Buena Park, CA


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Buena Park, CA Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Buena Park Housing Market Information

With a population of 83,270, 23,130 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $521,032, real estate costs in Buena Park are among some of the highest in the nation, although house prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive California communities.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Buena Park, accounting for 59.40% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Buena Park include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 26.31%), row houses and other attached homes ( 7.36%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 5.63%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Buena Park are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 55.84% owning and 44.16% renting.

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. Buena Park's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 60.39% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Buena Park include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 31.41%) and housing constructed between 2000 and later ( 5.88%). There's also some housing in Buena Park built before 1939 ( 2.32%).

Buena Park Home Appreciation Rates

Real estate appreciation rates in Buena Park's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging -0.60% during the period.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Buena Park that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Buena Park real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Buena Park appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 7.24%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 82.70% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Buena Park. Buena Park appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.99%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 8.20%.

Importantly, this makes Buena Park one of the highest appreciating communities in the nation for the latest quarter, and may signal the city's near-future real estate investment strength.

Relative to California, our data show that Buena Park's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 60% of the other cities and towns in California.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Buena Park differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Buena Park - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Buena Park real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,291,000 0.7
$969,001 - $1,291,000 3.0
$645,001 - $969,000 17.7
$516,001 - $645,000 28.8
$387,001 - $516,000 34.6
$258,001 - $387,000 9.5
$129,001 - $258,000 1.8
$65,001 - $129,000 1.2
$0 - $65,000 2.8

High for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
5.36739716395172 37.1693121693122

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Buena Park Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
129.88% 4.94% 9 10
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$2,051 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 55.84
Renters 44.16
Vacant 3.65

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 5.9
1970 - 1999 31.4
1940 - 1969 60.4
1939 or Older 2.3

Types of Homes

Single-Family 59.4
Townhomes 7.4
Small Apt. Buildings 5.6
Apt. Complexes 26.3
Mobile Homes 1.1
Other 0.2

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.24
1 Bedroom 7.18
2 Bedrooms 29.65
3 Bedrooms 38.47
4 Bedrooms 20.07
5 or more bedrooms 3.38