Highland, CA


Highest Appreciating Highland Neighborhoods Since 2000

Highland, 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

Highland Housing Market Information

With 54,854 people, 15,289 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $239,437, Highland real estate prices are well above average cost compared to national prices.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Highland, accounting for 77.12% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Highland include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 11.61%), mobile homes or trailers ( 4.10%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 3.92%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Highland are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 63.56% owning and 36.44% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Highland 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 Highland built between 1940-1969 ( 34.10%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 13.78%). There's also some housing in Highland built before 1939 ( 3.93%).

Highland Home Appreciation Rates

Homes have actually lost value in Highland over the last then years, as home values have seen a decline of 20.97% during the ten year period. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout appreciation rate data shows Highland home appreciation rates at 2.02%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 8.32%.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Highland that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Highland real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Highland appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 7.44%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 83.75% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Highland. Highland appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.02%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 8.32%.

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

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,377,000 0.3
$1,033,001 - $1,377,000 0.3
$688,001 - $1,033,000 4.4
$551,001 - $688,000 6.1
$413,001 - $551,000 13.9
$276,001 - $413,000 25.3
$138,001 - $276,000 28.6
$69,001 - $138,000 11.1
$0 - $69,000 10.0

Low for CA
High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
24.1708660494551 79.3650793650794

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Highland 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
104.02% 4.22% 7 10
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,530 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 63.56
Renters 36.44
Vacant 7.64

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 13.8
1970 - 1999 48.2
1940 - 1969 34.1
1939 or Older 3.9

Types of Homes

Single-Family 77.1
Townhomes 3.1
Small Apt. Buildings 3.9
Apt. Complexes 11.6
Mobile Homes 4.1
Other 0.1

Home Size

No Bedroom 0.89
1 Bedroom 7.97
2 Bedrooms 20.41
3 Bedrooms 37.49
4 Bedrooms 27.81
5 or more bedrooms 5.44