7 reviews
  1. Town in California
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  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
    B
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$422,700
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,119
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    100
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    0
    37
  • Robbery
    20
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    220
    575
  • Theft
    1,081
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    120
    257

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$59,695
National
$53,046
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    14%

    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
    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.