Vancouver’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 Vancouver.
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 Vancouver. Some neighborhoods aren’t as great as others.
So the question arises, which Vancouver neighborhoods are the worst, and which are the best?
Today, we’ll use science and data to determine which Vancouver hoods need a little tender loving care – the sore thumbs of the Vancouver area if you will. Realistically, you can’t expect all the neighborhoods to be amazing, although Dubois Park ranks way above the rest.
We examined 61 of Vancouver’s neighborhoods to find out the worst places to live. These places don’t quite measure up to Vancouver’s reputation.
Here are the 10 worst neighborhoods in Vancouver according to data:
- Fruit Valley
- Bagley Downs
- Fourth Plain Village
- Central Park
- Meadow Homes
- Rose Village
- Kevanna Park
- Van Mall
- Hamey Heights
Read on to see how we determined the places around Vancouver 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 Vancouver 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 Vancouver:
- 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 Vancouver 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 Vancouver.
Read on below to learn more about these terrible places around Vancouver to live. Or skip to the end to see the list of all 61 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. Fruit Valley
Median Income: $32,254
Median Home Value: $80,300
2. Bagley Downs
Median Income: $32,599
Median Home Value: $128,350
3. Fourth Plain Village
Median Income: $30,593
Median Home Value: $141,250
Median Income: $40,892
Median Home Value: $155,140
5. Central Park
Median Income: $37,676
Median Home Value: $146,400
6. Meadow Homes
Median Income: $39,085
Median Home Value: $181,440
7. Rose Village
Median Income: $37,566
Median Home Value: $134,575
8. Kevanna Park
Median Income: $54,064
Median Home Value: $165,050
9. Van Mall
Median Income: $45,212
Median Home Value: $168,043
10. Hamey Heights
Median Income: $35,824
Median Home Value: $179,920
The ‘hoods around Vancouver that are really hoods
Well there you have it — the worst of the neighborhoods in Vancouver with Fruit Valley landing at the bottom of the pack.
As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Vancouver aren’t all bad. Dubois Park takes the cake as the best place to live in Vancouver.
We ranked the neighborhoods from worst to best in the chart below.
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Detailed List Of The Worst Vancouver Neighborhoods
|3||Fourth Plain Village||1,993|
|18||North Garrison Heights||3,020|
|20||Burnt Bridge Creek||3,748|
|51||Fishers Landing East||6,142|
|52||Father Blanchet Park||900|
|54||Old Evergreen Highway||2,885|
|58||Village At Fishers Landing||890|