Santa Fe Springs, CA


Highest Appreciating Santa Fe Springs Neighborhoods Since 2000

Santa Fe Springs, 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

Santa Fe Springs Housing Market Information

With a population of 18,026, 4,931 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $459,290, real estate costs in Santa Fe Springs 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 Santa Fe Springs, accounting for 63.90% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Santa Fe Springs include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 26.01%), row houses and other attached homes ( 4.24%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 3.30%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Santa Fe Springs are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 59.27% owning and 40.73% renting.

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. Santa Fe Springs's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 64.77% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Santa Fe Springs include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 25.57%) and housing constructed between 2000 and later ( 7.56%). There's also some housing in Santa Fe Springs built before 1939 ( 2.10%).

Santa Fe Springs Home Appreciation Rates

Santa Fe Springs's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Santa Fe Springs during the period has been just -0.98%, which is lower than 70% of US communities.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Santa Fe Springs that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Santa Fe Springs real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Santa Fe Springs appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 8.25%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 87.91% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Santa Fe Springs. Santa Fe Springs appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 1.99%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 8.20%.

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

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

Santa Fe Springs, CA HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,326,000 0.2
$995,001 - $1,326,000 0.8
$663,001 - $995,000 2.9
$530,001 - $663,000 22.2
$398,001 - $530,000 37.6
$265,001 - $398,000 21.6
$133,001 - $265,000 2.2
$66,001 - $133,000 2.3
$0 - $66,000 10.2

Average for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
7.11941872729403 44.3121693121693

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Santa Fe Springs 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
130.95% 4.97% 9 10
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,785 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 59.27
Renters 40.73
Vacant 4.92

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Santa Fe Springs HOMES
2000 or Newer 7.6
1970 - 1999 25.6
1940 - 1969 64.8
1939 or Older 2.1

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Santa Fe Springs HOMES
Single-Family 63.9
Townhomes 4.2
Small Apt. Buildings 3.3
Apt. Complexes 26.0
Mobile Homes 2.5
Other 0.0

Home Size

SIZE OF Santa Fe Springs HOMES
No Bedroom 8.75
1 Bedroom 11.01
2 Bedrooms 21.54
3 Bedrooms 48.92
4 Bedrooms 9.16
5 or more bedrooms 0.62