Huntington Beach CA

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Huntington 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 Q3 2019. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Huntington Beach Housing Market Information

With 200,641 people, 76,709 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $827,394, Huntington Beach house prices are not only among the most expensive in California, Huntington 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 Huntington Beach, accounting for 49.30% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Huntington Beach include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 21.88%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 12.99%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 12.08%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Huntington Beach are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 58.01% owning and 41.99% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Huntington Beach 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 Huntington Beach built between 1940-1969 ( 41.81%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 6.48%). There's also some housing in Huntington Beach built before 1939 ( 1.70%).

Huntington Beach Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Huntington Beach has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Huntington Beach real estate appreciated 51.00% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 4.21%, putting Huntington Beach in the top 20% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Huntington Beach definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.

Over the last year, Huntington Beach appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Huntington Beach's appreciation rate has been 1.88%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Huntington Beach were at 0.75%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 3.05%.

Notably, Huntington Beach's appreciation rate in the latest quarter is one of the lowest in America.

Relative to California, our data show that Huntington Beach'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 Huntington Beach differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Huntington 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 Huntington Beach real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

Huntington Beach, CA HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,223,000 13.2
$917,001 - $1,223,000 25.2
$611,001 - $917,000 38.6
$489,001 - $611,000 7.6
$367,001 - $489,000 5.3
$244,001 - $367,000 3.4
$122,001 - $244,000 2.1
$61,001 - $122,000 2.0
$0 - $61,000 2.7

Very High for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
2.11386861313869 19.7903014416776

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Huntington Beach Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2019 Q2 - 2019 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2018 Q3 - 2019 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2017 Q3 - 2019 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2014 Q3 - 2019 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2009 Q3 - 2019 Q3
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2019 Q3
154.33% 4.84%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$2,618 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 58.01
Renters 41.99
Vacant 5.45

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Huntington Beach HOMES
2000 or Newer 6.5
1970 - 1999 50.0
1940 - 1969 41.8
1939 or Older 1.7

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Huntington Beach HOMES
Single-Family 49.3
Townhomes 12.1
Small Apt. Buildings 13.0
Apt. Complexes 21.9
Mobile Homes 3.7
Other 0.1

Home Size

SIZE OF Huntington Beach HOMES
No Bedroom 2.43
1 Bedroom 11.34
2 Bedrooms 27.71
3 Bedrooms 31.66
4 Bedrooms 21.66
5 or more bedrooms 5.21