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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$202,000
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$787
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    72
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    145
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    181
    525
  • Theft
    1,664
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    72
    263

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$43,429
National
$53,889
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    41%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Buena Vista Reviews

10 reviews
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The food and drink options in town are great! There is only one chain restaurant, which is a subway. The rest are locally owned. There are several mexican restaurants, several steak and cheeseburger type restaurants, and various ethnic foods.
Review Buena Vista
All of the local shops are excellent, because they have to be to make it in a small town. Most of the restaurants are not chain, instead they are locally owned and the food is always great! We have a subway but that is the only mainstream restaurant in town. We have a City Market and an Alco but Walmart is in the next town over.
The people in this area are usually very active. It is a small town so many of the high school students participate in multiple sports. We are in the middle of the rocky mountains so everyone loves to hike, raft, kayak, and swim in the summers. We also have some excellent fitness facilities, even though they may be small in comparison to those in the cities.