The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Chula Vista For 2021


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

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Editor’s Note: This article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. Don’t freak out we updated this article for 2021. This is our fifth time ranking the worst neighborhoods to live in Chula Vista.
Worst Neighborhoods In Chula Vista

Chula Vista'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 Chula Vista.

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 Chula Vista. Some neighborhoods aren't as great as others.

So the question arises, which Chula Vista neighborhoods are the worst, and which are the best?

Today, we'll use science and data to determine which Chula Vista hoods need a little tender loving care - the sore thumbs of the Chula Vista area if you will. Realistically, you can't expect all the neighborhoods to be amazing, although Bella Lago ranks way above the rest.

We examined 19 of Chula Vista's neighborhoods to find out the worst places to live. These places don't quite measure up to Chula Vista's reputation.

So what's the worst neighborhood to live in Chula Vista for 2021? According to the most recent census data, Northwest looks to be the worst neighborhood in Chula Vista.

Read on to see how we determined the places around Chula Vista 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 Chula Vista.

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The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Chula Vista For 2021

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 52,631
Rank Last Year: 2 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $297,479 (2nd worst)
Median Income: $47,892 (worst)
More on Northwest:  Data

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8
/10

Population: 63,194
Rank Last Year: 3 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $230,726 (worst)
Median Income: $48,687 (2nd worst)
More on Southwest:  Data

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 5,839
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 2)
Median Home Value: $318,760 (3rd worst)
Median Income: $85,520 (3rd worst)
More on East Lake:  Data

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 1,476
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $416,050 (5th worst)
Median Income: $90,524 (6th worst)
More on Fenton St:  Data

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 44,040
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 3)
Median Home Value: $353,100 (4th worst)
Median Income: $89,350 (4th worst)
More on Otay Ranch:  Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 8,360
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 2)
Median Home Value: $420,850 (6th worst)
Median Income: $93,074 (9th worst)
More on Rancho Del Rey:  Data

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 3,467
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $543,125 (16th worst)
Median Income: $93,274 (10th worst)
More on Terra Nova:  Data

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 1,615
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 2)
Median Home Value: $442,300 (8th worst)
Median Income: $103,993 (14th worst)
More on Eastlake Vistas:  Data

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 1,332
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $442,300 (8th worst)
Median Income: $103,993 (14th worst)
More on Eastlake Trails:  Data

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 8,064
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $448,400 (12th worst)
Median Income: $89,631 (5th worst)
More on Sunbow:  Data

How we determined the worst Chula Vista hoods in 2021

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 Chula Vista:

  • 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 Chula Vista, California 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 Chula Vista.

Read on below to learn more about these terrible places around Chula Vista to live. Or skip to the end to see the list of all 19 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.

The 'hoods around Chula Vista that are really hoods

Well there you have it -- the worst of the neighborhoods in Chula Vista with Northwest landing at the bottom of the pack.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Chula Vista aren't all bad. Bella Lago takes the cake as the best place to live in Chula Vista.

We ranked the neighborhoods from worst to best in the chart below.

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Where Are The Worst Neighborhoods To Live In Chula Vista For 2021?

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Northwest 52,631 $297,479 $47,892
2 Southwest 63,194 $230,726 $48,687
3 East Lake 5,839 $318,760 $85,520
4 Fenton St 1,476 $416,050 $90,524
5 Otay Ranch 44,040 $353,100 $89,350
6 Rancho Del Rey 8,360 $420,850 $93,074
7 Terra Nova 3,467 $543,125 $93,274
8 Eastlake Vistas 1,615 $442,300 $103,993
9 Eastlake Trails 1,332 $442,300 $103,993
10 Sunbow 8,064 $448,400 $89,631
11 Amphitheater And Water Park 2,164 $436,800 $93,053
12 Lynwood Hills 5,051 $447,560 $92,223
13 Rolling Hills Ranch 2,533 $570,400 $127,220
14 Yosemite Dr 416 $524,000 $111,047
15 Paseo Ranchoero 5,305 $455,825 $98,951
16 Estlake Greens 10,447 $443,800 $104,496
17 Bonita Long Canyon 2,819 $576,925 $94,397
18 Eastlake Woods 1,986 $524,000 $111,047
19 Bella Lago 445 $616,800 $143,393