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A+ Anaheim Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Anaheim Cost of Living Cost of living is 4% higher than California
14444% more expensive than the US average
13838% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Anaheim cost of living
C- Anaheim Crime Total crime is 1% higher than California
Total crime
2,9858% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 348% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-8%Year over year crime is down
Anaheim crime
D+ Anaheim Employment Household income is 3% lower than California
Median household income
$61,82612% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$24,99616% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%18% higher than the US average
Anaheim employment
D Anaheim Housing Home value is 12% higher than California
Median home value
$457,600148% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,40248% higher than the US average
Home ownership
45%29% lower than the US average
Anaheim real estate or Anaheim rentals
F Anaheim Schools HS graduation rate is 7% lower than California
High school grad. rates
74%11% lower than the US average
School test scores
35%29% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
22:136% higher than the US average
Anaheim K-12 schools or Anaheim colleges

Living in Anaheim, CA

Anaheim, California is a big city with a population of 346,776 residents. Anaheim has a population density of 6,947 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. The majority of Anaheim residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Asian and Black. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Anaheim are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 45% of the population also speak Spanish. Anaheim has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 71% of the population is classified as married and 50% have kids.

If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very discouraging task. However, it could also be a fulfilling experience if you are willing to get to know the area before actually living in Anaheim, California. The best areas in Anaheim and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, crime, cost of living, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the California and national averages.

The livability score in Anaheim is 66/100 and the city is ranked in the 47th percentile of all cities across America. For each of the livability categories, we see that Anaheim ranks very well for weather (A+). There is at least one category that you should be aware of in Anaheim. The following was graded with a discouraging score: cost of living (F), education (F) and housing (D).

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Anaheim, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Anaheim: Disneyland Park, Disney's California Adventure, and Downtown Disney.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Anaheim is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Anaheim come in at $457,600, which is 11.8% higher than the California average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Anaheim, the home price to income ratio is 7.4, which is 15.6% higher than the California average. Real estate appreciation rates in Anaheim are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Anaheim homes comes in at 4.7%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 7.9%.

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Compare Anaheim, CA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Anaheim, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Park Estates, Long Beach8112.82,646
Oak Creek, Irvine8113.711,939
Woodbridge, Irvine8012.725,315
Northwood Point, Irvine8012.24,857
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
University Park, Irvine8013.38,436
West Park, Irvine8011.823,037
Alamitos Heights, Long Beach8012.82,873
Walnut Village, Irvine7911.29,197

Best Cities Near Anaheim, CA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
La Cañada Flintridge, CA8530.720,477
Marina del Rey, CA8532.59,782
Hermosa Beach, CA8527.719,726
Manhattan Beach, CA842835,573
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
San Marino, CA8422.913,324
South Pasadena, CA8323.525,936
Newport Beach, CA831586,813
Laguna Woods, CA8318.616,347

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A city with many issues

Anaheim is a diverse community of individuals where everyone is welcome. There is many attractions such as Disneyland, Angels Baseball, Honda Center and the Anaheim Convention Center. Living in Anaheim for 8 years has made me a little pooped. Residents are not bad people but they wouldn't care for you either. In comparison to more affluent neighborhoods people here do not say hi, and are very weary of everyone (always on the look out). I am sadden to say that many people live in overcrowded apartments, and they park their vehicles 4 blocks on another street. The APD is more interested in protecting the mouse and his friends. The city is rigged to look out for their best interest (my opinion and opinion of others). There is a huge problem with homeless people, to the point where it has created dangerous living conditions for themselves and other people living nearby by the Santa Ana River Bed. Overall this city makes me depress, people here just don't care for there city. Most litter in their own streets. I been in other cities and I can feel the difference. I am looking to move on and hopefully only come and visit the awesome attractions it has to offer. I hope they fix there many issues and stop favoring the Mouse and its rich friends over residents. However I won't hold my breath or wait for that to happen. Good Luck Stranger,
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San Diego - Happiest Place on Earth's Home

Since I have many friends that live in Anaheim and the surrounding area, I am lucky to have traveled to Anaheim many times, and what a great place it is. Anaheim is full of attractions for everyone. Located about forty minutes south of Los Angeles, Anaheim reaps the benefits of being within striking distance of Los Angeles without the pitfalls of being right in Los Angeles proper. Day trips to Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Hollywood, and Huntington Beach are as easy as day trips down the coast to San Diego and its beaches.

Anaheim is home to professional sporting teams, the Anaheim Angels and the Anaheim Ducks, but Anaheim is most well known for its amusement parks, most notably Disneyland and all the fun, games, and happiness that comes with it. With magical fun for the whole family, Disneyland is Anaheim's major attraction, but it isn't all Anaheim has to offer. Disneyland's sister park, California Adventure, is right across the street. If you want to avoid the pricey ticket of spending the day in Disneyland or California Adventure then there's always Downtown Disney, all the excitement and ambiance and no ticket necessary. Last year, I got to go to the Surf Industry Manufacturer's Association (SIMA) Image Awards at The House of Blues in Downtown Disney. Even though it was a weeknight in winter, it was warm and welcoming in Downtown Disney with its first class dining, shopping, and entertainment venues. Anaheim is home to the Happiest Place on Earth which makes sense since there's no place else you can soar over California, see the Matterhorn, visit a princess's castle, and still have time to eat dinner in view of the Hollywood sign or the sun setting on a San Diego beach.
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Anaheim - The Happiest Place in Orange County

Anaheim is the 10th largest city in California, houses a major convention center, holds one of America's most romantic restaurants (the Anaheim White House) and is the home of the man who invented the boysenberry. Even with those qualities, though, when one thinks of Anaheim, one thinks of its most famous tourist attraction: the Disneyland Resort.

Anaheim is also a major business center, housing the US headquarters of Banco Popular, as well as world headquarters for Targus, CKE Restaurants, and a number of other companies. However, unless one is there on business, it has little for tourists, other than a certain resort which is home to a particularly famous mouse.

Over the years, Anaheim has grown to embrace Disneyland, turning the area around the intersection of Harbor and Katella, located south of Interstate 5, into an all-compassing resort. It offers a range of tourist services all supporting Disneyland and its companion park, Disney's California Adventure. These two parks are reason enough to visit Anaheim.
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Source: The Anaheim, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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