Long Beach, CA


Highest Appreciating Long Beach Neighborhoods Since 2000

Long 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

Long Beach Housing Market Information

With a population of 474,140, 164,406 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $471,737, real estate costs in Long 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 Long Beach, accounting for 40.84% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Long Beach include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 39.44%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 13.61%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 4.80%).

People in Long Beach primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) single-family detached homes. Long Beach has a mixture of owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing.

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. Long Beach's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 50.88% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Long Beach include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 25.29%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 20.03%). There's also some housing in Long Beach built between 2000 and later ( 3.80%).

Long Beach Home Appreciation Rates

Real estate appreciation rates in Long Beach's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging -0.23% during the period.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Long Beach that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Long Beach real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Long Beach appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 9.06%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 90.93% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Long Beach. Long Beach appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.99%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 8.20%.

Importantly, this makes Long 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 Long Beach's latest annual appreciation rate is higher 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 Long Beach differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Long 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 Long Beach real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,350,000 3.1
$1,012,001 - $1,350,000 5.5
$675,001 - $1,012,000 17.6
$540,001 - $675,000 16.9
$405,001 - $540,000 22.5
$270,001 - $405,000 19.1
$135,001 - $270,000 9.7
$68,001 - $135,000 1.8
$0 - $68,000 3.7

Average for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
6.71510605883042 42.989417989418

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Long 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
147.24% 5.39% 10 10
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,528 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 39.43
Renters 60.57
Vacant 5.92

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 3.8
1970 - 1999 25.3
1940 - 1969 50.9
1939 or Older 20.0

Types of Homes

Single-Family 40.8
Townhomes 4.8
Small Apt. Buildings 13.6
Apt. Complexes 39.4
Mobile Homes 1.1
Other 0.2

Home Size

No Bedroom 7.09
1 Bedroom 25.73
2 Bedrooms 35.12
3 Bedrooms 24.27
4 Bedrooms 6.50
5 or more bedrooms 1.29