Alameda, CA


Highest Appreciating Alameda Neighborhoods Since 2000

Alameda, CA 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 Q1 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

Alameda Housing Market Information

With 78,630 people, 30,708 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $909,560, Alameda house prices are not only among the most expensive in California, Alameda real estate also is some of the most expensive in all of America.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Alameda, accounting for 43.10% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Alameda include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 30.09%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 15.67%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 10.93%).

People in Alameda primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) single-family detached homes. Alameda has a mixture of owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing.

The housing in Alameda was primarily built before 1939 ( 33.67%), making the housing stock in Alameda some of the oldest overall in America, although there is a range of ages of homes in Alameda. The next most important housing age is between 1970-1999 ( 32.68%), followed by between 1940-1969 ( 28.34%). There's also some housing in Alameda built between 2000 and later ( 5.31%).

Alameda Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Alameda has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Alameda real estate appreciated 32.31% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 2.84%, putting Alameda in the top 10% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Alameda definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Alameda that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Alameda real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Alameda appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 9.18%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 91.35% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Alameda. Alameda appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.03%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 8.39%.

Importantly, this makes Alameda 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 California, our data show that Alameda's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 70% of the other cities and towns in California.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Alameda differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Alameda - 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 Alameda real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,400,000 8.8
$1,050,001 - $1,400,000 21.2
$700,001 - $1,050,000 39.5
$560,001 - $700,000 12.3
$420,001 - $560,000 7.8
$280,001 - $420,000 5.5
$140,001 - $280,000 1.9
$70,001 - $140,000 1.2
$0 - $70,000 1.8

Very High for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
1.39458572600492 14.8148148148148

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Alameda Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
123.53% 4.77% 9 10
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$2,769 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 46.39
Renters 53.61
Vacant 4.76

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 5.3
1970 - 1999 32.7
1940 - 1969 28.3
1939 or Older 33.7

Types of Homes

Single-Family 43.1
Townhomes 10.9
Small Apt. Buildings 15.7
Apt. Complexes 30.1
Mobile Homes 0.1
Other 0.1

Home Size

No Bedroom 3.99
1 Bedroom 18.05
2 Bedrooms 36.02
3 Bedrooms 27.05
4 Bedrooms 12.04
5 or more bedrooms 2.86