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

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

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    76
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    106
    1
  • Theft
    471
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    61
    0

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%
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Buena Vista Reviews

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This experience has been life changing. I previously went to school in an area that was considered a "constant party environment." This place is the complete opposite and exactly what I needed. The area is quiet and very peaceful. The LDS school environment is accepting of all faith and does not force you to do anything outside of follow the Honor Code. Since there is not much to do in Buena Vista itself, it is very easy to focus and get what you need to get done. I like how the sports teams and city support each other. It is very affordable to live in Buena Vista as well. If there was anything that I could change, it would be to bring a couple more big name companies here such as Chase Bank. Since it is a small town, a lot of the normal places that you would see in a big city are not in Buena Vista.
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There really aren't any jobs in town aside from manufacturing.
The schools are really bad as far as taking care of the issues (bullying, teacher pay - we lose a lot of good teachers due to pay) but they are huge on sports, especially football. That is something the town has going for it, there is huge turn out even at away games for the football team, I just wish all the sports were praised as much.
Real estate is bad due to such high taxes in town and the water bills are horrendous. It's bad when your water bill is higher than your electric bill each month. There are tons of houses for sale in town if you are okay with paying the high taxes & water bills. But don't dare try to sell a home in town, it will sit forever unless you take a loss on it.
There is nothing for kids/teens to do in town or even outside of town really.
Burns Vista has been a great town to live in. It's pretty quiet here and the crime rate isn't that high at all. The only thing that I wish was different here was the number of jobs, there's not too many jobs around here unless they are factory businesses.