These Are The 10 Worst Neighborhoods In Vancouver For 2018


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

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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 ten places don’t quite measure up to Vancouver’s reputation:

  1. Fruit Valley
  2. Bagley Downs
  3. Fourth Plain Village
  4. Ogden
  5. Central Park
  6. Meadow Homes
  7. Rose Village
  8. Kevanna Park
  9. Van Mall
  10. 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.

And if you’re looking for something more national, check out the worst cities in America or the most dangerous cities in America.

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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.

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1. Fruit Valley

Population: 2,025
Median Income: $32,254
Median Home Value: $80,300

2. Bagley Downs

Population: 5,226
Median Income: $32,599
Median Home Value: $128,350

3. Fourth Plain Village

Population: 1,993
Median Income: $30,593
Median Home Value: $141,250

4. Ogden

Population: 4,065
Median Income: $40,892
Median Home Value: $155,140

5. Central Park

Population: 2,352
Median Income: $37,676
Median Home Value: $146,400

6. Meadow Homes

Population: 1,997
Median Income: $39,085
Median Home Value: $181,440

7. Rose Village

Population: 4,730
Median Income: $37,566
Median Home Value: $134,575

8. Kevanna Park

Population: 2,040
Median Income: $54,064
Median Home Value: $165,050

9. Van Mall

Population: 4,877
Median Income: $45,212
Median Home Value: $168,043

10. Hamey Heights

Population: 5,372
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

Neighborhood Rank Population Median Income Median Home Values
Fruit Valley 1 2,025 $32,254 $80,300
Bagley Downs 2 5,226 $32,599 $128,350
Fourth Plain Village 3 1,993 $30,593 $141,250
Ogden 4 4,065 $40,892 $155,140
Central Park 5 2,352 $37,676 $146,400
Meadow Homes 6 1,997 $39,085 $181,440
Rose Village 7 4,730 $37,566 $134,575
Kevanna Park 8 2,040 $54,064 $165,050
Van Mall 9 4,877 $45,212 $168,043
Hamey Heights 10 5,372 $35,824 $179,920
West Minnehaha 11 3,897 $48,801 $179,786
Forest Ridge 12 837 $60,649 $177,350
Oakbrook 13 3,273 $57,630 $185,450
North Image 14 5,732 $50,876 $129,460
Image 15 4,459 $56,336 $166,300
Arnada 16 824 $48,545 $203,833
Hudsons Bay 17 1,369 $38,989 $198,950
North Garrison Heights 18 3,020 $39,376 $186,450
Northcrest 19 552 $50,417 $217,900
Burnt Bridge Creek 20 3,748 $58,589 $173,433
Shumway 21 1,063 $48,922 $193,400
Mountain View 22 3,842 $37,745 $180,600
Marrion 23 2,511 $60,649 $177,350
Fircrest 24 6,173 $49,266 $171,300
Cascade Highlands 25 3,360 $57,523 $168,233
Wildwood 26 1,133 $65,531 $230,833
Ellsworth Springs 27 4,672 $47,060 $184,375
Esther Short 28 2,946 $33,210 $211,640
North Hearthwood 29 817 $41,089 $272,650
Vancouver Heights 30 4,307 $51,616 $196,289
Hough 31 2,238 $28,878 $205,650
Landover Sharmel 32 4,544 $54,619 $171,667
Parkway East 33 1,805 $68,977 $174,700
Airport Green 34 417 $42,557 $241,200
Columbia Way 35 850 $47,392 $211,400
Riveridge 36 1,705 $64,853 $254,467
Parkside 37 2,081 $72,266 $173,900
First Place 38 1,120 $39,621 $304,100
Burton Ridge 39 1,064 $56,250 $188,400
Hearthwood 40 2,112 $47,367 $190,500
Northwood 41 560 $59,583 $200,700
Carter Park 42 1,864 $59,933 $205,200
Countryside Woods 43 5,421 $60,948 $213,383
Northwest 44 3,409 $71,259 $229,960
Lincoln 45 3,553 $68,807 $215,400
Bennington 46 3,042 $70,268 $217,300
Cimarron 47 262 $88,235 $250,300
Evergreen Highlands 48 610 $60,119 $312,150
Bella Vista 49 2,285 $69,918 $251,667
Edgewood Park 50 1,119 $59,098 $329,850
Fishers Landing East 51 6,142 $68,534 $236,820
Father Blanchet Park 52 900 $69,319 $256,933
Fairway 164Th 53 2,258 $45,678 $235,250
Old Evergreen Highway 54 2,885 $94,284 $337,450
Fishers Creek 55 1,004 $90,290 $317,467
Riverview 56 310 $82,372 $367,650
Cascade Southeast 57 950 $89,034 $271,400
Village At Fishers Landing 58 890 $85,273 $315,600
Burton Evergreen 59 1,719 $88,235 $250,300
South Cliff 60 529 $77,946 $358,000
Dubois Park 61 549 $77,946 $358,000

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