THE 10 WORST Neighborhoods In Glendale For 2020


We used data and science to identify the neighborhoods in Glendale 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 2020. This is our fifth time ranking the worst neighborhoods to live in Glendale.
Worst Neighborhoods In Glendale

Glendale’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 Glendale.

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 Glendale. Some neighborhoods aren’t as great as others.

So the question arises, which Glendale neighborhoods are the worst, and which are the best?

Today, we’ll use science and data to determine which Glendale hoods need a little tender loving care – the sore thumbs of the Glendale area if you will. Realistically, you can’t expect all the neighborhoods to be amazing, although Paloma Estates Neighborhood Association ranks way above the rest.

We examined 83 of Glendale’s neighborhoods to find out the worst places to live. These places don’t quite measure up to Glendale’s reputation.

So what’s the worst neighborhood to live in Glendale for 2020? According to the most recent census data, Sands Estates looks to be the worst neighborhood in Glendale.

Read on to see how we determined the places around Glendale 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 Glendale.

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The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Glendale For 2020

#1 Worst Neighborhood In Glendale

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Population: 67
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $140,969 (20th worst)
Median Income: $8,257 (1st worst)
More on Sands Estates:  Data

#2 Worst Neighborhood In Glendale

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Population: 168
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $103,893 (4th worst)
Median Income: $42,625 (19th worst)
More on The Carolers:  Data

#3 Worst Neighborhood In Glendale

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Population: 247
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $122,844 (9th worst)
Median Income: $54,581 (45th worst)
More on Sahuaro Ranch Association:  Data

#4 Worst Neighborhood In Glendale

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Population: 133
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $116,582 (7th worst)
Median Income: $44,444 (22nd worst)
More on Catlin Court Historic District Association:  Data

#5 Worst Neighborhood In Glendale

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Population: 92
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $115,245 (6th worst)
Median Income: $52,717 (38th worst)
More on Northern Manor West Townhouse Association:  Data

#6 Worst Neighborhood In Glendale

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Population: 140
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $125,152 (11th worst)
Median Income: $52,717 (38th worst)
More on Paradise Vistas:  Data

#7 Worst Neighborhood In Glendale

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Population: 86
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $176,624 (50th worst)
Median Income: $64,450 (52nd worst)
More on Shadow View Ranch:  Data

#8 Worst Neighborhood In Glendale

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Population: 68
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $109,385 (5th worst)
Median Income: $61,875 (49th worst)
More on Camelback Village Estates:  Data

#9 Worst Neighborhood In Glendale

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Population: 552
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $141,640 (22nd worst)
Median Income: $27,114 (6th worst)
More on Manistee Ranch Hoa:  Data

#10 Worst Neighborhood In Glendale

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Population: 30
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $98,804 (2nd worst)
Median Income: $20,573 (4th worst)
More on West Gardenia Association:  Data

How we determined the worst Glendale hoods in 2020

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 Glendale:

  • 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 Glendale, Arizona 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 Glendale.

Read on below to learn more about these terrible places around Glendale to live. Or skip to the end to see the list of all 83 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 Glendale that are really hoods

Well there you have it — the worst of the neighborhoods in Glendale with Sands Estates landing at the bottom of the pack.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Glendale aren’t all bad. Paloma Estates Neighborhood Association takes the cake as the best place to live in Glendale.

We ranked the neighborhoods from worst to best in the chart below.

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Where Are The Worst Neighborhoods To Live In Glendale For 2020?

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Sands Estates 67 $140,969 $8,257
2 The Carolers 168 $103,893 $42,625
3 Sahuaro Ranch Association 247 $122,844 $54,581
4 Catlin Court Historic District Association 133 $116,582 $44,444
5 Northern Manor West Townhouse Association 92 $115,245 $52,717
6 Paradise Vistas 140 $125,152 $52,717
7 Shadow View Ranch 86 $176,624 $64,450
8 Camelback Village Estates 68 $109,385 $61,875
9 Manistee Ranch Hoa 552 $141,640 $27,114
10 West Gardenia Association 30 $98,804 $20,573
11 Sexton/smith Subdivision 38 $98,804 $20,573
12 Eagle Pass 618 $153,240 $51,424
13 Montebello Estates Hoa 198 $153,240 $51,424
14 Bethany Treasures 137 $153,240 $51,424
15 Thunderbird Estates 277 $150,946 $52,717
16 Randolph Ranch 346 $150,946 $52,717
17 Olive Place Hoa 202 $150,946 $52,717
18 Bell/greenway Neighborhood Watch Coalition 2,331 $192,889 $61,297
19 Historic Thunderbird Estates 278 $141,640 $42,565
20 Ocotillo Disctrict 32,525 $131,537 $38,275
21 Frier Drive Association 41 $141,640 $28,986
22 Yucca District 64,650 $172,802 $50,299
23 Caron Drive Neighborhood 122 $103,893 $52,879
24 Riviera Drive Estates Hoa 28 $162,360 $53,977
25 Friends And Neighbors Of Montara Park 810 $122,844 $51,844
26 Chaparral Ranch I 620 $122,844 $51,844
27 Paseo Place Hoa 341 $127,488 $42,395
28 Glendale Sub Amended 54 $141,640 $28,986
29 Casa Linda 191 $177,139 $60,293
30 Cholla District 29,357 $181,486 $74,687
31 The Heart Of Glendale 1,566 $149,653 $22,822
32 Wild Horse Ranch 183 $163,507 $71,382
33 J.u.i.c.e. Neighborhood 31 $177,139 $78,453
34 Shadown Run Hoa 157 $177,139 $78,453
35 Cobblefield Hoa 375 $177,139 $78,453
36 Griffin Historic Neighborhood 212 $177,139 $78,453
37 Santa Maria Group 890 $127,488 $47,857
38 Independence Heights 423 $177,139 $78,453
39 Sonorita Neighborhood Association 816 $147,046 $17,830
40 Bicentennial Neighborhood Coalition 8,875 $152,936 $48,030
41 Summerfield Place Iii 180 $139,552 $38,393
42 Peoria Ave. Citizen’s Group 3,689 $140,543 $45,998
43 Paradise Views Ii 962 $139,552 $38,393
44 Shalimar Hoa 130 $177,230 $73,169
45 Joy Ranchos 155 $145,614 $51,389
46 Suncrest Homes 74 $127,488 $33,296
47 Port Au Prince Neighborhood Association 83 $163,338 $64,790
48 Acapulco Neighborhood Association 86 $163,338 $64,790
49 Glendale Parkside Hoa 244 $190,614 $68,828
50 Double T Ranch 220 $190,614 $68,828
51 La Buena Vida 812 $190,614 $68,828
52 Sweetwater Estates 1,883 $295,872 $84,174
53 Desert Sunset 213 $190,614 $68,828
54 Cactus District 62,819 $176,256 $40,993
55 West Plaza 271 $176,974 $67,201
56 Sunburst Farms 863 $240,491 $69,424
57 Shamrock Mobile Home Park 229 $166,698 $65,200
58 West Tree 62nd Avenue Division 22 $205,775 $76,719
59 Northern Manor West Ii 45 $205,775 $76,719
60 Rovey Farm Estates Hoa 3,196 $166,698 $65,200
61 West Tree Angels 35 $205,775 $76,719
62 Daybreak Neighborhood 177 $205,775 $76,719
63 Sunset Palms Neighborhood Watch 132 $197,063 $54,062
64 Chaparral Country Estates 674 $177,186 $63,904
65 Tanita Titans 185 $132,382 $43,104
66 Lexington Place 524 $174,979 $62,392
67 Barrel District 43,976 $159,697 $54,116
68 The Friendly Riviera 50 $196,136 $74,586
69 Sahuaro District 46,277 $205,536 $67,707
70 Pioneer Neighborhood Association 1,886 $180,528 $67,101
71 Bethany Heights 3,527 $307,235 $35,303
72 Tierra Buena Park Association 76 $212,956 $83,682
73 Yucca Block Watch Group 111 $171,026 $44,745
74 Brandywyne Estates 1,471 $183,623 $55,427
75 Oakhollow Homeowners Association 529 $171,026 $44,745
76 Garden Eye 70 $171,026 $44,745
77 West Plaza Estates 2,903 $307,235 $39,216
78 Rossmoor Village Hoa No. 1 2,039 $169,643 $30,232
79 El Caminito Neighborhood 50 $205,825 $84,712
80 Cactus Cove Hoa 49 $203,488 $102,361
81 Bird Of Paradise Neighbors 1,471 $153,268 $43,743
82 Marshall Ranch Hoa 1,338 $235,687 $99,380
83 Paloma Estates Neighborhood Association 290 $369,655 $79,159