Aliso Viejo, CA

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Aliso Viejo, 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 Q4 2018. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Aliso Viejo Housing Market Information

With 51,671 people, 18,661 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $730,438, real estate costs in Aliso Viejo 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 Aliso Viejo, accounting for 37.00% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Aliso Viejo include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 30.80%), row houses and other attached homes ( 26.92%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 5.12%).

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

There is a lot of housing in Aliso Viejo 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 Aliso Viejo built between 2000 and later ( 14.23%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 1.55%).

Aliso Viejo Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Aliso Viejo has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Aliso Viejo real estate appreciated 47.90% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 3.99%, putting Aliso Viejo in the top 10% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Aliso Viejo 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 Aliso Viejo that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Aliso Viejo real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Aliso Viejo appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 9.19%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 87.42% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Aliso Viejo. Aliso Viejo appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.00%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 8.24%.

Relative to California, our data show that Aliso Viejo's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 50% 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 Aliso Viejo differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Aliso Viejo - 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 Aliso Viejo real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,260,000 4.5
$945,001 - $1,260,000 13.7
$630,001 - $945,000 42.0
$504,001 - $630,000 19.3
$378,001 - $504,000 13.8
$252,001 - $378,000 3.7
$126,001 - $252,000 1.2
$63,001 - $126,000 0.1
$0 - $63,000 1.8

High for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
3.08321167883212 26.343381389253

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Aliso Viejo Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2018 Q3 - 2018 Q4
Last 12 Months:
2017 Q4 - 2018 Q4
Last 2 Years:
2016 Q4 - 2018 Q4
Last 5 Years:
2013 Q4 - 2018 Q4
Last 10 Years:
2008 Q4 - 2018 Q4
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2018 Q4
153.96% 4.96%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$2,952 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 59.72
Renters 40.28
Vacant 5.69

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Aliso Viejo HOMES
2000 or Newer 14.2
1970 - 1999 83.8
1940 - 1969 1.6
1939 or Older 0.4

Types of Homes

Single-Family 37.0
Townhomes 26.9
Small Apt. Buildings 5.1
Apt. Complexes 30.8
Mobile Homes 0.2
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.73
1 Bedroom 12.48
2 Bedrooms 34.30
3 Bedrooms 32.87
4 Bedrooms 13.83
5 or more bedrooms 4.78