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. 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

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

#1 Worst Neighborhood In Greensboro

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Population: 304
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $68,766 (3rd worst)
Median Income: $27,266 (16th worst)

2. Rosewood

#2 Worst Neighborhood In Greensboro

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Population: 354
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $73,828 (8th worst)
Median Income: $26,671 (14th worst)

3. Callum Area

#3 Worst Neighborhood In Greensboro

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Population: 172
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $93,764 (21st worst)
Median Income: $29,701 (20th worst)

4. Woodmere Park

#4 Worst Neighborhood In Greensboro

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Population: 1,358
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $122,891 (43rd worst)
Median Income: $25,882 (12th worst)

5. Englewood Forest

#5 Worst Neighborhood In Greensboro

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Population: 253
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $153,380 (62nd worst)
Median Income: $63,598 (71st worst)

6. Hope Valley

#6 Worst Neighborhood In Greensboro

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Population: 52
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $106,433 (28th worst)
Median Income: $34,167 (30th worst)

7. Hewitt Area

#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)

8. Spring Valley

#8 Worst Neighborhood In Greensboro

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Population: 489
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $112,218 (39th worst)
Median Income: $42,756 (48th worst)

9. Sharing Trace

#9 Worst Neighborhood In Greensboro

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Population: 52
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $106,433 (28th worst)
Median Income: $34,167 (30th worst)

10. Woodbriar Estates

#10 Worst Neighborhood In Greensboro

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Population: 75
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $123,620 (46th worst)
Median Income: $30,821 (24th worst)

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

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