Life in Anaheim, California

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Are you thinking of moving or relocating to Anaheim, California? Would you like to know what the quality of life is like living in Anaheim?
Maggie reports in this review:
WeatherHow much crime?What are the neighborhoods like?What are the people like?
The weather is generally hot in the summer months. The average temperature is 89 degrees. In the Winter the city can be cold with temperatures averaging 47 degrees. The wettest month is in February with heavy rain. The winds in this town can be warm, dry, and strong. There are no hurricanes, tornado's, or snow in this town.Anaheim isn't the safest city to live in. The kinds of crime I've heard of occurring are thefts, burglaries, and auto thefts. About 62% of the crimes are thefts, 14% are burglaries, and 13% are auto thefts. Shootings are pretty common in this town too. Not the best place to live if you want to raise a family.Some of the better parts of town are the neighborhoods of Black Star Canyon Rd, and East Serrano/Columbus Way. The median home prices in the best parts of town are $600,000 with rental prices of $2,139. The homes are established but not old having been built between 1970-1999. There are many executives who live in these neighborhoods. Most of the people are Iranian, Austrian, Yugoslavian and White. The worst parts of town are South Anaheim, W Katella Ave & S Harbor Blvd, W La Palma Ave & N Harbor Blvd. The median home prices in these parts of the neighborhood are $400,000. The rental prices are $1,600. The homes are older and built between 1940 and 1969. There are many Mexicans in these parts of the neighborhood.Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations and types of people represented. Majority of the people are nice while some aren't. In the better parts of town there are many executives, and high income couples with children. There are also many gang affiliated people in this town as well that aren't as educated or making good money.If you're Hispanic or Iranian, enjoy a lot of people and a hectic lifestyle you will fit in this town. For those who prefer a safer community with less traffic and beautiful peaceful scenery's you would not fit well in this town.
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There are quite a variety of shopping centers with many options of stores to chose from. Most of the shops are affordable and there is plenty of space to park and walk around. Some of the plazas have more to offer than others.The best restaurants are Umami Burger, Napa Rose, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co, and The Original Pancake House.The quality of the public schools are below average to average. There are better cities that offer better quality of teaching and programs for the students.There are plenty of opportunities in this town for singles. There are a variety of night clubs, restaurants, and the Angels Stadium.
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There is an airport about 15 miles from the city as well as some nearby highways.Compared to its neighboring town of Brea, Anaheim is higher in crime rate than Brea. Brea is a safe and beautiful city with plenty to do and see. Anaheim is more run down compared to Brea. Brea is definitely a better place to live because it's safer to raise a family and the town is clean with many high end shopping centers and restaurants.The name of the local hospital is Anaheim Health Medical Center. The hospital has nearly 600 doctors and all of them are board certified with exceptional knowledge. The staff aren't as helpful, while some are more friendly than others.Some of the nicest places to visit in this town are Disneyland, Angels Stadium, and Gardenwalk.
General comments   
My first impressions of this town is that it's where Disneyland and Angels Stadium is. There is a lot to do when it comes to theme parks and entertainment. This town feels as though it's not as nice as other cities. There are plenty of run down neighborhoods with diverse restaurants. Some of the areas are better in quality and scenery. This town is very diverse, and overly crowded. I don't get a sense of feeling secure and safe when coming here. There are quite a few of gang affiliated people and some neighborhoods have graffiti on the walls.   
Anaheim, California population: 336265

How many black people live in Anaheim? How many white people?
Number of White People177237Percentage of White people52.7%
Number of Black People11478Percentage of Black people3.4%
Number of Hispanic People182515Percentage of Hispanic people54.3%
Number of Asian People57802Percentage of Asian people17.2%
Number of American Indian People4684Percentage of American Indian people1.4%

Note: Numbers may add up to >100% because some people are more than one race.

Anaheim, California

Percent college grads: 23.1%
Percent grad school grads: 6.7%
Unemployment rate: 9.6
Median house value: 503000
Median income: 57807

How many singles in Anaheim?

Single men ages 20-34Single women ages 20-34Ratio of single men to women age
26714218501.22men for each woman
Single men ages 35-44Single women ages 35-44Ratio of single men to women age
853290470.94men for each woman
Single men ages 45-54Single women ages 45-54Ratio of single men to women age
661380630.82men for each woman

Crimes in Anaheim, California
CrimesAbsolute numbersAverage percentage chance of being a victim in
by typeof crimesOne YearFive Years
Aggr. Assault5740%1%
Auto Theft10100%2%

Weather History for Anaheim, California

Anaheim, California Basic Temperatue and Weather (30 year averages)
MonthNumber of Days below zero (degrees)Number of Days 0-20's (degrees)Number of Days 20's (degrees)Number of Days 30's (degrees)Number of Days 40's (degrees)Number of Days 50's (degrees)Number of Days 60's (degrees)Number of Days 70's (degrees)Number of Days 80's (degrees)Number of Days 90's+ (degrees)
Average year000000881501280
Realistic temperatures, taking into account precipitation, amount of sunlight during the day, winds during the day, and humidity during hot days.

MonthNumber of Days below zero (degrees)Number of Days 0-20's (degrees)Number of Days 20's (degrees)Number of Days 30's (degrees)Number of Days 40's (degrees)Number of Days 50's (degrees)Number of Days 60's (degrees)Number of Days 70's (degrees)Number of Days 80's (degrees)Number of Days 90's+ (degrees)
Average year000000451921280

How many hot humid days a year does Anaheim, California have?
How many cloudy days a year does Anaheim, California have?
How many sunny days a year does Anaheim, California have? How sunny is it?
How many windy days a year does Anaheim, California have? How windy is it?
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MonthNumber of hot, humid daysNumber of very windy daysNumber of windy daysNumber of somewhat windy daysNumber of calm daysNumber of clear daysNumber of moderately cloudly daysNumber of somewhat cloudy daysNumber of very cloudy days
Average year000128237205346267

(Note: Humidity, wind, and cloudcover information is based on (a) 30 year averages and in many cases (b) a large nearby weather station. If you're in an area with a lot of "micro climates" actual conditions may vary.)

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Sources of information: Census, FBI Crime Statistics, NOAA
Disclaimer: The information presented here are for the general population, assume the same rate of crime in the future, and an evenly distributed amount of crime throughout the city in question. They are not meant to accurately predict whether one person in particular will be a victim of crime. Percentages are based on the population of the city/town in question, except for burglaries, which are based on the number of households.