The 10 Most Dangerous And Worst Neighborhoods In Glendale For 2023

The most dangerous and worst Glendale neighborhoods are Moorpark and Pacific Edison for 2023 based on Saturday Night Science.

Worst Neighborhoods In Glendale
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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 California thanks in part to tons of entertainment and jobs, it’s not all rainbows and sunshine in Glendale. Some neighborhoods aren’t as safe as others.

So the question arises, which Glendale neighborhoods are the most dangerous and which are the safest?

Today, we’ll use Saturday Night Science 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 Chevy Chase ranks way above the rest.

We examined 33 of Glendale’s neighborhoods to find out the most dangerous 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 2023? According to the most recent census data, Moorpark 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.

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Table Of Contents: Top 10 | Methodology | Summary | Table

The 10 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods In Glendale For 2023

Population: 2,461
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 123
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,913
Median Home Value: $513,550 (2nd worst)
Median Income: $58,934 (3rd worst)

More on Moorpark:  Data

Population: 9,488
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 144
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,257
Median Home Value: $436,900 (worst)
Median Income: $60,055 (6th worst)

More on Pacific Edison:  Data

Population: 15,520
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 260
Property Crime Per 100k: 5,412
Median Home Value: $616,908 (8th worst)
Median Income: $61,009 (9th worst)

More on City Center:  Data

Population: 6,812
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 385
Property Crime Per 100k: 3,069
Median Home Value: $630,100 (10th worst)
Median Income: $60,085 (7th worst)

More on Tropico:  Data

Population: 1,669
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 142
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,736
Median Home Value: $539,150 (4th worst)
Median Income: $67,877 (12th worst)

More on Fremont Park:  Data

Population: 6,576
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 119
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,854
Median Home Value: $657,250 (13th worst)
Median Income: $59,584 (5th worst)

More on Somerset:  Data

Population: 12,214
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 145
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,004
Median Home Value: $535,243 (3rd worst)
Median Income: $62,086 (10th worst)

More on Vineyard:  Data

Population: 3,423
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 111
Property Crime Per 100k: 2,348
Median Home Value: $772,550 (20th worst)
Median Income: $73,856 (13th worst)

More on Riverside Rancho:  Data

Population: 1,846
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 124
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,500
Median Home Value: $653,000 (12th worst)
Median Income: $85,429 (17th worst)

More on Glenoake Canyon:  Data

Population: 3,043
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 66
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,813
Median Home Value: $658,767 (14th worst)
Median Income: $60,131 (8th worst)

More on Grand Central:  Data

Methodology: How we determined the most dangerous Glendale neighborhoods in 2023

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 plugged the following criteria into Saturday Night Science to get the worst neighborhoods in Glendale:

  • High crime (Estimated)
  • 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)

Then, we ranked each neighborhood in Glendale, California for each of these criteria from worst to best.

Next, we averaged the individual rankings for each criterion into a “Worst Score.”

The neighborhood with the lowest “Worst Score” ranks as the most dangerous neighborhood of Glendale.

The article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. We updated this article for 2023. This report is our time ranking the worst neighborhoods to live in Glendale.

Skip to the end to see the list of all 33 neighborhoods ranked from worst to best.

Summary: The Worst Neighborhoods Around Glendale

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

As mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Glendale aren’t all bad. Chevy Chase 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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Most Dangerous Neighborhoods To Live In Glendale For 2023?

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Moorpark 2,461 $513,550 $58,934
2 Pacific Edison 9,488 $436,900 $60,055
3 City Center 15,520 $616,908 $61,009
4 Tropico 6,812 $630,100 $60,085
5 Fremont Park 1,669 $539,150 $67,877
6 Somerset 6,576 $657,250 $59,584
7 Vineyard 12,214 $535,243 $62,086
8 Riverside Rancho 3,423 $772,550 $73,856
9 Glenoake Canyon 1,846 $653,000 $85,429
10 Grand Central 3,043 $658,767 $60,131
11 Citrus Grove 16,000 $608,582 $50,757
12 Grandview 9,136 $688,175 $65,206
13 Mariposa 15,130 $590,050 $48,291
14 Woodbury 4,105 $847,775 $88,346
15 Adams Hill 5,406 $644,167 $59,172
16 Verdugo Viejo 9,485 $539,650 $75,236
17 Glenwood 8,886 $853,386 $86,848
18 College Hills 1,912 $1,012,733 $108,975
19 Crescenta Highlands 10,817 $712,400 $102,487
20 Sparr Heights 1,343 $918,867 $82,066
21 Pelanconi 1,855 $676,850 $77,721
22 Greenbriar 1,839 $887,700 $122,241
23 Montecito Park 1,191 $875,800 $97,807
24 Rossmoyne 9,222 $628,850 $112,014
25 Montrose Verdugo City 7,833 $739,640 $87,835
26 Oakmont 1,033 $904,600 $99,369
27 San Rafael Hills 1,207 $734,400 $139,593
28 Brockmont 889 $1,225,800 $122,629
29 Verdugo Woodlands 7,273 $1,018,940 $145,745
30 Verdugo Mountains 4,314 $1,225,800 $112,279
31 El Miradero 3,931 $896,250 $125,863
32 Scholl Canyon 1,021 $1,092,200 $133,330
33 Chevy Chase 3,488 $1,016,000 $170,146
About Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson earned his masters in Business Administration from the Drucker School At Claremont Graduate University. He has written for 39 publications across the country and ran the media relations department at Movoto, a real estate portal based in San Francisco. He has been featured in over 500 publications as an expert in real estate and as an authority on real estate trends.

Nick's the creator of the HomeSnacks YouTube channel that now has over 260,000 subscribers and is an excellent source to learn about different parts of the country.