Anaheim

39 reviews
  1. City in California
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Real Estate
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$413,800
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,362
National
$904
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    C+
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Assault
      170
      264
    • Murder
      4
      5
    • Rape
      23
      37
    • Robbery
      120
      135
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Burglary
      375
      575
    • Theft
      1,620
      2,114
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      367
      257

    Residents

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Median Household Income
    $59,707
    National
    $53,046
    Children
    22%
    Education Levels
    National
    • Master's degree or higher
      7%
      11%
    • Bachelor's degree
      18%
      18%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      27%
      29%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      24%
      28%
    • Less than high school diploma
      24%
      14%

    Reviews

    39 reviews
    • Excellent
      15
    • Very Good
      16
    • Average
      4
    • Poor
      4
    • Terrible
      0
    Anaheim, CA is a relatively peaceful city, though over the years, it has become more car-heavy. Much of the city has gone through road repairs, and the weather is relatively warm throughout the year. The people for the most part are nice, and you don't constantly see shootings, car collisions, or disruptive behavior. There are plenty of K-12 schools in the city, and for the most part they provide a good education for children. There aren't many notable higher-education institutions in the city; however the city is near several colleges and universities which are in the surrounding cities, including Fullerton College, CSU Fullerton, and Cypress College. If you're planning to rent, it has lower prices than if you were to live closer to the LA area, generally around $1500 for a small apartment. There have been plenty of new home and new apartment complex projects throughout the city, so there are always new homes being constructed and available for people looking for something new.
    • Current Resident
    • 3 months ago
    I like how the city of Anaheim has a diverse community. Each street is a collection of cultural shopping districts that allow the community to expand and be influenced by the different ethnic groups. The public schools in Anaheim provide students with varies oppurtunities through clubs to thrive in college and within the community as respectable individuals in society. However, I dislike having homeless people reside on the corner of every street. One cannot ride the bus or walk to the nearby grocery store without seeing a homeless person and their travelling shopping cart of trinkets. I hope the community could improve this problematic issue of community degrading through this norm of inhabitants. Despite Anaheims negative reputation and view by others, I find it to be quite enjoyable.
    • Current Resident
    • 4 months ago
    I've been a resident of Anaheim for over 20 years now and I have seen positive and negative changes over the last decade. There was a rapid growth in homeless people and there are dozens of tents pitched up for the homeless along the 57 freeway. There are homeless veterans, youth, and parents at the end of freeway on-ramps and it's devastating to see. I wish the city would take more initiative to establish programs or shelters for the homeless in our community. On a positive note, there have been some good changes to Anaheim downtown with the Anaheim Packing House and new shops and businesses near city hall. I hope we can continue to see growth in businesses and nightlife in Anaheim.
    • Current Resident
    • 16 days ago