Pacifica, CA


Highest Appreciating Pacifica Neighborhoods Since 2000

Pacifica, CA Real Estate Data

Pacifica Housing Market Information

With a population of 39,260, 14,168 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $894,546, Pacifica house prices are not only among the most expensive in California, Pacifica real estate also is some of the most expensive in all of America.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Pacifica, accounting for 73.05% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Pacifica include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 14.84%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 6.09%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 5.49%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Pacifica. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 66.88% of Pacifica's homes, and 65.41% 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. Pacifica's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 60.88% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Pacifica include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 34.43%) and housing constructed between 2000 and later ( 3.00%). There's also some housing in Pacifica built before 1939 ( 1.69%).

Pacifica Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Pacifica have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 14.67%, which ranks in the top 30% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Pacifica house appreciation rate of 1.38%.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Pacifica that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Pacifica real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Pacifica appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 6.91%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 83.87% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Pacifica. Pacifica appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.69%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 6.92%.

Relative to California, our data show that Pacifica's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 50% 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 Pacifica differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Pacifica - 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 Pacifica real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,467,000 2.9
$1,100,001 - $1,467,000 15.5
$733,001 - $1,100,000 56.0
$587,001 - $733,000 14.3
$440,001 - $587,000 6.9
$293,001 - $440,000 1.8
$147,001 - $293,000 1.1
$73,001 - $147,000 0.8
$0 - $73,000 0.8

Very High for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
1.49909234643087 14.5310435931308

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$2,732 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 66.88
Renters 33.12
Vacant 3.93

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 3.0
1970 - 1999 34.4
1940 - 1969 60.9
1939 or Older 1.7

Types of Homes

Single-Family 73.1
Townhomes 5.5
Small Apt. Buildings 6.1
Apt. Complexes 14.8
Mobile Homes 0.5
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.13
1 Bedroom 12.00
2 Bedrooms 17.66
3 Bedrooms 44.93
4 Bedrooms 20.48
5 or more bedrooms 3.80

Pacifica Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q2 - 2016 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2015 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2014 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2011 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2006 Q4 - 2016 Q3
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2016 Q3
96.88% 4.07% 7 10
* 10 is highest