North Highlands, CA


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North Highlands, 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.

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North Highlands Housing Market Information

With a population of 44,377, 15,073 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $241,735, North Highlands real estate prices are well above average cost compared to national prices.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in North Highlands, accounting for 57.33% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in North Highlands include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 16.86%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 11.02%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 10.33%).

The most prevalent building size and type in North Highlands are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The town has a mixture of owners and renters, with 46.47% owning and 53.53% 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. North Highlands's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 52.36% of the town's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in North Highlands include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 40.61%) and housing constructed between 2000 and later ( 6.20%).

North Highlands Home Appreciation Rates

North Highlands's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in North Highlands during the period has been just -2.00%, which is lower than 80% of US communities.

Appreciation rates are so strong in North Highlands that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, North Highlands real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, North Highlands appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 15.58%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 99.47% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in North Highlands. North Highlands appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.60%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 10.82%.

Importantly, this makes North Highlands one of the highest appreciating communities in the nation for the latest quarter, and may signal the town's near-future real estate investment strength.

Relative to California, our data show that North Highlands's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 90% 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 town. Individual neighborhoods within North Highlands differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in North Highlands - 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 North Highlands real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

North Highlands, CA HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,593,000 0.7
$1,195,001 - $1,593,000 0.5
$796,001 - $1,195,000 2.0
$637,001 - $796,000 1.2
$478,001 - $637,000 2.2
$319,001 - $478,000 16.3
$159,001 - $319,000 58.9
$79,001 - $159,000 10.3
$0 - $79,000 7.9

Low for CA
High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
23.8134302121177 77.7777777777778

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

North Highlands 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
89.94% 3.79% 6 10
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,123 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 46.47
Renters 53.53
Vacant 6.85

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF North Highlands HOMES
2000 or Newer 6.2
1970 - 1999 40.6
1940 - 1969 52.4
1939 or Older 0.8

Types of Homes

TYPE OF North Highlands HOMES
Single-Family 57.3
Townhomes 10.3
Small Apt. Buildings 11.0
Apt. Complexes 16.9
Mobile Homes 4.4
Other 0.1

Home Size

SIZE OF North Highlands HOMES
No Bedroom 0.88
1 Bedroom 10.57
2 Bedrooms 31.07
3 Bedrooms 42.57
4 Bedrooms 13.26
5 or more bedrooms 1.65