Castaic, CA


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Castaic, 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

Castaic Housing Market Information

With 19,574 people, 5,869 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $550,858, real estate costs in Castaic 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 Castaic, accounting for 85.43% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Castaic include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 9.59%), mobile homes or trailers ( 2.07%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 1.84%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Castaic. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 80.28% of Castaic's homes, and 70.91% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

There is a lot of housing in Castaic 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 Castaic built between 2000 and later ( 30.43%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 4.65%).

Castaic Home Appreciation Rates

Castaic's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Castaic during the period has been just -1.34%, which is lower than 80% of US communities.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Castaic that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Castaic real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Castaic appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 7.42%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 83.64% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Castaic. Castaic appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.99%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 8.20%.

Importantly, this makes Castaic 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 Castaic'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 town. Individual neighborhoods within Castaic differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Castaic - 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 Castaic real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,298,000 2.4
$974,001 - $1,298,000 1.8
$649,001 - $974,000 17.7
$519,001 - $649,000 31.4
$389,001 - $519,000 24.0
$260,001 - $389,000 11.2
$130,001 - $260,000 5.1
$65,001 - $130,000 2.7
$0 - $65,000 3.7

High for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
4.7345599437478 33.2010582010582

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Castaic 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
93.46% 3.90% 6 10
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$2,614 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 80.28
Renters 19.72
Vacant 2.83

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 30.4
1970 - 1999 64.4
1940 - 1969 4.7
1939 or Older 0.6

Types of Homes

Single-Family 85.4
Townhomes 1.1
Small Apt. Buildings 1.8
Apt. Complexes 9.6
Mobile Homes 2.1
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 0.31
1 Bedroom 2.62
2 Bedrooms 14.85
3 Bedrooms 39.59
4 Bedrooms 31.32
5 or more bedrooms 11.31