Escondido, CA


Highest Appreciating Escondido Neighborhoods Since 2000

Escondido, 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

Escondido Housing Market Information

With 151,451 people, 45,041 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $397,950, real estate costs in Escondido 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 Escondido, accounting for 49.15% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Escondido include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 30.00%), mobile homes or trailers ( 7.00%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 6.91%).

People in Escondido primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) single-family detached homes. Escondido has a mixture of owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing.

There is a lot of housing in Escondido 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 Escondido built between 1940-1969 ( 20.02%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 10.56%). There's also some housing in Escondido built before 1939 ( 2.27%).

Escondido Home Appreciation Rates

Escondido's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Escondido during the period has been just -0.82%, which is lower than 70% of US communities.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Escondido that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Escondido real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Escondido appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 8.30%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 88.09% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Escondido. Escondido appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.68%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 6.89%.

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

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,313,000 0.9
$985,001 - $1,313,000 3.1
$656,001 - $985,000 11.3
$525,001 - $656,000 11.6
$394,001 - $525,000 27.5
$262,001 - $394,000 22.2
$131,001 - $262,000 12.4
$66,001 - $131,000 4.6
$0 - $66,000 6.5

Average for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
9.56873315363881 54.6296296296296

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Escondido 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
87.99% 3.73% 6 10
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,769 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 48.60
Renters 51.40
Vacant 4.55

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Escondido HOMES
2000 or Newer 10.6
1970 - 1999 67.1
1940 - 1969 20.0
1939 or Older 2.3

Types of Homes

Single-Family 49.2
Townhomes 6.9
Small Apt. Buildings 6.9
Apt. Complexes 30.0
Mobile Homes 7.0
Other 0.1

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.05
1 Bedroom 12.79
2 Bedrooms 35.30
3 Bedrooms 31.16
4 Bedrooms 15.84
5 or more bedrooms 2.87