Cathedral City CA

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Cathedral City, 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 2020. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

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

Cathedral City Housing Market Information

With 54,902 people, 17,984 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $342,020, Cathedral City real estate prices are well above average cost compared to national prices.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Cathedral City, accounting for 56.03% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Cathedral City include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 13.55%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 13.18%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 9.93%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Cathedral City are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 60.75% owning and 39.25% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Cathedral City 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 Cathedral City built between 2000 and later ( 20.40%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 11.19%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Cathedral City. Fully 20.70% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Cathedral City homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Cathedral City real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

Cathedral City Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Cathedral City has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Cathedral City real estate appreciated 84.65% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 6.32%, putting Cathedral City in the top 10% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Cathedral City 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 Cathedral City that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Cathedral City real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Cathedral City appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 7.52%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 81.01% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Cathedral City. Cathedral City appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.18%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 4.82%.

Relative to California, our data show that Cathedral City's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 90% 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 Cathedral City differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Cathedral City - 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 Cathedral City real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

Cathedral City, CA HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,279,000 2.4
$959,001 - $1,279,000 1.4
$640,001 - $959,000 3.4
$512,001 - $640,000 6.0
$384,001 - $512,000 22.3
$256,001 - $384,000 32.0
$128,001 - $256,000 23.1
$64,001 - $128,000 5.0
$0 - $64,000 4.4

Low for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
16.636496350365 68.9384010484928

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Cathedral City Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2019 Q4 - 2020 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2019 Q1 - 2020 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2018 Q1 - 2020 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2020 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2010 Q1 - 2020 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2020 Q1
127.50% 4.14%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,619 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 60.75
Renters 39.25
Vacant 20.70

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Cathedral City HOMES
2000 or Newer 20.4
1970 - 1999 67.7
1940 - 1969 11.2
1939 or Older 0.7

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Cathedral City HOMES
Single-Family 56.0
Townhomes 7.1
Small Apt. Buildings 13.2
Apt. Complexes 13.6
Mobile Homes 9.9
Other 0.2

Home Size

SIZE OF Cathedral City HOMES
No Bedroom 3.02
1 Bedroom 9.78
2 Bedrooms 32.65
3 Bedrooms 39.50
4 Bedrooms 14.12
5 or more bedrooms 0.93