Orange, CA


Highest Appreciating Orange Neighborhoods Since 2000

Orange, 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

Orange Housing Market Information

With 140,992 people, 42,680 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $654,973, real estate costs in Orange 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 Orange, accounting for 57.70% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Orange include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 18.65%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 11.15%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 9.81%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Orange are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 55.45% owning and 44.55% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Orange built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Orange built between 1940-1969 ( 40.88%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 8.56%). There's also some housing in Orange built before 1939 ( 5.75%).

Orange Home Appreciation Rates

Real estate appreciation rates in Orange's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging -0.07% during the period.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Orange that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Orange real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Orange appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 7.26%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 82.79% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Orange. Orange appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.99%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 8.20%.

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

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,290,000 5.0
$967,001 - $1,290,000 10.5
$645,001 - $967,000 35.3
$516,001 - $645,000 22.7
$387,001 - $516,000 12.7
$258,001 - $387,000 5.9
$129,001 - $258,000 2.6
$65,001 - $129,000 1.8
$0 - $65,000 3.4

High for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
3.11144966600258 25.6613756613757

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Orange 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
126.14% 4.84% 9 10
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$2,196 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 55.45
Renters 44.55
Vacant 3.50

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 8.6
1970 - 1999 44.8
1940 - 1969 40.9
1939 or Older 5.7

Types of Homes

Single-Family 57.7
Townhomes 9.8
Small Apt. Buildings 11.2
Apt. Complexes 18.7
Mobile Homes 2.7
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.54
1 Bedroom 10.83
2 Bedrooms 25.51
3 Bedrooms 32.90
4 Bedrooms 23.88
5 or more bedrooms 5.34