Acton, CA


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Acton, CA Real Estate Data

Acton Housing Market Information

With a population of 7,819, 2,473 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $508,170, real estate costs in Acton are among some of the highest in the nation, although house prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive California communities.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Acton, accounting for 88.11% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Acton include mobile homes or trailers ( 10.27%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Acton. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 90.61% of Acton's homes, and 80.66% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

There is a lot of housing in Acton 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 Acton built between 2000 and later ( 18.80%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 7.82%). There's also some housing in Acton built before 1939 ( 1.91%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Acton. Fully 10.91% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Acton homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Acton 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.

Acton Home Appreciation Rates

Homes have actually lost value in Acton over the last then years, as home values have seen a decline of 21.77% during the ten year period. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout appreciation rate data shows Acton home appreciation rates at 2.00%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 8.23%.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Acton that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Acton real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Acton appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 7.96%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 85.85% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Acton. Acton appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.00%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 8.23%.

Importantly, this makes Acton one of the highest appreciating communities in the nation for the latest quarter, and may signal the town's near-future real estate investment strength.

Relative to California, our data show that Acton's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 60% of the other cities and towns in California.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,272,000 0.8
$954,001 - $1,272,000 4.9
$636,001 - $954,000 24.8
$509,001 - $636,000 23.9
$382,001 - $509,000 18.5
$254,001 - $382,000 17.5
$127,001 - $254,000 5.4
$64,001 - $127,000 1.4
$0 - $64,000 2.3

High for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
5.56076409234736 37.962962962963

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,417 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 90.61
Renters 9.39
Vacant 10.91

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 18.8
1970 - 1999 71.5
1940 - 1969 7.8
1939 or Older 1.9

Types of Homes

Single-Family 88.1
Townhomes 0.9
Small Apt. Buildings 0.4
Apt. Complexes 0.0
Mobile Homes 10.3
Other 0.3

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.33
1 Bedroom 3.21
2 Bedrooms 9.47
3 Bedrooms 43.26
4 Bedrooms 37.39
5 or more bedrooms 5.33

Acton 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
76.47% 3.35% 5 9
* 10 is highest

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