San Gabriel, CA


Highest Appreciating San Gabriel Neighborhoods Since 2000

San Gabriel, 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 Gabriel Housing Market Information

With 40,424 people, 12,333 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $663,071, real estate costs in San Gabriel 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 Gabriel, accounting for 57.02% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in San Gabriel include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 25.92%), row houses and other attached homes ( 12.00%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 4.74%).

People in San Gabriel primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) single-family detached homes. San Gabriel 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 Gabriel's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 49.99% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in San Gabriel include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 25.91%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 17.65%). There's also some housing in San Gabriel built between 2000 and later ( 6.45%).

San Gabriel Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, San Gabriel has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. San Gabriel real estate appreciated 18.87% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 1.74%, putting San Gabriel in the top 20% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, San Gabriel 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 Gabriel that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, San Gabriel real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, San Gabriel appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 6.44%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 77.49% 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 Gabriel. San Gabriel appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.99%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 8.20%.

Importantly, this makes San Gabriel 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 Gabriel's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 70% 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 Gabriel differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in San Gabriel - 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 Gabriel real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,239,000 2.2
$930,001 - $1,239,000 9.5
$620,001 - $930,000 50.1
$496,001 - $620,000 18.1
$372,001 - $496,000 12.4
$248,001 - $372,000 4.0
$124,001 - $248,000 1.4
$62,001 - $124,000 0.9
$0 - $62,000 1.2

High for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
3.0294152115317 25.1322751322751

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

San Gabriel 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
159.81% 5.69% 10 10
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,653 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 47.45
Renters 52.55
Vacant 7.04

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF San Gabriel HOMES
2000 or Newer 6.5
1970 - 1999 25.9
1940 - 1969 50.0
1939 or Older 17.7

Types of Homes

Single-Family 57.0
Townhomes 12.0
Small Apt. Buildings 4.7
Apt. Complexes 25.9
Mobile Homes 0.3
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.06
1 Bedroom 12.32
2 Bedrooms 39.21
3 Bedrooms 33.66
4 Bedrooms 10.22
5 or more bedrooms 2.53