These Are The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Garland For 2018


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

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Worst Neighborhoods In Garland

Garland’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 Garland.

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 Garland. Some neighborhoods aren’t as great as others.

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

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

We examined 67 of Garland’s neighborhoods to find out the worst places to live. These places don’t quite measure up to Garland’s reputation.

Here are the 10 worst neighborhoods in Garland according to data:

  1. Rainbow Estates
  2. Bellaire Heights
  3. Almeta-Bonita-Bella Vista
  4. Las Mariposas
  5. Towngate
  6. Meadowcreek Village
  7. Fernwood
  8. Chandler Heights
  9. Monica Park
  10. Freemonteers

Read on to see how we determined the places around Garland 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 Garland.

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How we determined the worst Garland 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 Garland:

  • 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 Garland 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 Garland.

Read on below to learn more about these terrible places around Garland to live. Or skip to the end to see the list of all 67 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. Rainbow Estates

Population: 150
Median Income: $36,154
Median Home Value: $74,400

2. Bellaire Heights

Population: 160
Median Income: $40,709
Median Home Value: $65,100

3. Almeta-Bonita-Bella Vista

Population: 898
Median Income: $36,321
Median Home Value: $71,300

4. Las Mariposas

Population: 321
Median Income: $35,817
Median Home Value: $81,800

5. Towngate

Population: 184
Median Income: $37,988
Median Home Value: $103,300

6. Meadowcreek Village

Population: 454
Median Income: $35,817
Median Home Value: $81,800

7. Fernwood

Population: 317
Median Income: $32,165
Median Home Value: $91,400

8. Chandler Heights

Population: 2,582
Median Income: $31,483
Median Home Value: $71,367

9. Monica Park

Population: 3,324
Median Income: $37,688
Median Home Value: $71,250

10. Freemonteers

Population: 541
Median Income: $34,527
Median Home Value: $74,900

The ‘hoods around Garland that are really hoods

Well there you have it — the worst of the neighborhoods in Garland with Rainbow Estates landing at the bottom of the pack.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Garland aren’t all bad. Springpark takes the cake as the best place to live in Garland.

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

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Detailed List Of The Worst Garland Neighborhoods

Rank Neighborhood Population Median Income Median Home Values
1 Rainbow Estates 150 $36,154 $74,400
2 Bellaire Heights 160 $40,709 $65,100
3 Almeta-Bonita-Bella Vista 898 $36,321 $71,300
4 Las Mariposas 321 $35,817 $81,800
5 Towngate 184 $37,988 $103,300
6 Meadowcreek Village 454 $35,817 $81,800
7 Fernwood 317 $32,165 $91,400
8 Chandler Heights 2,582 $31,483 $71,367
9 Monica Park 3,324 $37,688 $71,250
10 Freemonteers 541 $34,527 $74,900
11 Arbor Creek 99 $28,291 $118,800
12 Park Groves 492 $39,838 $89,650
13 Park North 150 $36,389 $113,200
14 Place One 69 $52,679 $95,600
15 Glynnhill Highland Estates 930 $39,423 $89,000
16 First Centerville 507 $58,646 $83,500
17 Monica Park Heights 1,173 $41,600 $81,450
18 Sutton Place 168 $52,675 $110,000
19 Picket Place 133 $52,500 $112,100
20 Creekside Village 416 $34,798 $161,000
21 Forest Crest 656 $41,000 $90,500
22 Mill Creek Crossing 553 $53,127 $103,633
23 Broadway Village 249 $41,397 $89,200
24 Duck Creek Estates 433 $56,786 $110,400
25 Holiday Park 611 $52,675 $110,000
26 New West 1,304 $36,498 $89,850
27 Town North Village 127 $47,955 $98,200
28 Oaks 2,029 $65,913 $109,600
29 Crystal Lake 285 $54,807 $112,900
30 Holford 1,728 $45,040 $113,250
31 Rustic Oaks 361 $78,025 $118,500
32 Creek Valley 358 $54,048 $124,300
33 Creekside 316 $56,103 $99,000
34 Camelot Community 895 $52,500 $112,100
35 Charleston Commons 159 $54,545 $156,000
36 Village Green 119 $55,521 $119,900
37 Duck Creek 1,067 $66,380 $105,300
38 Brentwood Place 408 $52,788 $98,500
39 Brentwood Village 429 $52,788 $98,500
40 Trails 194 $50,161 $125,700
41 Fall Creek Estates 337 $70,068 $104,700
42 Northeast Garland 1,432 $60,930 $104,950
43 Hidden Forest 225 $60,000 $143,400
44 Apollo Arapaho And Camelot 4,011 $53,028 $114,075
45 Country Brook 419 $73,368 $120,300
46 Springfield Estates 147 $76,667 $135,900
47 Orchard Hills 815 $42,431 $109,900
48 Wood Glen 352 $62,140 $136,200
49 The Shores Of Wellington 329 $62,885 $149,900
50 Dalcastle And Linda Heights 683 $65,591 $127,800
51 Waterford Estates 139 $62,881 $151,200
52 Valley Creek North 178 $77,368 $166,000
53 Camelot 3,509 $66,835 $124,475
54 Creek Bend 172 $116,304 $267,700
55 Hills Of Firewheel 236 $120,092 $347,150
56 The Enclave 144 $72,875 $146,700
57 Buckingham North 790 $77,714 $163,450
58 Club Creek 77 $88,015 $208,300
59 Coomer Creek 7,125 $74,674 $136,450
60 Greens Estates 149 $129,097 $286,300
61 Oakridge 3,542 $63,480 $173,033
62 Firewheel Farms 173 $108,088 $226,500
63 Meadowood 414 $72,875 $146,700
64 Shores Of Eastern Hills 250 $104,042 $202,300
65 Firewheel Estates 467 $108,088 $226,500
66 Greens 515 $129,097 $286,300
67 Springpark 1,788 $116,304 $267,700

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