Buena Park, CA

Population: 82,771 livability score shield

Key findings

  • Buena Park has a Livability Score of 63/100, which is considered below average
  • Buena Park crime rates are 10% higher than the California average
  • Cost of living in Buena Park is 1% higher than the California average
  • Buena Park real estate prices are 10% higher than the California average
  • Rental prices in Buena Park are 10% higher than the California average

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      Resident for 20 years
      Don't live here. If you do, don't choose the ghettoey areas. It's pretty much a miller-light version of compton: meth addicts with too many children, stray youth posted up daily wasting time on the streets, car batteries being stolen by the neighbors for their means of survival, trust me I'm someone who dipped in the crime lifestyle but stayed away from the hard crime like home invasions and gangs. There are richer parts with mostly asians with sense but they're all mental lunatics with weak boundaries and values. You learn that cali's hot weather season is fall because that's when all of Buena Park opens their windows and screech and scream cause they're all sick in the head and borderline poverty. Living here is like being a whale in the ocean living with the bites and scars of sharks until you can get out.
      4 -2
      Becoming another money grabbing big city
      Buena Park is hurting for money and has resorted to "big city" tactics of raising revenue. While crime is on the rise and the quality of schools diminishes, the police department has increased it's ticket writing. Do yourself a favor and choose a different city. Surrounding cities are much nicer, friendlier, and cheaper places to live and don't dive into your pocket for extra cash at every chance. Check out La Palma, Cypress, Lakewood, or Fullerton.

      Buena Park is trying too hard to be an exotic destination. But people come to Knott's and Buena Park for the authentic, small town feel. If they want overpriced restaurants, shops, and hotels they go down the road to DisneyLand or to Hollywood.
      0 -2
      The City Of Buena Park, California - Center Of The Southland
      I have lived in Southern California for the last 10 years and have been in the city of Buena Park on numerous occasions. Some of the fun places that my family went over the past few years in Buena Park are Knott's Berry Farm, the Medieval Times Dinner, and the Pirates Dinner Adventure. We have also taken our dog to a really great dog park in this city at George Bellis Park.

      Buena Park is centrally located. Driving, you could reach Anaheim in a matter of 10 minutes, while Los Angeles is only about a 30 minute drive in the other direction. That being said, its very easy to enjoy the amenities of those mega cities, while enjoying the small town feel of Buena Park.

      In addition to several nice attractions, Buena Park also offers a very nice community for local residents. I have several friends that live in and around Buena Park and they have all been impressed with the low crime ratings in the city and the cleanliness of the area itself. Most of the schools in Buena Park do not rank very high, but there are a few that have great test scores.
      0 -2
      Source: The Buena Park, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).