THE 10 WORST Neighborhoods In Irving For 2020


We used data and science to identify the neighborhoods in Irving 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 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 the country thanks in part to a strong economy and tons of entertainment, it’s not all rainbows and sunshine in Irving. Some neighborhoods aren’t as great as others.

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

Today, we’ll use science and data 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 worst places to live. These places don’t quite measure up to Irving’s reputation.

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

  1. Espanita
  2. Plymouth Park
  3. Irving Lake
  4. Irving Heights
  5. Las Brisas Hills
  6. Barton Estates
  7. Revere Place
  8. North Irving
  9. South Irving
  10. Las Colinas

So what’s the worst neighborhood to live in Irving for 2020? 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.

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 Irving.

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The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Irving For 2020

1. Espanita

#1 Worst Neighborhood In Irving

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Population: 424
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $108,832 (2nd worst)
Median Income: $46,513 (6th worst)

2. Plymouth Park

#2 Worst Neighborhood In Irving

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Population: 2,541
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $112,542 (4th worst)
Median Income: $84,348 (22nd worst)

3. Irving Lake

#3 Worst Neighborhood In Irving

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Population: 1,476
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $138,753 (9th worst)
Median Income: $65,118 (20th worst)

4. Irving Heights

#4 Worst Neighborhood In Irving

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Population: 941
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $146,917 (11th worst)
Median Income: $60,316 (16th worst)

5. Las Brisas Hills

#5 Worst Neighborhood In Irving

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Population: 319
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $127,211 (6th worst)
Median Income: $35,605 (1st worst)

6. Barton Estates

#6 Worst Neighborhood In Irving

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Population: 1,773
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $110,720 (3rd worst)
Median Income: $47,144 (7th worst)

7. Revere Place

#7 Worst Neighborhood In Irving

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Population: 544
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $142,164 (10th worst)
Median Income: $44,250 (5th worst)

8. North Irving

#8 Worst Neighborhood In Irving

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Population: 165,867
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $164,046 (13th worst)
Median Income: $56,242 (14th worst)

9. South Irving

#9 Worst Neighborhood In Irving

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Population: 123,039
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $128,599 (7th worst)
Median Income: $50,596 (10th worst)

10. Las Colinas

#10 Worst Neighborhood In Irving

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Population: 15,017
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $251,994 (24th worst)
Median Income: $93,832 (25th worst)

How we determined the worst Irving 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 Irving:

  • 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 Irving, Texas 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 Irving.

Read on below to learn more about these terrible places around Irving to live. Or skip to the end to see the list of all 25 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 Irving that are really hoods

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

As we 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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Where Are The Worst Neighborhoods To Live In Irving For 2020?

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