These Are The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Aurora For 2018


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

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Worst Neighborhoods In Aurora

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:

  1. Norfolk Glen
  2. City Center North
  3. Sable Altura Chambers
  4. City Center
  5. Centretech
  6. Sunny Vale
  7. Morris Heights
  8. North Aurora
  9. Highland Park
  10. 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

Population: 1,766
Median Income: $34,590
Median Home Value: $79,250

2. City Center North

Population: 6,141
Median Income: $32,587
Median Home Value: $99,900

3. Sable Altura Chambers

Population: 6,619
Median Income: $43,096
Median Home Value: $92,350

4. City Center

Population: 5,743
Median Income: $39,279
Median Home Value: $78,300

5. Centretech

Population: 3,553
Median Income: $38,026
Median Home Value: $78,700

6. Sunny Vale

Population: 2,981
Median Income: $31,361
Median Home Value: $79,300

7. Morris Heights

Population: 3,309
Median Income: $47,124
Median Home Value: $152,650

8. North Aurora

Population: 13,863
Median Income: $33,563
Median Home Value: $124,970

9. Highland Park

Population: 3,240
Median Income: $41,103
Median Home Value: $163,375

10. Chambers Heights

Population: 5,330
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

Rank Neighborhood Population Median Income Median Home Values
1 Norfolk Glen 1,766 $34,590 $79,250
2 City Center North 6,141 $32,587 $99,900
3 Sable Altura Chambers 6,619 $43,096 $92,350
4 City Center 5,743 $39,279 $78,300
5 Centretech 3,553 $38,026 $78,700
6 Sunny Vale 2,981 $31,361 $79,300
7 Morris Heights 3,309 $47,124 $152,650
8 North Aurora 13,863 $33,563 $124,970
9 Highland Park 3,240 $41,103 $163,375
10 Chambers Heights 5,330 $48,054 $101,667
11 Highline Villages 5,923 $35,174 $117,275
12 Lynn Knoll 3,003 $45,494 $166,633
13 Laredo Highline 6,566 $43,639 $142,950
14 Delmar Parkway 15,921 $36,640 $129,892
15 Dayton Triangle 7,199 $42,365 $92,400
16 Expo Park 7,760 $39,532 $154,160
17 Tower Triangle 3,189 $51,393 $133,433
18 Sableridge 4,120 $41,996 $113,900
19 Utah Park 5,443 $51,042 $141,033
20 Willow Park 3,307 $54,809 $178,500
21 Jewell Heights-Hoffman Heights 7,978 $39,957 $162,638
22 Center Pointe 6,788 $55,989 $126,133
23 Kingsborough 2,847 $61,630 $86,700
24 Southeast Crossing 1,732 $61,432 $189,000
25 Tollgate Overlook 4,102 $47,893 $120,233
26 Aurora Hills Golf Course 1,625 $38,390 $197,550
27 Heather Ridge 3,123 $39,266 $136,800
28 Horseshoe Park 5,337 $58,388 $154,733
29 Side Creek 5,674 $54,132 $152,950
30 Rocky Ridge 5,806 $50,604 $149,900
31 Meadow Wood 5,147 $70,142 $174,050
32 Aurora Hills 7,636 $55,721 $160,550
33 Park Villas 123 $51,856 $391,300
34 Aurora Highlands 11,650 $59,788 $154,800
35 Heather Gardens 5,290 $48,558 $166,900
36 Dam East-West 4,069 $59,168 $186,425
37 East Ridge-Ptarmigan Park 5,768 $55,430 $177,425
38 Pheasant Run 5,475 $62,103 $180,825
39 Carriage Place 8,172 $68,833 $174,750
40 Prides Crossing 8,286 $67,624 $189,862
41 Aurora Knolls-Hutchinson Heights 7,115 $64,021 $152,680
42 Meadow Hills 5,859 $65,101 $224,540
43 Village East 8,510 $63,268 $236,200
44 Lakeshore 2,299 $81,000 $216,950
45 Conservatory 1,208 $88,710 $236,633
46 Mission Viejo 7,304 $78,937 $201,157
47 Sterling Hills 5,390 $84,302 $206,600
48 Murphy Creek 298 $93,454 $280,950
49 Shenandoah 6,740 $97,014 $309,557
50 Seven Hills 6,415 $71,886 $195,600
51 Saddle Rock Golf Club 7,015 $88,140 $311,725
52 Heritage Eagle Bend 2,198 $84,624 $377,550
53 Tallyn’S Reach 5,151 $137,170 $478,200

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