Fairfield, CA


Highest Appreciating Fairfield Neighborhoods Since 2000

Fairfield, 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 Q2 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

Fairfield Housing Market Information

With a population of 112,970, 34,623 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $355,539, real estate costs in Fairfield 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 Fairfield, accounting for 68.78% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Fairfield include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 16.38%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 6.53%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 6.15%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Fairfield are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 54.88% owning and 45.12% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Fairfield 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 Fairfield built between 1940-1969 ( 21.71%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 20.98%). There's also some housing in Fairfield built before 1939 ( 1.49%).

Fairfield Home Appreciation Rates

Homes have actually lost value in Fairfield over the last then years, as home values have seen a decline of 17.97% during the ten year period. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout appreciation rate data shows Fairfield home appreciation rates at 1.63%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 6.70%.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Fairfield that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Fairfield real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Fairfield appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 9.20%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 89.06% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Fairfield. Fairfield appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.63%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 6.70%.

Relative to California, our data show that Fairfield's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 60% 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 Fairfield differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Fairfield - 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 Fairfield real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,489,000 1.0
$1,117,001 - $1,489,000 1.2
$745,001 - $1,117,000 7.0
$596,001 - $745,000 10.2
$447,001 - $596,000 18.0
$298,001 - $447,000 27.4
$149,001 - $298,000 27.4
$74,001 - $149,000 3.8
$0 - $74,000 4.0

Low for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
12.4773113179929 60.8465608465608

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Fairfield Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2017 Q1 - 2017 Q2
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q2 - 2017 Q2
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q2 - 2017 Q2
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q2 - 2017 Q2
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q2 - 2017 Q2
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q2
62.37% 2.81% 2 7
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,891 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 54.88
Renters 45.12
Vacant 5.34

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Fairfield HOMES
2000 or Newer 21.0
1970 - 1999 55.8
1940 - 1969 21.7
1939 or Older 1.5

Types of Homes

Single-Family 68.8
Townhomes 6.1
Small Apt. Buildings 6.5
Apt. Complexes 16.4
Mobile Homes 2.1
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.05
1 Bedroom 7.40
2 Bedrooms 20.22
3 Bedrooms 37.28
4 Bedrooms 27.46
5 or more bedrooms 6.59