Buena Park, California is a moderately-sized city with a population of 82,771 people. Buena Park has a population density of 7,868 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. Individuals of White (56%) and Asian (29%) backgrounds make up a significant portion of the population of Buena Park. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Buena Park are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 29% of the population also speak Spanish. 70% of the people in Buena Park (over the age of 15) are married and 56% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.
Living in Buena Park can be a great experience for anyone moving to the area. Having said that, in the state of California, there are many incredible places to live, so choose wisely! With useful information like amenities, weather, employment and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Buena Park and in the areas around Buena Park is a much easier task.
The livability score in Buena Park is 69/100 and the city is ranked in the 60th percentile of all cities across America. For each of the livability categories, we can establish that Buena Park ranks very well for amenities (A+) and weather (A+). There is at least one category that does not have great scores in Buena Park. The following was graded with a concerning score: cost of living (F) and education (F).
Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Buena Park has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Knott's Berry Farm, Medieval Times at Buena Park Castle, and Pirates Dinner Adventure.
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 Buena Park is real estate affordability. The median home price for Buena Park homes is $448,900, which is 9.7% higher than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Buena Park, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 6.4, which is 0% lower than the California average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Buena Park will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Buena Park, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 5%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 7.6%.
|Average one way commute||30min||28min||26min|
|Workers who drive to work||79.8%||73.5%||76.4%|
|Workers who carpool||10.4%||10.6%||9.3%|
|Workers who take public transit||3.1%||5.2%||5.1%|
|Workers who bicycle||1.2%||1.1%||0.6%|
|Workers who walk||2.1%||2.7%||2.8%|
|Working from home||2.1%||5.4%||4.6%|
|Airports (within 30 miles of city center)||0 (4)||27||354|
|Amtrak train stations (within 30 miles of city center)||0 (14)||134||711|