These Are The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Irving For 2018


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

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

  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

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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How we determined the worst Irving 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 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 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.

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1. Espanita

#1 Worst Neighborhood In Irving

Population: 424
Median Income: $46,513
Median Home Value: $108,832

2. Plymouth Park

#2 Worst Neighborhood In Irving

Population: 2,541
Median Income: $84,348
Median Home Value: $112,542

3. Irving Lake

#3 Worst Neighborhood In Irving

Population: 1,476
Median Income: $65,118
Median Home Value: $138,753

4. Irving Heights

#4 Worst Neighborhood In Irving

Population: 941
Median Income: $60,316
Median Home Value: $146,917

5. Las Brisas Hills

#5 Worst Neighborhood In Irving

Population: 319
Median Income: $35,605
Median Home Value: $127,211

6. Barton Estates

#6 Worst Neighborhood In Irving

Population: 1,773
Median Income: $47,144
Median Home Value: $110,720

7. Revere Place

#7 Worst Neighborhood In Irving

Population: 544
Median Income: $44,250
Median Home Value: $142,164

8. North Irving

#8 Worst Neighborhood In Irving

Population: 165,867
Median Income: $56,242
Median Home Value: $164,046

9. South Irving

#9 Worst Neighborhood In Irving

Population: 123,039
Median Income: $50,596
Median Home Value: $128,599

10. Las Colinas

#10 Worst Neighborhood In Irving

Population: 15,017
Median Income: $93,832
Median Home Value: $251,994

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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Detailed List Of The Worst Irving Neighborhoods

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

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