Monterey Park, CA


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Monterey Park, 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

Monterey Park Housing Market Information

With a population of 61,468, 19,106 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $604,273, real estate costs in Monterey Park 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 Monterey Park, accounting for 56.94% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Monterey Park include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 23.71%), row houses and other attached homes ( 11.96%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 7.29%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Monterey Park are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 51.77% owning and 48.23% renting.

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. Monterey Park's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 55.66% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Monterey Park include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 32.56%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 6.71%). There's also some housing in Monterey Park built between 2000 and later ( 5.07%).

Monterey Park Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Monterey Park have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 11.01%, which ranks in the top 30% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Monterey Park house appreciation rate of 1.05%.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Monterey Park that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Monterey Park real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Monterey Park appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 6.95%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 81.07% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Monterey Park. Monterey Park appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.99%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 8.20%.

Importantly, this makes Monterey Park 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 Monterey Park's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 60% 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 Monterey Park differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Monterey Park - 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 Monterey Park real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

Monterey Park, CA HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,247,000 1.3
$935,001 - $1,247,000 8.5
$624,001 - $935,000 36.8
$499,001 - $624,000 23.3
$374,001 - $499,000 19.7
$250,001 - $374,000 5.7
$125,001 - $250,000 1.9
$62,001 - $125,000 1.0
$0 - $62,000 1.7

High for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
3.83218094456815 29.2328042328042

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Monterey Park 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
152.33% 5.51% 10 10
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,620 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 51.77
Renters 48.23
Vacant 7.71

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Monterey Park HOMES
2000 or Newer 5.1
1970 - 1999 32.6
1940 - 1969 55.7
1939 or Older 6.7

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Monterey Park HOMES
Single-Family 56.9
Townhomes 12.0
Small Apt. Buildings 7.3
Apt. Complexes 23.7
Mobile Homes 0.1
Other 0.0

Home Size

SIZE OF Monterey Park HOMES
No Bedroom 1.58
1 Bedroom 12.66
2 Bedrooms 30.11
3 Bedrooms 37.61
4 Bedrooms 14.41
5 or more bedrooms 3.62