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Raw data sources: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.
Methodology: NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more
With 3,990,456 people, 1,364,227 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $655,688, real estate costs in Los Angeles 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.
Large apartment complexes or high rise apartments are the single most common housing type in Los Angeles, accounting for 46.18% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Los Angeles include single-family detached homes ( 38.56%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 8.53%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 6.07%). Cities with mostly row houses, apartments, and other high density housing types are relatively uncommon, and characteristic of compact cities that frequently have a downtown or other neighborhoods where amenities are within walking distance and a lot of street life can be seen.
People in Los Angeles primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) units, chiefly found in large apartment complexes or high rise apartments. Los Angeles 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. Los Angeles's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 41.84% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Los Angeles include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 29.82%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 20.63%). There's also some housing in Los Angeles built between 2000 and later ( 7.71%).
In the last 10 years, Los Angeles has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Los Angeles real estate appreciated 81.76% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 6.16%, putting Los Angeles in the top 10% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Los Angeles 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, Los Angeles appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Los Angeles's appreciation rate has been 2.43%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Los Angeles were at 0.75%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 3.05%.
Notably, Los Angeles's appreciation rate in the latest quarter is one of the lowest in America.
Relative to California, our data show that Los Angeles's latest annual appreciation rate is higher 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 Los Angeles differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Los Angeles - 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 Los Angeles real estate investment or home purchase decisions.
|$1,004,001 - $1,338,000||9.9|
|$669,001 - $1,004,000||24.7|
|$535,001 - $669,000||16.9|
|$402,001 - $535,000||18.2|
|$268,001 - $402,000||11.6|
|$134,001 - $268,000||3.9|
|$67,001 - $134,000||1.0|
|$0 - $67,000||2.1|
|Value Relative to Nation||Value Relative to State|
|Time Period||Total Appreciation||Avg. Annual Rate||
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
2000 Q1 - 2019 Q3
|* 10 is highest|
|AGE OF Los Angeles HOMES|
|2000 or Newer||7.7|
|1970 - 1999||29.8|
|1940 - 1969||41.8|
|1939 or Older||20.6|
|TYPE OF Los Angeles HOMES|
|Small Apt. Buildings||8.5|
|SIZE OF Los Angeles HOMES|
|5 or more bedrooms||2.71|