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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    B+
Anaheim is a city in California with a population of 349,668. Anaheim is in Orange County. Living in Anaheim offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Anaheim there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Anaheim and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Anaheim are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$538,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,569
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    55%
  • Own
    45%
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Anaheim Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    162.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    39.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    111.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    317.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,668.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    347.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    23%
    13%

Working in Anaheim

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$69,443
National
$55,322
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There is lots to do in Anaheim! You can check out the Packing House, that offers international cuisine, or go to a baseball game to see the Angels play! Despite having Disneyland in my backyard, I only go once in a while - but every time that I do, it's always a blast! Sometimes I just go to Downtown Disney and walk around the shops or grab a bite to eat. Anaheim does offer a variety of activities but it also neighbors other big cities like Orange, Fullerton and Buena Park. Getting around is manageable with the OCTA public transportation system. On a nice day out, you could bike around or visit your local parks. The weather is mostly consistent but definitely gets colder in the winter and spring with rain every now and then. Anaheim has a diverse population, which I personally appreciate and the city/school districts offer loads of resources for students and families alike.
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Anaheim, like many cities, relies on how efficiently their residents are able to operate in and around the region. A former failed wine colony that became home to the most prestigious amusement park in the world is quite a sign of progression. Having grown up in Anaheim my whole life this far, I'd say that it creates an experience that can still mesh with its prominent tourist culture. Public transportation is not much to be desired, and traffic is the same as it ever was- busy and less busy. Still, Anaheim is a city that can whisper on one end and shout in the opposite direction. Proximity is a major asset to us! Never far from identity city downtowns and never far from untouched land that existed long before us. Anaheim is a city that is constantly pushed forward without disregarding the history that allowed such movement to be possible.
I like that there are plenty of things to do and places to go eat and enjoy with family and friends. Disneyland being down the street is a huge plus! Traffic can be bad with the freeways around though. Our neighborhood is safe with friendly neighbors as well! The beach is also very close. The city needs to work on helping the homeless population though, as you see many individuals who just need some help getting back on their feet. I would like to see the city getting more involved with the community in that way.