Keep reading below to learn more about these terrible places to live around Santa Ana. Or go to the bottom to see the list of all 58 neighborhoods ranked from worst to best. Well, there you have it: the worst of Santa Ana neighborhoods with Lyon Street landing at the bottom of the pack. Nick is the creator of the HomeSnacks YouTube channel, which now has more than 260,000 subscribers and is an excellent source for learning about different parts of the country.
Michael Metzler, president of the Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce, said his group is developing a marketing campaign to improve the image of Santa Ana. Of the 100 largest cities in the country, Santa Ana has the youngest population, according to the 1990 census. Santa Ana is the hub of public transportation in Orange County, so there's a lot available, from trains, buses, trolleys, and taxis. Latinos, who make up the majority of Santa Ana's citizens, are even more suspicious of the city than whites or Asians.
Walters acknowledges that “there are safety concerns in some areas of the city and that Santa Ana suffers from comparisons of crime rates with other cities in Orange County. Julio Núñez, 44, a Los Angeles Police Department officer who works in South Los Angeles, was one of the respondents who said he avoids Santa Ana, because he worries about being caught in a car shooting or other problems. Media coverage of crime in the city is likely to contribute to public distrust of Santa Ana, Jesilow said. Alex Cordova, a 32-year-old respondent, said he feels safe in the gated community where he lives in South Santa Ana.
Today, we'll use science and data to determine which Santa Ana bells need a little caring and tender care: the sore thumbs of the Santa Ana area, so to speak. Because men in their teens to 20s are responsible for most crimes, criminologists said Santa Ana could be particularly affected. And while the city consistently ranks as one of the best places to live in the country thanks in part to a solid economy and tons of entertainment, it's not all rainbows and sunshine in Santa Ana. Crime in Santa Ana stands out, Jesilow said, because much of it — drug sales, prostitution, graffiti — is very visible.