La Canada Flintridge, CA


Highest Appreciating La Canada Flintridge Neighborhoods Since 2000

La Canada Flintridge, 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

La Canada Flintridge Housing Market Information

With a population of 20,590, 6,559 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $1,504,299, La Canada Flintridge house prices are not only among the most expensive in California, La Canada Flintridge 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 La Canada Flintridge, accounting for 93.94% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in La Canada Flintridge include row houses and other attached homes ( 2.11%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 1.97%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 1.27%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in La Canada Flintridge. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 88.94% of La Canada Flintridge's homes, and 72.55% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

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. La Canada Flintridge's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 71.02% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in La Canada Flintridge include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 12.81%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 11.43%). There's also some housing in La Canada Flintridge built between 2000 and later ( 4.74%).

La Canada Flintridge Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, La Canada Flintridge has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. La Canada Flintridge real estate appreciated 28.33% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 2.53%, putting La Canada Flintridge in the top 10% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, La Canada Flintridge 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 La Canada Flintridge that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, La Canada Flintridge real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, La Canada Flintridge appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 6.11%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 74.97% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in La Canada Flintridge. La Canada Flintridge appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.99%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 8.20%.

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

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

La Canada Flintridge, CA HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,275,000 66.2
$956,001 - $1,275,000 18.9
$637,001 - $956,000 8.0
$510,001 - $637,000 2.3
$382,001 - $510,000 1.5
$255,001 - $382,000 0.7
$127,001 - $255,000 1.1
$64,001 - $127,000 0.9
$0 - $64,000 0.4

Very High for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
0.410172272354389 4.89417989417989

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

La Canada Flintridge 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
145.54% 5.35% 10 10
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$3,123 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 88.94
Renters 11.06
Vacant 6.41

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF La Canada Flintridge HOMES
2000 or Newer 4.7
1970 - 1999 12.8
1940 - 1969 71.0
1939 or Older 11.4

Types of Homes

TYPE OF La Canada Flintridge HOMES
Single-Family 93.9
Townhomes 2.1
Small Apt. Buildings 1.3
Apt. Complexes 2.0
Mobile Homes 0.6
Other 0.2

Home Size

SIZE OF La Canada Flintridge HOMES
No Bedroom 0.67
1 Bedroom 1.97
2 Bedrooms 9.75
3 Bedrooms 39.65
4 Bedrooms 32.89
5 or more bedrooms 15.07