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:
- Grand Central
- Pacific Edison
- City Center
- Fremont Park
- Citrus Grove
- 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.
Median Income: $40,214
Median Home Value: $217,286
2. Grand Central
Median Income: $42,168
Median Home Value: $296,175
Median Income: $36,492
Median Home Value: $327,747
4. Pacific Edison
Median Income: $35,513
Median Home Value: $287,800
5. City Center
Median Income: $41,753
Median Home Value: $356,816
6. Fremont Park
Median Income: $49,116
Median Home Value: $400,325
7. Citrus Grove
Median Income: $45,205
Median Home Value: $404,367
Median Income: $45,977
Median Home Value: $404,422
Median Income: $44,836
Median Home Value: $475,071
10. Adams Hill
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
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|21||Rancho San Rafael||692|
|23||Montrose Verdugo City||7,426|
|26||San Gabriel Mountains||1,089|