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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    D+
  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
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Garden Grove is a suburb of Los Angeles with a population of 174,010. Garden Grove is in Orange County. Living in Garden Grove offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Garden Grove there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Garden Grove and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Garden Grove are highly rated.
About Garden Grove...
Population
174,010

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$519,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,480
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Garden Grove 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
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    163.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    30.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    93.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    351
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,611.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    350.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    26%
    13%

Working in Garden Grove

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$65,591
National
$55,322
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I love Garden Grove for their authentic Vietnemese cuisines, culture and homely feel that surrounds the city. Being Vietnamese myself, I'm always greeted with nostalgia for my family's home cooked meals whenever I dine in a nearby restaurant or immerse myself in the crowds of people at the supermarkets who speak my parent's language. If anyone were to wonder what city would I recommend to visit surrounding the Orange County area, I'd recommend Garden Grove hands down!

Garden Grove's signature dish that everyone flocks to is "Pho Ga", which translates to Pho Chicken. Pho can be regarded as the Asian Chicken Noodle soup, but better!

We pride ourselves on our culture too as we celebrate Chinese New Year every February with fireworks and firecrackers, leaving the streets reeking with smokes of good fortune yearly.

And lastly, the homely feel that warms from this city. Nothing brings me more joy to see characteristics of my family in the everyday people that I bump into.
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I love how Garden Grove is an immensely diverse city and how everyone is so open and nice to everyone! Living in this city means the world to me, and I find it so fascinating being able to experience a world that I can relate to so well and one that I can feel so safe and comfortable in. Everything in Garden Grove screams perfection, from public schools to safety and to people. Having lived in Garden Grove all my life, I love how I can also see the city grow as a whole. It is very touching and amazing to see the overall economy in Garden Grove increasingly prosper overtime, and it is why I love living in this city.
I was raised in Garden Grove. Depending on which side you lived on (east or west), you have different access to local places. I live on the east side of Garden Grove, so I am extremely close to Disneyland and Santa Ana and Huntington Beach. On the west side, people would have a closer access to Long Beach and Seal Beach. I love Garden Grove, because there are little diverse communities too such as Little Saigon and Koreatown. There are a lot of amazing schools, park, and local fairs. An attraction of Garden Grove is the Strawberry Festival, hosted every year in the month of May. There will be fair food, rides, and strawberries!