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

  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.

And if you’re looking for something more national, check out the worst cities in America or the most dangerous cities in America.

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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.

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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

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

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