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.
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
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $92,500 (19th worst)
Median Income: $28,125 (18th worst)
More on Greentree: Data
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $55,421 (1st worst)
Median Income: $28,449 (19th worst)
More on Oak Grove: Data
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $101,166 (22nd worst)
Median Income: $30,786 (23rd worst)
More on Dudley Heights: Data
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $119,652 (42nd worst)
Median Income: $39,840 (43rd worst)
More on Woodlea Lakes: Data
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $83,343 (15th worst)
Median Income: $21,001 (4th worst)
More on Glenwood: Data
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $93,764 (21st worst)
Median Income: $29,701 (20th worst)
More on Callum Area: Data
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $84,547 (16th worst)
Median Income: $41,988 (45th worst)
More on Hewitt Area: Data
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $164,977 (67th worst)
Median Income: $35,891 (32nd worst)
More on Holden Farms: Data
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $108,755 (30th worst)
Median Income: $40,391 (44th worst)
More on The Pines: Data
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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