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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$187,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$851
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    217
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    43
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    564
    525
  • Theft
    1,475
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    65
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$46,169
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    22%
    13%

    Buena Reviews

    6 reviews
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    Buena is a rural community with many farms. The schools are better than surrounding districts, but funding from the state and federal government is limited. Property taxes are high. Recreational activities are limited.
    There isn't much to offer. Only a couple of Pizza shops, dollar stores, and other food places. Nothing out of the ordinary. I live by a major highway so it gets to be quite noisy.
    The housing is nothing special even though there are a bunch of new houses being built