These Are The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Glendale For 2018


We used data and science to identify the neighborhoods in Glendale that are the real pits.

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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 Bethany Heights ranks way above the rest.

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

  1. Riviera Drive Estates Hoa
  2. Glendale Sub Amended
  3. Frier Drive Association
  4. Wild Horse Ranch
  5. Historic Thunderbird Estates
  6. Manistee Ranch Hoa
  7. West Tree 62Nd Avenue Division
  8. Sexton/Smith Subdivision
  9. Northern Manor West Ii
  10. West Gardenia Association

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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How we determined the worst Glendale 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 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 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.

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1. Riviera Drive Estates Hoa

#1 Worst Neighborhood In Glendale

Population: 28
Median Income: $53,977
Median Home Value: $162,360

2. Glendale Sub Amended

#2 Worst Neighborhood In Glendale

Population: 54
Median Income: $28,986
Median Home Value: $141,640

3. Frier Drive Association

#3 Worst Neighborhood In Glendale

Population: 41
Median Income: $28,986
Median Home Value: $141,640

4. Wild Horse Ranch

#4 Worst Neighborhood In Glendale

Population: 183
Median Income: $71,382
Median Home Value: $163,507

5. Historic Thunderbird Estates

#5 Worst Neighborhood In Glendale

Population: 278
Median Income: $42,565
Median Home Value: $141,640

6. Manistee Ranch Hoa

#6 Worst Neighborhood In Glendale

Population: 552
Median Income: $27,114
Median Home Value: $141,640

7. West Tree 62Nd Avenue Division

#7 Worst Neighborhood In Glendale

Population: 22
Median Income: $76,719
Median Home Value: $205,775

8. Sexton/Smith Subdivision

#8 Worst Neighborhood In Glendale

Population: 38
Median Income: $20,573
Median Home Value: $98,804

9. Northern Manor West Ii

#9 Worst Neighborhood In Glendale

Population: 45
Median Income: $76,719
Median Home Value: $205,775

10. West Gardenia Association

#10 Worst Neighborhood In Glendale

Population: 30
Median Income: $20,573
Median Home Value: $98,804

The ‘hoods around Glendale that are really hoods

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

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Glendale aren’t all bad. Bethany Heights 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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Detailed List Of The Worst Glendale Neighborhoods

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

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