These Are The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Garland For 2019


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 2019. 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 Firewheel Estates 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. Towngate
  2. Las Mariposas
  3. Rainbow Estates
  4. Bellaire Heights
  5. Fernwood
  6. Almeta-Bonita-Bella Vista
  7. First Centerville
  8. Meadowcreek Village
  9. Monica Park
  10. Sutton Place

So what’s the worst neighborhood to live in Garland for 2019? According to the most recent census data, Towngate 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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How we determined the worst Garland hoods in 2019

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 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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Population: 195
Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 4)
Median Home Value: $106,500 (24th worst)
Median Income: $33,594 (4th worst)
More on Towngate:  Data

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Population: 310
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 2)
Median Home Value: $84,200 (8th worst)
Median Income: $51,667 (24th worst)
More on Las Mariposas:  Data

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Population: 142
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 2)
Median Home Value: $79,300 (6th worst)
Median Income: $37,600 (8th worst)
More on Rainbow Estates:  Data

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Population: 168
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 2)
Median Home Value: $63,800 (1st worst)
Median Income: $33,315 (3rd worst)
More on Bellaire Heights:  Data

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Population: 378
Rank Last Year: 7 (Up 2)
Median Home Value: $95,100 (14th worst)
Median Income: $38,800 (9th worst)
More on Fernwood:  Data

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5
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Population: 1,083
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 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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Population: 281
Rank Last Year: 16 (Up 9)
Median Home Value: $87,000 (11th worst)
Median Income: $58,958 (35th worst)
More on First Centerville:  Data

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5
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Population: 438
Rank Last Year: 6 (Down 2)
Median Home Value: $84,200 (8th worst)
Median Income: $51,667 (24th worst)
More on Meadowcreek Village:  Data

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Population: 3,277
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $71,250 (2nd worst)
Median Income: $32,791 (2nd worst)
More on Monica Park:  Data

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5
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Population: 177
Rank Last Year: 18 (Up 9)
Median Home Value: $105,200 (22nd worst)
Median Income: $48,438 (20th worst)
More on Sutton Place:  Data

The ‘hoods around Garland that are really hoods

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

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Garland aren’t all bad. Firewheel Estates 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 Neighborhoods To Live In Garland For 2019

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Towngate 195 $106,500 $33,594
2 Las Mariposas 310 $84,200 $51,667
3 Rainbow Estates 142 $79,300 $37,600
4 Bellaire Heights 168 $63,800 $33,315
5 Fernwood 378 $95,100 $38,800
6 Almeta-Bonita-Bella Vista 1,083 $72,300 $34,600
7 First Centerville 281 $87,000 $58,958
8 Meadowcreek Village 438 $84,200 $51,667
9 Monica Park 3,277 $71,250 $32,791
10 Sutton Place 177 $105,200 $48,438
11 Arbor Creek 99 $144,400 $29,500
12 Holiday Park 642 $105,200 $48,438
13 Park North 182 $115,400 $35,250
14 Rustic Oaks 326 $131,900 $79,231
15 Freemonteers 576 $78,400 $41,648
16 Village Green 125 $113,700 $43,864
17 Brentwood Village 352 $101,700 $59,138
18 Town North Village 111 $101,900 $52,076
19 Park Groves 566 $102,700 $46,935
20 Chandler Heights 2,736 $75,667 $37,069
21 Country Brook 402 $127,600 $73,653
22 Oaks 1,932 $118,033 $66,883
23 Glynnhill Highland Estates 859 $83,200 $39,750
24 Duck Creek 1,082 $103,400 $61,750
25 Trails 174 $128,700 $45,268
26 Mill Creek Crossing 601 $111,733 $57,665
27 Creekside 289 $98,400 $60,952
28 Valley Creek North 206 $168,600 $73,203
29 Monica Park Heights 1,277 $94,200 $46,449
30 Place One 63 $138,300 $80,865
31 Holford 1,833 $116,900 $44,250
32 Picket Place 131 $133,400 $75,203
33 Wood Glen 369 $142,000 $62,746
34 New West 1,498 $89,750 $41,654
35 The Shores Of Wellington 349 $157,700 $54,901
36 Charleston Commons 153 $169,600 $56,406
37 Brentwood Place 334 $101,700 $59,138
38 Orchard Hills 879 $99,600 $48,125
39 Springfield Estates 165 $139,900 $77,996
40 Dalcastle And Linda Heights 797 $133,050 $64,176
41 Waterford Estates 146 $165,000 $55,417
42 Creek Valley 323 $116,900 $51,813
43 Duck Creek Estates 387 $117,400 $75,074
44 Creekside Village 380 $170,600 $48,713
45 Fall Creek Estates 293 $115,300 $69,310
46 Crystal Lake 309 $112,800 $56,440
47 Broadway Village 324 $85,600 $50,290
48 Buckingham North 669 $171,600 $91,010
49 Forest Crest 855 $108,000 $43,558
50 Northeast Garland 1,479 $110,000 $66,281
51 Apollo Arapaho And Camelot 3,845 $125,800 $57,165
52 Firewheel Farms 193 $263,900 $115,673
53 Oakridge 3,126 $178,533 $55,597
54 Hidden Forest 241 $143,500 $69,609
55 Hills Of Firewheel 220 $360,600 $128,533
56 Camelot 3,765 $136,500 $62,972
57 Creek Bend 145 $269,400 $95,625
58 Camelot Community 884 $133,400 $75,203
59 The Enclave 170 $155,000 $77,750
60 Greens 525 $285,000 $119,737
61 Shores Of Eastern Hills 240 $197,800 $98,934
62 Club Creek 110 $219,400 $91,161
63 Greens Estates 152 $285,000 $119,737
64 Springpark 1,511 $269,400 $95,625
65 Coomer Creek 6,363 $141,700 $74,118
66 Meadowood 488 $155,000 $77,750
67 Firewheel Estates 519 $263,900 $115,673