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 2020. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more about Scout's Real Estate Data

Huntington Beach Housing Market Information

With a population of 199,223, 76,821 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $826,903, 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 48.84% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Huntington Beach include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 22.90%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 12.52%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 11.93%).

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 57.52% owning and 42.48% 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 ( 42.43%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 7.23%). There's also some housing in Huntington Beach built before 1939 ( 1.54%).

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 50.48% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 4.17%, 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 3.77%, 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 1.62%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 6.63%.

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

 
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Median Home Value:
$826,903

Huntington Beach, CA HOME PRICES

> $1,187,000
15.9%
15.9%
$891,001 - $1,187,000
28.0%
28.0%
$594,001 - $891,000
35.1%
35.1%
$475,001 - $594,000
7.4%
7.4%
$356,001 - $475,000
4.0%
4.0%
$237,001 - $356,000
2.8%
2.8%
$119,001 - $237,000
2.1%
2.1%
$59,001 - $119,000
2.2%
2.2%
$0 - $59,000
2.5%
2.5%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES
Value Relative To State

Very High for Nation

High for CA

Value Relative To Nation

Number Of Homes And Apartments:
76,821

Huntington Beach Appreciation Rates

 
Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
CA*
Compared To
America*
Latest Quarter:
2020 Q2 - 2020 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2019 Q3 - 2020 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2018 Q3 - 2020 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2015 Q3 - 2020 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2010 Q3 - 2020 Q3
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2020 Q3
161.45% 4.74%
9
10
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership

 
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Average Market Rent:
$2,798 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners
57.5%
57.5%
Renters
42.5%
42.5%
Vacant
5.6%
5.6%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Housing Market Details

 
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Age of Homes

2000 or Newer
7.2%
7.2%
1970 - 1999
48.8%
48.8%
1940 - 1969
42.4%
42.4%
1939 or Older
1.5%
1.5%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Types of Homes

Single-Family
48.8%
48.8%
Townhomes
11.9%
11.9%
Small Apt. Buildings
12.5%
12.5%
Apt. Complexes
22.9%
22.9%
Mobile Homes
3.8%
3.8%
Other
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES

Home Size

No Bedroom
2.3%
2.3%
1 Bedroom
12.0%
12.0%
2 Bedrooms
27.6%
27.6%
3 Bedrooms
31.4%
31.4%
4 Bedrooms
21.5%
21.5%
5 or more bedrooms
5.3%
5.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF HOMES