Chandler’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 Chandler.
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 Chandler. Some neighborhoods aren’t as great as others.
So the question arises, which Chandler neighborhoods are the worst, and which are the best?
Today, we’ll use science and data to determine which Chandler hoods need a little tender loving care – the sore thumbs of the Chandler area if you will. Realistically, you can’t expect all the neighborhoods to be amazing, although Chieftain Village ranks way above the rest.
We examined 25 of Chandler’s neighborhoods to find out the worst places to live. These ten places don’t quite measure up to Chandler’s reputation:
- Silk Stocking
- Downtown Chandler Historic District
- Springfield Adult
- Trails End Estates
- Sunset Park Manor
- New Horizons
- Orange Tree
- Knoll East Unit Seven
- Arrowhead Meadows Ii
- Cove At Tiburon
Read on to see how we determined the places around Chandler 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 Chandler.
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How we determined the worst Chandler 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 Chandler:
- 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 Chandler 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 Chandler.
Read on below to learn more about these terrible places around Chandler to live. Or skip to the end to see the list of all 25 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. Silk Stocking
Median Income: $47,429
Median Home Value: $130,741
2. Downtown Chandler Historic District
Median Income: $48,076
Median Home Value: $130,741
3. Springfield Adult
Median Income: $8,723
Median Home Value: $72,319
4. Trails End Estates
Median Income: $67,866
Median Home Value: $159,825
5. Sunset Park Manor
Median Income: $31,719
Median Home Value: $139,835
6. New Horizons
Median Income: $57,690
Median Home Value: $260,822
7. Orange Tree
Median Income: $70,287
Median Home Value: $239,991
8. Knoll East Unit Seven
Median Income: $70,164
Median Home Value: $176,683
9. Arrowhead Meadows Ii
Median Income: $53,481
Median Home Value: $253,954
10. Cove At Tiburon
Median Income: $85,714
Median Home Value: $240,809
The ‘hoods around Chandler that are really hoods
Well there you have it — the worst of the neighborhoods in Chandler with Silk Stocking landing at the bottom of the pack.
As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Chandler aren’t all bad. Chieftain Village takes the cake as the best place to live in Chandler.
We ranked the neighborhoods from worst to best in the chart below.
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Detailed List Of The Worst Chandler Neighborhoods
|Downtown Chandler Historic District||2|
|Trails End Estates||4|
|Sunset Park Manor||5|
|Knoll East Unit Seven||8|
|Arrowhead Meadows Ii||9|
|Cove At Tiburon||10|
|San Marcos Country||20|