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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 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
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 3)
Median Home Value: $63,800 (worst)
Median Income: $33,315 (3rd worst)
More on Bellaire Heights: Data
Rank Last Year: 13 (Up 11)
Median Home Value: $115,400 (27th worst)
Median Income: $35,250 (6th worst)
More on Park North: Data
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
Rank Last Year: 15 (Up 11)
Median Home Value: $78,400 (5th worst)
Median Income: $41,648 (11th worst)
More on Freemonteers: Data
Rank Last Year: 17 (Up 12)
Median Home Value: $101,700 (14th worst)
Median Income: $59,138 (32nd worst)
More on Brentwood Village: Data
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 5)
Median Home Value: $106,500 (20th worst)
Median Income: $33,594 (4th worst)
More on Towngate: Data
Rank Last Year: 3 (Down 3)
Median Home Value: $79,300 (6th worst)
Median Income: $37,600 (8th worst)
More on Rainbow Estates: Data
Rank Last Year: 20 (Up 12)
Median Home Value: $75,667 (4th worst)
Median Income: $37,069 (7th worst)
More on Chandler Heights: Data
Rank Last Year: 19 (Up 10)
Median Home Value: $102,700 (16th worst)
Median Income: $46,935 (18th worst)
More on Park Groves: Data
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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