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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.
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With 14,394 people, 5,867 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $1,775,124, Mill Valley house prices are not only among the most expensive in California, Mill Valley 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 Mill Valley, accounting for 68.36% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Mill Valley include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 15.48%), row houses and other attached homes ( 8.87%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 7.29%).
Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Mill Valley. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 68.49% of Mill Valley's homes, and 50.47% 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. Mill Valley's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 48.39% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Mill Valley include homes built before 1939 ( 24.39%) and housing constructed between 1970-1999 ( 23.55%). There's also some housing in Mill Valley built between 2000 and later ( 3.67%).
In the last 10 years, Mill Valley has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Mill Valley real estate appreciated 40.12% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 3.43%, putting Mill Valley in the top 10% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Mill Valley 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 Mill Valley that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Mill Valley real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Mill Valley appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 6.53%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 78.12% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Mill Valley. Mill Valley appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.03%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 8.39%.
Importantly, this makes Mill Valley 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 Mill Valley'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 Mill Valley differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Mill Valley - 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 Mill Valley real estate investment or home purchase decisions.
|$997,001 - $1,330,000||17.0|
|$665,001 - $997,000||15.1|
|$532,001 - $665,000||2.0|
|$399,001 - $532,000||1.8|
|$266,001 - $399,000||1.3|
|$133,001 - $266,000||0.0|
|$66,001 - $133,000||0.0|
|$0 - $66,000||0.4|
|Value Relative to Nation||Value Relative to State|
|Time Period||Total Appreciation||Avg. Annual Rate||
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
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
|* 10 is highest|
|AGE OF Mill Valley HOMES|
|2000 or Newer||3.7|
|1970 - 1999||23.5|
|1940 - 1969||48.4|
|1939 or Older||24.4|
|TYPE OF Mill Valley HOMES|
|Small Apt. Buildings||7.3|
|SIZE OF Mill Valley HOMES|
|5 or more bedrooms||6.71|