Escondido CA

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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 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

Escondido Housing Market Information

With 152,213 people, 46,338 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $487,588, 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 50.15% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Escondido include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 29.83%), mobile homes or trailers ( 6.87%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 6.57%).

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 ( 20.15%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 11.72%). There's also some housing in Escondido built before 1939 ( 2.24%).

Escondido Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Escondido has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Escondido real estate appreciated 74.54% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 5.73%, putting Escondido in the top 10% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Escondido definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.

Over the last year, Escondido appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Escondido's appreciation rate has been 3.89%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Escondido were at 0.94%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 3.79%.

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
> $1,203,000 1.5
$902,001 - $1,203,000 5.1
$601,001 - $902,000 19.5
$481,001 - $601,000 19.9
$361,001 - $481,000 24.8
$240,001 - $361,000 14.8
$120,001 - $240,000 7.3
$60,001 - $120,000 3.1
$0 - $60,000 4.0

Average for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
8.0 48.8859764089122

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Escondido 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
118.30% 3.93%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$2,074 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 49.80
Renters 50.20
Vacant 4.00

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Escondido HOMES
2000 or Newer 11.7
1970 - 1999 65.9
1940 - 1969 20.1
1939 or Older 2.2

Types of Homes

Single-Family 50.1
Townhomes 6.6
Small Apt. Buildings 6.5
Apt. Complexes 29.8
Mobile Homes 6.9
Other 0.1

Home Size

No Bedroom 3.20
1 Bedroom 12.95
2 Bedrooms 32.80
3 Bedrooms 32.16
4 Bedrooms 16.27
5 or more bedrooms 2.62