Hoover, AL


Highest Appreciating Hoover Neighborhoods Since 2000

Hoover, 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

Hoover Housing Market Information

With 84,848 people, 32,789 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $295,317, Hoover real estate is some of the most expensive in Alabama, although Hoover home values aren't among America's most expensive.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Hoover, accounting for 65.24% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Hoover include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 27.08%), row houses and other attached homes ( 5.64%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 1.77%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Hoover. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 67.48% of Hoover's homes, and 61.11% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

There is a lot of housing in Hoover 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 Hoover built between 2000 and later ( 26.38%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 12.99%).

Hoover Home Appreciation Rates

Real estate appreciation rates in Hoover's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging 0.15% during the period.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Hoover's appreciation rate, at 4.52%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Hoover's appreciation rate has been 2.24%, which annualizes to a rate of 9.29%.

Relative to Alabama, our data show that Hoover'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 Hoover differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Hoover - 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 Hoover real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,134,000 1.1
$850,001 - $1,134,000 1.5
$567,001 - $850,000 5.3
$453,001 - $567,000 6.8
$340,001 - $453,000 17.0
$227,001 - $340,000 31.4
$113,001 - $227,000 30.6
$57,001 - $113,000 3.7
$0 - $57,000 2.4

Very High for AL
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
17.5654312313367 1.75

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Hoover 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
33.05% 1.65% 6 3
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,563 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 67.48
Renters 32.52
Vacant 7.29

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 26.4
1970 - 1999 60.3
1940 - 1969 13.0
1939 or Older 0.3

Types of Homes

Single-Family 65.2
Townhomes 5.6
Small Apt. Buildings 1.8
Apt. Complexes 27.1
Mobile Homes 0.3
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.06
1 Bedroom 9.55
2 Bedrooms 17.91
3 Bedrooms 35.03
4 Bedrooms 26.08
5 or more bedrooms 10.37