Hermosa Beach, CA


Highest Appreciating Hermosa Beach Neighborhoods Since 2000

Hermosa Beach, 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

Hermosa Beach Housing Market Information

With 19,860 people, 9,197 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $1,859,074, Hermosa Beach house prices are not only among the most expensive in California, Hermosa Beach real estate also is some of the most expensive in all of America.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Hermosa Beach, accounting for 44.04% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Hermosa Beach include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 25.41%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 17.24%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 11.81%).

People in Hermosa Beach primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) single-family detached homes. Hermosa Beach has a mixture of owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing.

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. Hermosa Beach's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 43.23% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Hermosa Beach include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 38.15%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 9.42%). There's also some housing in Hermosa Beach built between 2000 and later ( 9.20%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Hermosa Beach. Fully 12.07% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Hermosa Beach homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Hermosa Beach 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.

Hermosa Beach Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Hermosa Beach has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Hermosa Beach real estate appreciated 34.87% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 3.04%, putting Hermosa Beach in the top 10% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Hermosa Beach definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Hermosa Beach that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Hermosa Beach real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Hermosa Beach appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 10.70%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 95.51% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Hermosa Beach. Hermosa Beach appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.99%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 8.20%.

Importantly, this makes Hermosa Beach 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 Hermosa Beach's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 80% 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 Hermosa Beach differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Hermosa Beach - 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 Hermosa Beach real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

Hermosa Beach, CA HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,371,000 60.1
$1,028,001 - $1,371,000 17.3
$686,001 - $1,028,000 12.7
$549,001 - $686,000 3.7
$412,001 - $549,000 2.4
$274,001 - $412,000 1.9
$137,001 - $274,000 1.3
$68,001 - $137,000 0.0
$0 - $68,000 0.5

Very High for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
0.222664947849525 3.43915343915344

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Hermosa Beach 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
172.64% 5.99% 10 10
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$2,478 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 48.17
Renters 51.83
Vacant 12.07

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Hermosa Beach HOMES
2000 or Newer 9.2
1970 - 1999 38.2
1940 - 1969 43.2
1939 or Older 9.4

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Hermosa Beach HOMES
Single-Family 44.0
Townhomes 11.8
Small Apt. Buildings 17.2
Apt. Complexes 25.4
Mobile Homes 1.5
Other 0.0

Home Size

SIZE OF Hermosa Beach HOMES
No Bedroom 6.15
1 Bedroom 21.45
2 Bedrooms 30.26
3 Bedrooms 27.62
4 Bedrooms 11.57
5 or more bedrooms 2.95