Felton, CA


Highest Appreciating Felton Neighborhoods Since 2000

Felton, 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

Felton Housing Market Information

With 4,182 people, 1,594 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $647,694, real estate costs in Felton 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 Felton, accounting for 90.25% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Felton include row houses and other attached homes ( 4.71%), mobile homes or trailers ( 2.49%), and a few large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 1.35%).

Dwellings in Felton tend to be quite small (one, two, or no bedrooms) and owner occupied. In fact, 59.34% of the homes in Felton have two or fewer bedrooms.

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. Felton's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 45.97% of the town's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Felton include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 35.25%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 15.81%). There's also some housing in Felton built between 2000 and later ( 2.98%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Felton. Fully 13.70% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Felton homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Felton real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

Felton Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Felton have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 6.51%, which ranks in the top 40% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Felton house appreciation rate of 0.63%.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Felton that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Felton real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Felton appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 9.43%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 92.14% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Felton. Felton appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.54%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 6.32%.

Relative to California, our data show that Felton's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 70% of the other cities and towns in California.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,360,000 7.0
$1,020,001 - $1,360,000 6.7
$680,001 - $1,020,000 34.1
$544,001 - $680,000 23.8
$408,001 - $544,000 12.8
$272,001 - $408,000 8.9
$136,001 - $272,000 4.5
$68,001 - $136,000 0.6
$0 - $68,000 1.6

High for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
3.20520332825501 26.0582010582011

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Felton 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
66.90% 3.01% 3 8
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,747 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 69.26
Renters 30.74
Vacant 13.70

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 3.0
1970 - 1999 35.2
1940 - 1969 46.0
1939 or Older 15.8

Types of Homes

Single-Family 90.3
Townhomes 4.7
Small Apt. Buildings 1.2
Apt. Complexes 1.4
Mobile Homes 2.5
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 10.40
1 Bedroom 13.64
2 Bedrooms 35.30
3 Bedrooms 31.29
4 Bedrooms 7.31
5 or more bedrooms 2.06