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

  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.

And if you’re looking for something more national, check out the worst cities in America or the most dangerous cities in America.

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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.

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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

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

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