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 Texas thanks in part to tons of entertainment and jobs, it’s not all rainbows and sunshine in Garland. Some neighborhoods aren’t as safe as others.
So the question arises, which Garland neighborhoods are the most dangerous and which are the safest?
Today, we’ll use Saturday Night Science 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 Buckingham North ranks way above the rest.
We examined 54 of Garland’s neighborhoods to find out the most dangerous places to live. These places don’t quite measure up to Garland’s reputation.
So what’s the worst neighborhood to live in Garland for 2023? According to the most recent census data, Bellaire Heights looks to be the worst neighborhood in Garland.
Read on to see how we determined the places around Garland that need a pick-me-up. And remember, don’t blame the messenger.
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The 10 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods In Garland For 2023
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 4,505
Property Crime Per 100k: 10,307
Median Home Value: $140,000 (13th worst)
Median Income: $65,261 (30th worst)
More on Bellaire Heights: Data
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 393
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,452
Median Home Value: $72,300 (worst)
Median Income: $34,600 (worst)
More on Almeta-Bonita-Bella Vista: Data
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 633
Property Crime Per 100k: 7,604
Median Home Value: $133,050 (11th worst)
Median Income: $64,176 (27th worst)
More on Dalcastle And Linda Heights: Data
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 363
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,188
Median Home Value: $95,100 (2nd worst)
Median Income: $38,800 (3rd worst)
More on Fernwood: Data
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,172
Property Crime Per 100k: 8,042
Median Home Value: $161,800 (25th worst)
Median Income: $63,250 (25th worst)
More on Creek Valley: Data
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,877
Property Crime Per 100k: 9,492
Median Home Value: $128,400 (8th worst)
Median Income: $52,188 (13th worst)
More on Monica Park Heights: Data
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 392
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,446
Median Home Value: $151,200 (19th worst)
Median Income: $61,670 (24th worst)
More on Rainbow Estates: Data
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 523
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,593
Median Home Value: $156,500 (23rd worst)
Median Income: $55,888 (15th worst)
More on Hidden Forest: Data
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,337
Property Crime Per 100k: 12,238
Median Home Value: $152,200 (20th worst)
Median Income: $64,675 (29th worst)
More on Park Groves: Data
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 1,168
Property Crime Per 100k: 5,345
Median Home Value: $122,300 (6th worst)
Median Income: $49,963 (9th worst)
More on Broadway Village: Data
Methodology: How we determined the most dangerous Garland neighborhoods in 2023
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 plugged the following criteria into Saturday Night Science to get the worst neighborhoods in Garland:
- High crime (Estimated)
- 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)
Then, we ranked each neighborhood in Garland, Texas for each of these criteria from worst to best.
Next, we averaged the individual rankings for each criterion into a “Worst Score.”
The neighborhood with the lowest “Worst Score” ranks as the most dangerous neighborhood of Garland.
The article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. We updated this article for 2023. This report is our time ranking the worst neighborhoods to live in Garland.
Skip to the end to see the list of all 54 neighborhoods ranked from worst to best.
Summary: The Worst Neighborhoods Around Garland
Well, there you have it — the worst of the neighborhoods in Garland with Bellaire Heights landing at the bottom of the pack.
As mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Garland aren’t all bad. Buckingham North 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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Most Dangerous Neighborhoods To Live In Garland For 2023?
|Rank||Neighborhood||Population||Home Value||Median Income|
|3||Dalcastle And Linda Heights||797||$133,050||$64,176|
|6||Monica Park Heights||877||$128,400||$52,188|
|12||Apollo Arapaho And Camelot||3,845||$125,800||$57,165|
|25||Duck Creek Estates||465||$176,500||$71,194|
|27||Fall Creek Estates||278||$195,750||$84,210|
|37||Mill Creek Crossing||958||$174,400||$66,217|
|43||Glynnhill Highland Estates||1,108||$165,000||$67,361|
|49||Shores Of Eastern Hills||578||$261,600||$121,721|
|51||Valley Creek North||141||$252,000||$110,893|
|53||The Shores Of Wellington||547||$249,100||$113,388|