Toledo’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 Toledo.
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 Toledo. Some neighborhoods aren’t as great as others.
So the question arises, which Toledo neighborhoods are the worst, and which are the best?
Today, we’ll use science and data to determine which Toledo hoods need a little tender loving care – the sore thumbs of the Toledo area if you will. Realistically, you can’t expect all the neighborhoods to be amazing, although Southwyck ranks way above the rest.
We examined 24 of Toledo’s neighborhoods to find out the worst places to live. These places don’t quite measure up to Toledo’s reputation.
Here are the 10 worst neighborhoods in Toledo according to data:
- Warren Sherman
- North River
- La Grange
- South Side
- City Center
- Olde Towne
- East Toledo
Read on to see how we determined the places around Toledo 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 Toledo.
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How we determined the worst Toledo 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 Toledo:
- 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 Toledo 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 Toledo.
Read on below to learn more about these terrible places around Toledo to live. Or skip to the end to see the list of all 24 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. Warren Sherman
Median Income: $14,232
Median Home Value: $33,600
2. North River
Median Income: $17,767
Median Home Value: $30,938
Median Income: $24,752
Median Home Value: $34,625
4. La Grange
Median Income: $24,880
Median Home Value: $43,323
Median Income: $21,427
Median Home Value: $49,182
Median Income: $19,385
Median Home Value: $47,792
7. South Side
Median Income: $24,545
Median Home Value: $45,914
8. City Center
Median Income: $12,652
Median Home Value: $67,225
9. Olde Towne
Median Income: $21,871
Median Home Value: $51,233
10. East Toledo
Median Income: $26,178
Median Home Value: $47,776
The ‘hoods around Toledo that are really hoods
Well there you have it — the worst of the neighborhoods in Toledo with Warren Sherman landing at the bottom of the pack.
As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Toledo aren’t all bad. Southwyck takes the cake as the best place to live in Toledo.
We ranked the neighborhoods from worst to best in the chart below.
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Detailed List Of The Worst Toledo Neighborhoods
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