San Bruno, CA


Highest Appreciating San Bruno Neighborhoods Since 2000

San Bruno, 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 Q2 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

San Bruno Housing Market Information

With 43,185 people, 14,899 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $967,376, San Bruno house prices are not only among the most expensive in California, San Bruno 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 Bruno, accounting for 56.39% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in San Bruno include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 31.69%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 8.80%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 2.81%).

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

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 Bruno's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 58.93% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in San Bruno include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 27.56%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 7.84%). There's also some housing in San Bruno built between 2000 and later ( 5.66%).

San Bruno Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, San Bruno has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. San Bruno real estate appreciated 28.03% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 2.50%, putting San Bruno in the top 10% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, San Bruno 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 Bruno that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, San Bruno real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, San Bruno appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 10.03%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 92.72% 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 Bruno. San Bruno appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.15%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 8.89%.

Relative to California, our data show that San Bruno's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 80% 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 San Bruno differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in San Bruno - 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 San Bruno real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,502,000 3.3
$1,126,001 - $1,502,000 20.8
$751,001 - $1,126,000 47.6
$601,001 - $751,000 11.6
$451,001 - $601,000 7.1
$300,001 - $451,000 5.5
$150,001 - $300,000 2.3
$75,001 - $150,000 0.8
$0 - $75,000 1.1

Very High for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
1.21201475496223 12.962962962963

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

San Bruno Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2017 Q1 - 2017 Q2
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q2 - 2017 Q2
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q2 - 2017 Q2
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q2 - 2017 Q2
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q2 - 2017 Q2
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q2
115.55% 4.49% 8 10
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$3,655 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 55.08
Renters 44.92
Vacant 3.33

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 5.7
1970 - 1999 27.6
1940 - 1969 58.9
1939 or Older 7.8

Types of Homes

Single-Family 56.4
Townhomes 2.8
Small Apt. Buildings 8.8
Apt. Complexes 31.7
Mobile Homes 0.3
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 4.39
1 Bedroom 18.38
2 Bedrooms 27.23
3 Bedrooms 36.24
4 Bedrooms 11.44
5 or more bedrooms 2.34