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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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 ten places don’t quite measure up to Garland’s reputation:

  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.

And if you’re looking for something more national, check out the worst cities in America or the most dangerous cities in America.

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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.

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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

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

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