Smiths Station, AL


Highest Appreciating Smiths Station Neighborhoods Since 2000

Smiths Station, AL Real Estate Data

Smiths Station Housing Market Information

With 5,300 people, 1,966 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $132,546, house prices in Smiths Station are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Smiths Station, accounting for 66.92% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Smiths Station include mobile homes or trailers ( 18.86%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 6.97%), and a few large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 4.82%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Smiths Station. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 72.94% of Smiths Station's homes, and 66.26% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

There is a lot of housing in Smiths Station 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 Smiths Station built between 2000 and later ( 24.24%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 20.68%).

Smiths Station Home Appreciation Rates

Smiths Station's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Smiths Station during the period has been just -1.00%, which is lower than 70% of US communities.

Over the last year, Smiths Station appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Smiths Station's appreciation rate has been 3.18%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Smiths Station were at 2.45%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 10.17%.

Importantly, this makes Smiths Station 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 Smiths Station's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 50% of the other cities and towns in Alabama.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

Smiths Station, AL HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,057,000 0.4
$793,001 - $1,057,000 0.2
$529,001 - $793,000 1.2
$423,001 - $529,000 1.1
$317,001 - $423,000 5.7
$211,001 - $317,000 14.7
$106,001 - $211,000 45.5
$53,001 - $106,000 19.4
$0 - $53,000 11.6

High for AL
Average for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
58.303058713231 26.25

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,042 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 72.94
Renters 27.06
Vacant 8.00

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Smiths Station HOMES
2000 or Newer 24.2
1970 - 1999 54.3
1940 - 1969 20.7
1939 or Older 0.7

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Smiths Station HOMES
Single-Family 66.9
Townhomes 0.3
Small Apt. Buildings 7.0
Apt. Complexes 4.8
Mobile Homes 18.9
Other 2.1

Home Size

SIZE OF Smiths Station HOMES
No Bedroom 2.06
1 Bedroom 4.68
2 Bedrooms 26.02
3 Bedrooms 48.29
4 Bedrooms 17.97
5 or more bedrooms 0.98

Smiths Station 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
19.57% 1.04% 3 2
* 10 is highest

Zip Codes in Smiths Station, AL