights 34 1,709 $23,450 $78,900
University City South 35 5,280 $24,412 $143,500
McCrorey Heights 36 410 $30,174 $84,900
Sterling 37 3,652 $34,957 $145,233
Biddleville 38 1,871 $20,109 $79,300
Wilson Heights 39 1,437 $37,152 $108,650
Wildwood 40 1,990 $44,898 $107,300
Oaklawn 41 568 $30,174 $84,900
Slater Rd-Hamilton Circle 42 2,621 $37,152 $108,650
Yorkmount 43 10,055 $41,785 $95,975
Back Creek Church Road 44 5,880 $31,893 $132,100
Hidden Valley 45 12,415 $31,418 $87,800
University Park 46 1,535 $32,132 $74,500
Eagle Lake 47 4,147 $38,136 $117,900
Plaza-Eastway 48 6,706 $36,530 $98,480
Nevin Community 49 4,082 $43,809 $125,000
Coulwood East 50 811 $57,064 $113,700
York Road 51 272 $50,909 $102,900
Pawtuckett 52 4,282 $56,295 $104,650
Harris-Houston 53 10,406 $49,946 $105,625
Lincoln Heights 54 2,088 $24,080 $92,400
Villa Heights 55 1,487 $27,930 $118,800
Echo Hills 56 962 $30,154 $144,250
North Sharon Amity-Reddman Roa 57 7,179 $32,631 $101,650
Toddville Road 58 8,152 $43,925 $103,067
Lockwood 59 1,817 $40,760 $153,400
Derita-Statesville 60 5,631 $39,857 $113,550
Hwy 51-Park Road 61 2,417 $53,361 $142,400
University City North 62 6,201 $39,604 $148,633
Starmount Forest 63 6,930 $33,304 $94,767
Becton Park 64 4,101 $48,176 $121,867
East Forest 65 12,355 $34,194 $148,340
Shannon Park 66 7,222 $36,874 $109,733
Belmont 67 2,209 $44,157 $145,433
Plaza-Shamrock 68 3,487 $23,242 $160,200
Newell South 69 3,363 $37,803 $135,100
Oakhurst 70 2,111 $37,140 $155,600
Griers Fork 71 4,017 $44,706 $134,100
Optimist Park 72 768 $47,503 $169,850
Revolution Park 73 829 $26,234 $100,000
Marlwood 74 5,660 $45,434 $99,350
Harbor House 75 4,114 $52,179 $172,633
Farm Pond 76 5,810 $29,614 $124,850
Oakdale South 77 5,149 $52,479 $139,133
Hickory Ridge 78 7,999 $43,953 $118,450
North Charlotte 79 2,698 $56,935 $164,833
Rockwell Park-Hemphill Heights 80 4,019 $54,745 $130,200
Idlewild South 81 6,734 $51,155 $116,350
Oak Forest 82 7,002 $33,165 $123,125
Mineral Springs-Rumble Road 83 7,945 $50,792 $131,825
Eastland-Wilora Lake 84 6,708 $36,760 $126,300
Windsor Park 85 11,442 $32,766 $124,183
Eastway-Sheffield Park 86 5,786 $37,761 $147,967
Beatties Ford-Trinity 87 4,483 $53,444 $136,800
Briarcreek-Woodland 88 3,768 $29,630 $197,200
Olde Whitehall 89 4,838 $57,729 $145,933
Coulwood West 90 10,077 $59,556 $145,550
Marshbrooke 91 14,108 $53,094 $123,514
Yorkshire 92 8,238 $61,496 $162,267
Idlewild Farms 93 5,096 $37,940 $128,667
Collingwood 94 3,560 $35,834 $200,900
Brookhill 95 1,048 $40,606 $0
Henderson Circle 96 3,082 $63,230 $144,100
Cherry 97 822 $46,531 $272,200
West Sugar Creek 98 7,574 $57,407 $135,340
Hickory Grove 99 5,060 $53,698 $144,650
Closeburn-Glenkirk 100 3,938 $47,067 $236,200
Wilmore 101 1,309 $54,657 $193,300
Johnston Rd-McAlpine 102 5,363 $47,031 $143,875
Davis Lake-Eastfield 103 7,547 $73,904 $172,220
Highland Creek 104 12,366 $82,854 $214,157
Lansdowne 105 4,185 $65,754 $348,067
Madison Park 106 4,544 $62,773 $209,967
Stonehaven 107 5,423 $80,802 $212,860
Starmount 108 2,839 $58,288 $191,100
Colonial Village 109 1,391 $55,077 $225,000
Downtown Sharlotte 110 2,961 $62,843 $305,771
Prosperity Church Road 111 19,880 $71,110 $193,830
Third Ward 112 1,918 $55,310 $278,250
Sardis Woods 113 3,873 $73,909 $171,150
Wesley Heights 114 1,550 $61,167 $252,300
Country Club Heights 115 4,705 $55,886 $218,400
Ballantyne West 116 9,709 $102,316 $262,075
Commonwealth 117 413 $84,688 $279,800
First Ward 118 1,874 $46,084 $251,600
Ashbrook-Clawson Village 119 3,257 $50,956 $234,667
Park Crossing 120 5,968 $81,437 $253,680
Plaza Hills 121 395 $80,227 $207,700
Sedgefield 122 2,955 $50,860 $239,000
Whiteoak 123 2,315 $70,833 $300,000
Rain Tree 124 3,318 $81,022 $309,550
Cotswold 125 4,176 $50,285 $288,200
Olde Providence South 126 4,883 $91,746 $407,050
Provincetowne 127 9,902 $83,073 $263,029
Quail Hollow 128 3,411 $75,694 $252,500
Carmel 129 6,570 $77,956 $408,425
Touchstone Village-Elm Lane 130 2,216 $71,957 $250,800
Chantilly 131 1,260 $88,750 $244,400
Providence Plantation 132 7,598 $129,974 $358,780
Sherwood Forest 133 3,769 $73,650 $319,800
Sardis Forest 134 4,388 $104,349 $267,133
Providence Crossing 135 7,208 $123,319 $368,000
Piper Glen Estates 136 7,187 $93,915 $341,725
Governor’s Square 137 1,280 $64,050 $272,400
Ballantyne East 138 8,533 $107,393 $450,450
Barclay Downs 139 4,501 $91,727 $493,760
Mountainbrook 140 2,537 $118,135 $456,350
Elizabeth 141 4,433 $79,015 $339,760
Plaza Midwood 142 3,077 $83,454 $300,675
Fourth Ward 143 2,998 $75,361 $269,967
Seven Eagles 144 3,021 $85,692 $564,550
Hembstead 145 3,115 $103,750 $524,000
Oxford Hunt 146 4,555 $114,353 $329,533
Olde Providence North 147 3,701 $91,196 $432,000
Dilworth 148 6,862 $84,403 $452,510
Beverly Woods 149 5,647 $87,756 $406,020
Wessex Square 150 4,116 $146,899 $552,267
Sharon Woods 151 4,040 $84,808 $278,050
Foxcroft 152 5,267 $129,307 $677,675
Providence Park 153 2,297 $53,484 $459,100
Wendover-Sedgewood 154 2,893 $64,024 $686,000
Myers Park 155 10,575 $122,400 $723,889
Freedom Park 156 2,882 $91,478 $448,150
Eastover 157 2,569 $221,615 $881,650

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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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