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Raw data sources: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.
Methodology: NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more
With a population of 1,394,928, 485,091 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $550,135, real estate costs in San Diego are among some of the highest in the nation, although house prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive California communities.
Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in San Diego, accounting for 45.26% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in San Diego include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 35.84%), row houses and other attached homes ( 9.12%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 8.54%).
People in San Diego primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) single-family detached homes. San Diego has a mixture of owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing.
There is a lot of housing in San Diego 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 Diego built between 1940-1969 ( 29.96%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 11.60%). There's also some housing in San Diego built before 1939 ( 7.01%).
Appreciation rates for homes in San Diego have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 6.78%, which ranks in the top 40% nationwide. This equates to an annual average San Diego house appreciation rate of 0.66%.
Appreciation rates are so strong in San Diego that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, San Diego real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, San Diego appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 7.82%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 85.82% 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 Diego. San Diego appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.68%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 6.89%.
Importantly, this makes San Diego 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 Diego'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 San Diego differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in San Diego - 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 Diego real estate investment or home purchase decisions.
|$962,001 - $1,283,000||8.1|
|$641,001 - $962,000||20.9|
|$513,001 - $641,000||15.7|
|$385,001 - $513,000||20.1|
|$257,001 - $385,000||16.0|
|$128,001 - $257,000||7.8|
|$64,001 - $128,000||1.7|
|$0 - $64,000||2.9|
|Value Relative to Nation||Value Relative to State|
|Time Period||Total Appreciation||Avg. Annual Rate||
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
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
|* 10 is highest|
|AGE OF San Diego HOMES|
|2000 or Newer||11.6|
|1970 - 1999||51.4|
|1940 - 1969||30.0|
|1939 or Older||7.0|
|TYPE OF San Diego HOMES|
|Small Apt. Buildings||8.5|
|SIZE OF San Diego HOMES|
|5 or more bedrooms||3.95|