These Are The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Greensboro For 2018


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

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

  1. Lowdermilk Area
  2. Rosewood
  3. Callum Area
  4. Woodmere Park
  5. Englewood Forest
  6. Hope Valley
  7. Hewitt Area
  8. Spring Valley
  9. Sharing Trace
  10. Woodbriar Estates

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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How we determined the worst Greensboro 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 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 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.

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1. Lowdermilk Area

#1 Worst Neighborhood In Greensboro

Population: 304
Median Income: $27,266
Median Home Value: $68,766

2. Rosewood

#2 Worst Neighborhood In Greensboro

Population: 354
Median Income: $26,671
Median Home Value: $73,828

3. Callum Area

#3 Worst Neighborhood In Greensboro

Population: 172
Median Income: $29,701
Median Home Value: $93,764

4. Woodmere Park

#4 Worst Neighborhood In Greensboro

Population: 1,358
Median Income: $25,882
Median Home Value: $122,891

5. Englewood Forest

#5 Worst Neighborhood In Greensboro

Population: 253
Median Income: $63,598
Median Home Value: $153,380

6. Hope Valley

#6 Worst Neighborhood In Greensboro

Population: 52
Median Income: $34,167
Median Home Value: $106,433

7. Hewitt Area

#7 Worst Neighborhood In Greensboro

Population: 2,597
Median Income: $41,988
Median Home Value: $84,547

8. Spring Valley

#8 Worst Neighborhood In Greensboro

Population: 489
Median Income: $42,756
Median Home Value: $112,218

9. Sharing Trace

#9 Worst Neighborhood In Greensboro

Population: 52
Median Income: $34,167
Median Home Value: $106,433

10. Woodbriar Estates

#10 Worst Neighborhood In Greensboro

Population: 75
Median Income: $30,821
Median Home Value: $123,620

The ‘hoods around Greensboro that are really hoods

Well there you have it — the worst of the neighborhoods in Greensboro with Lowdermilk Area 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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Detailed List Of The Worst Greensboro Neighborhoods

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