5.6 out of 10


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  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Pest Free
  • Cost of Living
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Graffiti and Illegal Dumping"

Stanton is a small city of 39,000 located south of Buena Park in the northwestern region of Orange County. It’s small (about 3 square miles) and surrounded on all sides by other cities, including Cypress, Anaheim and Garden Grove. Knott’s Berry Farm and other entertainment venues on Beach Blvd in Buena Park are only a couple of miles away, but Stanton in itself has no real landmarks that set it apart from its neighbors. There is a small amusement park on Beach Blvd in Stanton called Adventure City, but it’s overshadowed by the proximity of Knott’s.

Many of the streets in Stanton have a weathered and rundown appearance. There has been a recent effort by the city of Stanton to upgrade some of the small parks within its borders, but empty businesses and older strip malls detract from efforts to beautify the city.

According to U.S. Census figures, 20% of the population of Stanton has an income below the poverty line. Graffiti and illegal dumping is an issue in Stanton and some residents have created unofficial city websites documenting the issues. These websites also promote the feeling that city officials are overpaid when compared to the service they are delivering to the city.
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"A small town with great people"

Stanton is situated in the northwestern region of Orange County. The residents of this city enjoy a small town feeling while surrounded by a closely knitted community. This city is a proud part of the Orange County that aims to achieve their motto, “Community Pride and Forward Vision”. This is a great city that encourages creativity, growth and a sense of community togetherness, identity and pride. They create this bond and happiness amongst their people by constantly enhancing their residential and commercial regions and constantly improving the city for their people. The City of Stanton is bordered by Cypress, Anaheim and Garden Grove.

Households in Stanton earn an annual median income of about $39,000. Their biggest employers include CR&R and Sams Club. The children of Stanton attend schools operated by the Garden Grove Unified School District and Anaheim Union High School District. It also houses a private school. Stanton also has a branch of the Orange County Public Library, where people get to read volumes of books and enjoy community activities such as children’s story time, craft classes and tutoring services. Stanton also helps their children learn through the Orange County Children’s Theatre and the Future Scientists and Engineers of America Organizations.

Stanton also has great parks that have been recently upgraded. They have also opened some new parks such as the Veterans Memorial, Pocket and Harry M. Dotson Parks. Many of these parks come with facilities that can be used by the people of Stanton – old and young. Stanton is also home to the Adventure City that has ride and shows catering to children under the age of 12.

There are three main annual events one can’t miss in Stanton – Summerfest, Halloween Fait and Christmas in the City. Families in Stanton never fail to enjoy these three events at any cost. Summerfest comes with carnival rides, music, food and fun. Halloween Fair has games that children could participate in and win candy and a costume contest. Santa comes to town at the Christmas in the City event.
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  • Families with kids

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