Orinda, CA

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Orinda, 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 2019. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Orinda Housing Market Information

With a population of 19,730, 6,943 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $1,548,206, Orinda house prices are not only among the most expensive in California, Orinda real estate also is some of the most expensive in all of America.

Orinda is a city of large, single-family homes. In fact, there is a higher proportion of four, five or more bedroom homes in Orinda than is found in 98% of the communities in America.

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Orinda. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 88.15% of Orinda's homes, and 73.07% 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. Orinda's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 65.14% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Orinda include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 24.81%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 5.38%). There's also some housing in Orinda built between 2000 and later ( 4.67%).

Orinda Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Orinda has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Orinda real estate appreciated 47.63% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 3.97%, putting Orinda in the top 10% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Orinda definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Orinda's appreciation rate, at 4.54%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Orinda's appreciation rate has been -0.63%, which annualizes to a rate of -2.51%.

Notably, Orinda's appreciation rate in the latest quarter is one of the lowest in America.

Relative to California, our data show that Orinda's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 50% of the other cities and towns in California.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,219,000 71.9
$914,001 - $1,219,000 18.9
$610,001 - $914,000 4.8
$488,001 - $610,000 1.4
$366,001 - $488,000 0.6
$244,001 - $366,000 0.4
$122,001 - $244,000 0.6
$61,001 - $122,000 0.2
$0 - $61,000 1.3

Very High for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
0.426277372262774 4.98034076015727

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Orinda Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2018 Q4 - 2019 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2018 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2017 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2014 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2009 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2019 Q1
116.68% 4.10%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$4,001 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 88.15
Renters 11.85
Vacant 2.72

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 4.7
1970 - 1999 24.8
1940 - 1969 65.1
1939 or Older 5.4

Types of Homes

Single-Family 94.2
Townhomes 1.1
Small Apt. Buildings 0.4
Apt. Complexes 3.7
Mobile Homes 0.6
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.02
1 Bedroom 3.64
2 Bedrooms 6.57
3 Bedrooms 35.41
4 Bedrooms 37.66
5 or more bedrooms 15.69