Abbeville, AL


Highest Appreciating Abbeville Neighborhoods Since 2000

Abbeville, AL Real Estate Data

Abbeville Housing Market Information

With 2,620 people, 1,056 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $68,308, house prices in Abbeville are some of the most affordable in Alabama as well as the nation.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Abbeville, accounting for 75.32% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Abbeville include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 9.99%), mobile homes or trailers ( 9.92%), and a few large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 4.47%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Abbeville. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 65.68% of Abbeville's homes, and 61.17% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

There is a lot of housing in Abbeville built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Abbeville built between 1940-1969 ( 37.02%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from before 1939 ( 10.75%). There's also some housing in Abbeville built between 2000 and later ( 4.92%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Abbeville. Fully 20.06% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Abbeville homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Abbeville real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

Abbeville Home Appreciation Rates

Abbeville's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Abbeville during the period has been just -1.77%, which is lower than 80% of US communities.

Over the last year, Abbeville appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Abbeville's appreciation rate has been -3.51%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Abbeville were at 1.74%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 7.16%.

Importantly, this makes Abbeville 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 Alabama, our data show that Abbeville's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 90% of the other cities and towns in Alabama.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $989,000 0.0
$742,001 - $989,000 0.8
$494,001 - $742,000 0.0
$396,001 - $494,000 0.0
$297,001 - $396,000 0.0
$198,001 - $297,000 3.7
$99,001 - $198,000 16.7
$49,001 - $99,000 43.9
$0 - $49,000 34.8

Very Low for AL
Very Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
95.822102425876 90.5

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$641 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 65.68
Renters 34.32
Vacant 20.06

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Abbeville HOMES
2000 or Newer 4.9
1970 - 1999 47.3
1940 - 1969 37.0
1939 or Older 10.7

Types of Homes

Single-Family 75.3
Townhomes 0.3
Small Apt. Buildings 10.0
Apt. Complexes 4.5
Mobile Homes 9.9
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 3.33
1 Bedroom 4.47
2 Bedrooms 29.30
3 Bedrooms 50.42
4 Bedrooms 10.75
5 or more bedrooms 1.74

Abbeville Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q3 - 2016 Q4
Last 12 Months:
2015 Q4 - 2016 Q4
Last 2 Years:
2014 Q4 - 2016 Q4
Last 5 Years:
2011 Q4 - 2016 Q4
Last 10 Years:
2006 Q4 - 2016 Q4
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2016 Q4
19.78% 1.05% 3 2
* 10 is highest

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