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 ten places don’t quite measure up to Glendale’s reputation:

  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.

And if you’re looking for something more national, check out the worst cities in America or the most dangerous cities in America.

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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.

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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

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

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