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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$418,600
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,326
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    39
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    20
    41
  • Robbery
    20
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    294
    525
  • Theft
    765
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$71,667
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

    Buellton Reviews

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    Since the town is very small, almost everyone knows everyone. The local business close down very early and the franchises open till around midnight so the food options are unlimited. There is no nightlife other than the Hitching post, or AJ Spurs, and China Panda. Many think that we are just another pit stop along the way to places like San Jose, San Luis Obispo areas, or San Francisco but we are so much more. We have a park, a movie theater, annual events, and the best of them all which is Ostrichland
    Review Buellton
    Since we are a very small community, not a lot of crime happens. Every now and then, of course, there will be a robbery at the bank or theft at stores but there are no murders or rape reports ever. Most of the crime happens in Lompoc which is fairly far from here and I feel very safe walking through town at night alone. We have a curfew of 10pm and police are always there to help.
    Besides the drought, the outdoors is well kept with little to no pollution.