Sylacauga, AL


Highest Appreciating Sylacauga Neighborhoods Since 2000

Sylacauga, AL Real Estate Data

Sylacauga Housing Market Information

With a population of 12,657, 4,926 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $105,291, house prices in Sylacauga are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Sylacauga, accounting for 69.89% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Sylacauga include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 14.08%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 10.70%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 4.31%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Sylacauga are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 57.61% owning and 42.39% renting.

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. Sylacauga's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 43.70% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Sylacauga include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 38.70%) and housing constructed between 2000 and later ( 9.17%). There's also some housing in Sylacauga built before 1939 ( 8.43%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Sylacauga. Fully 15.39% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Sylacauga homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Sylacauga 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.

Sylacauga Home Appreciation Rates

Real estate appreciation rates in Sylacauga's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging -0.63% during the period.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Sylacauga that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Sylacauga real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Sylacauga appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 5.70%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 70.22% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Sylacauga. Sylacauga appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 0.46%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 1.86%.

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

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,052,000 0.1
$789,001 - $1,052,000 0.7
$526,001 - $789,000 0.0
$421,001 - $526,000 0.4
$315,001 - $421,000 1.1
$210,001 - $315,000 7.6
$105,001 - $210,000 34.8
$52,001 - $105,000 30.0
$0 - $52,000 25.3

Average for AL
Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
73.9950779327317 50.25

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$767 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 57.61
Renters 42.39
Vacant 15.39

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Sylacauga HOMES
2000 or Newer 9.2
1970 - 1999 38.7
1940 - 1969 43.7
1939 or Older 8.4

Types of Homes

Single-Family 69.9
Townhomes 1.0
Small Apt. Buildings 14.1
Apt. Complexes 10.7
Mobile Homes 4.3
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.67
1 Bedroom 13.81
2 Bedrooms 24.89
3 Bedrooms 45.47
4 Bedrooms 12.56
5 or more bedrooms 1.61

Sylacauga 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
23.33% 1.22% 4 2
* 10 is highest