49 reviews
  1. City in California
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Real Estate
    C-
  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
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$431,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,374
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    C+
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Assault
      196
      273
    • Murder
      5
      6
    • Rape
      37
      41
    • Robbery
      126
      133
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Burglary
      422
      525
    • Theft
      1,972
      2,081
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      478
      263

    Residents

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Median Household Income
    $60,752
    National
    $53,889
    Children
    21%
    Education Levels
    National
    • Master's degree or higher
      7%
      11%
    • Bachelor's degree
      18%
      19%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      28%
      29%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      23%
      28%
    • Less than high school diploma
      24%
      13%

    Anaheim Reviews

    49 reviews
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    Being a resident of Anaheim for almost sixteen years has been a mix of great times, and not so pleasant encounters. I can see the attempt at gentrification with the current installment of the Packing House and the Starbucks around every corner. The new apartments are very aesthetically pleasing, but it doesn't eliminate the amount of homeless people ranting at nothing, running around in the middle of the night, the currently involved gang members hidden behind the 7/11's and congregating in almost every alley way. These are the things long time members like my family have to endure and it clearly isn't diminishing anytime soon. Drugs are offered at an abundance and children are exposed to the lowest quality of life in Anaheim's public schools. My motivation for success is to get my family in a nice place someday, or at least help clean up the streets of Anaheim.
    Thank You
    Anaheim, CA is a relatively peaceful city, though over the years, it has become more car-heavy. Much of the city has gone through road repairs, and the weather is relatively warm throughout the year. The people for the most part are nice, and you don't constantly see shootings, car collisions, or disruptive behavior. There are plenty of K-12 schools in the city, and for the most part they provide a good education for children. There aren't many notable higher-education institutions in the city; however the city is near several colleges and universities which are in the surrounding cities, including Fullerton College, CSU Fullerton, and Cypress College. If you're planning to rent, it has lower prices than if you were to live closer to the LA area, generally around $1500 for a small apartment. There have been plenty of new home and new apartment complex projects throughout the city, so there are always new homes being constructed and available for people looking for something new.
    I like how the city of Anaheim has a diverse community. Each street is a collection of cultural shopping districts that allow the community to expand and be influenced by the different ethnic groups. The public schools in Anaheim provide students with varies oppurtunities through clubs to thrive in college and within the community as respectable individuals in society. However, I dislike having homeless people reside on the corner of every street. One cannot ride the bus or walk to the nearby grocery store without seeing a homeless person and their travelling shopping cart of trinkets. I hope the community could improve this problematic issue of community degrading through this norm of inhabitants. Despite Anaheims negative reputation and view by others, I find it to be quite enjoyable.