Garden Grove, CA


Highest Appreciating Garden Grove Neighborhoods Since 2000

Garden Grove, 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

Garden Grove Housing Market Information

With a population of 175,393, 46,998 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $522,054, real estate costs in Garden Grove 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 Garden Grove, accounting for 56.98% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Garden Grove include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 22.37%), row houses and other attached homes ( 8.45%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 8.38%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Garden Grove are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 53.87% owning and 46.13% renting.

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. Garden Grove's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 61.91% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Garden Grove include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 31.42%) and housing constructed between 2000 and later ( 5.06%). There's also some housing in Garden Grove built before 1939 ( 1.61%).

Garden Grove Home Appreciation Rates

Real estate appreciation rates in Garden Grove's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging -0.60% during the period.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Garden Grove that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Garden Grove real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Garden Grove appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 8.36%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 88.33% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Garden Grove. Garden Grove appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.99%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 8.20%.

Importantly, this makes Garden Grove 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 Garden Grove'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 Garden Grove differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Garden Grove - 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 Garden Grove real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

Garden Grove, CA HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,310,000 0.5
$982,001 - $1,310,000 1.2
$655,001 - $982,000 21.5
$524,001 - $655,000 27.2
$393,001 - $524,000 26.5
$262,001 - $393,000 11.5
$131,001 - $262,000 3.5
$65,001 - $131,000 1.4
$0 - $65,000 6.7

High for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
5.33809914449783 37.037037037037

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Garden Grove 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
132.84% 5.02% 9 10
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,824 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 53.87
Renters 46.13
Vacant 2.87

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Garden Grove HOMES
2000 or Newer 5.1
1970 - 1999 31.4
1940 - 1969 61.9
1939 or Older 1.6

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Garden Grove HOMES
Single-Family 57.0
Townhomes 8.5
Small Apt. Buildings 8.4
Apt. Complexes 22.4
Mobile Homes 3.7
Other 0.1

Home Size

SIZE OF Garden Grove HOMES
No Bedroom 1.84
1 Bedroom 13.88
2 Bedrooms 23.83
3 Bedrooms 35.27
4 Bedrooms 21.53
5 or more bedrooms 3.65