Alexandria’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 Alexandria.
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 Alexandria. Some neighborhoods aren’t as great as others.
So the question arises, which Alexandria neighborhoods are the worst, and which are the best?
Today, we’ll use science and data to determine which Alexandria hoods need a little tender loving care – the sore thumbs of the Alexandria area if you will. Realistically, you can’t expect all the neighborhoods to be amazing, although North Ridge-Rosemont ranks way above the rest.
We examined 15 of Alexandria’s neighborhoods to find out the worst places to live. These places don’t quite measure up to Alexandria’s reputation.
Here are the 5 worst neighborhoods in Alexandria according to data:
Read on to see how we determined the places around Alexandria 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 Alexandria 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 Alexandria:
- 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 Alexandria 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 Alexandria.
Read on below to learn more about these terrible places around Alexandria to live. Or skip to the end to see the list of all 15 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. Alexandria Wrest
Median Income: $69,826
Median Home Value: $229,068
2. Landmark-Van Dom
Median Income: $76,854
Median Home Value: $225,376
3. Seminary Hill
Median Income: $94,450
Median Home Value: $359,732
4. King St Metro
Median Income: $111,862
Median Home Value: $542,600
Median Income: $130,726
Median Home Value: $384,900
The ‘hoods around Alexandria that are really hoods
Well there you have it — the worst of the neighborhoods in Alexandria with Alexandria Wrest landing at the bottom of the pack.
As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Alexandria aren’t all bad. North Ridge-Rosemont takes the cake as the best place to live in Alexandria.
We ranked the neighborhoods from worst to best in the chart below.
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Detailed List Of The Worst Alexandria Neighborhoods
|4||King St Metro||711|
|7||Old Town North||1,286|
|9||Potomac Yard-Potomac Greens||3,394|
|11||Braddock Road Metro||4,850|