Buena Vista

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$120,500
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$646
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%

Buena Vista Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    74
    264
  • Murder
    15
    5
  • Rape
    No Data
    37
  • Robbery
    0
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    15
    575
  • Theft
    830
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    15
    257

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$32,789
National
$53,046
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    23%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

12 reviews
  • Excellent
    0
  • Very Good
    6
  • Average
    5
  • Poor
    1
  • Terrible
    0
I am currently studying here and the campus is wonderful and the community is very supportive of the school. It is not a big city at all but it is cozey and a fun place especially for participating in outdoor activities.
  • Niche User
  • 4 months ago
There are many local shops and businesses, but they are discriminatory and sometimes very over-priced. Just about everything you need is accessible in this area, except the nearest Wal-Mart is 15 minutes away.
  • Niche User
  • Oct 24 2014
Many of the single family residences are older, and have a lot of character. Not all of them have been properly maintained though. The ones that have been are very attractive. The lot sizes are large. It is a very quaint town.
  • Niche User
  • Jan 31 2015