Daly City, CA


Highest Appreciating Daly City Neighborhoods Since 2000

Daly City, CA Real Estate Data

Daly City Housing Market Information

With 106,562 people, 31,008 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $844,185, Daly City house prices are not only among the most expensive in California, Daly City real estate also is some of the most expensive in all of America.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Daly City, accounting for 48.99% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Daly City include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 25.03%), row houses and other attached homes ( 13.95%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 10.35%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Daly City are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 54.78% owning and 45.22% renting.

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. Daly City's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 50.47% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Daly City include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 37.39%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 7.69%). There's also some housing in Daly City built between 2000 and later ( 4.45%).

Daly City Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Daly City have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 11.69%, which ranks in the top 40% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Daly City house appreciation rate of 1.11%.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Daly City that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Daly City real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Daly City appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 7.41%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 87.93% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Daly City. Daly City appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.69%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 6.92%.

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

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,505,000 1.4
$1,129,001 - $1,505,000 6.5
$753,001 - $1,129,000 58.4
$602,001 - $753,000 17.9
$452,001 - $602,000 6.0
$301,001 - $452,000 3.3
$150,001 - $301,000 1.7
$75,001 - $150,000 1.5
$0 - $75,000 3.2

Very High for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
1.76260467295192 16.9088507265522

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$2,611 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 54.78
Renters 45.22
Vacant 4.73

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 4.5
1970 - 1999 37.4
1940 - 1969 50.5
1939 or Older 7.7

Types of Homes

Single-Family 49.0
Townhomes 14.0
Small Apt. Buildings 10.3
Apt. Complexes 25.0
Mobile Homes 1.5
Other 0.2

Home Size

No Bedroom 4.71
1 Bedroom 15.87
2 Bedrooms 26.92
3 Bedrooms 33.25
4 Bedrooms 15.52
5 or more bedrooms 3.72

Daly City Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q2 - 2016 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2015 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2014 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2011 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2006 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2016 Q3
101.54% 4.21% 8 10
* 10 is highest