THE 10 WORST Neighborhoods In Greensboro For 2020


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

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Editor’s Note: This article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. Don’t freak out we updated this article for 2020. This is our fifth time ranking the worst neighborhoods to live in Greensboro.
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Greensboro’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 Greensboro.

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 Greensboro. Some neighborhoods aren’t as great as others.

So the question arises, which Greensboro neighborhoods are the worst, and which are the best?

Today, we’ll use science and data to determine which Greensboro hoods need a little tender loving care – the sore thumbs of the Greensboro area if you will. Realistically, you can’t expect all the neighborhoods to be amazing, although Madison Woods ranks way above the rest.

We examined 88 of Greensboro’s neighborhoods to find out the worst places to live. These places don’t quite measure up to Greensboro’s reputation.

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

  1. Greentree
  2. Oak Grove
  3. Dudley Heights
  4. Woodlea Lakes
  5. Glenwood
  6. Callum Area
  7. Hewitt Area
  8. Holden Farms
  9. The Pines
  10. Smith Homes

So what’s the worst neighborhood to live in Greensboro for 2020? According to the most recent census data, Greentree looks to be the worst neighborhood in Greensboro.

Read on to see how we determined the places around Greensboro 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 Greensboro.

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The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Greensboro For 2020

#1 Worst Neighborhood In Greensboro

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Population: 373
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $92,500 (19th worst)
Median Income: $28,125 (18th worst)
More on Greentree:  Data

#2 Worst Neighborhood In Greensboro

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Population: 484
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $55,421 (1st worst)
Median Income: $28,449 (19th worst)
More on Oak Grove:  Data

#3 Worst Neighborhood In Greensboro

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Population: 539
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $101,166 (22nd worst)
Median Income: $30,786 (23rd worst)
More on Dudley Heights:  Data

#4 Worst Neighborhood In Greensboro

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Population: 422
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $119,652 (42nd worst)
Median Income: $39,840 (43rd worst)
More on Woodlea Lakes:  Data

#5 Worst Neighborhood In Greensboro

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Population: 1,888
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $83,343 (15th worst)
Median Income: $21,001 (4th worst)
More on Glenwood:  Data

#6 Worst Neighborhood In Greensboro

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Population: 172
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $93,764 (21st worst)
Median Income: $29,701 (20th worst)
More on Callum Area:  Data

#7 Worst Neighborhood In Greensboro

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Population: 2,597
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $84,547 (16th worst)
Median Income: $41,988 (45th worst)
More on Hewitt Area:  Data

#8 Worst Neighborhood In Greensboro

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Population: 268
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $164,977 (67th worst)
Median Income: $35,891 (32nd worst)
More on Holden Farms:  Data

#9 Worst Neighborhood In Greensboro

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Population: 717
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $108,755 (30th worst)
Median Income: $40,391 (44th worst)
More on The Pines:  Data

#10 Worst Neighborhood In Greensboro

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Population: 1,459
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $80,046 (12th worst)
Median Income: $17,634 (3rd worst)
More on Smith Homes:  Data

How we determined the worst Greensboro hoods in 2020

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 Greensboro:

  • 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 Greensboro, North Carolina 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 Greensboro.

Read on below to learn more about these terrible places around Greensboro to live. Or skip to the end to see the list of all 88 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.

The ‘hoods around Greensboro that are really hoods

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

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Greensboro aren’t all bad. Madison Woods takes the cake as the best place to live in Greensboro.

We ranked the neighborhoods from worst to best in the chart below.

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Where Are The Worst Neighborhoods To Live In Greensboro For 2020?

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Greentree 373 $92,500 $28,125
2 Oak Grove 484 $55,421 $28,449
3 Dudley Heights 539 $101,166 $30,786
4 Woodlea Lakes 422 $119,652 $39,840
5 Glenwood 1,888 $83,343 $21,001
6 Callum Area 172 $93,764 $29,701
7 Hewitt Area 2,597 $84,547 $41,988
8 Holden Farms 268 $164,977 $35,891
9 The Pines 717 $108,755 $40,391
10 Smith Homes 1,459 $80,046 $17,634
11 Bethany Woods 50 $136,197 $36,884
12 Heath Community 389 $68,809 $30,408
13 Wynnmere 135 $136,197 $36,884
14 Phillips Avenue 1,881 $69,953 $22,845
15 Lincoln Heights 656 $101,677 $32,262
16 Glendale Hills 1,307 $75,003 $24,005
17 Quaker Acres 295 $244,865 $65,000
18 Longview Hills 342 $244,865 $65,000
19 Shannon Woods 889 $108,783 $37,051
20 Bluford Heights 193 $103,764 $45,083
21 Cumberland 1,899 $79,560 $14,309
22 Brookwood Gardens 265 $158,514 $43,269
23 Hope Valley 52 $106,433 $34,167
24 Cone Mills Community 4,377 $73,471 $30,315
25 Downtown Community 5,529 $64,668 $24,478
26 Natchez Trace 81 $155,613 $53,882
27 Warnersville 1,145 $91,939 $13,273
28 Sharing Trace 52 $106,433 $34,167
29 Martin Area 423 $111,150 $32,238
30 Spring Valley 489 $112,218 $42,756
31 Woodmere Park 1,358 $122,891 $25,882
32 Idle Acres 261 $171,037 $53,480
33 Adams Farm 1,524 $171,037 $53,480
34 Meadowood 1,169 $82,177 $38,186
35 Summit Hills 311 $110,819 $39,252
36 The Orchard 294 $166,905 $47,469
37 Kings Forest 895 $123,615 $27,239
38 Piedmont Heights 420 $73,790 $33,205
39 Shirley Ln. 115 $106,981 $43,405
40 Rosewood 354 $73,828 $26,671
41 Arlington Park 713 $144,664 $24,919
42 O.henry Oaks 4,415 $93,228 $25,181
43 Asheboro Community 1,725 $106,293 $24,552
44 Lowdermilk Area 304 $68,766 $27,266
45 Shannon Hills 1,165 $108,755 $35,777
46 Rolling Roads 2,085 $117,910 $44,662
47 College Forest 57 $153,380 $55,484
48 Benjamin Benson 431 $110,419 $25,926
49 Bryson Ridge 499 $125,021 $24,058
50 Hunter Hills 1,367 $80,562 $45,553
51 Nealtown Farms 146 $123,597 $32,704
52 Wilpar Estates 237 $153,380 $51,041
53 Rotherwood 455 $153,380 $51,041
54 Stephens Street 747 $104,307 $35,966
55 Lamrocton 1,524 $146,033 $48,196
56 Woodbriar Estates 75 $123,620 $30,821
57 Oaks West 491 $129,228 $55,568
58 Beechcroft 741 $129,228 $55,568
59 East Market St. A 494 $79,560 $42,043
60 Woodlea 1,315 $115,601 $37,876
61 Englewood Forest 253 $153,380 $63,598
62 Clinton Hills 839 $88,999 $36,412
63 Random Woods 1,144 $129,228 $42,375
64 Highland Park 427 $190,229 $43,836
65 Southmont 937 $112,149 $38,421
66 Spicewood 176 $233,932 $72,993
67 Brice Street Area 2,491 $221,138 $44,936
68 Logan 459 $111,016 $44,777
69 Rankin Area 865 $125,021 $27,434
70 New Irving Park 2,273 $164,685 $80,499
71 Green Valley 1,659 $150,476 $73,705
72 Lindley Park 3,215 $174,922 $45,008
73 Guilford Hills 1,208 $141,575 $66,927
74 Westwood 707 $147,459 $70,989
75 Kirkwood 776 $204,442 $100,841
76 Garden Homes 517 $147,179 $70,989
77 Hillsdale Park 970 $110,762 $38,540
78 Hamilton Forest 1,964 $283,841 $79,990
79 Hamilton Lakes 2,402 $288,233 $65,088
80 Sunset Hills 481 $239,865 $71,820
81 Hamilton Hills 699 $290,577 $63,847
82 Starmount Forest 2,854 $263,893 $66,631
83 Dellwood Park 687 $311,364 $51,639
84 Old Irving Park 4,343 $525,971 $75,683
85 Idlewood 158 $328,769 $54,550
86 Latham Park 603 $633,213 $121,290
87 Lawndale Homes 1,820 $325,614 $56,976
88 Madison Woods 740 $290,567 $76,218