San Leandro, CA


Highest Appreciating San Leandro Neighborhoods Since 2000

San Leandro, 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 Leandro Housing Market Information

With a population of 90,712, 31,363 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $534,163, real estate costs in San Leandro 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 Leandro, accounting for 59.68% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in San Leandro include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 23.25%), row houses and other attached homes ( 7.27%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 7.22%).

People in San Leandro primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) single-family detached homes. San Leandro 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 Leandro's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 53.64% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in San Leandro include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 29.93%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 10.86%). There's also some housing in San Leandro built between 2000 and later ( 5.57%).

San Leandro Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in San Leandro have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 0.89%, which ranks in the top 50% nationwide. This equates to an annual average San Leandro house appreciation rate of 0.09%.

Appreciation rates are so strong in San Leandro that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, San Leandro real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, San Leandro appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 10.26%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 94.49% 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 Leandro. San Leandro appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.03%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 8.39%.

Importantly, this makes San Leandro 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 Leandro'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 Leandro differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in San Leandro - 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 Leandro real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,464,000 1.1
$1,098,001 - $1,464,000 1.7
$732,001 - $1,098,000 18.1
$585,001 - $732,000 21.7
$439,001 - $585,000 30.2
$293,001 - $439,000 15.2
$146,001 - $293,000 5.4
$73,001 - $146,000 1.2
$0 - $73,000 5.4

High for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
5.05097855384976 35.3174603174603

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

San Leandro 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
89.12% 3.76% 6 10
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$2,614 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 54.20
Renters 45.80
Vacant 3.37

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF San Leandro HOMES
2000 or Newer 5.6
1970 - 1999 29.9
1940 - 1969 53.6
1939 or Older 10.9

Types of Homes

Single-Family 59.7
Townhomes 7.3
Small Apt. Buildings 7.2
Apt. Complexes 23.2
Mobile Homes 2.2
Other 0.4

Home Size

No Bedroom 3.70
1 Bedroom 14.82
2 Bedrooms 30.42
3 Bedrooms 37.79
4 Bedrooms 10.79
5 or more bedrooms 2.48