These Are The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Glendale CA 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 El Miradero ranks way above the rest.

We examined 37 of Glendale’s neighborhoods to find out the worst places to live. These places don’t quite measure up to Glendale’s reputation.

Here are the 10 worst neighborhoods in Glendale according to data:

  1. Tropico
  2. Grand Central
  3. Mariposa
  4. Pacific Edison
  5. City Center
  6. Fremont Park
  7. Citrus Grove
  8. Grandview
  9. Somerset
  10. Adams Hill

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 37 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.

1. Tropico

Population: 4,749
Median Income: $40,214
Median Home Value: $217,286

2. Grand Central

Population: 3,453
Median Income: $42,168
Median Home Value: $296,175

3. Mariposa

Population: 16,057
Median Income: $36,492
Median Home Value: $327,747

4. Pacific Edison

Population: 9,109
Median Income: $35,513
Median Home Value: $287,800

5. City Center

Population: 14,050
Median Income: $41,753
Median Home Value: $356,816

6. Fremont Park

Population: 3,052
Median Income: $49,116
Median Home Value: $400,325

7. Citrus Grove

Population: 18,591
Median Income: $45,205
Median Home Value: $404,367

8. Grandview

Population: 11,713
Median Income: $45,977
Median Home Value: $404,422

9. Somerset

Population: 5,549
Median Income: $44,836
Median Home Value: $475,071

10. Adams Hill

Population: 4,881
Median Income: $58,483
Median Home Value: $451,789

The ‘hoods around Glendale that are really hoods

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

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Glendale aren’t all bad. El Miradero 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

Rank Neighborhood Population Median Income Median Home Values
1 Tropico 4,749 $40,214 $217,286
2 Grand Central 3,453 $42,168 $296,175
3 Mariposa 16,057 $36,492 $327,747
4 Pacific Edison 9,109 $35,513 $287,800
5 City Center 14,050 $41,753 $356,816
6 Fremont Park 3,052 $49,116 $400,325
7 Citrus Grove 18,591 $45,205 $404,367
8 Grandview 11,713 $45,977 $404,422
9 Somerset 5,549 $44,836 $475,071
10 Adams Hill 4,881 $58,483 $451,789
11 Vineyard 9,097 $46,404 $398,690
12 Riverside Rancho 3,643 $50,799 $510,133
13 Pelanconi 2,121 $56,779 $509,600
14 Woodbury 3,832 $49,401 $556,420
15 Verdugo Viejo 10,689 $68,480 $403,150
16 Moorpark 2,100 $53,006 $398,600
17 Glenoake Canyon 1,849 $84,685 $622,940
18 College Hills 1,836 $58,052 $652,233
19 San Rafael Hills 1,427 $78,330 $648,725
20 Rossmoyne 8,343 $79,562 $600,120
21 Rancho San Rafael 692 $88,099 $717,800
22 Montecito Park 1,317 $77,374 $604,267
23 Montrose Verdugo City 7,426 $72,973 $572,900
24 Crescenta Highlands 10,732 $99,988 $573,869
25 Chevy Chase 4,116 $98,800 $709,100
26 San Gabriel Mountains 1,089 $115,595 $572,500
27 Sparr Heights 1,847 $70,694 $651,233
28 Glenwood 9,494 $87,452 $652,300
29 Scholl Canyon 765 $94,289 $721,333
30 Emerald Isle 764 $143,784 $850,350
31 Brockmont 660 $121,172 $910,000
32 Verdugo Woodlands 7,445 $84,811 $750,340
33 Greenbriar 1,955 $85,906 $753,400
34 Oakmont 659 $136,636 $811,500
35 Verdugo Mountains 4,352 $128,510 $842,760
36 Whiting Woods 106 $139,432 $796,300
37 El Miradero 3,736 $114,910 $739,500

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