These Are The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Vancouver For 2019


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

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Editor’s Note: This article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. Don’t freak out we updated this article for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the worst neighborhoods to live in Vancouver.
Worst Neighborhoods In Vancouver

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 Village At Fishers Landing ranks way above the rest.

We examined 60 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:

  1. Fruit Valley
  2. Ogden
  3. Bagley Downs
  4. Van Mall
  5. Arnada
  6. Meadow Homes
  7. Central Park
  8. North Hearthwood
  9. Columbia Way
  10. Rose Village

So what’s the worst neighborhood to live in Vancouver for 2019? According to the most recent census data, Fruit Valley looks to be the worst neighborhood in Vancouver.

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.

Looking for places to avoid outside of the city? You can also check out the worst suburbs of Vancouver.

For more Washington reading, check out:

How we determined the worst Vancouver hoods in 2019

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, Washington 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 60 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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Population: 1,735
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $83,900 (1st worst)
Median Income: $34,370 (1st worst)
More on Fruit Valley:  Data

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6
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Population: 4,067
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 2)
Median Home Value: $163,940 (8th worst)
Median Income: $42,672 (10th worst)
More on Ogden:  Data

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5
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Population: 5,521
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $144,575 (3rd worst)
Median Income: $37,977 (5th worst)
More on Bagley Downs:  Data

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6
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Population: 4,941
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 5)
Median Home Value: $136,443 (2nd worst)
Median Income: $46,867 (16th worst)
More on Van Mall:  Data

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5
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Population: 792
Rank Last Year: 16 (Up 11)
Median Home Value: $208,300 (24th worst)
Median Income: $47,289 (17th worst)
More on Arnada:  Data

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6
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Population: 2,365
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $174,180 (11th worst)
Median Income: $44,950 (14th worst)
More on Meadow Homes:  Data

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6
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Population: 1,994
Rank Last Year: 5 (Down 2)
Median Home Value: $155,700 (6th worst)
Median Income: $35,410 (2nd worst)
More on Central Park:  Data

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5
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Population: 755
Rank Last Year: 29 (Up 21)
Median Home Value: $320,750 (53rd worst)
Median Income: $54,222 (25th worst)
More on North Hearthwood:  Data

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5
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Population: 654
Rank Last Year: 35 (Up 26)
Median Home Value: $225,500 (35th worst)
Median Income: $47,986 (19th worst)
More on Columbia Way:  Data

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Population: 4,950
Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 2)
Median Home Value: $154,950 (5th worst)
Median Income: $42,148 (8th worst)
More on Rose Village:  Data

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. Village At Fishers Landing 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 Neighborhoods To Live In Vancouver For 2019

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Fruit Valley 1,735 $83,900 $34,370
2 Ogden 4,067 $163,940 $42,672
3 Bagley Downs 5,521 $144,575 $37,977
4 Van Mall 4,941 $136,443 $46,867
5 Arnada 792 $208,300 $47,289
6 Meadow Homes 2,365 $174,180 $44,950
7 Central Park 1,994 $155,700 $35,410
8 North Hearthwood 755 $320,750 $54,222
9 Columbia Way 654 $225,500 $47,986
10 Rose Village 4,950 $154,950 $42,148
11 Hudsons Bay 1,501 $207,150 $47,348
12 Hamey Heights 5,359 $187,317 $45,480
13 Fircrest 6,166 $185,020 $52,237
14 Kevanna Park 2,069 $177,800 $55,615
15 North Garrison Heights 2,935 $171,750 $43,998
16 North Image 5,591 $145,520 $51,358
17 Forest Ridge 953 $214,550 $64,268
18 Shumway 1,120 $219,850 $44,909
19 Vancouver Heights 4,556 $209,756 $57,780
20 Esther Short 2,952 $215,280 $36,565
21 Marrion 2,879 $214,550 $64,268
22 Burnt Bridge Creek 3,925 $191,833 $65,312
23 Fourth Plain Village 2,254 $160,600 $39,914
24 Hough 2,281 $212,350 $36,846
25 Carter Park 1,890 $222,767 $60,804
26 Ellsworth Springs 4,737 $204,800 $44,394
27 First Place 1,043 $412,500 $51,445
28 Airport Green 367 $229,000 $57,000
29 West Minnehaha 3,568 $220,080 $51,925
30 Cascade Highlands 3,446 $165,633 $73,636
31 Bennington 3,200 $258,750 $68,786
32 Mountain View 4,363 $187,867 $41,629
33 Edgewood Park 1,204 $283,600 $64,496
34 Oakbrook 3,243 $207,925 $62,305
35 Countryside Woods 5,390 $236,133 $59,436
36 Landover Sharmel 5,215 $199,400 $54,468
37 Burton Ridge 891 $216,600 $57,386
38 Wildwood 896 $278,400 $67,690
39 Image 4,033 $184,925 $60,757
40 Riveridge 1,943 $265,367 $64,310
41 Lincoln 3,556 $239,367 $67,066
42 Northcrest 708 $232,500 $52,337
43 Hearthwood 2,181 $191,700 $55,357
44 Fairway 164th 2,591 $228,950 $42,584
45 South Cliff 455 $353,100 $79,648
46 Evergreen Highlands 617 $309,550 $67,116
47 Northwest 3,342 $254,680 $65,229
48 Cimarron 291 $313,400 $93,157
49 Parkside 2,168 $201,350 $69,949
50 Riverview 294 $417,200 $94,582
51 Bella Vista 2,065 $270,867 $78,104
52 Fishers Creek 1,084 $354,367 $99,477
53 Fishers Landing East 7,010 $254,740 $72,211
54 Dubois Park 471 $353,100 $79,648
55 Father Blanchet Park 1,092 $301,233 $89,854
56 Parkway East 1,873 $210,600 $78,688
57 Cascade Southeast 845 $311,400 $110,132
58 Old Evergreen Highway 2,798 $355,467 $101,891
59 Burton Evergreen 1,913 $313,400 $93,157
60 Village At Fishers Landing 1,014 $325,500 $90,556