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Frequently Asked Questions
When were prices and availability in Garden Grove, CA last updated?
Prices and availability in Garden Grove, CA were last updated on 5 Aug 2020.
What’s the average rent in Garden Grove, CA?
The average rent in Garden Grove, CA is $1,798.
What is the price range for a studio apartment in Garden Grove, CA?
The price range for a studio apartment in Garden Grove, CA is between $1,401 and $1,525.
What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Garden Grove, CA?
The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Garden Grove, CA is between $1,350 and $1,960.
What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Garden Grove, CA?
The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Garden Grove, CA is between $1,920 and $2,502.
Renter’s Guide to Garden Grove, CA
Located in Northern Orange County, Garden Grove is a city and suburb of Los Angeles. With a widely mixed population, it ranks among the top 50 most diverse suburbs in California. Despite having a more urban feel than other nearby suburbs, it retains a sense of community, and as a result, it’s popular with both families and young professionals.
Garden Grove has a population of 174,812 and is among the top 10 principal cities in the LA metropolitan area. While large, neighboring Anaheim has almost twice its population, other nearby cities such as Irvine and Santa Ana also have larger populations. It has an area of around 18 sq. miles, giving it a medium to high population density for the area. Compared to LA proper however, it’s more than 20 times smaller, and far less crowded.
Downtown LA is around 33 miles northwest of Garden Grove and can typically be reached within 40 to 60 minutes. Various Orange County employment hubs are also close, with Irvine about 14 miles southeast, and Newport Beach around 14 miles south. Travel in any direction is facilitated by the Garden Grove Freeway (State Route 22), which crosses the city west to east and connects to Interstate 5 (LA — San Diego).
Garden Grove enjoys sunshine year round, low levels of rainfall, and no snow. July is generally the warmest month, with highs of around 82°F, while January typically sees lows of around 46°F. There’s very little rainfall throughout the summer, and most of the 13 inches of annual rainfall falls between December and March. Proximity to the coast means that temperatures don’t generally get as high as more inland areas of South California, which can be quite arid.
Garden Grove, CA Demographics
- Total Population174,010
Female 87,009Male 87,001
- Median Age38.3
Cost of Living in Garden Grove, CA
Unfortunately, public transportation in Garden Grove leaves a lot to be desired, and many residents rely on private vehicles. While there are no Metrolink stations in the city, Garden Grove is served by OCTA (Orange County Transport Authority), which provides a number of local bus routes. A one-way fare will cost $2, a day pass is $5, and a monthly pass is $69. Taxi services start at $3.20, and charge as much as $5 per mile. A gallon of gasoline will typically cost around $3.60.
Eating out is relatively affordable compared to other nearby cities, with a good meal in an inexpensive restaurant costing around $7 to $10. A 3-course meal for two in a mid-range restaurant should cost around $50 to $60, while a regular coffee will typically be around $4.25. You can expect to pay $6 for a pint of beer, and a combo meal at a fast food joint will generally cost just over $5.
Each month, you should be paying around $111 for your basic utilities. This covers water, electricity, heating, cooling, and garbage disposal. If you need a high-speed internet connection, it’ll generally cost around $40.
Average Rent in Garden Grove, CA
- Garden Grove, CA Average Rental Price, February 2020 $1,798 /mo
Garden Grove, CA Apartment Rent Ranges
- > $2,00021%
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Living in Garden Grove, CA
Garden Grove is a diverse and largely urban city, however, residential areas are generally well spaced out. Many neighborhoods feature cookie cutter housing, with a mixture of town houses, bungalows, and condos. The city enjoys a close-knit community spirit, and regular events help enforce this feeling.
Crime rate is just below average, and residents feel safe in their city. Congestion during rush hours can be heavy, with long commute times for even short distances. A lack of public transport options exacerbates this issue.
Things to do in Garden Grove, CA
While Garden Grove is a largely Urban area, there are several green spaces and city parks, you’re also close to the beach, which is just a short drive south. Garden Grove Park is a 36-acre space, featuring a sports and recreation center, picnic spots, playgrounds, trails, and 2 dog parks.
There are several spots for shopping throughout Garden Grove, such as Pavilion Plaza Shopping Center, which offers a mixture of shops, from big brand grocery stores, to smaller mom-and-pop stores. There’s also a wealth of restaurants to choose from, with cuisines including Vietnamese, Mexican, seafood, and pizza. Eateries are perhaps the city’s biggest strength, with a number of fantastic venues serving affordable, world-class dishes.
The annual Strawberry Festival is an integral part of life in Garden Grove, held over Memorial Day Weekend. As one of the largest community festivals in the country, it truly brings the community together, and attracts tens of thousands of visitors to the city. With carnival rides, food and drink stalls, competitions and much more, it’s a fantastic event for all ages. Culture Vultures may also enjoy the annual Orange County Shakespeare Festival, hosted by the Festival Amphitheater, one of three play-houses in the city.
Finally, the original Disneyland Park is just 20 minutes drive away in neighboring Anaheim. Thrill seekers may consider buying a pass, so that they can enjoy it at any time and save a lot of cash on entrance fees.
Employment & Economy in Garden Grove, CA
With a median annual income of $62,675, residents of Garden Grove earn just over the national average, but fall well short of the Orange County average of $81, 851. The most common industry in Garden Grove is manufacturing, followed by retail trade and health care and social assistance, while the highest paid industry is utilities.
In terms of occupations, the most common job groups are office and administrative support occupations, employing 13.9% of the city’s workforce. This is followed by production occupations (11.1%), and sales and related occupations (10.2%). The highest paid Garden Grove residents work in health diagnosing and treating practitioner occupations. In 2015, the top employer in the city was Air Industries Corp, which employed 681 people.
Garden Grove, CA Households
- Total Number of Households48,031
Family 37,757Non-family 10,274
Children 19,019No Children 29,012
- Average People Per Household3.58
- Median Household Income$65,591
- Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,571
Education in Garden Grove, CA
Most of the city is served by the Garden Grove Unified School District. There are over 50 public schools in the city, many of which perform well above state and national averages. Pacifica High School is the top-rated high school in the city, ranking as the 261st best public high school in California. It often scores extremely well in tests and ranks well above average in terms of college readiness.
Hilton D. Bell Intermediate School is the top-ranking middle school, ranking well above average in all areas. Patton Elementary School is ranked as the 257th best public elementary school in California, and scores well above average in terms of test scores, academic progress, and equity.
Concorde Career College is the only option for higher education within the city and offers a variety of (mostly medical) majors, including Dental Assisting and Medical Assistant.
Garden Grove, CA Education Statistics
- No High School13%
- Some High School36%
- Some College25%
- Associate Degree7%
- Bachelor Degree15%
- Graduate Degree5%
Tips for Renting in Garden Grove, CA
Moving to Garden Grove from LA is a great way to reduce your living costs, as the cost of living is typically lower here than in LA proper, and also most other cities in Orange County. The downside is that there are fewer job opportunities within the city itself. However, many residents commute to nearby employment hubs of Irvine and Newport Beach. If you do plan to commute, it’s worth noting that public transport links can be poor, with journeys of just 4 miles often taking in excess of an hour. As a result, many residents use a private vehicle.
The neighborhoods to the west of the city are generally considered the safest, cleanest and friendliest, but are also the most expensive. However, the vast majority of the city is safe, with below average crime rates and little to no gang activity. Most of the population is middle class, and the area doesn’t suffer the same crime and gang problems as other parts of the LA metropolitan area.
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