Buena Park

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$401,000
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,388
National
$904
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    165
    264
  • Murder
    1
    5
  • Rape
    16
    37
  • Robbery
    78
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    409
    575
  • Theft
    1,692
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    333
    257

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$68,884
National
$53,046
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

114 reviews
  • Excellent
    8
  • Very Good
    50
  • Average
    53
  • Poor
    3
  • Terrible
    0
Buena Park is between the heart of Orange County and the heart of Los Angeles. With that said, the city has several main freeways intersecting through. It has its own mall, movie theater and close to various attractions such as Disneyland, Knotts Berry farm, and the Citadel outlets!
  • Current Resident
  • 2 months ago
Buena Park has been my home for practically my whole life. The area has so many memories. From the ones I've made at peak park to Knott's Berry Farm. I remember going to the Peak Park pool every summer with my best friends and screaming to find spear change to pay the $1 fee and after our session ended we would go out to the ice cream truck and get our sandwich bars. Then there is the fact that my home was near Knott's Berry Farm. Whenever we could we would go as a family and make memories. The area has been seeming to keep getting better. More businesses are opening and there is even supposed to be a brand new mall. More condominium complexes have opened as well. I would choose to live here again because of all the opportunities and memories I've had here. Compared to the rest of the country our area is not the most recognized or well known but it seems to be going along fine. Also, as for the future I believe that it has much to offer and it will be growing in a successful way.
  • Niche User
  • 6 months ago
In my neighborhood, I believe that the quality of life is higher than most places in the country. I live in a very welcoming environment and it is safe enough to let children play in the streets and roam around the block without having any potential threats come by. I would recommend a friend or family to live here as it is family friendly, quiet, and nearby stores and theme park attractions such as Knotts Berry Farm and Disneyland. In the future, I see many new families moving here with their children and seeing them play kickball in the streets and biking around the block, much like me when I was growing up.
  • Niche User
  • 6 months ago