Bell Gardens, CA


Highest Appreciating Bell Gardens Neighborhoods Since 2000

Bell Gardens, 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

Bell Gardens Housing Market Information

With a population of 43,106, 9,496 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $411,476, real estate costs in Bell Gardens 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 Bell Gardens, accounting for 57.89% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Bell Gardens include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 14.53%), row houses and other attached homes ( 13.73%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 10.75%).

Bell Gardens is dominated by renter-occupied one, two, or no bedrooms apartments. 77.30% of Bell Gardens's dwellings are rentals.

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. Bell Gardens's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 63.49% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Bell Gardens include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 22.87%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 8.80%). There's also some housing in Bell Gardens built between 2000 and later ( 4.85%).

Bell Gardens Home Appreciation Rates

Bell Gardens's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Bell Gardens during the period has been just -1.94%, which is lower than 80% of US communities.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Bell Gardens that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Bell Gardens real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Bell Gardens appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 6.59%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 78.52% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Bell Gardens. Bell Gardens appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.99%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 8.20%.

Importantly, this makes Bell Gardens 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 Bell Gardens's latest annual appreciation rate is lower 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 Bell Gardens differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Bell Gardens - 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 Bell Gardens real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

Bell Gardens, CA HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,342,000 0.1
$1,006,001 - $1,342,000 2.1
$671,001 - $1,006,000 10.2
$537,001 - $671,000 14.5
$402,001 - $537,000 24.2
$268,001 - $402,000 28.2
$134,001 - $268,000 13.7
$67,001 - $134,000 2.0
$0 - $67,000 5.1

Average for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
8.90659791398102 52.3809523809524

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Bell Gardens 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
127.31% 4.88% 9 10
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,534 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 22.70
Renters 77.30
Vacant 3.45

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Bell Gardens HOMES
2000 or Newer 4.9
1970 - 1999 22.9
1940 - 1969 63.5
1939 or Older 8.8

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Bell Gardens HOMES
Single-Family 57.9
Townhomes 13.7
Small Apt. Buildings 10.7
Apt. Complexes 14.5
Mobile Homes 3.1
Other 0.0

Home Size

SIZE OF Bell Gardens HOMES
No Bedroom 4.06
1 Bedroom 18.55
2 Bedrooms 46.44
3 Bedrooms 26.26
4 Bedrooms 4.30
5 or more bedrooms 0.40