The 10 Most Dangerous And Worst Neighborhoods In Anaheim, CA

The most dangerous and worst Anaheim neighborhoods are Platinum Triangle and North Central for 2024 based on Saturday Night Science.

Worst Neighborhoods In Anaheim
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Anaheim’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 Anaheim.

And while the city consistently ranks as one of the best places to live in California thanks in part to tons of entertainment and jobs, it’s not all rainbows and sunshine in Anaheim. Some neighborhoods aren’t as safe as others.

So the question arises, which Anaheim neighborhoods are the most dangerous and which are the safest?

Today, we’ll use Saturday Night Science to determine which Anaheim hoods need a little tender loving care – the sore thumbs of the Anaheim area if you will. Realistically, you can’t expect all the neighborhoods to be amazing, although Sycamore Canyon ranks way above the rest.

We examined 16 of Anaheim’s neighborhoods to find out the most dangerous places to live. These places don’t quite measure up to Anaheim’s reputation.

Table Of Contents: Top 10 | Methodology | Summary | Table

The Most Dangerous Neighborhoods In Anaheim For 2024

  1. Platinum Triangle
  2. North Central
  3. North Euclid
  4. Disneyland Resort
  5. Historic District
  6. East Anaheim
  7. The Canyon
  8. West Anaheim
  9. Anaheim Resort
  10. Anaheim Hills

So what’s the worst neighborhood to live in Anaheim for 2024? According to the most recent census data, Platinum Triangle looks to be the worst neighborhood in Anaheim.

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

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The 10 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods In Anaheim For 2024

1. Platinum Triangle

Population: 3,912

Median Home Value: $506,881 (9th worst)
Median Income: $56,156 (4th worst)

2. North Central

Population: 7,414

Median Home Value: $385,140 (worst)
Median Income: $57,094 (5th worst)

3. North Euclid

Population: 9,504

Median Home Value: $411,199 (2nd worst)
Median Income: $57,136 (6th worst)

4. Disneyland Resort

Population: 9,344

Median Home Value: $455,593 (8th worst)
Median Income: $41,417 (worst)

5. Historic District

Population: 50,002

Median Home Value: $434,473 (3rd worst)
Median Income: $55,317 (3rd worst)

6. East Anaheim

Population: 46,108

Median Home Value: $455,182 (7th worst)
Median Income: $64,332 (8th worst)

7. The Canyon

Population: 17,813

Median Home Value: $577,722 (11th worst)
Median Income: $81,806 (11th worst)

8. West Anaheim

Population: 126,425

Median Home Value: $434,667 (4th worst)
Median Income: $58,395 (7th worst)

9. Anaheim Resort

Population: 17,863

Median Home Value: $896,889 (16th worst)
Median Income: $47,366 (2nd worst)

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Population: 586

Median Home Value: $562,841 (10th worst)
Median Income: $88,616 (12th worst)
More on Anaheim Hills:  Data

Methodology: How we determined the most dangerous Anaheim neighborhoods in 2024

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 plugged the following criteria into Saturday Night Science to get the worst neighborhoods in Anaheim:

  • High crime (Estimated)
  • 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)

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

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

The neighborhood with the lowest “Worst Score” ranks as the most dangerous neighborhood of Anaheim.

The article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. We updated this article for 2024. This report is our time ranking the worst neighborhoods to live in Anaheim.

Skip to the end to see the list of all 16 neighborhoods ranked from worst to best.

Summary: The Worst Neighborhoods Around Anaheim

Well, there you have it — the worst of the neighborhoods in Anaheim with Platinum Triangle landing at the bottom of the pack.

The worst neighborhoods in Anaheim are Platinum Triangle, North Central, North Euclid, Disneyland Resort, Historic District, East Anaheim, The Canyon, West Anaheim, Anaheim Resort, and Anaheim Hills.

As mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Anaheim aren’t all bad. Sycamore Canyon takes the cake as the best place to live in Anaheim.

The best neighborhoods in Anaheim are Sycamore Canyon, East Center Street, Downtown, The Summit, and The Highlands.

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

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Most Dangerous Neighborhoods To Live In Anaheim For 2024?

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Platinum Triangle 3,912 $506,881 $56,156
2 North Central 7,414 $385,140 $57,094
3 North Euclid 9,504 $411,199 $57,136
4 Disneyland Resort 9,344 $455,593 $41,417
5 Historic District 50,002 $434,473 $55,317
6 East Anaheim 46,108 $455,182 $64,332
7 The Canyon 17,813 $577,722 $81,806
8 West Anaheim 126,425 $434,667 $58,395
9 Anaheim Resort 17,863 $896,889 $47,366
10 Anaheim Hills 586 $562,841 $88,616
11 Hill And Canyon Area 69,302 $669,463 $115,987
12 The Highlands 4,984 $743,199 $122,015
13 The Summit 3,125 $757,586 $141,359
14 Downtown 3,631 $439,657 $74,142
15 East Center Street 261 $439,657 $70,862
16 Sycamore Canyon 4,872 $758,445 $134,842
About Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson earned his masters in Business Administration from the Drucker School At Claremont Graduate University. He has written for 39 publications across the country and ran the media relations department at Movoto, a real estate portal based in San Francisco. He has been featured in over 500 publications as an expert in real estate and as an authority on real estate trends.

Nick's the creator of the HomeSnacks YouTube channel that now has over 260,000 subscribers and is an excellent source to learn about different parts of the country.