Brentwood, CA


Highest Appreciating Brentwood Neighborhoods Since 2000

Brentwood, 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

Brentwood Housing Market Information

With 58,968 people, 17,725 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $547,299, real estate costs in Brentwood 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 Brentwood, accounting for 89.96% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Brentwood include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 4.88%), row houses and other attached homes ( 2.17%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 1.72%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Brentwood. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 73.86% of Brentwood's homes, and 64.48% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

Brentwood homes and real estate are some of the newest in America. 55.48% of Brentwood's housing was built since 2000, making the city have a very new look and feel. If you like the amenities of newer homes and subdivisions, then you will probably like what the Brentwood real estate market has to offer. Quite a bit of the housing here was also built between 1970-1999 ( 39.69%), and between 1940-1969 ( 3.72%). There's also some housing in Brentwood built before 1939 ( 1.11%).

Brentwood Home Appreciation Rates

Brentwood's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Brentwood during the period has been just -1.69%, which is lower than 80% of US communities.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Brentwood that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Brentwood real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Brentwood appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 7.40%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 83.50% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Brentwood. Brentwood appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.03%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 8.39%.

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

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,400,000 0.7
$1,050,001 - $1,400,000 2.4
$700,001 - $1,050,000 21.7
$560,001 - $700,000 21.4
$420,001 - $560,000 23.6
$280,001 - $420,000 19.7
$140,001 - $280,000 7.1
$70,001 - $140,000 1.0
$0 - $70,000 2.4

High for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
4.76971756709246 33.7301587301587

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Brentwood 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
55.83% 2.60% 2 7
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$3,654 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 73.86
Renters 26.14
Vacant 3.15

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Brentwood HOMES
2000 or Newer 55.5
1970 - 1999 39.7
1940 - 1969 3.7
1939 or Older 1.1

Types of Homes

Single-Family 90.0
Townhomes 2.2
Small Apt. Buildings 1.7
Apt. Complexes 4.9
Mobile Homes 1.3
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 0.66
1 Bedroom 3.36
2 Bedrooms 16.67
3 Bedrooms 31.64
4 Bedrooms 32.84
5 or more bedrooms 14.84