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 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

Huntington Beach Housing Market Information

With a population of 201,899, 74,460 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $758,331, real estate costs in Huntington Beach 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 Huntington Beach, accounting for 49.58% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Huntington Beach include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 21.66%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 13.20%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 11.74%).

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 58.02% owning and 41.98% 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 ( 41.77%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 5.50%). There's also some housing in Huntington Beach built before 1939 ( 1.44%).

Huntington Beach Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Huntington Beach have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 3.93%, which ranks in the top 50% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Huntington Beach house appreciation rate of 0.39%.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Huntington Beach that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Huntington Beach real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Huntington Beach appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 6.35%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 76.79% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Huntington Beach. Huntington Beach appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.99%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 8.20%.

Importantly, this makes Huntington 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 Huntington Beach's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 70% 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
> $1,246,000 9.6
$934,001 - $1,246,000 18.7
$623,001 - $934,000 40.5
$498,001 - $623,000 10.1
$374,001 - $498,000 7.1
$249,001 - $374,000 4.1
$124,001 - $249,000 2.1
$62,001 - $124,000 4.1
$0 - $62,000 3.6

High for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
2.20321106293215 20.5026455026455

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Huntington 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
127.50% 4.88% 9 10
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$2,293 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 58.02
Renters 41.98
Vacant 4.85

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Huntington Beach HOMES
2000 or Newer 5.5
1970 - 1999 51.3
1940 - 1969 41.8
1939 or Older 1.4

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Huntington Beach HOMES
Single-Family 49.6
Townhomes 11.7
Small Apt. Buildings 13.2
Apt. Complexes 21.7
Mobile Homes 3.8
Other 0.0

Home Size

SIZE OF Huntington Beach HOMES
No Bedroom 2.00
1 Bedroom 12.06
2 Bedrooms 26.84
3 Bedrooms 32.36
4 Bedrooms 21.93
5 or more bedrooms 4.81