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Miami'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 Miami.
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 Miami. Some neighborhoods aren't as great as others.
So the question arises, which Miami neighborhoods are the worst, and which are the best?
Today, we'll use science and data to determine which Miami hoods need a little tender loving care - the sore thumbs of the Miami area if you will. Realistically, you can't expect all the neighborhoods to be amazing, although Coral Way ranks way above the rest.
We examined 13 of Miami's neighborhoods to find out the worst places to live. These places don't quite measure up to Miami's reputation.
So what's the worst neighborhood to live in Miami for 2021? According to the most recent census data, Model City looks to be the worst neighborhood in Miami.
Read on to see how we determined the places around Miami 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 Miami.
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The 5 Worst Neighborhoods In Miami For 2021
Rank Last Year: 2 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $94,396 (2nd worst)
Median Income: $24,443 (3rd worst)
More on Model City: Data
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $103,747 (3rd worst)
Median Income: $19,558 (worst)
More on Overtown: Data
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $88,621 (worst)
Median Income: $26,753 (5th worst)
More on Little Haiti: Data
Little Haiti is a neighborhood of Miami, Florida, United States. It is known historically as Lemon City, Little River and Edison. It is home to many Haitian immigrant residents, as well as many residents from the rest of the Caribbean. The fastest growing group in the area is Hispanic.
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $107,909 (4th worst)
Median Income: $23,663 (2nd worst)
More on Allapattah: Data
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $156,805 (7th worst)
Median Income: $53,417 (10th worst)
More on Wynwood: Data
Wynwood is a neighborhood in Miami, Florida. Wynwood is best known for being a prominent entertainment district, dotted with artwork, restaurants, breweries, clothing stores, dance venues, among other retail options. Formerly an industrial district, the area is highlighted by colorful murals that cover the walls of many of the buildings. It is north of Downtown Miami and Overtown, and adjacent to Edgewater. The Wynwood Art District is one of the most popular sites to visit in the heart of Miami, Florida. Wynwood has two major sub-districts, the Wynwood Art District in northern Wynwood, and the Wynwood Fashion District along West 5th Avenue. Wynwood is roughly divided by North 20th Street to the south, I-195 to the north, I-95 to the west and the Florida East Coast Railway to the east.
How we determined the worst Miami hoods in 2021
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 Miami:
- 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 Miami, Florida 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 Miami.
Read on below to learn more about these terrible places around Miami to live. Or skip to the end to see the list of all 13 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 Miami that are really hoods
Well there you have it -- the worst of the neighborhoods in Miami with Model City landing at the bottom of the pack.
As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Miami aren't all bad. Coral Way takes the cake as the best place to live in Miami.
We ranked the neighborhoods from worst to best in the chart below.
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Where Are The Worst Neighborhoods To Live In Miami For 2021?
|8||South Coconut Grove||7,956|
|12||North Coconut Grove||10,440|