Gardendale, AL Real Estate Market

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 Q3 2021. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more about Scout's Real Estate Data

Gardendale, AL Housing Market Trends

With 16,044 people, 5,551 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $212,920, Gardendale real estate is some of the most expensive in Alabama, although Gardendale home values aren't among America's most expensive.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Gardendale, accounting for 86.63% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Gardendale include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 4.79%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 3.03%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 2.88%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Gardendale. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 81.10% of Gardendale's homes, and 75.46% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

There is a lot of housing in Gardendale 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 Gardendale built between 2000 and later ( 29.31%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 23.07%). There's also some housing in Gardendale built before 1939 ( 2.93%).

Gardendale Home Appreciation Rates

Gardendale's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Gardendale during the period has been just 3.23%, which is lower than 70% of US communities.

Over the last year, Gardendale appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Gardendale's appreciation rate has been 11.48%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Gardendale were at 5.39%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 23.37%.

Relative to Alabama, our data show that Gardendale's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 70% of the other cities and towns in Alabama.

Average Home Values

 

Median Home Value:
$212,920

Gardendale, AL HOME PRICES

> $1,259,000
0.9%
0.9%
$944,001 - $1,259,000
0.0%
0.0%
$629,001 - $944,000
1.6%
1.6%
$503,001 - $629,000
1.4%
1.4%
$378,001 - $503,000
6.4%
6.4%
$252,001 - $378,000
20.5%
20.5%
$126,001 - $252,000
53.5%
53.5%
$63,001 - $126,000
11.2%
11.2%
$0 - $63,000
4.4%
4.4%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES
Value Relative To State

Average for Nation

Very High for AL

Value Relative To Nation

Number Of Homes And Apartments:
5,551

Gardendale Appreciation Rates

 
Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
AL*
Compared To
America*
Latest Quarter:
2021 Q2 - 2021 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2020 Q3 - 2021 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2019 Q3 - 2021 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2016 Q3 - 2021 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2011 Q3 - 2021 Q3
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2021 Q3
47.79% 1.81%
2
1
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership

 

Average Market Rent:
$1,685 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners
81.1%
81.1%
Renters
18.9%
18.9%
Vacant
6.4%
6.4%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Housing Market Details

 

Age of Homes

2000 or Newer
29.3%
29.3%
1970 - 1999
44.7%
44.7%
1940 - 1969
23.1%
23.1%
1939 or Older
2.9%
2.9%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Types of Homes

Single-Family
86.6%
86.6%
Townhomes
2.7%
2.7%
Small Apt. Buildings
3.0%
3.0%
Apt. Complexes
4.8%
4.8%
Mobile Homes
2.9%
2.9%
Other
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Home Size

No Bedroom
0.4%
0.4%
1 Bedroom
3.1%
3.1%
2 Bedrooms
17.1%
17.1%
3 Bedrooms
56.8%
56.8%
4 Bedrooms
18.6%
18.6%
5 or more bedrooms
3.9%
3.9%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Popular Neighborhoods in Gardendale

Zip Codes in Gardendale, AL