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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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 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:

  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.

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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

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

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

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