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San Juan Capistrano, CA Real Estate Market

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 Q4 2023. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2022 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more about Scout's Real Estate Data

San Juan Capistrano, CA Housing Market Trends

With 34,548 people, 11,769 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $933,438, real estate costs in San Juan Capistrano 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 Juan Capistrano, accounting for 56.97% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in San Juan Capistrano include row houses and other attached homes ( 20.77%), mobile homes or trailers ( 9.35%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 6.53%).

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 Juan Capistrano. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 75.92% of San Juan Capistrano's homes, and 59.54% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

There is a lot of housing in San Juan Capistrano 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 Juan Capistrano built between 1940-1969 ( 15.91%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 15.05%).

San Juan Capistrano Home Appreciation Rates

Real estate appreciation rates in San Juan Capistrano's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging 5.87% during the period.

Over the last year, San Juan Capistrano appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, San Juan Capistrano's appreciation rate has been 2.87%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in San Juan Capistrano were at 0.15%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 0.59%.

Relative to California, our data show that San Juan Capistrano's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 60% 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 Juan Capistrano differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in San Juan Capistrano - 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 Juan Capistrano real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values

Median Home Value

$933,438

San Juan Capistrano, CA Home Prices
> $1,239,000
$929,001 - $1,239,000
$620,001 - $929,000
$496,001 - $620,000
$372,001 - $496,000
$248,001 - $372,000
$124,001 - $248,000
$62,001 - $124,000
$0 - $62,000
37.5%
37.5%
21.3%
21.3%
21.7%
21.7%
8.1%
8.1%
4.0%
4.0%
2.5%
2.5%
1.4%
1.4%
2.0%
2.0%
1.4%
1.4%
0% 100.0%
% of Homes
High

for California

Very High

for nation

Number of Homes And Apartments:

11,769

San Juan Capistrano Appreciation Rates

Rent & Ownership

Average Market Rent:

$4,293 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners
Renters
75.9%
75.9%
24.1%
24.1%
0% 100.0%
% of Homes

Vacancy Rate

Vacant
Occupied
6.9%
6.9%
93.1%
93.1%
0% 100.0%
% of Homes

Housing Market Details

Age of Homes

2000 or Newer
1970 - 1999
1940 - 1969
1939 or Older
15.0%
15.0%
68.6%
68.6%
15.9%
15.9%
0.4%
0.4%
0% 100.0%
% of Homes

Types of Homes

Single-Family
Townhomes
Small Apt. Buildings
Apt. Complexes
Mobile Homes
Other
57.0%
57.0%
20.8%
20.8%
6.5%
6.5%
6.4%
6.4%
9.4%
9.4%
0.0%
0.0%
0% 100.0%
% of Homes

Home Size

No Bedroom
1 Bedroom
2 Bedrooms
3 Bedrooms
4 Bedrooms
5 or more bedrooms
1.6%
1.6%
3.4%
3.4%
25.0%
25.0%
35.8%
35.8%
23.7%
23.7%
10.4%
10.4%
0% 100.0%
% of Homes