These Are The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Orlando For 2018


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

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Worst Neighborhoods In Orlando

Orlando’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 Orlando.

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 Orlando. Some neighborhoods aren’t as great as others.

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

Today, we’ll use science and data to determine which Orlando hoods need a little tender loving care – the sore thumbs of the Orlando area if you will. Realistically, you can’t expect all the neighborhoods to be amazing, although South Eola ranks way above the rest.

We examined 108 of Orlando’s neighborhoods to find out the worst places to live. These places don’t quite measure up to Orlando’s reputation.

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

  1. Haralson Estates
  2. Westfield
  3. Mercy Drive
  4. Roosevelt Park
  5. New Malibu
  6. Lake Mann Gardens
  7. Callahan
  8. Malibu Groves
  9. Richmond Estates
  10. Johnson Village

Read on to see how we determined the places around Orlando 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 Orlando.

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How we determined the worst Orlando 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 Orlando:

  • 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 Orlando 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 Orlando.

Read on below to learn more about these terrible places around Orlando to live. Or skip to the end to see the list of all 108 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.

1. Haralson Estates

Population: 114
Median Income: $23,807
Median Home Value: $60,800

2. Westfield

Population: 86
Median Income: $31,146
Median Home Value: $34,250

3. Mercy Drive

Population: 2,203
Median Income: $18,104
Median Home Value: $58,850

4. Roosevelt Park

Population: 449
Median Income: $26,229
Median Home Value: $73,900

5. New Malibu

Population: 377
Median Income: $27,211
Median Home Value: $89,650

6. Lake Mann Gardens

Population: 430
Median Income: $24,648
Median Home Value: $80,650

7. Callahan

Population: 2,061
Median Income: $24,957
Median Home Value: $20,475

8. Malibu Groves

Population: 1,111
Median Income: $23,036
Median Home Value: $84,300

9. Richmond Estates

Population: 1,145
Median Income: $26,229
Median Home Value: $73,900

10. Johnson Village

Population: 994
Median Income: $22,454
Median Home Value: $74,300

The ‘hoods around Orlando that are really hoods

Well there you have it — the worst of the neighborhoods in Orlando with Haralson Estates landing at the bottom of the pack.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Orlando aren’t all bad. South Eola takes the cake as the best place to live in Orlando.

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

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Detailed List Of The Worst Orlando Neighborhoods

Rank Neighborhood Population Median Income Median Home Values
1 Haralson Estates 114 $23,807 $60,800
2 Westfield 86 $31,146 $34,250
3 Mercy Drive 2,203 $18,104 $58,850
4 Roosevelt Park 449 $26,229 $73,900
5 New Malibu 377 $27,211 $89,650
6 Lake Mann Gardens 430 $24,648 $80,650
7 Callahan 2,061 $24,957 $20,475
8 Malibu Groves 1,111 $23,036 $84,300
9 Richmond Estates 1,145 $26,229 $73,900
10 Johnson Village 994 $22,454 $74,300
11 Holden-Parramore 3,374 $20,001 $45,040
12 Richmond Heights 2,903 $29,144 $66,050
13 Carver Shores 1,318 $32,058 $58,200
14 Lake Mann Estates 1,211 $29,504 $71,550
15 Lorna Doone 649 $29,238 $80,825
16 Lake Sunset 1,663 $19,714 $71,900
17 33Rd Saint Industrial 4,089 $34,180 $71,967
18 Orlando Executive 945 $38,902 $100,200
19 West Colonial 1,615 $32,635 $124,800
20 Hibiscus 371 $34,236 $77,600
21 Catalina 1,236 $29,044 $117,133
22 Camellia Gardens 1,820 $28,395 $94,300
23 Lake Richmond 693 $40,033 $73,400
24 Pershing 217 $34,338 $52,200
25 Signal Hill 1,801 $35,856 $96,850
26 Clear Lake 1,248 $29,456 $111,300
27 Kirkman North 3,474 $34,218 $88,025
28 The Willows 244 $34,985 $114,900
29 Rosemont 8,439 $32,495 $81,750
30 Lake Frendrica 6,283 $29,164 $46,575
31 Eagles Nest 4,893 $36,046 $65,800
32 Washington Shores 1,189 $29,250 $77,700
33 Countryside 1,370 $27,108 $69,300
34 Rock Lake 1,159 $30,125 $95,200
35 Rosemont North 1,758 $36,727 $78,800
36 Seaboard Industrial 1,335 $34,985 $114,900
37 Boggy Creek 2,392 $45,825 $103,367
38 Ventura 4,184 $30,283 $79,500
39 Airport North 10,043 $36,553 $88,766
40 Florida Center North 9,521 $34,195 $74,133
41 Rio Grande Park 995 $32,339 $138,550
42 Southport 1,664 $45,625 $95,900
43 Windhover 561 $43,406 $99,300
44 Englewood Park 9,239 $35,917 $84,580
45 Dover Estates 1,605 $35,332 $98,200
46 Dixie Belle 1,807 $35,332 $98,200
47 The Dovers 495 $31,518 $153,500
48 Pineloch 621 $41,253 $169,650
49 Mariners Village 2,321 $43,566 $119,950
50 Colonial Town Center 1,567 $42,133 $146,380
51 South Semoran 5,611 $40,871 $124,920
52 Crescent Park 281 $42,339 $150,800
53 Kirkman South 3,066 $43,834 $155,500
54 Florida Center 5,428 $48,095 $137,467
55 Lake Fairview 600 $35,524 $166,150
56 Dover Manor 993 $31,518 $153,500
57 Wedgewood Groves 1,301 $28,997 $146,900
58 Southern Oaks 538 $50,853 $219,500
59 Millenia 9,405 $38,761 $98,033
60 Monterey 3,407 $35,825 $119,700
61 Vista Park 5,302 $55,797 $139,100
62 Vista East 7,896 $56,920 $139,233
63 Princeton-Silver Star 3,178 $49,046 $189,400
64 Park Central 929 $51,596 $119,100
65 Lake Terrace 792 $39,826 $167,750
66 South Orange 1,486 $39,934 $225,725
67 Bryn Mawr 3,629 $51,801 $141,700
68 Coytown 180 $49,120 $143,000
69 Metro West 17,977 $44,828 $144,250
70 Wadeview Park 2,424 $41,511 $181,667
71 Lake Shore Village 280 $49,071 $260,500
72 Palomar 303 $49,071 $260,500
73 Dover Shores East 1,778 $43,440 $153,350
74 Lake Underhill 1,378 $43,214 $162,700
75 South Division 722 $34,564 $236,950
76 East Central Park 1,018 $33,255 $152,500
77 Orlando International Airport 2,665 $74,744 $193,300
78 Bel Air 693 $45,072 $236,200
79 Lake Holden 159 $72,639 $190,600
80 Dover Shores West 1,567 $60,469 $164,533
81 Colonicaltown South 755 $42,194 $177,500
82 Colonicaltown North 2,770 $49,079 $178,967
83 Audubon Park 1,702 $66,093 $162,450
84 Lake Nona Estates 257 $103,864 $290,700
85 Lawsona-Fern Creek 2,249 $58,736 $233,600
86 Spring Lake 361 $71,908 $377,000
87 Lake Nona Central 394 $103,864 $290,700
88 City Of Orlando-Goaa 380 $103,864 $290,700
89 Lake Nona South 695 $103,864 $290,700
90 Lake Como 2,161 $53,480 $189,325
91 Thornton Park 755 $70,366 $252,250
92 North Orange 903 $72,894 $253,667
93 Central Business District 3,381 $54,814 $148,850
94 Lake Formosa 536 $102,604 $263,350
95 Lake Weldona 248 $70,080 $305,050
96 Lake Cherokee 1,116 $45,421 $304,833
97 Rowena Gardens 262 $63,571 $351,200
98 Lake Copeland 585 $69,808 $288,500
99 Orwin Manor 617 $119,211 $358,833
100 Park Lake-Highland 1,118 $85,997 $232,550
101 Lake Eola Heights 2,096 $68,306 $264,633
102 College Park 11,020 $69,635 $271,544
103 Baldwin Park 6,986 $62,885 $288,550
104 Rose Isle 378 $114,754 $426,950
105 Delancy Park 1,051 $75,250 $313,533
106 Lake Davis-Greenwood 1,271 $68,912 $302,800
107 Lancaster Park 383 $86,136 $363,600
108 South Eola 1,695 $61,874 $325,400

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