Oakland, CA


Highest Appreciating Oakland Neighborhoods Since 2000

Oakland, 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

Oakland Housing Market Information

With a population of 419,267, 158,424 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $555,027, real estate costs in Oakland 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 Oakland, accounting for 43.19% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Oakland include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 33.77%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 18.18%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 4.42%).

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

The housing in Oakland was primarily built before 1939 ( 37.64%), making the housing stock in Oakland some of the oldest overall in America, although there is a range of ages of homes in Oakland. The next most important housing age is between 1940-1969 ( 34.62%), followed by between 1970-1999 ( 20.30%). There's also some housing in Oakland built between 2000 and later ( 7.45%).

Oakland Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Oakland have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 14.60%, which ranks in the top 30% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Oakland house appreciation rate of 1.37%.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Oakland that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Oakland real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Oakland appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 11.49%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 96.71% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Oakland. Oakland appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.03%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 8.39%.

Importantly, this makes Oakland 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 Oakland'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 city. Individual neighborhoods within Oakland differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Oakland - 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 Oakland real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,514,000 6.0
$1,136,001 - $1,514,000 8.8
$757,001 - $1,136,000 18.2
$606,001 - $757,000 12.0
$455,001 - $606,000 18.4
$303,001 - $455,000 18.5
$152,001 - $303,000 12.4
$76,001 - $152,000 3.1
$0 - $76,000 2.6

High for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
4.6583850931677 32.5396825396825

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Oakland 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
122.03% 4.73% 9 10
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$2,302 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 39.12
Renters 60.88
Vacant 7.40

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 7.4
1970 - 1999 20.3
1940 - 1969 34.6
1939 or Older 37.6

Types of Homes

Single-Family 43.2
Townhomes 4.4
Small Apt. Buildings 18.2
Apt. Complexes 33.8
Mobile Homes 0.4
Other 0.1

Home Size

No Bedroom 7.34
1 Bedroom 24.04
2 Bedrooms 33.37
3 Bedrooms 24.46
4 Bedrooms 8.35
5 or more bedrooms 2.43