San Bernardino’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 San Bernardino.
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 San Bernardino. Some neighborhoods aren’t as great as others.
So the question arises, which San Bernardino neighborhoods are the worst, and which are the best?
Today, we’ll use science and data to determine which San Bernardino hoods need a little tender loving care – the sore thumbs of the San Bernardino area if you will. Realistically, you can’t expect all the neighborhoods to be amazing, although Belevedere ranks way above the rest.
We examined 50 of San Bernardino’s neighborhoods to find out the worst places to live. These ten places don’t quite measure up to San Bernardino’s reputation:
- Stadium West
- Seccombe Lake
- East Valley
Read on to see how we determined the places around San Bernardino 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 San Bernardino 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 San Bernardino:
- 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 San Bernardino 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 San Bernardino.
Read on below to learn more about these terrible places around San Bernardino to live. Or skip to the end to see the list of all 50 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: $16,488
Median Home Value: $73,150
Median Income: $32,390
Median Home Value: $84,400
3. Stadium West
Median Income: $18,239
Median Home Value: $68,100
Median Income: $30,001
Median Home Value: $33,100
Median Income: $14,910
Median Home Value: $95,875
Median Income: $33,374
Median Home Value: $123,100
7. Seccombe Lake
Median Income: $19,730
Median Home Value: $104,533
8. East Valley
Median Income: $23,549
Median Home Value: $54,420
Median Income: $22,688
Median Home Value: $114,367
Median Income: $32,492
Median Home Value: $80,925
The ‘hoods around San Bernardino that are really hoods
Well there you have it — the worst of the neighborhoods in San Bernardino with Feldheym landing at the bottom of the pack.
As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in San Bernardino aren’t all bad. Belevedere takes the cake as the best place to live in San Bernardino.
We ranked the neighborhoods from worst to best in the chart below.
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Detailed List Of The Worst San Bernardino Neighborhoods