Mobile’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 Mobile.
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 Mobile. Some neighborhoods aren’t as great as others.
So the question arises, which Mobile neighborhoods are the worst, and which are the best?
Today, we’ll use science and data to determine which Mobile hoods need a little tender loving care – the sore thumbs of the Mobile area if you will. Realistically, you can’t expect all the neighborhoods to be amazing, although Country Club ranks way above the rest.
We examined 158 of Mobile’s neighborhoods to find out the worst places to live. These ten places don’t quite measure up to Mobile’s reputation:
- Happy Hill
- Mobile Terrace
- North Crichton
- Glen Acres
- Bell Aire
Read on to see how we determined the places around Mobile 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.
How we determined the worst Mobile 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 Mobile:
- 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 Mobile 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 Mobile.
Read on below to learn more about these terrible places around Mobile to live. Or skip to the end to see the list of all 158 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.
Median Income: $20,270
Median Home Value: $62,700
2. Happy Hill
Median Income: $18,661
Median Home Value: $84,300
3. Mobile Terrace
Median Income: $20,486
Median Home Value: $75,200
Median Income: $23,124
Median Home Value: $34,600
Median Income: $18,264
Median Home Value: $46,800
6. North Crichton
Median Income: $22,064
Median Home Value: $63,825
Median Income: $31,702
Median Home Value: $75,600
Median Income: $15,600
Median Home Value: $38,125
9. Glen Acres
Median Income: $32,250
Median Home Value: $80,900
10. Bell Aire
Median Income: $35,100
Median Home Value: $97,900
The ‘hoods around Mobile that are really hoods
Well there you have it — the worst of the neighborhoods in Mobile with Plateau landing at the bottom of the pack.
As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Mobile aren’t all bad. Country Club takes the cake as the best place to live in Mobile.
We ranked the neighborhoods from worst to best in the chart below.
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Detailed List Of The Worst Mobile Neighborhoods
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|Riverfront Industrial Area||21|
|Theodore Industrial Park||47|
|Central Business District||117|
|Riviere De Chien||128|