These Are The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Anaheim For 2018


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

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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 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 ten places don’t quite measure up to Anaheim’s reputation:

  1. Anaheim Hills
  2. North Central
  3. Hill And Canyon Area
  4. Platinum Triangle
  5. The Canyon
  6. The Highlands
  7. West Anaheim
  8. East Anaheim
  9. The Summit
  10. Historic District

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

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 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.

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1. Anaheim Hills

#1 Worst Neighborhood In Anaheim

Population: 586
Median Income: $88,616
Median Home Value: $562,841

2. North Central

#2 Worst Neighborhood In Anaheim

Population: 7,414
Median Income: $57,094
Median Home Value: $385,140

3. Hill And Canyon Area

#3 Worst Neighborhood In Anaheim

Population: 69,302
Median Income: $115,987
Median Home Value: $669,463

4. Platinum Triangle

#4 Worst Neighborhood In Anaheim

Population: 3,912
Median Income: $56,156
Median Home Value: $506,881

5. The Canyon

#5 Worst Neighborhood In Anaheim

Population: 17,813
Median Income: $81,806
Median Home Value: $577,722

6. The Highlands

#6 Worst Neighborhood In Anaheim

Population: 4,984
Median Income: $122,015
Median Home Value: $743,199

7. West Anaheim

#7 Worst Neighborhood In Anaheim

Population: 126,425
Median Income: $58,395
Median Home Value: $434,667

8. East Anaheim

#8 Worst Neighborhood In Anaheim

Population: 46,108
Median Income: $64,332
Median Home Value: $455,182

9. The Summit

#9 Worst Neighborhood In Anaheim

Population: 3,125
Median Income: $141,359
Median Home Value: $757,586

10. Historic District

#10 Worst Neighborhood In Anaheim

Population: 50,002
Median Income: $55,317
Median Home Value: $434,473

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 Anaheim Neighborhoods

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

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