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Renter’s Guide to Buena Park, CA
Located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, Buena Park is part of the northwestern section of Orange County, California. The area has about 2 percent of Los Angeles’ population, and close to a quarter of nearby Anaheim’s. Buena Park is located 24 miles from the downtown area of Los Angeles, and just 6.2 miles from Anaheim.
Buena Park’s climate is Mediterranean, giving it hot and dry summers, and winters that are cool and wet. Summer temperatures here average at 85ºF, but extreme highs can be around 95ºF. Its winter temperatures average at about 68ºF, though it can get as cold as 39ºF. The average annual rainfall in Buena Park is about 14 inches, mostly falling during the winter months. Buena Park may experience wildfires and earthquakes.
Buena Park, CA Demographics
- Total Population83,020
Female 41,335Male 41,685
- Median Age35.9
Cost of Living in Buena Park, CA
The Orange County Transportation Department operates public transportation in Buena Park and provides a few bus lines throughout the city, which also connect to nearby cities such as Anaheim, Santa Ana, and Irvine. The regular adult cash fare is $2.00, seniors pay $0.75, and children 5 and under ride for free. Day and monthly passes are also available, and range in price from $5.00 to $70.00.
Taxi options in Buena Park include Yellow Cab Buena Park, Airport Shuttle Towncar, Arirang Taxi, and Anycall Taxi. The average fare price is $3.00 for 1 mile, with a $3.20 starting cost. The average commute time in Buena Park is about 30 minutes, which is longer than the national average of 26.1 minutes. Those who use a personal vehicle can expect to pay around $3.64 for 1 gallon of gasoline.
A three-course meal for two people at a mid-priced restaurant in Buena Park is about $52.00. People can expect to pay $4.30 for a regular cappuccino in the city. Utilities such as electricity, heating, water, and garbage for a 915 sq. ft. apartment in Buena Park cost about $160.00, which is slightly more than the national average of $152.45.
Average Rent in Buena Park, CA
- Buena Park, CA Average Rental Price, November 2019 $1,760 /mo
Buena Park, CA Apartment Rent Ranges
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Living in Buena Park, CA
Proximity to larger cities, easy access to many entertainment options, parks, a diverse population, and a variety of amenities are some of the pros of living in Buena Park. Some of the cons of living in Buena Park include heavy traffic at certain times of the day and fewer nightlife opportunities compared to larger cities.
Things to Do in Buena Park, CA
One of the many fun things to do in Buena Park is visit Knott’s Berry Farm, a large theme park that features a variety of rides, water park attractions, live shows, a museum, and a farm animal area. The theme park also offers an onsite restaurant and accommodation.
Buena Park Raceway is one of the best attractions for kids in Buena Park. The building features multiple tracks around which participants race small slot cars (remote control cars). The company offers birthday party packages, along with regular track rental times.
A romantic thing for couples to do in Buena Park is take a walk in Ralph B. Clark Park, which offers over 100 acres of green space and recreational areas. Hiking and biking trails wind through the park, and there are plenty of picnic areas to enjoy. The park also has a fishing area, ball fields, playgrounds, and an interpretative center.
Some of the best places to shop in Buena Park are Buena Park Place, Buena Park Downtown Mall, and Knott’s Marketplace. There are other shopping opportunities just outside of the city, including malls, markets, and specialty shops.
Myungin Dumplings, Wagyu Meat & Grill, Porto’s Bakery & Café, Kitakata Ramen Ban Nai, Santa Maria BBQ & Catering, and Poquito Mas are some of the best restaurants in Buena Park. American, Korean, Chinese, and Mexican food options are popular in the city.
The annual Boysenberry Festival is held every spring at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park. The festival celebrates the historical connection between the town, Knott’s Berry Farm, and the unique boysenberry fruit. Vendors offer more than 50 different boysenberry dishes for visitors to enjoy, and there is live entertainment and attractions for people of all ages.
Employment & Economy in Buena Park, CA
Health care and social assistance, manufacturing, retail trade, utilities, natural resource extraction, and agriculture are the main industries in Buena Park. Many residents also commute to larger nearby cities for work.
Some of Buena Park’s top employers include Knott’s Berry Farm, Yamaha, Access Business Group, Prologis, the City of Buena Park, J.C. Penney, Leach, RIA Financial Services, PepsiCo, and ADP.
The unemployment rate in Buena Park is about 2.7%, which is lower than the national rate of 3.6%.
Buena Park, CA Households
- Total Number of Households23,118
Family 18,996Non-family 4,122
Children 9,689No Children 13,429
- Average People Per Household3.55
- Median Household Income$71,005
- Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,618
Education in Buena Park, CA
The Buena Park School District is the main school district in the city and operates seven schools in Buena Park, which include Mabel L. Pendleton, Charles G. Emery, Carl E. Gilbert, Gordon H. Beatty, Buena Park Junior High, James A. Whitaker, and Arthur F. Corey. Some areas of the city are also served by six other surrounding school districts. The only high school within city limits is Buena Park High School, though there are many other options available in nearby communities. There are also private elementary schools and high schools in the area.
Colleges and universities in Buena Park include Risom College and Nobel University. There are a number of other institutions in nearby Anaheim, Cyprus, and Fullerton.
Buena Park, CA Education Statistics
- No High School8%
- Some High School31%
- Some College26%
- Associate Degree8%
- Bachelor Degree21%
- Graduate Degree6%
Tips for Renting in Buena Park, CA
In Buena Park, the amount of money a landlord can ask for to cover a security deposit depends on whether the rental unit is furnished or unfurnished. For furnished units, landlords can ask for up to three times the amount of the regular monthly rent, or up to twice the amount for unfurnished units.
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