Escondido, CA


Highest Appreciating Escondido Neighborhoods Since 2000

Escondido, CA Real Estate Data

Escondido Housing Market Information

With a population of 151,451, 44,798 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $414,783, 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 49.89% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Escondido include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 29.74%), mobile homes or trailers ( 7.12%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 6.74%).

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 ( 19.87%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 9.83%). There's also some housing in Escondido built before 1939 ( 2.00%).

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 -1.56%, which is lower than 80% 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 6.33%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 78.27% 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 1.81%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 7.42%.

Relative to California, our data show that Escondido'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 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
> $1,339,000 1.1
$1,004,001 - $1,339,000 2.6
$669,001 - $1,004,000 10.4
$535,001 - $669,000 10.3
$402,001 - $535,000 25.5
$268,001 - $402,000 24.4
$134,001 - $268,000 12.6
$67,001 - $134,000 5.3
$0 - $67,000 7.9

Average for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
9.00040990806348 50.330250990753

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,632 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 48.24
Renters 51.76
Vacant 4.92

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Escondido HOMES
2000 or Newer 9.8
1970 - 1999 68.3
1940 - 1969 19.9
1939 or Older 2.0

Types of Homes

Single-Family 49.9
Townhomes 6.4
Small Apt. Buildings 6.7
Apt. Complexes 29.7
Mobile Homes 7.1
Other 0.1

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.76
1 Bedroom 12.59
2 Bedrooms 35.74
3 Bedrooms 30.25
4 Bedrooms 16.83
5 or more bedrooms 2.83

Escondido 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
80.98% 3.55% 6 9
* 10 is highest