Florence, AL


Highest Appreciating Florence Neighborhoods Since 2000

Florence, AL 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 Q2 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

Florence Housing Market Information

With a population of 40,026, 17,568 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $132,972, house prices in Florence are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Florence, accounting for 67.87% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Florence include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 18.29%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 10.34%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 2.08%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Florence are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 53.91% owning and 46.09% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Florence 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 Florence built between 1940-1969 ( 40.81%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 10.91%). There's also some housing in Florence built before 1939 ( 5.99%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Florence. Fully 12.49% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Florence homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Florence 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.

Florence Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Florence has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Florence real estate appreciated 16.34% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 1.53%, putting Florence in the top 20% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Florence definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Florence's appreciation rate, at 5.20%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Florence's appreciation rate has been 1.86%, which annualizes to a rate of 7.64%.

Relative to Alabama, our data show that Florence's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 80% of the other cities and towns in Alabama.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Florence differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Florence - 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 Florence real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,113,000 0.4
$834,001 - $1,113,000 0.6
$556,001 - $834,000 0.5
$445,001 - $556,000 1.1
$334,001 - $445,000 3.8
$222,001 - $334,000 10.9
$111,001 - $222,000 34.1
$56,001 - $111,000 32.5
$0 - $56,000 16.2

High for AL
Average for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
59.640494174132 27.5

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Florence Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2017 Q1 - 2017 Q2
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q2 - 2017 Q2
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q2 - 2017 Q2
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q2 - 2017 Q2
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q2 - 2017 Q2
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q2
38.65% 1.88% 7 4
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$765 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 53.91
Renters 46.09
Vacant 12.49

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 10.9
1970 - 1999 42.3
1940 - 1969 40.8
1939 or Older 6.0

Types of Homes

Single-Family 67.9
Townhomes 1.2
Small Apt. Buildings 10.3
Apt. Complexes 18.3
Mobile Homes 2.1
Other 0.2

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.11
1 Bedroom 11.73
2 Bedrooms 28.69
3 Bedrooms 40.43
4 Bedrooms 14.34
5 or more bedrooms 3.72