These Are The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Tallahassee For 2018


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

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Tallahassee’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 Tallahassee.

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

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

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

We examined 47 of Tallahassee’s neighborhoods to find out the worst places to live. These ten places don’t quite measure up to Tallahassee’s reputation:

  1. The Gardens At Westlake
  2. East Tallahassee
  3. El Destinado
  4. Perkins
  5. Saint Peter
  6. Falls Chase
  7. Terrance Heights
  8. Oak Ridge
  9. Evening Rose Village Center
  10. Woodgate

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

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How we determined the worst Tallahassee 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 Tallahassee:

  • 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 Tallahassee 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 Tallahassee.

Read on below to learn more about these terrible places around Tallahassee to live. Or skip to the end to see the list of all 47 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. The Gardens At Westlake

#1 Worst Neighborhood In Tallahassee

Population: 47
Median Income: $25,259
Median Home Value: $80,000

2. East Tallahassee

#2 Worst Neighborhood In Tallahassee

Population: 34,794
Median Income: $52,965
Median Home Value: $195,427

3. El Destinado

#3 Worst Neighborhood In Tallahassee

Population: 590
Median Income: $85,519
Median Home Value: $216,366

4. Perkins

#4 Worst Neighborhood In Tallahassee

Population: 1,114
Median Income: $44,495
Median Home Value: $199,700

5. Saint Peter

#5 Worst Neighborhood In Tallahassee

Population: 1,994
Median Income: $45,227
Median Home Value: $199,965

6. Falls Chase

#6 Worst Neighborhood In Tallahassee

Population: 719
Median Income: $44,495
Median Home Value: $199,700

7. Terrance Heights

#7 Worst Neighborhood In Tallahassee

Population: 1,560
Median Income: $43,157
Median Home Value: $120,457

8. Oak Ridge

#8 Worst Neighborhood In Tallahassee

Population: 10,524
Median Income: $36,981
Median Home Value: $127,906

9. Evening Rose Village Center

#9 Worst Neighborhood In Tallahassee

Population: 71
Median Income: $38,697
Median Home Value: $166,174

10. Woodgate

#10 Worst Neighborhood In Tallahassee

Population: 3,068
Median Income: $68,993
Median Home Value: $184,852

The ‘hoods around Tallahassee that are really hoods

Well there you have it — the worst of the neighborhoods in Tallahassee with The Gardens At Westlake landing at the bottom of the pack.

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

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

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Detailed List Of The Worst Tallahassee Neighborhoods

Neighborhood Rank Population Median Income Median Home Values
The Gardens At Westlake 1 47 $25,259 $80,000
East Tallahassee 2 34,794 $52,965 $195,427
El Destinado 3 590 $85,519 $216,366
Perkins 4 1,114 $44,495 $199,700
Saint Peter 5 1,994 $45,227 $199,965
Falls Chase 6 719 $44,495 $199,700
Terrance Heights 7 1,560 $43,157 $120,457
Oak Ridge 8 10,524 $36,981 $127,906
Evening Rose Village Center 9 71 $38,697 $166,174
Woodgate 10 3,068 $68,993 $184,852
Velda Oaks Plantation 11 15 $75,962 $285,103
Northeast Tallahassee 12 42,598 $59,857 $208,653
Windsor Trace 13 3 $99,792 $319,329
Holly Hills 14 1,170 $46,101 $159,973
Eastwood Office Plaza 15 98 $51,045 $166,469
Miccosukee Hills 16 2,326 $47,086 $199,576
Lafayette Park 17 4,376 $64,629 $166,167
Eastgate 18 1,531 $49,285 $201,567
Forest Heights 19 10,204 $46,254 $157,947
Northwest Tallahassee 20 30,464 $50,350 $197,682
Betton Hills 21 1,010 $72,259 $224,254
Kleman Plaza 22 8 $52,596 $227,432
Springwood 23 33 $40,000 $1,258,629
Greater Frenchtown 24 10,504 $30,594 $82,565
Frenchtown 25 4,727 $30,594 $82,324
Eastwood 26 1,953 $50,374 $166,376
Providence 27 769 $15,306 $113,491
South Monroe 28 10,230 $37,605 $132,201
Zion Hill 29 2,014 $44,178 $121,894
Georgia Street 30 8 $50,603 $227,432
North Tallahassee 31 12,507 $53,196 $208,460
All Saints 32 244 $38,889 $227,432
Central District 33 52,012 $39,568 $134,444
Capitol Cascades 34 18,424 $31,973 $151,581
Lucern At Woodlands 35 31 $66,912 $657,209
Cottages Of Miccosukee Hills 36 121 $33,770 $199,700
The Hermitage 37 514 $79,950 $242,226
Metropolitan 38 75 $66,912 $658,179
Sunnyland 39 1,886 $48,562 $165,088
Macon 40 361 $59,285 $255,591
Hidden Pond 41 353 $126,853 $489,404
Gramercy Place 42 21 $35,288 $199,700
Governor’S Square 43 799 $46,394 $224,357
Magnolia Heights 44 1,729 $31,201 $101,911
Hillcrest Office Park 45 147 $50,033 $190,397
Southwest Tallahassee 46 51,496 $37,218 $396,181
Delta Office Park 47 56 $46,595 $190,397

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