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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$115,000
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$691
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%

Buena Vista Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    76
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    106
    525
  • Theft
    471
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    61
    263

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$29,097
National
$53,889
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    41%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Colleges

Buena Vista Reviews

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I am currently studying here and the campus is wonderful and the community is very supportive of the school. It is not a big city at all but it is cozey and a fun place especially for participating in outdoor activities.
There are many local shops and businesses, but they are discriminatory and sometimes very over-priced. Just about everything you need is accessible in this area, except the nearest Wal-Mart is 15 minutes away.
The city has lost a lot of jobs in the past 20 years. The taxes are the highest around. Poor city planning has lead to many people moving away. There are a lot of home for sale.