San Clemente, CA


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San Clemente, 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

San Clemente Housing Market Information

With a population of 65,526, 24,069 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $1,009,582, San Clemente house prices are not only among the most expensive in California, San Clemente 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 Clemente, accounting for 58.58% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in San Clemente include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 14.67%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 14.07%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 11.22%).

The most prevalent building size and type in San Clemente are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 64.90% owning and 35.10% renting.

There is a lot of housing in San Clemente 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 San Clemente built between 1940-1969 ( 25.80%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 21.37%). There's also some housing in San Clemente built before 1939 ( 1.79%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in San Clemente. Fully 10.75% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant San Clemente homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding San Clemente real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

San Clemente Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in San Clemente have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 6.04%, which ranks in the top 40% nationwide. This equates to an annual average San Clemente house appreciation rate of 0.59%.

Appreciation rates are so strong in San Clemente that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, San Clemente real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, San Clemente appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 5.73%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 71.67% 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 Clemente. San Clemente appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.99%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 8.20%.

Importantly, this makes San Clemente 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 San Clemente's latest annual appreciation rate is lower 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 Clemente differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in San Clemente - 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 Clemente real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

San Clemente, CA HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,285,000 22.6
$964,001 - $1,285,000 27.6
$643,001 - $964,000 32.6
$514,001 - $643,000 7.6
$385,001 - $514,000 4.0
$257,001 - $385,000 2.4
$129,001 - $257,000 1.8
$64,001 - $129,000 0.6
$0 - $64,000 1.0

Very High for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
1.01371147310442 10.8465608465608

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

San Clemente 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
136.62% 5.12% 10 10
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$2,526 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 64.90
Renters 35.10
Vacant 10.75

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF San Clemente HOMES
2000 or Newer 21.4
1970 - 1999 51.0
1940 - 1969 25.8
1939 or Older 1.8

Types of Homes

TYPE OF San Clemente HOMES
Single-Family 58.6
Townhomes 11.2
Small Apt. Buildings 14.1
Apt. Complexes 14.7
Mobile Homes 1.5
Other 0.0

Home Size

SIZE OF San Clemente HOMES
No Bedroom 2.12
1 Bedroom 9.31
2 Bedrooms 27.85
3 Bedrooms 31.21
4 Bedrooms 22.19
5 or more bedrooms 7.33