Aurora’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 Aurora.
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 Aurora. Some neighborhoods aren’t as great as others.
So the question arises, which Aurora neighborhoods are the worst, and which are the best?
Today, we’ll use science and data to determine which Aurora hoods need a little tender loving care – the sore thumbs of the Aurora area if you will. Realistically, you can’t expect all the neighborhoods to be amazing, although Tallyn’S Reach ranks way above the rest.
We examined 53 of Aurora’s neighborhoods to find out the worst places to live. These places don’t quite measure up to Aurora’s reputation.
Here are the 10 worst neighborhoods in Aurora according to data:
- Norfolk Glen
- City Center North
- Sable Altura Chambers
- City Center
- Sunny Vale
- Morris Heights
- North Aurora
- Highland Park
- Chambers Heights
Read on to see how we determined the places around Aurora 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 Aurora.
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How we determined the worst Aurora 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 Aurora:
- 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 Aurora 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 Aurora.
Read on below to learn more about these terrible places around Aurora to live. Or skip to the end to see the list of all 53 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. Norfolk Glen
Median Income: $34,590
Median Home Value: $79,250
2. City Center North
Median Income: $32,587
Median Home Value: $99,900
3. Sable Altura Chambers
Median Income: $43,096
Median Home Value: $92,350
4. City Center
Median Income: $39,279
Median Home Value: $78,300
Median Income: $38,026
Median Home Value: $78,700
6. Sunny Vale
Median Income: $31,361
Median Home Value: $79,300
7. Morris Heights
Median Income: $47,124
Median Home Value: $152,650
8. North Aurora
Median Income: $33,563
Median Home Value: $124,970
9. Highland Park
Median Income: $41,103
Median Home Value: $163,375
10. Chambers Heights
Median Income: $48,054
Median Home Value: $101,667
The ‘hoods around Aurora that are really hoods
Well there you have it — the worst of the neighborhoods in Aurora with Norfolk Glen landing at the bottom of the pack.
As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Aurora aren’t all bad. Tallyn’S Reach takes the cake as the best place to live in Aurora.
We ranked the neighborhoods from worst to best in the chart below.
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Detailed List Of The Worst Aurora Neighborhoods
|2||City Center North||6,141|
|3||Sable Altura Chambers||6,619|
|21||Jewell Heights-Hoffman Heights||7,978|
|26||Aurora Hills Golf Course||1,625|
|37||East Ridge-Ptarmigan Park||5,768|
|41||Aurora Knolls-Hutchinson Heights||7,115|
|51||Saddle Rock Golf Club||7,015|
|52||Heritage Eagle Bend||2,198|