These Are The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Richmond For 2018


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

Join RoadSnacks
This article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. Don’t freak out.

Swipe left for slideshow. Article continues below.
Advertisement. Article Continues Below.

Richmond’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 Richmond.

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

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

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

We examined 139 of Richmond’s neighborhoods to find out the worst places to live. These ten places don’t quite measure up to Richmond’s reputation:

  1. Oak Grove
  2. Broad Rock
  3. Hillside Court
  4. Oakwood
  5. Broad Rock Industrial Park
  6. Cofer
  7. Jeff Davis
  8. Hollywood Cemetery
  9. Elkhardt
  10. Pine Camp

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

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

Advertisement. Article Continues Below.

How we determined the worst Richmond 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 Richmond:

  • 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 Richmond 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 Richmond.

Read on below to learn more about these terrible places around Richmond to live. Or skip to the end to see the list of all 139 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.

Advertisement. Article Continues Below.

1. Oak Grove

Population: 1,209
Median Income: $32,675
Median Home Value: $59,300

2. Broad Rock

Population: 607
Median Income: $28,938
Median Home Value: $72,550

3. Hillside Court

Population: 718
Median Income: $15,247
Median Home Value: $63,000

4. Oakwood

Population: 273
Median Income: $35,125
Median Home Value: $106,900

5. Broad Rock Industrial Park

Population: 1,179
Median Income: $33,241
Median Home Value: $51,433

6. Cofer

Population: 373
Median Income: $33,260
Median Home Value: $34,400

7. Jeff Davis

Population: 2,194
Median Income: $34,151
Median Home Value: $48,633

8. Hollywood Cemetery

Population: 552
Median Income: $23,125
Median Home Value: $120,300

9. Elkhardt

Population: 639
Median Income: $28,468
Median Home Value: $111,400

10. Pine Camp

Population: 460
Median Income: $28,036
Median Home Value: $123,900

The ‘hoods around Richmond that are really hoods

Well there you have it — the worst of the neighborhoods in Richmond with Oak Grove landing at the bottom of the pack.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Richmond aren’t all bad. Laburnum Park takes the cake as the best place to live in Richmond.

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

For more Virginia reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Worst Richmond Neighborhoods

Neighborhood Rank Population Median Income Median Home Values
Oak Grove 1 1,209 $32,675 $59,300
Broad Rock 2 607 $28,938 $72,550
Hillside Court 3 718 $15,247 $63,000
Oakwood 4 273 $35,125 $106,900
Broad Rock Industrial Park 5 1,179 $33,241 $51,433
Cofer 6 373 $33,260 $34,400
Jeff Davis 7 2,194 $34,151 $48,633
Hollywood Cemetery 8 552 $23,125 $120,300
Elkhardt 9 639 $28,468 $111,400
Pine Camp 10 460 $28,036 $123,900
Davee Gardens 11 38 $26,750 $58,300
Peter Paul 12 778 $19,553 $92,333
Bellemeade 13 2,913 $23,336 $85,133
Washington Park 14 613 $28,036 $123,900
Creighton 15 1,234 $10,620 $93,100
Woodville 16 936 $19,553 $92,333
Highland Terrace 17 786 $29,384 $93,400
Green Park 18 552 $33,638 $98,250
Biotech And Mcv District 19 476 $32,708 $118,650
Magnolia Industrial Center 20 546 $28,185 $114,000
Mosby 21 1,680 $11,910 $28,750
Fairfield 22 1,049 $12,329 $110,650
Oakwood Cemetery 23 1,155 $35,125 $106,900
Swansboro West 24 2,334 $14,706 $113,600
Old Town Manchester 25 1,185 $38,002 $120,050
Maymont 26 311 $25,964 $136,400
Whitcomb 27 2,265 $20,172 $96,100
Maury 28 765 $27,802 $71,900
Midlothian 29 3,371 $35,216 $110,712
Upper Shockoe Valley 30 1,473 $17,871 $106,675
Highland Park Southern Tip 31 1,500 $29,798 $110,975
Belmont Woods 32 534 $38,033 $174,500
Blackwell 33 1,364 $37,596 $125,867
Brookbury 34 540 $38,033 $174,500
Fairmount 35 1,016 $18,078 $64,033
Worthington 36 1,112 $38,641 $116,250
Mcguire 37 641 $35,444 $97,000
Eastview 38 1,014 $14,038 $128,200
Swansboro 39 2,119 $33,071 $153,429
Hioaks 40 1,441 $31,034 $76,000
Parnell Industrial Area 41 755 $43,278 $97,250
North Highland Park 42 2,922 $35,618 $104,267
Piney Knolls 43 3,194 $34,466 $146,500
Mcguire Manor 44 1,549 $40,500 $108,900
Chamberlayne Industrial Center 45 1,241 $37,154 $129,800
Providence Park 46 1,520 $32,710 $109,250
Woodhaven 47 1,820 $35,532 $111,700
Broad Rock Sports Complex 48 428 $43,327 $120,900
Belle And Mayo Islands 49 176 $30,341 $176,100
John Marshall 50 938 $31,798 $219,500
Fulton 51 4,244 $29,494 $126,375
Southern Barton Heights 52 780 $45,078 $143,300
Jahnke 53 2,679 $35,688 $121,100
Brauers 54 693 $20,929 $97,400
Belt Center 55 676 $47,686 $138,250
Pocoshock 56 416 $48,814 $121,100
Newtowne West 57 145 $32,578 $177,700
Museums 58 210 $32,578 $177,700
Deerbourne 59 616 $46,778 $124,100
Carver 60 2,345 $30,735 $150,300
Ginter Park Terrace 61 346 $42,163 $157,100
Church Hill North 62 2,535 $36,385 $129,480
Maymont Park 63 200 $49,219 $216,200
Warwick 64 627 $48,814 $121,100
Capitol District 65 237 $45,022 $275,850
Westover 66 2,569 $41,110 $144,900
City Center 67 387 $38,865 $263,000
Hickory Hill 68 1,487 $48,212 $121,300
Swanson 69 1,072 $48,814 $121,100
Vcu 70 3,919 $15,692 $279,900
Cullenwood 71 220 $46,417 $134,100
Brookland Park 72 1,836 $36,376 $150,567
British Camp Farms 73 1,693 $42,690 $124,350
Mcguire Veterans Hospital 74 376 $46,417 $134,100
Cottrell Farms 75 1,145 $41,060 $133,850
Virginia Union 76 1,563 $48,408 $155,525
South Garden 77 2,168 $43,327 $120,900
Walmsley 78 2,278 $43,834 $130,400
Westlake Hills 79 1,160 $43,267 $184,200
Beaufont 80 1,398 $42,462 $134,000
Powhite Park 81 269 $58,773 $193,900
Northern Barton Heights 82 2,652 $45,270 $155,720
Reedy Creek 83 1,300 $30,673 $160,200
Carillon 84 532 $62,084 $239,350
Byrd Park 85 1,349 $54,490 $221,500
Scott’S Addition 86 475 $39,324 $232,850
Randolph 87 2,877 $38,987 $168,300
Monroe Ward 88 1,705 $30,636 $275,850
Stadium 89 436 $48,854 $166,600
Chimborazo 90 1,572 $47,669 $184,033
Northrop 91 1,655 $28,146 $225,000
Oregon Hill 92 1,257 $48,980 $202,400
The Diamond 93 754 $54,498 $195,500
Jackson Ward 94 1,516 $32,708 $237,300
Union Hill 95 1,151 $39,001 $202,200
Brookhaven Farms 96 345 $60,625 $171,800
Woodland Heights 97 2,108 $49,242 $212,050
Shockoe Slip 98 137 $45,022 $551,700
Central Office 99 186 $45,022 $551,700
Forest View 100 797 $56,834 $211,900
Cedarhurst 101 2,151 $51,390 $177,800
Gravel Hill 102 613 $72,590 $232,700
Sherwood Park 103 858 $48,182 $290,500
Gambles Hill 104 261 $45,022 $551,700
Country Club Of Virginia 105 630 $133,125 $269,350
Willow Oaks 106 601 $63,304 $228,300
Stony Point 107 971 $84,787 $293,850
Fawnbrook 108 696 $60,625 $171,800
Chippenham Forest 109 1,003 $48,328 $268,800
Westover Hills West 110 675 $59,225 $190,100
Forest Hill Park 111 354 $66,294 $269,350
Southampton 112 368 $71,761 $247,100
Rosedale 113 605 $59,662 $246,650
Shockoe Bottom 114 2,254 $45,263 $260,650
Bryan Park 115 1,079 $42,907 $280,000
Edgewood 116 711 $55,444 $166,250
Forest Hill Terrace 117 1,241 $61,536 $218,750
Ginter Park 118 4,634 $49,375 $253,529
Stratford Hills 119 2,783 $85,989 $249,150
Church Hill 120 2,149 $59,996 $240,220
Forest Hill 121 1,043 $81,916 $244,250
Huguenot 122 3,489 $78,479 $280,750
Stonewall Court 123 892 $113,496 $456,800
Oxford 124 1,896 $78,289 $260,750
Bellevue 125 2,580 $60,210 $263,700
Carytown 126 2,242 $54,184 $268,050
Willow Lawn 127 874 $82,142 $301,833
Westover Hills 128 1,017 $63,854 $248,350
The Museum District 129 6,834 $52,257 $309,800
Sauer’S Gardens 130 996 $58,708 $279,350
The Fan 131 13,650 $46,014 $381,640
Wilton 132 744 $169,792 $854,300
Malvern Gardens 133 1,528 $70,560 $283,867
Windsor Farms 134 1,624 $176,338 $844,100
Monument Avenue Park 135 538 $71,346 $270,700
Colonial Place 136 2,043 $94,520 $344,075
Three Chopt 137 2,198 $100,134 $385,700
Mary Munford 138 1,445 $68,516 $359,000
Laburnum Park 139 837 $96,250 $347,400

Like RoadSnacks on Facebook:

 Rankings, Worst 

Facebook Discussion

comments