The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Garland For 2021


We used data and science to identify the neighborhoods in Garland 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 Garland.
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 The Enclave ranks way above the rest.

We examined 57 of Garland's neighborhoods to find out the worst 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 2021? 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.

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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The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Garland For 2021

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3
/10

Population: 168
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 3)
Median Home Value: $63,800 (worst)
Median Income: $33,315 (3rd worst)
More on Bellaire Heights:  Data

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3
/10

Population: 182
Rank Last Year: 13 (Up 11)
Median Home Value: $115,400 (27th worst)
Median Income: $35,250 (6th worst)
More on Park North:  Data

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4
/10

Population: 1,083
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 3)
Median Home Value: $72,300 (3rd worst)
Median Income: $34,600 (5th worst)
More on Almeta-Bonita-Bella Vista:  Data

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5
/10

Population: 576
Rank Last Year: 15 (Up 11)
Median Home Value: $78,400 (5th worst)
Median Income: $41,648 (11th worst)
More on Freemonteers:  Data

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5
/10

Population: 352
Rank Last Year: 17 (Up 12)
Median Home Value: $101,700 (14th worst)
Median Income: $59,138 (32nd worst)
More on Brentwood Village:  Data

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4
/10

Population: 195
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 5)
Median Home Value: $106,500 (20th worst)
Median Income: $33,594 (4th worst)
More on Towngate:  Data

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4
/10

Population: 142
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 3)
Median Home Value: $79,300 (6th worst)
Median Income: $37,600 (8th worst)
More on Rainbow Estates:  Data

Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 2,736
Rank Last Year: 20 (Up 12)
Median Home Value: $75,667 (4th worst)
Median Income: $37,069 (7th worst)
More on Chandler Heights:  Data

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5
/10

Population: 566
Rank Last Year: 19 (Up 10)
Median Home Value: $102,700 (16th worst)
Median Income: $46,935 (18th worst)
More on Park Groves:  Data

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6
/10

Population: 859
Rank Last Year: 23 (Up 13)
Median Home Value: $83,200 (7th worst)
Median Income: $39,750 (10th worst)
More on Glynnhill Highland Estates:  Data

How we determined the worst Garland 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 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, Texas 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 57 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 Garland that are really hoods

Well there you have it -- the worst of the neighborhoods in Garland with Bellaire Heights landing at the bottom of the pack.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Garland aren't all bad. The Enclave 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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Where Are The Worst Neighborhoods To Live In Garland For 2021?

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Bellaire Heights 168 $63,800 $33,315
2 Park North 182 $115,400 $35,250
3 Almeta-Bonita-Bella Vista 1,083 $72,300 $34,600
4 Freemonteers 576 $78,400 $41,648
5 Brentwood Village 352 $101,700 $59,138
6 Towngate 195 $106,500 $33,594
7 Rainbow Estates 142 $79,300 $37,600
8 Chandler Heights 2,736 $75,667 $37,069
9 Park Groves 566 $102,700 $46,935
10 Glynnhill Highland Estates 859 $83,200 $39,750
11 Monica Park 3,277 $71,250 $32,791
12 Trails 174 $128,700 $45,268
13 Fernwood 378 $95,100 $38,800
14 Monica Park Heights 1,277 $94,200 $46,449
15 Holford 1,833 $116,900 $44,250
16 Sutton Place 177 $105,200 $48,438
17 First Centerville 281 $87,000 $58,958
18 New West 1,498 $89,750 $41,654
19 Arbor Creek 99 $144,400 $29,500
20 Brentwood Place 334 $101,700 $59,138
21 Dalcastle And Linda Heights 797 $133,050 $64,176
22 Creek Valley 323 $116,900 $51,813
23 Crystal Lake 309 $112,800 $56,440
24 Holiday Park 642 $105,200 $48,438
25 Duck Creek Estates 387 $117,400 $75,074
26 Fall Creek Estates 293 $115,300 $69,310
27 Broadway Village 324 $85,600 $50,290
28 Creekside Village 380 $170,600 $48,713
29 Duck Creek 1,082 $103,400 $61,750
30 Forest Crest 855 $108,000 $43,558
31 Village Green 125 $113,700 $43,864
32 Apollo Arapaho And Camelot 3,845 $125,800 $57,165
33 Northeast Garland 1,479 $110,000 $66,281
34 Country Brook 402 $127,600 $73,653
35 Rustic Oaks 326 $131,900 $79,231
36 Oakridge 3,126 $178,533 $55,597
37 Oaks 1,932 $118,033 $66,883
38 Hidden Forest 241 $143,500 $69,609
39 Creekside 289 $98,400 $60,952
40 Mill Creek Crossing 601 $111,733 $57,665
41 Camelot 3,765 $136,500 $62,972
42 Picket Place 131 $133,400 $75,203
43 Camelot Community 884 $133,400 $75,203
44 Springfield Estates 165 $139,900 $77,996
45 Charleston Commons 153 $169,600 $56,406
46 Wood Glen 369 $142,000 $62,746
47 Waterford Estates 146 $165,000 $55,417
48 The Shores Of Wellington 349 $157,700 $54,901
49 Shores Of Eastern Hills 240 $197,800 $98,934
50 Place One 63 $138,300 $80,865
51 Hills Of Firewheel 220 $360,600 $128,533
52 Valley Creek North 206 $168,600 $73,203
53 Springpark 1,511 $269,400 $95,625
54 Creek Bend 145 $269,400 $95,625
55 Coomer Creek 6,363 $141,700 $74,118
56 Meadowood 488 $155,000 $77,750
57 The Enclave 170 $155,000 $77,750