San Anselmo, CA


Highest Appreciating San Anselmo Neighborhoods Since 2000

San Anselmo, 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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San Anselmo Housing Market Information

With 12,653 people, 5,228 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $1,197,222, San Anselmo house prices are not only among the most expensive in California, San Anselmo 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 San Anselmo, accounting for 77.99% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in San Anselmo include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 12.88%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 5.61%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 3.51%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in San Anselmo. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 72.97% of San Anselmo's homes, and 55.85% 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. San Anselmo's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 44.39% of the town's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in San Anselmo include homes built before 1939 ( 34.16%) and housing constructed between 1970-1999 ( 17.35%). There's also some housing in San Anselmo built between 2000 and later ( 4.10%).

San Anselmo Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, San Anselmo has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. San Anselmo real estate appreciated 21.19% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 1.94%, putting San Anselmo in the top 20% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, San Anselmo definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.

Appreciation rates are so strong in San Anselmo that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, San Anselmo real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, San Anselmo appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 6.59%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 78.47% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in San Anselmo. San Anselmo appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.03%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 8.39%.

Importantly, this makes San Anselmo 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 San Anselmo's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 70% of the other cities and towns in California.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,322,000 39.8
$992,001 - $1,322,000 31.8
$661,001 - $992,000 19.0
$529,001 - $661,000 3.4
$397,001 - $529,000 1.6
$264,001 - $397,000 2.0
$132,001 - $264,000 1.2
$66,001 - $132,000 0.7
$0 - $66,000 0.6

Very High for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
0.714871674674792 7.40740740740741

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

San Anselmo 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
78.97% 3.43% 5 9
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$3,398 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 72.97
Renters 27.03
Vacant 3.79

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF San Anselmo HOMES
2000 or Newer 4.1
1970 - 1999 17.4
1940 - 1969 44.4
1939 or Older 34.2

Types of Homes

Single-Family 78.0
Townhomes 3.5
Small Apt. Buildings 5.6
Apt. Complexes 12.9
Mobile Homes 0.0
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.85
1 Bedroom 15.24
2 Bedrooms 23.37
3 Bedrooms 38.22
4 Bedrooms 17.63
5 or more bedrooms 2.69