Garden Grove 63 Below average
Garden Grove Livability #652 ranked city in California#20,174 ranked city in the USARanks better than 31% of areas
A+ Garden Grove Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Garden Grove Cost of Living Cost of living is 1% higher than California
Garden Grove
14343% more expensive than the US average
14141% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Garden Grove cost of living
C+ Garden Grove Crime Total crime is 8% lower than California
Total crime
2,5543% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 403% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-2%Year over year crime is down
Garden Grove crime
D+ Garden Grove Employment Household income is 5% lower than California
Median household income
$60,5229% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$22,03526% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%5% higher than the US average
Garden Grove employment
D- Garden Grove Housing Home value is 9% higher than California
Median home value
$445,700141% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,37745% higher than the US average
Home ownership
54%15% lower than the US average
Garden Grove real estate or Garden Grove rentals
F Garden Grove Schools HS graduation rate is 10% lower than California
High school grad. rates
72%13% lower than the US average
School test scores
42%14% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
23:143% higher than the US average
Garden Grove K-12 schools
C+ Garden Grove User Ratings There are a total of 10 ratings in Garden Grove
Overall user rating
65% 10 total ratings
User reviews rating
90% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
59% 9 total surveys
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      Living in Garden Grove, CA

      Garden Grove, California is a moderately-sized city with a population of 174,676 residents. With a population density of 9,727 people per square mile, Garden Grove is well above the nation's average density level. Individuals of White (41%) and Asian (39%) backgrounds make up a significant portion of the population of Garden Grove. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Garden Grove are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 29% of the population also speak Spanish. 70% of the people in Garden Grove (over the age of 15) are married and 53% 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.

      Are you trying to figure out if living in Garden Grove is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a positive experience before relocating to any new city in California, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. To help you find the best places to live in and around Garden Grove, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, weather, employment, housing and more.

      The livability score in Garden Grove is 66/100 and the city is ranked in the 45th percentile of all cities across America. If we consider each of the categories individually, we see that Garden Grove ranks well for amenities (A+) and weather (A). On a less positive note, Garden Grove does not have favorable scores for the following: cost of living (F), education (F) and housing (D-). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Garden Grove, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

      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 Garden Grove is real estate affordability. The median home price for Garden Grove homes is $445,700, which is 8.9% higher than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Garden Grove, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 7.4, which is 15.6% higher than the California average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Garden Grove were 7.3%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 7.9%.

      Garden Grove transportation information

      StatisticGarden GroveCaliforniaNational
      Average one way commute27min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work79.1%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool13.0%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.6%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.8%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.4%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home2.2%5.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Garden Grove, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).