Valley, AL


Highest Appreciating Valley Neighborhoods Since 2000

Valley, 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

Valley Housing Market Information

With a population of 9,464, 3,610 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $85,777, 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

Valley's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Valley during the period has been just -0.89%, which is lower than 70% of US communities.

Over the last year, Valley appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Valley's appreciation rate has been 2.75%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Valley were at -0.55%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of -2.17%.

Notably, Valley's appreciation rate in the latest quarter is one of the lowest in America.

Relative to Alabama, our data show that Valley's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 50% of the other cities and towns in Alabama.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,050,000 0.4
$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
87.5753849757012 69.0

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Valley 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
29.78% 1.50% 5 3
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$927 / 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