Valley, AL


Highest Appreciating Valley Neighborhoods Since 2000

Valley, AL Real Estate Data

Valley Housing Market Information

With a population of 9,464, 3,610 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $85,879, house prices in Valley are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Valley, accounting for 70.54% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Valley include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 19.23%), mobile homes or trailers ( 7.52%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 2.38%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Valley are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 60.35% owning and 39.65% 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. Valley's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 33.29% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Valley include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 32.04%) and housing constructed between 2000 and later ( 17.48%). There's also some housing in Valley built before 1939 ( 17.19%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Valley. Fully 21.04% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Valley homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Valley 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.

Valley Home Appreciation Rates

Real estate appreciation rates in Valley's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging -0.68% during the period.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Valley's appreciation rate, at 5.48%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Valley's appreciation rate has been 0.45%, which annualizes to a rate of 1.79%.

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

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,050,000 0.0
$787,001 - $1,050,000 0.0
$525,001 - $787,000 0.4
$420,001 - $525,000 0.6
$315,001 - $420,000 2.0
$210,001 - $315,000 5.4
$105,001 - $210,000 27.9
$53,001 - $105,000 43.1
$0 - $53,000 20.2

Low for AL
Very Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
86.7748740185163 67.75

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$902 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 60.35
Renters 39.65
Vacant 21.04

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 17.5
1970 - 1999 32.0
1940 - 1969 33.3
1939 or Older 17.2

Types of Homes

Single-Family 70.5
Townhomes 0.3
Small Apt. Buildings 2.4
Apt. Complexes 19.2
Mobile Homes 7.5
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 6.65
1 Bedroom 5.82
2 Bedrooms 31.15
3 Bedrooms 44.42
4 Bedrooms 11.20
5 or more bedrooms 0.77

Valley 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
30.22% 1.54% 6 3
* 10 is highest