Budacu de Jos commune is limitrophe to Bistrita municipality, located in the south-eastern part of the county residence, the other neighboring administrative units being the communes : Cetate, Dumitriţa, Şieu, Mărişelu. Located in the center of the county, in the south east of the city of Bistrita, Budacu de Jos commune is a beautiful place, inhabited until 1944 by the Saxon population, the imprint of this civilization being visible even today.
The locality was documentary attested in 1345, but it can be said that these beautiful places are populated since the time of the Daco-Romans. The proofs in this regard are: the Roman Tower from the second century, Monariu archaeological site, Jelna archaeological site etc.
- Bistriţa town to the north and north-west
- Dumitriţa commune to the east
- Şieu commune to the south-east