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%.
|Average one way commute||27min||28min||26min|
|Workers who drive to work||79.1%||73.5%||76.4%|
|Workers who carpool||13.0%||10.6%||9.3%|
|Workers who take public transit||2.6%||5.2%||5.1%|
|Workers who bicycle||0.8%||1.1%||0.6%|
|Workers who walk||1.4%||2.7%||2.8%|
|Working from home||2.2%||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|