Seattle’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 Seattle.
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 Seattle. Some neighborhoods aren’t as great as others.
So the question arises, which Seattle neighborhoods are the worst, and which are the best?
Today, we’ll use science and data to determine which Seattle hoods need a little tender loving care – the sore thumbs of the Seattle area if you will. Realistically, you can’t expect all the neighborhoods to be amazing, although Laurelhurst ranks way above the rest.
We examined 78 of Seattle’s neighborhoods to find out the worst places to live. These places don’t quite measure up to Seattle’s reputation.
So what’s the worst neighborhood to live in Seattle for 2020? According to the most recent census data, South Park looks to be the worst neighborhood in Seattle.
Read on to see how we determined the places around Seattle 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 Seattle.
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