The 10 Most Dangerous And Worst Neighborhoods In Irving, TX

The most dangerous and worst Irving neighborhoods are Espanita and Las Brisas Hills for 2023 based on Saturday Night Science.

Worst Neighborhoods In Irving
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Irving’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 Irving.

And while the city consistently ranks as one of the best places to live in Texas thanks in part to tons of entertainment and jobs, it’s not all rainbows and sunshine in Irving. Some neighborhoods aren’t as safe as others.

So the question arises, which Irving neighborhoods are the most dangerous and which are the safest?

Today, we’ll use Saturday Night Science to determine which Irving hoods need a little tender loving care – the sore thumbs of the Irving area if you will. Realistically, you can’t expect all the neighborhoods to be amazing, although Townlake Ii ranks way above the rest.

We examined 25 of Irving’s neighborhoods to find out the most dangerous places to live. These places don’t quite measure up to Irving’s reputation.

The Most Dangerous Neighborhoods In Irving For 2023

  1. Espanita
  2. Las Brisas Hills
  3. Plymouth Park
  4. North Irving
  5. Timberlake
  6. South Irving
  7. Cardinal Family Village
  8. Hospital District South
  9. Lamar-Brown
  10. University Hills

So what’s the worst neighborhood to live in Irving for 2023? According to the most recent census data, Espanita looks to be the worst neighborhood in Irving.

Read on to see how we determined the places around Irving that need a pick-me-up. And remember, don’t blame the messenger.

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Table Of Contents: Top 10 | Methodology | Summary | Table

The 10 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods In Irving For 2023

1. Espanita

Population: 424

Median Home Value: $108,832 (2nd worst)
Median Income: $46,513 (6th worst)

2. Las Brisas Hills

Population: 319

Median Home Value: $127,211 (6th worst)
Median Income: $35,605 (worst)

3. Plymouth Park

Population: 2,541

Median Home Value: $112,542 (4th worst)
Median Income: $84,348 (22nd worst)

4. North Irving

Population: 165,867

Median Home Value: $164,046 (13th worst)
Median Income: $56,242 (14th worst)

5. Timberlake

Population: 146

Median Home Value: $127,211 (6th worst)
Median Income: $43,452 (4th worst)

6. South Irving

Population: 123,039

Median Home Value: $128,599 (7th worst)
Median Income: $50,596 (10th worst)

7. Cardinal Family Village

Population: 1,552

Median Home Value: $188,576 (19th worst)
Median Income: $40,918 (3rd worst)

8. Hospital District South

Population: 128

Median Home Value: $148,856 (12th worst)
Median Income: $68,958 (2worst)

9. Lamar-Brown

Population: 5,883

Median Home Value: $134,294 (8th worst)
Median Income: $48,930 (8th worst)

10. University Hills

Population: 1,473

Median Home Value: $247,777 (23rd worst)
Median Income: $49,684 (9th worst)

Methodology: How we determined the most dangerous Irving neighborhoods in 2023

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 plugged the following criteria into Saturday Night Science to get the worst neighborhoods in Irving:

  • High crime (Estimated)
  • 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)

Then, we ranked each neighborhood in Irving, Texas for each of these criteria from worst to best.

Next, we averaged the individual rankings for each criterion into a “Worst Score.”

The neighborhood with the lowest “Worst Score” ranks as the most dangerous neighborhood of Irving.

The article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. We updated this article for 2023. This report is our time ranking the worst neighborhoods to live in Irving.

Skip to the end to see the list of all 25 neighborhoods ranked from worst to best.

Summary: The Worst Neighborhoods Around Irving

Well, there you have it — the worst of the neighborhoods in Irving with Espanita landing at the bottom of the pack.

As mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Irving aren’t all bad. Townlake Ii takes the cake as the best place to live in Irving.

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

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Most Dangerous Neighborhoods To Live In Irving For 2023?

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Espanita 424 $108,832 $46,513
2 Las Brisas Hills 319 $127,211 $35,605
3 Plymouth Park 2,541 $112,542 $84,348
4 North Irving 165,867 $164,046 $56,242
5 Timberlake 146 $127,211 $43,452
6 South Irving 123,039 $128,599 $50,596
7 Cardinal Family Village 1,552 $188,576 $40,918
8 Hospital District South 128 $148,856 $68,958
9 Lamar-Brown 5,883 $134,294 $48,930
10 University Hills 1,473 $247,777 $49,684
11 Barton Estates 1,773 $110,720 $47,144
12 Irving Heights 941 $146,917 $60,316
13 Revere Place 544 $142,164 $44,250
14 Arts District 6,716 $108,409 $54,268
15 Downtown Heritage District 5,173 $170,418 $37,451
16 Irving Lake 1,476 $138,753 $65,118
17 Hospital District 1,546 $183,923 $58,238
18 Las Colinas 15,017 $251,994 $93,832
19 Quail Run 294 $235,205 $52,461
20 Northgate Heights 355 $210,946 $61,236
21 Macarthur Commons 120 $184,958 $53,176
22 Woodhaven 1,511 $247,770 $61,175
23 Valley Ranch 2,053 $409,717 $88,705
24 Townlake Iii 71 $167,414 $87,768
25 Townlake Ii 249 $171,576 $60,417
About Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson earned his masters in Business Administration from the Drucker School At Claremont Graduate University. He has written for 39 publications across the country and ran the media relations department at Movoto, a real estate portal based in San Francisco. He has been featured in over 500 publications as an expert in real estate and as an authority on real estate trends.

Nick's the creator of the HomeSnacks YouTube channel that now has over 260,000 subscribers and is an excellent source to learn about different parts of the country.