These Are The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Anaheim For 2019


We used data and science to identify the neighborhoods in Anaheim that are the real pits.

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Editor’s Note: This article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. Don’t freak out we updated this article for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the worst neighborhoods to live in Anaheim.
Worst Neighborhoods In Anaheim

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 the country thanks in part to a strong economy and tons of entertainment, it’s not all rainbows and sunshine in Anaheim. Some neighborhoods aren’t as great as others.

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

Today, we’ll use science and data 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 Anaheim Resort ranks way above the rest.

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

Here are the 5 worst neighborhoods in Anaheim according to data:

  1. Anaheim Hills
  2. North Central
  3. Hill and Canyon Area
  4. Platinum Triangle
  5. The Canyon

So what’s the worst neighborhood to live in Anaheim for 2019? According to the most recent census data, Anaheim Hills 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.

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 Anaheim.

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How we determined the worst Anaheim hoods in 2019

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 Anaheim:

  • 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 Anaheim, California 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 Anaheim.

Read on below to learn more about these terrible places around Anaheim to live. Or skip to the end to see the list of all 16 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 Worst Neighborhood In Anaheim

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Population: 586
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $562,841 (10th worst)
Median Income: $88,616 (12th worst)
More on Anaheim Hills:  Data

2. North Central

#2 Worst Neighborhood In Anaheim

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Population: 7,414
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $385,140 (1st worst)
Median Income: $57,094 (5th worst)

3. Hill And Canyon Area

#3 Worst Neighborhood In Anaheim

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Population: 69,302
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $669,463 (12th worst)
Median Income: $115,987 (13th worst)

4. Platinum Triangle

#4 Worst Neighborhood In Anaheim

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Population: 3,912
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $506,881 (9th worst)
Median Income: $56,156 (4th worst)

5. The Canyon

#5 Worst Neighborhood In Anaheim

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Population: 17,813
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $577,722 (11th worst)
Median Income: $81,806 (11th worst)

The ‘hoods around Anaheim that are really hoods

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

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

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

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Detailed List Of The Worst Neighborhoods To Live In Anaheim For 2019

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

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