B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C-
  12. Commute
    C-
Population
10,655

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$184,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$971
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    39
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    16
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    181
    1
  • Theft
    2,397
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    149
    0

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$68,945
National
$53,889
Children
28%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
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Buda Reviews

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It is a small town outside of Austin, Texas. It has grown more in the last ten years and is steadily growing. The commute to downtown Austin is about a 30-45 minute drive. I personally went to school in that area. School system is very well put together. Public schools are very modernized and relatively new. I feel very safe during the day but at night I have come across several different incidents. I believe because everyone tends to be home pretty early and so the new people see it as an opportunity to get away with crime. Traffic is never bad and it is easy to get around. Buda does have several public parks in a close range that are very family friendly. I have been to several events that were held at the parks. The town is overall very friendly.
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The area I currently live in is very family friendly. Most people living here have children that are still in school. We are a little bit in the middle of no where, if you want to go to a store it's about a 20 min drive. There are 2 good schools near by and the local YMCA is 5 mins away. Working at the Y i have gotten to experience its great people and facilities. Previously I lived in Austin and there was a lot more around to do in this busy city. Here in Buda, things are a lot more quite and calm. I see this area building up a little more in the future, but not changing its peaceful atmosphere.
Very close to everything. A nice drive I to south Austin from ether I-35 or the back roads like 1626; quiet and a wonderful place to start without the worry of being inside Austin; it's really all the niceties of South Austin but in a quaint little town just 10 min south of it.